A day like any other day, except I was there.
Anyone who’s gone through my Flickr photostream knows that I’ve visited the Fort De Chartres (IL) Rendezvous several times over the past few years. A rendezvous is a gathering of historical re-enactors, usually over a weekend, wherein they camp and dress in period. It’s an opportunity for us non-re-enactors, “Flatlanders,” to see and experience some “living history.” Some places have rendezvous, some have encampments, some have historical re-enactments, but by whatever name they go by, the participants take their re-creations of period garb and lifestyle seriously.
A couple of weeks ago, I went to an Encampment I’d never been to before, at Fort Massac, in southern Illinois, near Metropolis, Illinois. I enjoyed it so much, I went looking for events, and found, in a Google search, an event in Rockport, Indiana, at the Lincoln Pioneer Village.
Rockport, Indiana, is a little over three hours’ drive from St. Louis, roughly about…
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