Reliving the lifestyle and adventure of the American frontier, going on a photography outing along the Mulberry River in autumn and restoring wagons of the Old West – it’s all coming up during a brand new “Exploring Arkansas” episode on Monday, Feb. 2, at 6:30 p.m.!
It’s called a pre-1865 historical re-enactment or mountain man rendezvous – experiencing the lifestyle and adventure of the American frontier. And it’s a buckskin blowout, to say the least! Actually, quite a few of these types of outings are carried out all across the country on a regular basis. We caught up with one recently near the Mulberry River in the Ozarks near Oark. A school group from Oark High School participated in this event and added to the entire setting — not to mention getting a hands-on history lesson in everything from dutch oven cooking to blacksmithing to the art of throwing a tomahawk! Look out!
Finally, Tom Elliott of Botkinburg isn’t about to let those wagons from the Old West wither away from the American scene. He has restored quite a few of them, so we decided to pay a visit to his shop and give him a hand on his latest. It’s quite the story indeed … a man, his passion and his one-man wagon company!