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Published: Wednesday, 4/30/2008

DAYS OF FUR TRADERS COME TO LIFE IN MONROE

Visitors to the Navarre-Anderson Trading Post on North Custer Road in Monroe last weekend had the opportunity to learn about life as a fur trader in the area in the 1790s. John Gibney, director of the Monroe County Historical Museum, explains the workings of a flintlock musket to Cameron Craig, 10, of Monroe.








Beth Kern of Maybee secures poles.






nbrn furtrade01p      4/26/2008  The Blade/Herral Long      Joe Mazur Carltom Michigan  looks at hides displayed by Ed Bundshuh of Ypsilanti mich     get photos of re-enactors in 1790s era clothing and visitors at the Fur Trade Day at the trading post. It will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  there will be demonstrations on scraping and pressing animal skins and re-enactors cooking period food over open wood fires. nbrn furtrade01p 4/26/2008 The Blade/Herral Long Joe Mazur Carltom Michigan looks at hides displayed by Ed Bundshuh of Ypsilanti mich get photos of re-enactors in 1790s era clothing and visitors at the Fur Trade Day at the trading post. It will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. there will be demonstrations on scraping and pressing animal skins and re-enactors cooking period food over open wood fires.
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Joe Mazur of Carleton learns about hides as displayed by Ed Bundshuh of Ypsilanti.











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