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Living history comes to Harpole

Muzzleloaders rendezvous off Manning Road

HARPOLE - The sound of black powder rifles echoed through this remote Palouse River valley. Tents and tepees popped up along the bank. And the smell of Dutch oven cooking wafted through the air.

A living history of pioneer life arose in this rural community Friday, Saturday and Sunday in this rural area off Manning Road, northwest of Colfax and southwest of Steptoe.

The 34th annual Palouse Hills Muzzleloader Rendezvous put frontier life skills at the forefront of activities for participants and visitors to see.

The event included tomahawk and knife throwing competitions, archery and black-powe...


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