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Photo 21 Photo 22 Photo 23 Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3 Photo 4 Photo 5 Photo 6 Photo 7 Photo 8 Photo 9 Children watch re-enactors during Rendezvous School Day Canoes were the main transportation of the Fur Trade Era. Voyageur brigades compete daily against each other in canoe races on the Des Plaines River. Trade goods for sale from the fur trade era. Have you ever tasted REAL root beer? The life of a voyageur comes alive! Firing demonstrations are held periodically throughout the day. Learn while you enjoy authentic food. Don't miss the Annual A River Thru History Rendezvous. Chat with Jean Baptiste Point du Sable Life as it might have been like during the fur trade era along the banks of the Des Plaines River.