Thank you to all who came out to our business meeting and work day. There were many who helped make this a successful day. We were able to repair the tri-pods, tables, trim the primitive area, clean out the blacksmith shop, and remove silt that had been brought in by the flooding. We then were able to place wood chips around the gathering areas to make it nice again for future buck skinner days!
Located on an 84-acre river tract of land near the Weber River, the fort symbolizes a period of western history that was the transition from nomadic ways of the Indian tribes and trappers to the first permanent settlers in the Great Basin. Facilities at the fort include picnic areas, a canoeing pond, the replica fort including three cabins and restrooms.
The names such as Jim Bridger, Peter Skene Ogden, Jedidiah Smith, Etienne Provost, and Hugh Glass, bring to mind strong, independent and rugged men who fearlessly lived in the Rocky Mountains. There they traded with the Indian tribes, married the Indian women, trapped the rivers for beaver, and lived off the land. The legendary rendezvous, where mountain men gathered annually to trade furs for supplies and to eat, drink, and tell stories and demonstrate their skills, have become as famous as the men themselves.
Come join us around the campfire. Who knows what pre-1840’s skill you’ll learn today.
Come on down to Fort Buenaventura on Buckskinner Day and sit by the campfire, learn a new skill, meet some new people, help plan, or volunteer for rendezvous and have fun!
Ogden, Utah, United States