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(Neb)-Fur Trade Days Schedule Starting To Heat Up

By: John Axtell Posted at: 07/06/2017 09:49 PM
CHADRON - The 41st annual Fur Trade Days Celebration picked up speed today with the opening of the Trading Stories Native American Film Festival, Set-up Day at the Buckskinners Primative Rendezvous about 9-miles southeast of Chadron, and demonstrations at the Museum of the Fur Trade by a descendant of legendary mountain man, trapper, and scout Kit Carson.

     The Buckskinners are historical reenactors who wear the traditional dress of fur trappers and traders of the early 1800's Fur Trade Era while trading handiwork and wares just as the trappers and traders did at their rendezvous.

    John Carson is the great-grandson of Kit Carson and has been talking about and showing many of the skills used by the mountain men and others nearly 200 years ago. His demonstrations at the Museum of the Fur Trade, 4 miles east of Chadron, are scheduled for 10:00 and 2:00 today and tomorrow.

      Beginning tonight in conjunction with Fur Trade Days is the first of this summer's Bands on Bordeaux concerts, organized by the Chadron Chamber of Commerce. Chamber Director Brooke Smith says tonight's band is a local favorite - The Barflies.


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