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Fun in Lander -- 1992
Jun 10, 2012 - Staff
Lander organized the fourth annual Popo Agie Rendezvous just before the start of summer in 1992, featuring a variety of exhibitions, competitions, trading posts and historical recollection.
A big parade down Main Street opened the festivities, Spectators saw horseback entries, American Indian dancers, parade marchers in an array of period costumes, and a collection of buckskinned "mountain men."
Later, the "mule skinner pack races" saw completion in loading a packhorse, building a tent, then unloading the packhorse, and a an all-day encampment along the Popo Agie River welcomed visitors to a lineup of informational demonstration booths including gold panning , basket weaving, leather and beadwork, trapping, children's games and cooking.
Photo: Tina Cunningham of Lander, right, demonstrated basket weaving to a spectator at Lander City Park during the Popo Agie Rendezvous, pictured on June 13, 1992. File photo