A Special Feature of Southwest Illinois News
St. Louis Attractions Guide St. Louis Entertainment Southwest Illinois Hotels and Motels Guide Southwest Illinois Area Golf Guide St. Louis Job News and Opportunities St. Louis Metropolitan Map St. Louis News Today St. Louis Area Parks St. Louis Fine Restaurant Guide St. Louis Online Shopping Guide St. Louis Online Shopping Guide
29th Annual Rendezvous at Fort de Chartres

Southwest Illinois News is an interactive site with news & information. Click on names of attractions or pictures to access feature pages.

Southwest Illinois News
Small Green dotSouthwest, IL News
Small Green dotIllinois Hotels
Small Green dotAlton, IL
Small Green dotBelleville, IL
Small Green dotCahokia Mounds
Small Green dotCollinsville,IL
Small Green dotEast St. Louis, IL
Small Green dotFairview Heights,IL
Small Green dotFort de Chartres,IL
Small Green dotFort Massac, IL
Small Green dotGrafton, IL
Small Green dotLebanon,IL
Small Green dotLewis & Clark
Small Green dotOur Lady of Snows
Small Green dotScott Air Force Base
Small Green dotWaterloo, IL
Blue dotWood River, IL

St. Louis Front Page
Small Green dotSt. Louis News
Small Green dotCommunity News
Small Green dotSt. Louis CitySide
Small Green dotBusiness News
Small Green dotSt. Charles News
Small Green dotArt Gallery News
Small Green dotHotel News
Small Green dotRestaurant News
Small Green dotNot Just For Kids
Small Green dotEntertainment News
 
Downtown Saint Louis Map
Small Green dotDowntown Map
Small Green dotAmerica's Center
Small Green dotBusch Stadium
Small Green dotGateway Arch
Small Green dotScottrade Center
Small Green dotLaclede's Landing
Small Green dotOld Courthouse
Small Green dotUnion Station
 
Metropolitan Map
Small Green dotMetropolitan Map
Small Green dotCasinos
Small Green dotCentral West End
Small Green dotClayton, MO
Small Green dotDaniel Boone Home
Small Green dotGrand Center
Small Green dotGrant's Farm
Small Green dotForest Park
Small Green dotKimmswick, MO
Small Green dotMO Botanical Garden
Small Green dotSt. Charles, MO
Small Green dotWest Port Plaza
Small Green dotTransportation
Small Green dotLambert Airport
 
  Southwest Illinois News ETC... A Pictorial Review of News & Events within the Southwestern Illinois Area

Rendezvous
Visitors to the 29th Annual Rendezvous at Fort de Chartres enjoy an 18th century fashion show, "Fads and Fancies".

Rendezvous
The Peacocks, a traditional music group, perform for visitors at the Rendezvous. (L. - R.) Jerry Wylie on violin, Barb Gillespie on hammered dulcimer and Bob Moeller (wearing sunglasses) on string bass. Joining in the fun is Daniel Mueth (red shirt) on guitar and Don Wylie on guitar.

29th Annual Rendezvous at Fort de Chartres
FORT de CHARTRES (June 5 - 6, 1999) - Hundreds of visitors to the Fort enjoyed the festivities of the midwest's largest gathering of 1700s era soldiers, traders and campers.

"What we are doing at the Fort is a reenactment of what a Rendezvous might have been like back then," said Ray Pinson, of Fenton, MO. According to Pinson, the Rendezvous began during the fur trading era. "It was so dangerous to bring the furs back from the Rocky Mountains, that it became more profitable for merchants to bring the stores to the trappers. Once a year, they would hold a Rendezvous or a month-long gathering of all the trappers. The stores would compete to get there first to buy the furs and then bring them back to St. Louis."

He noted that the festivities and costumes included different periods from the French/Indian, Colonial and Revolution War up to the 1840s.
- Betty Magrath SLFP.com

Rendezvous Roni Fields of Fort Meyers, FL, joins her father, Ron Robinson of Bowling Green, KY, every year for the Rendezvous. Roni wears an Plains Indian outfit made by her father who was originally from the area. Ron stated that he was married at Fort de Chartres.
Rendezvous
Ray Pinson of Fenton, MO, portrays an authentic First Regiment Afoot Corporal in the British army of 1759. Jedda Sherman and Ambrea Addanites are members of the Colonial Fife & Drum Corps, Alton, IL.

Rendezvous
Jeremy Mulholland (left) of Prairie du Rocher and Jason Duensing of Prairie du Rocher demonstrate rope making during the Rendezvous. Jason is the son of Darrell Duensing, Site Manager, Fort de Chartres.
Thin Red Line

Archived News:
Unknown Lewis and Clark Expedition History Unfolds at the Camp River Dubois
Lewis and Clark State Historic Site Focuses On the Beginning of the Expedition

Return to Southwest Illinois News

spacer
Moore Design Group Southwest Illinois News & Saint Louis Front Page is owned and maintained by the Moore Design Group for the sole purpose of disseminating news and information about the Metropolitan Saint Louis area. Text or graphics may not be copied, rewritten or distributed in any manner whatsoever without written permission. For more information, contact editor@slfp.com All rights reserved world wide © 1996 - 2017 Moore Design Group.
 
Advertisers
Thin Red Line
St, Louis Hotle Guide

STL Front Page
STL Front Page

St. Louis Restaurant Guide
Restaurant Guide


Southwest Illinois News is designed & hosted by the Moore Design Group.

How To Reach:
Southwest Illinois News
St. Louis Front Page
3832 S. Broadway Street
St. Louis, MO 63118

Voice: 314-771-0200
Fax: 314-771-0300

To submit news, contact:
editor@slfp.com


To advertise, contact:
advertising@slfp.com