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Blast from the past

History comes alive as Mountain Man Rendezvous and Living History Day held at the Grand Encampment Museum and surrounding area this weekend

 

Saratoga Sun file photo

A black powder rifle is fired during last year's Mountain Man Rendezvous.

Located on the Grand Encampment Museum grounds July 26 through 28, local black powder enthusiasts recreate the days of the Mountain Men with primitive camping, authentic costuming, traders row, black powder shoots, pan tosses and tomahawk throws.

The fire starting competition is a favorite as crowds watch different age and gender groups start fires using steel, flint and tinder.

Another popular event is the trading blanket which is the last event of the night. After dark participants gather to try to get the best of trades involving period items.

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