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In this Sept. 2010 file photo, Paul Messerschmidt of Modale, Iowa, herds his pet geese through the tent city during the Fort Belmont Rendezvous in Jackson. (Laura Grevas/Daily Globe File Photo)

Meet you in the 1800s: Jackson Rendezvous this weekend

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JACKSON -- Perched at the top of the hill overlooking the Des Moines River valley below, one can almost imagine what a great location the Fort Belmont site would have made in the early- to mid-1800s, when fur traders and trappers came together to barter at the end of their season.


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Julie Buntjer
Julie Buntjer joined the Daily Globe newsroom in December 2003, after working more than nine years for weekly newspapers. A native of Worthington and graduate of Worthington High School, then-Worthington Community College and South Dakota State University, she has a bachelor's degree in agriculture journalism. At the Daily Globe, Julie covers the agricultural beat, as well as Nobles County government, watersheds, community news and feature stories. In her spare time, she enjoys needlework (cross-stitch and hardanger embroidery), reading, travel, fishing and spending time with family. Find more of her stories of farm life, family and various other tidbits at
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