Hopefully everyone is having a great winter and getting all your plunder ready for Rendezvous! As most everyone has heard, the Fort Buenaventura Rendezvous will be Memorial Day weekend from now on. We have some exciting new activities planned to go along with hopefully drier and warmer days. As always, we have collected some amazing raffle items and are still at it. The Fort is being rehabilitated and has seen many improvements. Mark your calendars and we will see everyone this spring.
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