April 5,6 Fort Charters

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  1. Feb 13, 2019 #1

    tenngun

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    This is a juried event for F&i period. I have been told by folks who have went that me and my camp could pass muster and I will be off at this time and would like to go. Does any one have any info on who to contact.
    I’ve emailed the fort a few times and not got a response. I don’t want to drive four hours for nought but would like to go.
     
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    My wife and I were there about 7 years ago for most of a day as spectators only. I had to make several calls in advance to make sure the event was going to take place. The issue was in doubt because of state budget cuts, but I finally found out it was going to be a " Go " for that year.
    Most of the event was run by Illinois state employees, which I found somewhat odd.
    We found it quite interesting, especially the small military unit drills and ceremonies.
    Don't know if you have been there before, but I recommend it.
     
  3. Feb 13, 2019 #3

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    Last time there was June 95 or 6. Been wanting to return.
     
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    I just received my acceptance pass. Send an email to the Kaskaskia company. kaskaskiacompany@gmail.com. The Kaskaskia Company took over the event from the Chasseurs du Datcherat.
     
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    Yup, been in touch, should see you there.
     
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    Fort De Chartres? Been there a few times. Previously, contact was been a problem...I have not attempted contact with the new company. Its about 2 hours away from us, years ago... we attempted contact multiple times with no luck, yet we went...only to find it was flooded out. I can only hope the new company or the state (either one for that matter) is better at communication. If it is a wet spring and you cannot get in contact with the new company, I would suggest calling the Sheriff's office to see if the area is flooded. None the less, we have been there at least four or five times over the last 20 years or so, as spectators only. A picture of the front and one of my young-in's.

    De Chartres.jpg

    De Chartres 2.jpg
     
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    I got the application and sent if off last week, had emailed my photos to them so I should see you there.
    By the by what is this ‘normal clothing’ of which you speak?;)
     
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    Normal clothing or 21st century civilian clothing suitable for walking through a park. Tenngun, if you get accepted, normal clothing would be what you submitted with your application.
     
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