Yesterday & Today

"They were now advancing diagonally upon the chain of Wind River Mountains...could they force their way through them, they might proceed in a straight line. The mountains were lofty, with snowy peaks and cragged sides; it was hoped, however, that some practicable defile might be found."

-Washington Irving's The Adventures of Captain Bonneville

Did you ever wonder what mountain men did for fun?  Well let me tell you about what they did at the rendezvous.

How did the rendezvous start?  It all started because William H. Ashley brought 120 men to two camps to trade supplies and pelts.  Andrew Henry led the first group of Ashley-Henry trappers to the mou...

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Supported in part by an award from the Wyoming State Historical Records Advisory Board, through funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), National Archives and Records Administration.