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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Richie Alan Naggar Author PEARLS SERIES of books
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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
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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
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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