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Mountain Man Rendezvous scheduled

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

BRIDGETON -- The town of Bridgeton will host its 17th annual Mountain Man Rendezvous Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., both days.

Those interested in attending will enjoy a taste of authentic pre-1840s living in a beautiful historic setting.

Walk through the Mountain Man encampment complete with trading posts and pioneer goods for sale. Watch live black powder muzzle loader shooting and knife and tomahawk throwing Saturday and Sunday.

See a primitive bow shoot and a canoe race on Raccoon Creek Saturday.

Enjoy pioneer crafters at work and let the children participate in authentic old time activities.

There is no admission to attend the event.

The Bridgeton Volunteer Fire Department will also have a Jonah Fish Fry Saturday from 2-7 p.m.

In addition, the 1822 Case Log Cabin will be open for a lesion on authentic pioneer hearth cooking, including the popular "chicken-on-a-string."

Visit the Bridgeton Grist Mill for a live 1800s corn grinding demonstration and visit Collom's General Store and the 1878 barn for vendors and shop at the 1878 house, Ye Olde Covered Bridge Shoppe and other stores in town.

There will be plenty of food choices available.

Bridgeton is located in Southern Parke County nine miles south of Rockville, by taking State Road 59 north from Brazil to the Bridgeton billboard.

For more information, call 765-548-2093.



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