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After several skirmishes with Native Americans, Daniel Boone and his men reached the Kentucky River on April 1, 1775, and began laying out Kentucky's second settlement. Today Fort Boonesborough has been re-constructed as a working fort complete with cabins blockhouses furnishings, and Living History Interpretation.
PRICKETTS FORT INVITES VISITORS TO RELIVE THE PIONEERING SPIRIT OF CAPTAIN JACOB PRICKETT AND HIS FAMILY

Prickett's Fort State Park uses a living history style of interpretation to preserve, document and exhibit the past. It features an 18th century recreation of the original Pricketts Fort which provided a place of refuge from Native American attack. In addition, guests enjoy visiting the original 19th century Job Prickett House, Prickett Cemetery, Visitor Center, and Museum Gift Shop.

The centerpiece of the Fort Frederick State Park is a unique stone fort that served as Maryland’s frontier defense during the French and Indian War. Built in 1756, the fort's stone wall and two barracks have been restored to their 1758 appearance. Historic exhibits are in the fort, barracks, Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Museum and visitor center. The fort barracks are open seven days a week from Memorial Day to Labor Day and on the weekends in the spring and fall, when staff and volunteers dress in period clothing and occupy the fort, demonstrating daily life in the 18th century. The 585-acre park borders the Potomac River and the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal passes through the park. The park also features a boat launch, campsites, camp store, fishing, flat water canoeing, hiking trails, a playground, a picnic area and large pavilion. Group tours are available seasonally.
The Old West of this page is defined loosely as the legend and reality of 19t Century America west of the Mississippi and Missouri River and anything and anybody associated with it, past and present.
 After all, the Old West is not really a time or a place but a state of mind.
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Jim Janke's Emporium is a great site for many topics. This portion is about the Old West, Native Americans and the Frontier.
Fort Loudoun Historic State Park (South East USA, Tennessee)
Fort Loudoun State Historic Park is 1,200-acres and is one of the earliest British fortifications on the western frontier, built in 1756. The fort was reconstructed during the Great Depression and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1965.


During the French and Indian War (1754-1763) the British Colony of South Carolina felt threatened by French activities in the Mississippi Valley. To counter this threat, the Colony sent the Independent Company of South Carolina to construct and garrison what became Fort Loudoun. This move helped to ally the Overhill Cherokee Nation in the fight against the French and guaranteed the trade would continue between the Cherokee and South Carolina.


In the course of the fort’s four year existence, relations between South Carolina and the Cherokee Nation broke down. In August 1760, the Cherokee captured Fort Loudoun and its garrison. After the surrender in 1760, Fort Loudoun was never used again for any military purpose. It is thought the Cherokees destroyed the fort sometime shortly after the English marched away.


Nature reclaimed the site and there was no public recognition of the Fort until 1917. In November of that year the Colonial Dames of America placed a commemorative marker at the Fort Loudoun site. In 1933, the Tennessee General Assembly purchased the site of Fort Loudoun and created the Fort Loudoun Association to manage it. The Fort Loudoun Association ran the site for nearly 45 years until it became a Tennessee State Park in 1977.


Today, the reconstructed fort and the ruins of the 1794 Tellico Blockhouse overlook TVA’s Tellico Reservoir and the Appalachian Mountains.During Garrison weekends watch Fort Loudoun State Historic Area come to life. Learn about life at the fort during the French & Indian War. There will be daily demonstrations of: artillery & musketry, infirmary, blacksmithing, woodworking, laundry, leather working and additional trades. All garrison weekends are free except for 18th Century Trade Faire.
"The reconstructed Fort King George anchors present day visitors to a rich history where Native American and European cultures met, colonial empires collided, soldiers toiled and perished, and industry boomed on the shores of the Altamaha River."

This is the oldest English fort remaining on Georgia's coast. From 1721 until 1736, Fort King George was the southern outpost of the British Empire in North America. A cypress blockhouse, barracks and palisaded earthen fort were constructed in 1721 by scoutmen led by Colonel John “Tuscarora Jack” Barnwell. For the next seven years, His Majesty’s Independent Company garrisoned the fort. They endured incredible hardships from disease, threats of Spanish and Indian attacks, and the harsh, unfamiliar coastal environment. After the fort was abandoned, General James Oglethorpe brought Scottish Highlanders to the site in 1736. The settlement, called Darien, eventually became a foremost export center of lumber until 1925.


Using old records and drawings, this 18th century frontier fortification on the Altamaha River has been reconstructed for public tours. Structures include a blockhouse, officers' quarters, barracks, a guardhouse, moat and palisades. A museum and film cover the Guale Indians, the Santo Domingo de Talaje mission, Fort King George, the Scots of Darien and 19th century sawmilling when Darien became a major seaport. In addition to the many fort buildings, remains of three sawmills and tabby ruins are still visible.

Crazy Crow Trading Post is pleased to provide this Native American Indian Powwow & Mountain Man Rendezvous calendar listing to both promote these events and organizations and to assist you in learning of them.
Fort Meigs (MidWest USA, Ohio)
Hear muskets crack and cannons roar as history comes to life around you. Fort Meigs hosts numerous reenactments and special events each season, each with its own unique theme.


Muster on the Maumee

See the evolution of the common soldier through a timeline of 10 Centuries of history. Soldiers, artisans, and civilians give demonstrations throughout the weekend. Period military camps are open for visiting. Weapon demonstrations take place each day.
Fort Loudoun -- Pennsylvania State Historic Site (MidLant USA, South-Central Pennsylvania)
The history of Fort Loudoun includes the story of James Smith and his Black Boys firing on British forces as featured in Neil Swanson's book The First Rebel and in the 1939 John Wayne movie Allegheny Uprising.


The rebuilt fort is planning on its first Market Fair in June.
Old Fort Niagra (Youngstown, New York)
The Old Fort Niagara Association operates Old Fort Niagara under license from the New York State Office of Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation. The Association is responsible for opening the Fort to the public on a regular schedule, providing visitor services, maintenance and security, upholding State standards for historic preservation, providing interpretive programming and managing and caring for a large collection of artifacts and documentary materials. The Association also manages an ambitious publications program and conducts archaeological research in cooperation with Buffalo State College.

Since its founding in 1927, the Old Fort Niagara Association has operated Old Fort Niagara in a self-sufficient manner. The organization does not receive substantial operating support from government. Income is derived from admission fees, shop sales and community support. Annually the Fort welcomes almost 100,000 visitors from throughout the world. The organization is made up of some 900 members.
Fort Ticonderoga (North East USA, New York State)
Experience the blend of history and natural beauty like nowhere else when you visit Fort Ticonderoga! Explore 2000 acres of America’s most historic landscape located on the shores of Lake Champlain and nestled between New York’s Adirondack and Vermont’s Green Mountains. Create lasting memories as you embark on an adventure that spans centuries, defined a continent, and helped forge a nation.

Explore the beautiful gardens, discover the epic history, find adventure in signature events, march with the Fifes and Drums, and learn about a historic trade.

Visit the reconstructed fort, get lost in the 6-acre historic corn maze, enjoy the Carillon Battlefield hiking trail, and take in the unforgettable view from the top of Mount Defiance with a sweeping vista of Lake Champlain and Vermont’s Green Mountains.
1838 Rendezvous Association (MidWest Northern USA, Wyoming)
Since 1989 the 1838 Rendezvous Association has been working to preserve one of the rare historical sites associated with the American mountain men. This site is at the confluence of the Wind River and Popo Agie (now Little Wind) rivers and was used for the 1830 and 1838 Rendezvous`, and Captain Bonneville`s camp in the summer of 1835.

19th century trappers who met on the site several times were explorers of an unmapped and exotic landscape very different than the woodlands found in the east. These adventurers lived in the west without leaving a permanent trace of their lives on the land and the undeveloped site is an appropriate memorial to their mysterious lives. Mountain men were not interested in development or civilization and they adapted their own distinct nomadic culture that was very similar to that of the Plains Indian. Since permanent structures or physical remnants of the mountain men are even rarer than even those of the Native Americans the places they were known to inhabit become more important with time.

The historic area along the Wind River still retains the flavor of the land as it looked in 1830 and 1838 when Jim Bridger, Kit Carson, and a host of famous mountain men met for the annual fur trade and to re-supply. The landscape near the forks of the Wind River harbors one of the rare rendezvous sites accessible to the public and still in pristine condition. A fifteen year span of early 19th century history is represented by the site.
The U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center engages, inspires, and informs the Army, the American people, and global partners with a unique and enduring source of knowledge and thought. The Center is an integral part of the War College, and maintains the knowledge repositories that support scholarship and research about the U.S. Army and its operating environment. To optimize our patron centered, digitally enabled organization, the Center is comprised of three functional areas interconnected through day-to-day operations, but each with a primary focus.

Plus, it has a unique grounds exhibit... sure to interest young people.



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Tiyospaye Indian Tipi Camp (USA, SD) -- Living history Lakota indian tipi village.Tipi lodging, activities, workshops.Come and live with Lakota families in a 19th century plains indians tipi encampment. A unique native american learning experience!!

Fort Concho - T X .
Fort Toulouse / Fort Jackson, Wetumpka, AL--
Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site--Nova Scotia, Canada
Museums & Historic Sites
Frontier Culture Museum--
Ft. Atkinson Historical Park--
American West Heritage Center - Utah
Ghost Riders
Ghost Towns--
Index of Native American History on the Internet
Laura Ingalls Wilder
El Rancho De Las Golondrinas -" The Ranch of the Swallows " -New Mexico
Oklahoma Living History Directory
Old west Living history Foundation
Pre 1840's Buckskinning

Spain,The United States and the American Frontier-bilingual
Other Historic Places of Interest...
David Thompson Things -The History of Rocky Mountain House.....
Spanish Colonial Heritage Sites
Guides and Other Cool Things
Ol' Buffalo Muzzleloading Guide
A Beginners Guide to Woodland Indian Reenacting
The Historical Marker Database-This is just real neat....


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