Booshways Corner

45th Year Wrap Up

45th Year Wrap Up

September 9, 2017 I wanted to take my last writing as Booshway of the Fort Bridger Rendezvous to tell you how proud I am of the conduct of the thousands of people who enjoyed the weekend. In our time when we hear so much of […]

Buckle Up – It is here!

Buckle Up – It is here!

After a year of preparation, anxiety of repeating memories from past years, and calendar count downs, it is time to bring on this show.  Can you feel it?  People are tuning their packing lists, sewing loose beads on their leathers, sharpening their knives and double […]

The Magic of Bridger

The Magic of Bridger

August Booshway Corner The Magic of Bridger August 4, 2017 We are only a few short weeks from the Bridger rendezvous and the anticipation builds by the day. I can’t help but wonder what makes Bridger so special. There are rendezvous gatherings almost every weekend […]

Is Fort Bridger for Kids?

Is Fort Bridger for Kids?

July 2017 Booshway Corner Is Fort Bridger for Kids? Many times in events like the Fort Bridger rendezvous, there is little for the kids to do.    Seems like traders row and the shooting events are geared to the adults and the children are there for […]

The Show

The Show

About a week before the Rendezvous starts, many of the Board Members camp near the site to prepare the grounds for the big event. It is a relaxed time that slowly develops into the magnificent gathering that has become the second largest event in Wyoming, […]

Values of Trading

Values of Trading

I began going to rendezvous in the early 80′s. The canvas, the buckskins, and the camp fires were awe inspiring and I just had to participate. A friend of mine helped me to get started and I attended my first rendezvous in Jackson Hole, Wyoming […]

Would We Have What It takes?

Would We Have What It takes?

For any of us who have toyed with mountain man skills, we cannot help wondering what the original mountain man was like and would we have what it would take to survive the Rocky Mountains in the 1800′s. We learn how to set a trap, […]

Night Time at Bridger

Night Time at Bridger

The action packed day at Fort Bridger seems to take a deep breath just before dark.  Trader’s row shuts down one by one, those out of period dress retire to their own homes, and the camp takes a few relaxing minutes to eat and reflect […]

The Train Trip

The Train Trip

I was on a train traveling from Lincoln, Nebraska to Salt Lake City, Utah, when I met a woman who wrote for a prestigious magazine. She was from California and was interested in what Bridger was all about. She was familiar with some of the […]

Stories Written are Forever Told

Stories Written are Forever Told

I have given a lot of thought to the focus on this year’s Fort Bridger Rendezvous. The medallions and other items that support the rendezvous are centered around those mountain men who took the time to write down their experiences. It is my attempt to […]