NEW MADRID - Fur traders and trappers, Native Americans and black-powder gun sharp shooters will return to the banks of the Mississippi River Sept. 22 and 23 for the New Madrid Bend Rendezvous.
The Crowley's Ridge Blackpowder Club will recreate the 1840s with a primitive encampment in New Madrid's newest park on the banks of the river next to the observation deck. The free event is part of the community's Fall Festival celebration, which is planned along Main Street on Sept. 22.
"We offer the public a chance to step back in time and walk through our primitive encampments and witness Native Americans and mountain men and women performing their crafts," said Dee Loflin, secretary/treasurer of the group.
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