Rocky Mountain Fur Trade Presentation April 6 at Ranch House

Rocky Mountain Fur Trade Presentation April 6 at Ranch House

We have all heard about the Gold Rush that brought tens of thousands of people into Colorado, but did you know that decades before the Rush fur trappers and traders traveled up the Front Range creeks in search of beaver, perhaps even across Ken-Caryl and up Deer Creek?

The Ken-Caryl Ranch Historical Society is pleased to host Michael Schaubs, living historian and authority, who will present “The 1837 Fort Jackson Trading Camp Inventory: A Typical Outfit for the Plains Indian Trade.” The program is based on the actual inventory of a trading party along the Arkansas River. Typical trading protocols will be discussed and reproductions of typical trade goods will be displayed.

Michael has given his interpretation of mountain man life at more than 200 events since 2003, has mentored at the Bent’s Old Fort Living History Workshop for several years, has published articles in the “Journal of the Early Americas,” and has a website dedicated to the fur trade (www.mman.us).
Please join us on Thursday, April 6 at 7 p.m. at the Ranch House for this fascinating program.


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