Wapiti Historical Re-Enactment

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Real Estate Agent with Edina Realty
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This weekend (September 21st-23rd, 2012) is the annual Wapiti Historical Re-enactment in Elk River. Maybe perhaps one of the more hidden and unknown events of the area... definitely worth the time to explore.

Wapiti Historical Re-Enactment is next weekend, Sept. 22-23, 2012 at 7415 Old Viking Blvd, Nowthen MN, 55330
Saturday 9-5 and Sunday 9-3

Paying a mere pittance to enter ($2/person Friday and $3/person on the weekend) we will spend hours watching, learning and participating in the past.

I honestly learned more than my children last year, but I can guarantee that this is one event tstovehat we will make a point to attend every year.

From the viewpoint of an early settler into Minnesota or an Indian already here... we learned about fur trading, black smithing, fire starting, weaving, rope making, and much much more.

The kids were thrilled to try and start a fire with a flint, but also watching the black smithing and ax throwing.
Seeing how the settlers carved wood furniture and set traps from twigs and sticks was also beyond fascinating.

If you are looking for something fun and educational to do in the area check it out!

Just hoping not to forget our trinkets to trade at the local post. :) If the kids have it their way we'll be bringing cookies to trade so I hope the settlers we trade with like Chocolate Chip treats!

I've included the flyer below. If you are in the area I hope that you are able to attend.   

black smithcarving rope making

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Michael A. Caruso
Surterre Properties - Laguna Niguel, CA

What a cool event. Thanks for sharing.

 

-Michael

Sep 23, 2011 12:30 PM #1
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Michael S. Bolton
Michael S. Bolton,Inc. - Zimmerman, MN
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It's amazing all of the things that go on around you that you never even know about. Thanks for sharing.

Sep 23, 2011 03:08 PM #2
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Lindsey Hasford
Edina Realty - Elk River, MN
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You are welcome Michael (1)

Michael (2) -  Like I said... It isn't one of Elk River's more known events...

Sep 23, 2011 04:51 PM #3
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John Kramer

I am the "Booshway" of the Wapiti Historical Rendezvous.

We are setting up our 2012 event and getting the flyers out.

Look for us on Facebook, Wapiti historical Rendezvous

John Kramer

Mar 07, 2012 06:03 AM #4
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Lindsey Hasford
Edina Realty - Elk River, MN
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John! Thanks for stopping by! If you give me the info I will happily share it on my blog as a current event for this year. We so enjoyed the event last year as a family....

Mar 07, 2012 08:07 AM #5
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Ron Marshall
Marshall Enterprises - Saint Michael, MN
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I am putting this on my calendar NOW,  This would be so much fun.  Thanks, Lindsey.

Apr 11, 2012 06:00 AM #6
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Lindsey Hasford
Edina Realty - Elk River, MN
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Ron - as soon as I get this years dates I will post them!!!!

Apr 11, 2012 06:42 AM #7
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John Kramer

Howdy, the Wapiti Historical Re-Enactment is next weekend, Sept. 22-23, 2012. 

the address is 7415 Old Viking Blvd, Nowthen MN, 55330

Saturday 9-5 and Sunday 9-3

 

Sep 17, 2012 02:23 PM #8
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Thanks Jon. I'll update this tonight! We are looking forward to visiting you all on Friday!

Sep 17, 2012 02:27 PM #9
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