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Tribute. Photo by Pinedale Online.
A tribute was given for community members associated with the Pageant that have passed away over the last year. Here Des Brunette and Fetus Krause pay tribute to their mother.

Horse Race. Photo by Pinedale Online.
Horse Race
Jesse Early is a lead pony dancer. Here he participates in the horse race.
Green River Rendezvous Pageant
by Clint Gilchrist
July 16, 2008

Rendezvous weekend ended as usual with the Green River Rendezvous Pageant. Starting in 1936, the pageant was started by local volunteers to celebrate the 1830 rendezvous, six of which were held at the confluence of Horse Creek and Green River near present day Daniel.

The pageant was originally held on the historic rendezvous grounds, but is now held at the Pinedale Rodeo Grounds to accomidate the larger audience.

More than 100 volunteers help organize and participate in the event every year. The presentation is a combination historical documentary and large outdoor play. The addition of dozens of horses, wagons and fast action ads an element of excitement.

The weather was perfect this year and the lupine blooming from the wet spring covered the stage.

Related Links
  • Meet me on the Green - Pageant Association Website
  • 2008 Commerative Program - (1.1 Mbyte PDF)

  • Dorian Children. Photo by Pinedale Online.
    Dorian Children
    Ira and Ian Dickinson played the Dorian children.

    Joe Meek. Photo by Pinedale Online.
    Joe Meek
    Dave Vlcek played the merry mountain man Joe Meek.

    Indian Village. Photo by Pinedale Online.
    Indian Village
    The indian village is often where young participants start their involvement in the pageant.

    Kit Carson. Photo by Pinedale Online.
    Kit Carson
    Floyd Roadifer palyed mountain man Kit Carson.

    Jedediah Smith. Photo by Pinedale Online.
    Jedediah Smith
    Dan Stroud played mountain man Jedediah Smith.

    William Sublette. Photo by Pinedale Online.
    William Sublette
    Bernue Holtz played mountain man William Sublette.

    Antelope Soldier. Photo by Pinedale Online.
    Antelope Soldier
    The Antelope Soldiers acted as gaurd for the Shoshone Village.

    Jim Bridger. Photo by Pinedale Online.
    Jim Bridger
    Mountain man Jim Bridger attempts to steal an Indian bride while a young warrior tries to stop him. Jim Bridger is played by Jon Mickelson.

    Shoshone Indians. Photo by Pinedale Online.
    Shoshone Indians
    Ma-wo-ma, played by Tim Thompson, Quinton Quay, played by Shane Costello, and Wadze Weepay, played by Mary Ann Menster.

    Shoshone Indian Women Dance. Photo by Pinedale Online.
    Shoshone Indian Women Dance

    Father DeSmet. Photo by Pinedale Online.
    Father DeSmet
    Paul Fovel played Father DeSmet.

    Supply Wagon. Photo by Pinedale Online.
    Supply Wagon
    Jim Malkowski drives one of the supply wagons. A work horse in trianing is tied close to its mother.

    Dripps & Fitzpatrick. Photo by Pinedale Online.
    Dripps & Fitzpatrick
    Tom Fitzpatrick, played by Bill Webb, shows his trade whiskey to Andrew Dripps, played by Kent Cluck.

    Whiskey. Photo by Pinedale Online.
    The mountain men celebrate the arrival of the supply wagons and especially the whiskey.

    Suit of Armor. Photo by Pinedale Online.
    Suit of Armor
    Sir William Drummond Stewart, played by Jared Rogerson, gives a suit of armor to mountain man Jim Bridger, played by Jon Mickelson. Catain Bonnevile played by Mark Eatinger, helps with the armor.

    Antoine Clement. Photo by Pinedale Online.
    Antoine Clement
    Antoine Clement, played by RJ Thompsom, was William Drummond Stewart's right hand man.

    Pony Dancer. Photo by Pinedale Online.
    Pony Dancer
    Lisanne Fear plays one of the Pony Dancers.

    Prayer. Photo by Pinedale Online.
    The first white women over South Pass, Narcissa Whitman, played by Mary Rose Huntley, and Eliza Spalding, played by Jennifer Rogerson, pass out prayers to the Indians.

    Mountain Man Camp. Photo by Pinedale Online.
    Mountain Man Camp
    The Wind River Mountain provide a backdrop to the show just as they did 175 years ago for the original rendezvous.

    Parade. Photo by Pinedale Online.
    During the last scene, the cast parades in front of famous artist Alfred Jacob Miller, but this also serves as a time for audience to thank the cast.

    Supply Wagons. Photo by Pinedale Online.
    Supply Wagons
    Rocky Mountain Fur and American Fur Company wagons parade in front of the audience at the end of the show.
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