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Sights and sounds of the fur trade days in Monroe

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    Jim Watko, dressed as a militiaman, shows his sword to Travis Burt, 7, Toledo.

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  • Jim-Watko

    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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  • Gene-Picor

    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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Gene-Picor

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-and-Travis-Burt

Jim Watko, dressed as a militiaman, shows his sword to Travis Burt, 7, Toledo.

The Blade/Andy Morrison
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Travis Burt, 7, of Toledo listens to Jim Watko, in the period clothing of a militiaman, talk about his sword.

Jim-Watko

A canoe hangs from the ceiling of the Navarre-Anderson Trading Post as Jim Watko, dressed as a French militianman, heads outside.

The Blade/Andy Morrison
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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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