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Leap into the past

Mountain Man Rendezvous provides a glimpse of Grand Encampment's glory days


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Last year's "Trader's Row."

The official name for the town of Encampment is Grand Encampment and it received that name because it was, indeed, a grand encampment for fur traders, mountain men and local Native American tribes to meet and trade. During the weekend of July 20, people can get a taste of what those times were like while visiting the grounds of the Grand Encampment Museum.

The Sierra Madre Muzzleloaders Mountain Man Rendezvous will begin on Friday, July 20, and will end on Sunday, July 22. Visitors to the rendezvous will be greeted by the sight of people in period garb and the smell of black powder. They ca...

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