Saukville takes a trip back in time

Crossroads Rendezvous took people back in time last week to the days when fur traders plied the Milwaukee River and made their livings on its bank in areas that included what is now the Village of Saukville. Clockwise from top: A group of Grafton students learned how animal hides were used to make clothing and other items during the event’s student day on Friday, May 19. Jim Brennfleck taught teacher Amanda Lucht how to throw a tomahawk. Students got a look at a wooden canoe like those used by traders. Blacksmith Timothy Park and his assistant Jack Dahmen worked over hot coals. The three-day event, which is organized by the Saukville Historical Society, was held in Peninsula Park. Photos by Sam Arendt



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