Saturday, November 6
Keelboats, the Western Fur Trade, and the Missouri River (Monthly Meetings)
10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Boone Co History & Culture Center
Paul Fennewald is retired from law enforcement/public safety, and resides in rural northern Moniteau County, south of Boonville. In 2019 he was involved with the Keelboat Muskrat and the individuals who recreated William Ashley's return from the 1825 Rocky Mountain fur trade Rendezvous. (https://www.facebook.com/groups/256668361707273). Paul will talk about his involvement with the crew as they came down a flooded Missouri River for 779 miles in 2019. After the trip, the keelboat was donated to the city of Hermann, MO, to be used to educate the public on the fur trade era, and how the Missouri River has, through the years, supported westward exploration and our nation's growth. His presentation is titled " Keelboats, the Western Fur Trade, and the Missouri River. He will also bring along a display related to the fur trade, and take questions after his talk.