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Tesoro Rendezvous at The Fort

This year's 1830s Rendezvous at The Fort in Morrison was a success this weekend. The Rendezvous, featuring fur traders and trappers, Native Americans and other activities associated with the daily running of a western trade based fort, was held on September 28th and 29th at The Fort in Morrison.

Crying Wolf, a fur hunter and trader  for the past 40 years, oversees an extensive gun collection of guns from the 1700s to the 1900s for his friend Jacob.
Lisa Keipp
William Bent, trader and founder of Bent's Fort.
Lisa Keipp

Now a restaurant on the main floor, the Fort was built as an authentic replica of Bent's Old Fort, located near modern day La Junta, Co.

Run by Tesoro Cultural Center, the Rendezvous is a yearly event happening every fall and free to the public. Displays of guns, Teepees and the goods owned by those who lived in it, tradesfolk dealing in all sorts of items from furs to clothing, pottery, and food can be found. A ropemaker was demonstrating his talents, and there were demonstrations of tomahawk throwing and black powder rifles.

If you missed this event, another will be held in the spring - 13th Annual Indian Market and Powwow on May 18th and 19th, also on the grounds of The Fort. Tesoro Cultural Center also offers a historical lecture series from October to May every year, as well as historical interpretation, both in traveling trunk shows ad in tours of The Fort. Please see their site for further details.

Have a look at the slideshow for pictures and details of today's event, and we hope to see you there next year!

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