Snapshots in History

At a school days event in Eagle River, Wisconsin

eagle River shool daysMe, on a seven-day canoe trip traveling on the Prairie and Mississippi Rivers.  This place is called “the Narrows” and is where Prairie Lake narrows down to become Prairie River.  The canoe is 16 ft. long and hand made of birchbark.

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Me, speaking at the Red River Meeting House in Kentucky during the summer of 2008.  In 1800, America’s Second Great Awakening started here, affecting the spiritual and social landscape of an emerging country.

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 On Lake Superior in 2012, Heading for Grand Portage National Monument

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A group of school kids I spoke to in Maysville Kentucky about the life of Daniel Boone.

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 I worked with a wonderful team of archeologists at The Grand Portage National Monument in August of 2015.  We found some interesting artifacts.

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Sharing a moment with the Chief of the Piqua Shawnees, Gary Hunt

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Experimenting with a hand made toboggan and pair of showshoes

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Speaking at a private school way back in 1986

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A fine day out on snowshoes–our dogs love the winter and love being out in the elements

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On the trail at a place called Quebec Run in Pennsylvania with Bill Graham, Ed Robey and Larry Spisak, spring 2012

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The story of this adventure in in the articles section.

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Inspecting Tecumseh’s Northwest Trade Gun at the Museum of the Fur Trade, Chadron, Nebraska.  I wrote an number of articles about Tecumseh and his gun, including one for American Rifleman

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October 2007 Grouse Hunt With a Flintlock Smoothbore, a copy of a French Trade Gun, late 17th, early 18th century.

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Camping on the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, 2009 with Larry Spisak and John Hayes

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Friend Bill Holcomb,

He is holding a gun I finished for him

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In Washington D.C. doing some research

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A beautiful 8-point buck I shot with a contemporary, flintlock longrifle right at last light.  These were the type of guns that early frontiersmen carried.

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At an old French fort in southern Illinois, called Fort De Chartes.  I am holding a newly acquired rifle made by Mr. Jack Hubbard.

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John Hayes and I on a canoe trip on the upper Mississippi River

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Cooking a meal by a warm campfire on a cold day.

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A forkhorn buck shot in the winter of 2011.  My faithful dog Missy always seems to enjoy the limelight.

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In 2003 I had an unusual encounter with a young moose.  The story in the Articles section of this website.

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My very first deer with a Muzzleloader.  I treasure moments like this with my father.  A long time ago it seems.

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At Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia with John Hayes

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At Boonesbourough, Kentucky in 1999

I was a presenter at the Sam Brady Conference

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A buffalo I killed around 1995.

People don’t realize that there was a large herd of buffalo

east of the Mississippi in Daniel Boone’s time.

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