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By - jbreger@civitasmedia.com



Students visiting the Fort Washita Rendezvous Thursday morning learned about the tools and gear used in battle during the 1800s.
Students visiting the Fort Washita Rendezvous Thursday morning learned about the tools and gear used in battle during the 1800s.
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Threats of rain didn’t keep visitors from the annual Fort Washita Fur Trade Rendezvous this past weekend. The event opened on Wednesday and accepted visitors through Sunday.


The fort was overflowing with children Thursday and Friday during the event’s school days. Schools from all across southern Oklahoma traveled to the fort to give students a taste of the 1800s.


Visitors of the fort learned about many tools and lifestyles of the era. They experienced shopping for merchandise that represented the time and several watched demonstrations.


Guests saw a blacksmith forging knives, men loading and firing cannons, mapping, weaving, camping and more.


Admission cost was $5 per car for the event. All proceeds go toward maintaining the fort.


- Jessica Breger can be reached at (580) 924-4388 ext. 116 or on Twitter @jbreger_news


 
 
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