Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun August 28, 2016
PHOTO BY: William Harvey

Gloriaann Sanders, executive director of the Calico Rock Museum Foundation & Visitor Center, stands by the display of mountain men as the museum prepares for its annual Mountain Man Rendezvous and Native American event, which takes place Sept. 9 and 10 at Rand Park.

Party in the hills

Celebration honors mountain men, Native Americans

A Calico Rock celebration immerses residents in the traditions of early 1800s settlers and Native Americans. The Mountain Man Rendezvous and Native American event will take place Sept. 9 and 10 at Rand Park in Calico Rock. The event will include live demonstrations of knife and tomahawk throwing, bow making and more, along with celebrating the dress and other practices of that time period. The festival began four years ago when museum o... READ MORE


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