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Published: Wednesday, 4/13/2011

Sights and sounds of the fur trade days in Monroe

Dressed in French-Canadian pioneer attire, Gene 'Winter Elk' Picor entertains young and old alike as he tells a story at the Fur Trade Day at the Monroe County Historical Museum's Navarre-Anderson Trading Post. Dressed in French-Canadian pioneer attire, Gene 'Winter Elk' Picor entertains young and old alike as he tells a story at the Fur Trade Day at the Monroe County Historical Museum's Navarre-Anderson Trading Post.
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Dressed in French-Canadian pioneer attire, Gene ‘Winter Elk' Picor entertains an audience with a story about early settlers at the Fur Trade Day at the Monroe County Historical Museum's Navarre-Anderson Trading Post in Monroe.

Jim Watko, dressed as a militiaman, shows his sword to Travis Burt, 7, Toledo. Jim Watko, dressed as a militiaman, shows his sword to Travis Burt, 7, Toledo.
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Travis Burt, 7, of Toledo listens to Jim Watko, in the period clothing of a militiaman, talk about his sword.

A canoe hangs from the ceiling of the Navarre-Anderson Trading Post as Jim Watko, dressed as a French militianman, heads outside. A canoe hangs from the ceiling of the Navarre-Anderson Trading Post as Jim Watko, dressed as a French militianman, heads outside.
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Elsewhere on the grounds, a costumed re-enactor walks out of the post that features a canoe like the kind that plied the River Raisin in the 1790s.



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