2008 Bridgeport Fall Festival
Herb Lindberg

Sunday, October 26, 2008
Part 3 of 5

This pictorial report of the event is divided into five pages as follows:

Page 1.  Wagon rides, gold panning, face painting
Page 2.  Pumpkin painting, barn tours
Page 3.  Animal life booth, Visitor Center, Mountain Man (and Woman) camp (this page)
Page 4.  Music
Page 5.  Lunch and desert, blacksmith, live history visits, docent high jinks

Volunteer Corky Redman greets visitors as they enter from the parking lot.

Ranger Jennifer McCallan discusses how animals make homes in dead trees and displays plaster of Paris models of their footprints.

Children decide which casting they want to take home with them. (All items on the table were free to visitors.)

Visitors thronged through the Visitor Center all day.

A girl inspects a mural depicting life of Maidu Native Americans, who lived along the river long before the Gold Rush.
Models of Wood's bridge and its Burr Arch Howe Truss structure are behind the girl.

A Mountain Man and part of the encampment near the Visitor Center

Mountain women next to saddle bags.

Another view of this end of the encampment.

Tools of a hunter-trapper.

Closer view of muzzle-loading long rifles

Encampment viewed from the Visitor Center porch.  Tables in the foreground saw use all day for eating hot dogs and pie.

Same view later in the day.

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