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Rendezvous Days bring trappers, buckskinnners to Whidbey Island

Don Abel poses in his buckskin dress and wears 200-year-old beaded jewelry and necklaces made of bear claws during last year’s Rendezvous. Abel traveled from Kenmore to attend the event. - Katie McVicker/Whidbey News-Times
Don Abel poses in his buckskin dress and wears 200-year-old beaded jewelry and necklaces made of bear claws during last year’s Rendezvous. Abel traveled from Kenmore to attend the event.
— image credit: Katie McVicker/Whidbey News-Times

Bring the whole family and step back in American history with the Central Whidbey Sportmen’s Association and buckskinners from far and wide for their annual Rendezvous Days depicting the life and times of pre-1840s America.

Mountainmen, buckskinners and fur trappers will trek the Coupeville plains and meet at the Central Whidbey Sportmen’s Association clubhouse and shooting range located 2.5 miles south of Coupeville on Safari Lane off Highway 20 across from Morris Road and just north of the Outlying Field.  Look for the signs.

Traders’ tents will be open selling beads and leather goods, early American cooking utensils, leather and cloth clothing, blacksmithing items and blackpowder guns and supplies.

There will be blackpowder shooting events, primitive archery, tomahawk and knife throwing, and children’s games.

The event is free and open to the public on Friday, Aug. 19 and Saturday, Aug. 20, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For more information call Rod R. Mourant, 360-632-0756.

 

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