Poway Has a Rendezvous With Destiny

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Poway Has a Rendezvous With Destiny

Old West Calvary

Each year near the end of Summer, the community of Poway celebrates it's history in living color. That would be in the form of live reenactments of it's trailblazing and early settlements days. 

Old West Calvary

There were about 20 different historical encampments spread around the various areas of Old Poway Park that surrounds the Old Poway Midland Railroad which lends so much authentic atmosphere to this wonderful event.

 Calvary Saddle

 The Poway Rendezvous features life as it was in the west during the early 1800's. Living history groups brings the rendezvous event to life. During the Gold Rush days, California was a hotbed of new groups of people making their way from the Eastern part of the country to find and make their fortunes and a new life.

Since the original inhabitants of the area were still thriving here, conflicts of the homesteaded land and the original owners was not very peaceful. The US Calvary come to protect those as they settled until the towns could set up their own peace keeping forces. 

As the history unfolded and the decades passed, a new commerce and trading partners revealed the mountain men that scouted the area and traded hides, meat and other staples of the day.

Poway Rendezvous

 And most certainly the few women helping to settle the west had their own challenges. Many had skills that help provide home goods that would help lighten the burden and add some domestic goods.

Women of the Old West

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Rosalie Evans
Meritus Group Real Estate - Sioux Falls, SD
The Evans Group, Sioux Falls, SD Homes For Sale

This is great and I haven't seen anything much like this in my area. I mean the closest I can think of is the Wild Bill Hickcock duel in Deadwood which is across the state from me! 

Sep 16, 2012 02:02 PM #1
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Thank you for this enlightening post.  I had no idea that all this was going on in Poway.  I sure thought that saddle was beautiful, and I am delighted to know that my gender was useful to these settlers...Wishing you a great week ahead and continued success...the heat is lifting  here and I hope it is doing the same your way.  A

Sep 16, 2012 02:17 PM #2
Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408 - Daytona Beach, FL
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William - congrats on the feature. Fascinating how you "aged" the photos. Very cool, indeed

Sep 16, 2012 03:46 PM #3
John McCormack
Albuquerque Homes Realty * www.AlbuquerqueHomes.com - Albuquerque, NM
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WOW... Thanks for sharing such a fantastic adventure with us William.  Your photo's as always are quiet impressive and bring your post to life of the days gone by. 

Sep 16, 2012 05:01 PM #4
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

William, I've been watching the Into the West miniseries on AMC the last few Sunday evenings.  The western history of California figures prominently in the series and your photos remind me of some of the characters in the show.

Sep 16, 2012 07:59 PM #5
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Thanks, William, for sharing your wonderful photographs.

Have an outstanding week as home buyers take advantage of the attractive prices and very low mortgage interest rates.

Sep 16, 2012 10:15 PM #6
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

William, the Poway reenactment is a must see in your area. Your pictorial highlights makes it very inviting.

Sep 16, 2012 10:41 PM #7
Vince Chinell
VICO Home Inspection - Branson, MO


Great Post.  I lived in Poway many years ago and I know the  area is rich in history.  I'm glad they do re-enactments to pass on the way of life and the story of how part of the west was settled for our younger generations. How did they do it without video games?  

Sep 16, 2012 10:41 PM #8
Harry F. D'Elia
Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I believe it is vital that our children know about American history like this post.

Sep 16, 2012 11:32 PM #9
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Every time I see civil war pics, I am reminded of how much the soldiers on both sides suffered from constipation almost to the point of agony from a diet of hard tack and grease exclusively...war is hell

Sep 16, 2012 11:48 PM #10
Tony & Darcy Cannon
Aubrey and Associates Realty - Layton, UT
The C Team

William, That really does sound like it would be a fun event to attend!  I love the photographs, especially the effect on the last one!

Sep 17, 2012 03:34 AM #11
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Presenting your photos in the sepia of more historical times catapults the mind to another era.  While I was sitting here looking at them, I began wondering.  Do you think the reenactors are local folk, OR do you think they travel around from event to event?  I could swear I saw the lady in the last photo at Gold Rush Days in Old Sacramento on Labor Day weekend.  It would be fun to have the time and opportunity to travel around and exist among events like that. . .It would be similar to dwelling in an alternative reality.

Sep 17, 2012 12:13 PM #12
Patricia Feager
Selling Homes Changing Lives


I love the reenactments. Let us never forget our American Heritage and the price it cost to gain freedom. Your story and photos are beautiful of course. I think children would learn history better by coming to events like this, rather than read books. Even though I love books, this is more real and exciting.

Not only are you an excellent Realtor and Photographer, you're a great storyteller and Teacher too!

Sep 18, 2012 07:50 PM #13
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Enjoy the final days of summer with your camera in hand.

Have an outstanding week as home buyers continue to take advantage of the very low mortgage interest rates.

Sep 18, 2012 08:09 PM #14
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