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19TH CENTURY FUR TRADERS AT BEAVER CREEK STATE PARK

Jan Hall of Lordstown (left) adjusts a Capote worn by Jennifer Siembida of Leetonia (right) during an interactive program regarding 19th century fur traders held Sunday morning in Beaver Creek State Park. She, her husband Ken, and friend Tim Harrison set up camp in the park’s Pioneer Village for the weekend, after arriving Friday via canoe on Beaver Creek and shared information on 19th century fur traders. Capotes, are long hooded coats that were made from wool blankets to cope with Canada’s cold winters during the early days of the North American fur trade. They used their capotes Saturday night while camping in the inclement weather during their stay. (Photo by Stephanie Ujhelyi)
Some examples of furs shown Sunday morning by the fur trade contingent during their stay in Beaver Creek State Park’s Pioneer Village, including fox, wolf and coyote. The most desirable type of pelt preferred by 19th century fur traders was buck beaver, according to presenters. (Photo by Stephanie Ujhelyi)
Ken Hall of Lordstown shares information about the 19th century fur trade at his campsite Sunday morning in Beaver Creek State Park, after arriving there Friday via canoe with his wife and Tim Harrison Friday. The contingent provided four special programs over the weekend with their interactive displays for all to enjoy and learn. Hall used to teach history at Newton Falls High School and has a special interest in Canadian history of the period. (Photo by Stephanie Ujhelyi)
Tim Harrison of Mentor shows visitors how fires were started by fur traders in the 19th century Sunday morning during an interactive program regarding 19th century fur traders held Sunday morning in Beaver Creek State Park. Harrison arrived Friday via canoe with Ken and Jan Hall (not pictured) to spend the weekend in Beaver Creek State Park’s Pioneer Village (Photo by Stephanie Ujhelyi)
Tim Harrison of Mentor (left) explains to Mark Steeb of Columbiana (center) and Loretta Price of Salem how 19th century fur traders used displayed items to start fires Sunday morning. Harrison arrived Friday via canoe with Ken and Jan Hall (not pictured) to spend the weekend in Beaver Creek State Park’s Pioneer Village

Tim Harrison of Mentor (left) explains to Mark Steeb of Columbiana (center) and Loretta Price of Salem how 19th century fur traders used displayed items to start fires Sunday morning. Harrison arrived Friday via canoe with Ken and Jan Hall (not pictured) to spend the weekend in Beaver Creek State Park’s Pioneer Village.

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