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Our election results are in. Teresa Lafferty is our new President, Glenn Cook is vice-president, Carol Fritts is our new secretary, Gwen Armburst is Treasurer, and board members are Keith Armburst, Corrie Cook Edge, Andrew Hooper, Tom Reedy, James “no nose” Thompson, Larry Thompson, Sherry Mattix Bryan, and Billy Bennett.

A big thank you to all who have served in the past, and those that continue to serve our organization.



2015 Regional Mountain Man Rendezvous – Starting Today!!


The camp for the Southwestern Regional Rendezvous is taking shape on the mountain above Leslie! Tents are going up and the largest tent city in the state is emerging. Opens to the public this weekend beginning at 9 a.m. Big thanks to the Knapp Family for hosting the event!

The 31st Annual Southwestern Regional Rendezvous is scheduled for Friday, March 13 – Saturday, March 21, 2015.  The rendezvous is a pre-1840s American Fur Trade era rendezvous re-enactment. This will be the first time Arkansas has hosted this rendezvous in approximately 10 years.  The organizers of the event are expecting anywhere from 200 to 300 camps at the rendezvous located on the mountain above the quaint Ozark town of Leslie.  Expect rifle/pistol and smooth bore shooting, tomahawk and knife throwing, archery, cooking contest, fire starting, kids’ activities, and more. School Day on March 13 for private, public, and home schooled students. Open to the public March 14, 15, 20, and 21, 2015.

See pre-1840 history come alive!  Admission is free!  Vendors on site.  All within a short walk to downtown Leslie, an Ozark Mountain town of less than 500 residents that harkens back to a bygone era of Americana.   For more information, please call James Thompson at 501-255-5801 or visit the Southwest Regional Rendezvous Facebook Page.