Trail of Courage
September 15-16, 2012
Since 1976, this frontier event on the
banks of the Tippecanoe River shows frontier life with historic encampments of
French & Indian War, Voyageurs with canoes, Revolutionary War, War of
1812, Western Fur Trade, Plains Indians teepees, Woodland Indians wigwam
village. 1832 Chippeway Village, fur trading post, blacksmith shop, plus 35
historic booths made of old barn boards. Pioneer foods are cooked over wood
fires: buffalo burgers, ham & beans & cornbread, barbecue, chicken
& noodles, fish & chips cooked in big iron kettles, apple dumplings,
apple sausage, corn on the cob, Indian tacos and fry bread, also ice cream,
one of George Washington`s favorite treats. Two stages with pre-1840 music
& dance, canoe rides, hundreds of traditional crafts, cannon demo, post
Contests: muzzle-loading shooting, tomahawk
throwing. Kids activities include mountain man tug of war and more. Indian
dances 2 - 3 p.m. in dance arena. Honored Potawatomi family - each year a
different family from our original inhabitants is honored, descendants of 1838
Trail of Death from Indiana to Kansas or who signed treaties in Indiana. Also
Free parking, free tram ride from museum.
Always 3rd weekend of September.
Admission $6 Adults, $2 children 6-11 &
students on bus, children 5 & under free.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m. -
Contact: Fulton County Historical Society
Museum open 9-5 Monday - Saturday 574-223-4435
E-Mail: email@example.com Website: http://www.fultoncountyhistory.org
Location: Fulton County Historical Society grounds, 4 miles north of Rochester
on US 31 & Tippecanoe River.