William Brand

Roll Call - Fort de Chartres 2011

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We're trying to estimate our needs for camp and location at Fort de Chartres the first weekend of June. If you're even considering your schedule for the year and have high hopes of attending alongside us there, please sound off and be counted. Now that we have our foot soundly in the door we hope to enlarge our presence and make ourselves available for living history, the public tug-o-war and other events during the 41st annual Rendezvous at Fort de Chartres. It's a beautiful setting representing the wilderness colonization of the period and it just happens to line up with the year we represent. 1720. If you don't belong to a crew, and even if you do, you are all welcome.

http://www.ftdechartres.com/page/page/1396753.htm

The List:

William "Red Wake" Brand

Michaelsbagley

Kate_Souris

Capt. J

Janet

Silas Thatcher

Lady Constance

Alexander Thatcher

Andrew Thatcher

Grace Thatcher

Miles Thatcher

Ryan Thatcher

Zack Thatcher

Wes

Bo'sun Carl

Master Allen

Mad Pete

Iron Jon

Paula

Capt. Bo + 2 lads

Beowoulf

onus-one-eye + three

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What a wonderful place for an event! It looks absolutely beautiful! ;)

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Please count myself and wife in (michaelsbagley and Kate_Souris in case you have forgotten. ;) )

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What a wonderful place for an event! It looks absolutely beautiful! ;)

I made a point of photographing it for anyone wishing to see the fort from many angles. It's a wonderful setting in a rural part of the Mid West. Nothing but a paved road and countryside.

http://picasaweb.google.com/williamtpace/FortDeChartresJune42010#

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We're trying to estimate our needs for camp and location at Fort de Chartres the first weekend of June. If you're even considering your schedule for the year and have high hopes of attending alongside us there, please sound off and be counted. Now that we have our foot soundly in the door we hope to enlarge our presence and make ourselves available for living history, the public tug-o-war and other events during the 41st annual Rendezvous at Fort de Chartres. It's a beautiful setting representing the wilderness colonization of the period and it just happens to line up with the year we represent. 1720. If you don't belong to a crew, and even if you do, you are all welcome.

http://www.ftdechart...age/1396753.htm

The List:

William "Red Wake" Brand

Maeve O'Treasaigh

Michaelsbagley

Kate_Souris

dont forget wandering around the streets at night with turkey carcasses....actually that went over pretty well...you made many friends....count us in, Capt.J..., and His Lass

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me, lady c., and the crew :)

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despite the oppressive heat that year, i think a fun time was had by all... i talked to bos'n carl last night and he indicated that he and master allen would be in attendance, but i will let him speak for himself...

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Put me on the List!! I'll try to be there and be with the Trappers or the Pirates!!

Wes

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Bummer. Pity that this event is the same weekend as Port Washington Pirate Fest. Perhaps another year.

~Lady B

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put me down fer a wedge tent space - but this is tentative. Things could change

mP

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We might be able to make it (crossing fingers) if we can tie this into a trip to visit family up north.

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hmmmm .... $503 round trip on Delta to St. Louis. One hour+ drive from St. Louis.

Anyone else flying in? Details? Advice?

(If I go, I want a spot next to Iron Jon and Paula! LOL)

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I flew in last year and arranged a pick up with Capt J. It's a nice airport as airports go and a pretty drive. Some beautiful conutry out that way. We can probably even get you in a tent again.

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What days are our folks likely to arrive? We can start sleeping in the fort by.....?

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They usually open the fort up for camping around the Saturday before Memorial Day. I go down on Wed or Thursday. Have you checked Southwest? They've had some great rates lately.

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Deleated ...wrong thread.

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What a wonderful place for an event! It looks absolutely beautiful! :lol:

I made a point of photographing it for anyone wishing to see the fort from many angles. It's a wonderful setting in a rural part of the Mid West. Nothing but a paved road and countryside.

http://picasaweb.goo...rtresJune42010#

Quarter Master,

Have you recieved our Letter of Marque from the Gov. yet for this event?

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I am still planning on attending, going to put it on the work calender and maybe LT will be good to me.

Anybody flying in, I will be driving by the airport probably on Friday Morning to get down and set up, I can offer a ride to a few people that might be arriving.......keep it in mind as it gets closer to June...

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Quarter Master,

Have you recieved our Letter of Marque from the Gov. yet for this event?

I haven't had the time yet to forg...obtain one.

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Quarter Master,

Have you recieved our Letter of Marque from the Gov. yet for this event?

I haven't had the time yet to forg...obtain one.

ye see... ask a stupid question... ;)

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Maybe a day trip, maybe camping, dunno, depends on funds and gas prices and if my vehicle holds up to the beating it takes. Not doing pyratey stuff anymore but still got my colonial gear. Blondie wants to go for cowboy mounted action shooting as soon as I get a real job again so that's the direction I'm headed. She has been so supportive of me that I owe it to her to help achive this goal.

Bo

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We'd love to have you there, Mate. You should know that we cheered you on at Fort Taylor for all of your efforts with the Dead Man's Chest over the years.

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It stinks being dead-broke and not able to do anything anymore. I get really nasty attitudes sometimes, but then I am a really nasty critter at heart anyhow so...

anyhow, I still have tentage for those that need it and we can make similar arrangements as last year.

I will be in and out of the pub from time to time depending on my time availability with my student teaching and all that goes into it. Job prospects are pretty grim at this point with things as they are. Kinda depressing after spending five years hard at the education to get this far.

OK, time to stop rambling and get back to my geography calendar planning project.

Bo

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I would love the use of the Master Wedge Tent again, and thank you once again for lending it to me last year. I was most dry and comfortable.

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