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  Topic: Tumpline
Boulanger

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PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 10:45 pm   Subject: Tumpline
Brandenburgs deer cones are great! Highly recommended!
  Topic: Tumpline
Boulanger

Replies: 5
Views: 11085

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 10:43 pm   Subject: Tumpline
Still learning myself, but check out all these and maybe you'll get closer to your goal

Plain and decorated tumps:
http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/search_the_collection_database/search_obje ...
  Topic: Jack Sparrow at Fort de Chartres
Boulanger

Replies: 38
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PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 10:40 pm   Subject: Jack Sparrow at Fort de Chartres
Delivery of goods from New Orleans up the Mississippi was done by seamen and boats, so the fact of the matter is, many sailors had been involved in certain acts of piracy or privateering.




T ...
  Topic: Voyageur event on Lake St. Clair, Michigan- PICS ADDED!
Boulanger

Replies: 13
Views: 18248

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 2:26 pm   Subject: Voyageur event on Lake St. Clair, Michigan- PICS ADDED!
self portrait :lol:

http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb224/boulanger_01/voyageur/metrobeachd22010012.jpg

pipe break at sunset

http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb224/boulanger_01/voyageur ...
  Topic: The Conspiracy of Pontiac
Boulanger

Replies: 6
Views: 8369

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Fri Aug 20, 2010 12:17 pm   Subject: The Conspiracy of Pontiac
If you want to delve deeper into this topic check out Michigan Historical Collections vol. 8

Start on page 266

It is the Pontiac Manuscript, which Parkman used for alot of his references.
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  Topic: The Conspiracy of Pontiac
Boulanger

Replies: 6
Views: 8369

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Fri Aug 20, 2010 11:04 am   Subject: The Conspiracy of Pontiac
No guns were mentioned by Alexander Henry, a witness to the attack at Michiliimackinac.

Read his account- pg 77-81
http://books.google.com/books?id=QkKSUyyX9HsC&printsec=frontcover&dq=al ...
  Topic: Folding Handle Fry Pan
Boulanger

Replies: 46
Views: 52588

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Sun Aug 15, 2010 10:42 pm   Subject: Folding Handle Fry Pan
Frying pans did exist way back when.... this is my favorite image.

http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb224/boulanger_01/frygirl.jpg

this is my second favorite image.... look at how long those h ...
  Topic: Fat people in paradise...
Boulanger

Replies: 26
Views: 23066

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:38 am   Subject: Fat people in paradise...
This is "Joe-six-pack" of 1774... Beer in hand!! Working stiff and has a gut. Obviously not a wealthy guy.
http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb224/boulanger_01/GabrielGrayharvestman17 ...
  Topic: Voyageur event on Lake St. Clair, Michigan- PICS ADDED!
Boulanger

Replies: 13
Views: 18248

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:42 pm   Subject: Voyageur event on Lake St. Clair, Michigan- PICS ADDED!
Ted,
You'd have to look real hard to see that gun slung under the arm of the soldier departing the canoe. No feathers ruffled.

But it is important to note the details of Michigan history. By 18 ...
  Topic: Voyageur event on Lake St. Clair, Michigan- PICS ADDED!
Boulanger

Replies: 13
Views: 18248

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 12:54 pm   Subject: Voyageur event on Lake St. Clair, Michigan- PICS ADDED!
Actually a lack of guns with many of the persona's at this site might be the more realistic view of history if we think of this as a voyageur event and not a roondy voo..

Time to set the record str ...
  Topic: Voyageur event on Lake St. Clair, Michigan- PICS ADDED!
Boulanger

Replies: 13
Views: 18248

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 3:56 pm   Subject: Voyageur event on Lake St. Clair, Michigan- PICS ADDED!
think on it Dave. Same weekend as Ft. Wayne... but better chance to groom voyageurs in Michigan for next year
  Topic: Voyageur event on Lake St. Clair, Michigan- PICS ADDED!
Boulanger

Replies: 13
Views: 18248

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 1:42 pm   Subject: Voyageur event on Lake St. Clair, Michigan- PICS ADDED!
Aug 28th and 29th, 2010

Les Coureurs de Bois et Voyaguers de Ste. Claire will be hosting their 14th annual encampment at Metrobeach Metropark along Lake St. Clair in Harrison Township , Michigan. ...
  Topic: what kind of wool...
Boulanger

Replies: 10
Views: 12617

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Sun Jun 13, 2010 3:46 pm   Subject: what kind of wool...
What are the differences between;
broadcloth, kersey, worsted and flannel and likely uses for each.

Burnley and Trowbridge sell a real nice set of period fabric swatches for $4.00. Nothing beats ...
  Topic: fusil-de-chasse
Boulanger

Replies: 17
Views: 24572

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 6:38 pm   Subject: fusil-de-chasse
yep- 44", walnut, iron mounts = pretty nice gun

I found it a challenging project and while I am happy with my fusil, in retrospect I would of had a more knowledgeable person make it (alex ef ...
  Topic: Buttons on Breeches
Boulanger

Replies: 17
Views: 12046

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Tue May 18, 2010 7:23 pm   Subject: Buttons on Breeches
OK. A Concord, Massachusetts area laborer/lower economic class farmer wearing his breeches as he answers the Alarm call on the morning of 4/19/1775; if he wore breeches that were tied at the knee wou ...
 
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