Poway Has a Rendezvous With Destiny

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Poway Has a Rendezvous With Destiny

Old West Calvary

Each year near the end of Summer, the community of Poway celebrates it's history in living color. That would be in the form of live reenactments of it's trailblazing and early settlements days. 

Old West Calvary

There were about 20 different historical encampments spread around the various areas of Old Poway Park that surrounds the Old Poway Midland Railroad which lends so much authentic atmosphere to this wonderful event.

 Calvary Saddle

 The Poway Rendezvous features life as it was in the west during the early 1800's. Living history groups brings the rendezvous event to life. During the Gold Rush days, California was a hotbed of new groups of people making their way from the Eastern part of the country to find and make their fortunes and a new life.

Since the original inhabitants of the area were still thriving here, conflicts of the homesteaded land and the original owners was not very peaceful. The US Calvary come to protect those as they settled until the towns could set up their own peace keeping forces. 

As the history unfolded and the decades passed, a new commerce and trading partners revealed the mountain men that scouted the area and traded hides, meat and other staples of the day.

Poway Rendezvous

 And most certainly the few women helping to settle the west had their own challenges. Many had skills that help provide home goods that would help lighten the burden and add some domestic goods.

Women of the Old West

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Rosalie Evans
The Evans Group, Sioux Falls, SD Homes For Sale
Meritus Group Real Estate

This is great and I haven't seen anything much like this in my area. I mean the closest I can think of is the Wild Bill Hickcock duel in Deadwood which is across the state from me! 

September 16, 2012 09:02 PM
Ron & Alexandra Seigel
Luxury Real Estate Marketing


Thank you for this enlightening post.  I had no idea that all this was going on in Poway.  I sure thought that saddle was beautiful, and I am delighted to know that my gender was useful to these settlers...Wishing you a great week ahead and continued success...the heat is lifting  here and I hope it is doing the same your way.  A

September 16, 2012 09:17 PM
Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL
Selling Daytona paradise for heavenly good prices
Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408

William - congrats on the feature. Fascinating how you "aged" the photos. Very cool, indeed

September 16, 2012 10:46 PM
John McCormack
Albuquerque Homes Realty * www.AlbuquerqueHomes.com

WOW... Thanks for sharing such a fantastic adventure with us William.  Your photo's as always are quiet impressive and bring your post to life of the days gone by. 

September 17, 2012 12:01 AM
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com

William, I've been watching the Into the West miniseries on AMC the last few Sunday evenings.  The western history of California figures prominently in the series and your photos remind me of some of the characters in the show.

September 17, 2012 02:59 AM
Roy Kelley
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
Retired Real Estate Broker, Maryland Blogger

Thanks, William, for sharing your wonderful photographs.

Have an outstanding week as home buyers take advantage of the attractive prices and very low mortgage interest rates.

September 17, 2012 05:15 AM
Michael Setunsky
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA
Michael's Commercial LLC

William, the Poway reenactment is a must see in your area. Your pictorial highlights makes it very inviting.

September 17, 2012 05:41 AM
Vince Chinell
VICO Home Inspection


Great Post.  I lived in Poway many years ago and I know the  area is rich in history.  I'm glad they do re-enactments to pass on the way of life and the story of how part of the west was settled for our younger generations. How did they do it without video games?  

September 17, 2012 05:41 AM
Harry F. D'Elia
Investor , Mentor, CSSN, Radio Coach, REOs, ABR
Precision Real Estate Inc.

I believe it is vital that our children know about American history like this post.

September 17, 2012 06:32 AM
Richie Alan Naggar Author PEARLS SERIES of books
on LIFE and LOVE plus Real Estate too!
People first then business! Ran Right Realty Riverside, Ca

Every time I see civil war pics, I am reminded of how much the soldiers on both sides suffered from constipation almost to the point of agony from a diet of hard tack and grease exclusively...war is hell

September 17, 2012 06:48 AM
Tony & Darcy Cannon
The C Team
Keller Williams Legacy

William, That really does sound like it would be a fun event to attend!  I love the photographs, especially the effect on the last one!

September 17, 2012 10:34 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
GreatWest Realty

Presenting your photos in the sepia of more historical times catapults the mind to another era.  While I was sitting here looking at them, I began wondering.  Do you think the reenactors are local folk, OR do you think they travel around from event to event?  I could swear I saw the lady in the last photo at Gold Rush Days in Old Sacramento on Labor Day weekend.  It would be fun to have the time and opportunity to travel around and exist among events like that. . .It would be similar to dwelling in an alternative reality.

September 17, 2012 07:13 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof
The Little REALTOR® That Could
Keller Williams Realty


I love the reenactments. Let us never forget our American Heritage and the price it cost to gain freedom. Your story and photos are beautiful of course. I think children would learn history better by coming to events like this, rather than read books. Even though I love books, this is more real and exciting.

Not only are you an excellent Realtor and Photographer, you're a great storyteller and Teacher too!

September 19, 2012 02:50 AM
Roy Kelley
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
Retired Real Estate Broker, Maryland Blogger

Enjoy the final days of summer with your camera in hand.

Have an outstanding week as home buyers continue to take advantage of the very low mortgage interest rates.

September 19, 2012 03:09 AM
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