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The minutes from the last board meeting were not submitted in time to get into this edition of the newsletter. We apologize for that and will have them in next month’s newsletter.

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Board & Staff

If you need to contact someone associated with Clann Tartan, here is where you find out how. If you are unsure who to contact, you can always email us at: info@clanntartan.org

Board Members

President Mary McKinley 651-699-6853 mairi2@juno.com
Vice President Bruce Yoder 651-698-8375 bruceyoder@juno.com
Secretary Glenn McDavid 651-490-1842 gmcdavid@comcast.net
Treasurer Rob Portinga 651-486-6200 rob@portinga.org
Quarter Master Herb Lindorff 612-827-4440 deeptinker@hotmail.com
Camp Rep. Diana Steben 651-489-2881  
Company Rep. Brenda Bartel 651-335-5097 socks142@aol.com

Staff

Captain David Vavreck 612.378.1973 baethan1630@yahoo.com
Lieutenant Eric Ferguson 612.726.6364 eric@celticfringe.net
Head Campfollower Marty Byers 651.483.1173  
Assistant Head Campfollower Heidi Johnson 612.702.4269  
Corporal Rob Johnson 612.702.4274 roguerpj@mn.rr.com
Corporal Annie Breese 507.280.8679  
Corporal Hellen Ferguson 612.726.6364 hellen@sparkyferguson.net
Goodwife Julie Yoder 651.698.8375 julieyoder@juno.com
Goodwife Maeve Kane 952.461.4666  
Goodwife Judy Byers 651.483.1173  

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Gaffney's Fife and Drum

Fifers will henceforth be meeting at Maeve's house every 2nd & 4th Monday of each month from 7pm to 9pm. Contact David for directions.

Drummers continue to meet at 11am the third Saturday of each month at Eric and Hellen's, followed by Regimental Drill at Noon. The Regiment owns two drums, but drummers are requested to get their own drumsticks.

Interest is high; I am well pleased.

A note for soldiers - according to the articles of war, it is a crime punishable by death not to learn the drum calls. Be forewarned.

We have set up a yahoo group for the Corps at http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/clannfifeanddrum/ so we can communicate without clogging up non corps folks' e-mail.

Again, drummers will work primarily on period military music for the time being, and fifers will be working on that as well as dance music.

All are welcome - no experience neccessary.

Anyone interested in joining up contact Clann's Music Chair at:

David Vavreck
baethan1630@yahoo.com
612-378-1973

Dance

1st & 3rd Wednesdays
One Grenoble Ave, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076

The community center for Skyline Village, on the east side of Concord St. at 75th St in Inver Grove Heights. About 2.5 miles south of I494

2nd & 4th Tuesdays
Saint Christopher's Episcopal Church, 2300 N Hamline Ave. in St. Paul.

It is at the northeast corner of Highway 36 and Hamline Avenue (Hamline is between Snelling and Lexington). The church is actually encircled by the highway entrance ramp.
The Dance Guild gathers weekly from 7PM-9PM to learn and practice historic Scottish country dances.
For more information call:

Mary at 651-699-6853 or Julie at 651-698-8375

It's a great place to meet people !

Other Guilds

Want to learn about wool spinning, weaving, or dying? Diana Steben (651-489-2881) Kali Pederson (651-730-5437 ) and Sandy Borrmann (651-489-2881) organize the Fiber Guild.

Clann Tartan has our own historic site near Duluth MN. Dun Gowan is an ongoing project, which is the site of Gaffneyis Annual Tactical in July. We are finishing the fort and beginning the construction of a village this year. Contact David Vavreck at 612-378-1973 or baethan1630@yahoo.com for further information, or to volunteer to help.

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The Regimental Flower Garden.
by Maeve Kane


"When you can put your foot on seven daisies, summer is come."--English proverb.

While summer in Minnesota is still a bit away, here is a short guide to some flowers available in Scotland during the seventeenth century and growable in Minnesota, as well as their historical uses, lore and cultivation. However, please consult your herb wife or physitian before using any of the cures listed here.

Common Crocus, C. vernus.

Native to most of Europe, the common crocus is a cousin to the saffron-producing crocus of the Near East. Saffron has been highly valued since the days of Greece, and was well known in Europe in the seventeenth century. Gerard, in his Herball, says that saffron "quickens the senses, makes merry, (and) shakes off drowsiness," but too much may affect the brain. Saffron, mixed in apple juice, is also used in Westphalia as a cure for jaundice. A garland of crocuses is said to ward off drunkeness. Saffron was so valued that several death sentences were pronounced in Nuremburg during the 16th century for apothecaries who had adulterated their saffron. Crocus corms should be planted in the fall where they will receive full sun.

Daffodil, Daffadowndilly, Jonquil, Narcissus, N. pseudonarcissus.

	"Daffadowndilly has come to town
	In a yellow petticoat and a green gown."
	--English children's rhyme


Daffodils, a corruption of the Greek asphodel, were said to grow on the banks of Acheron and bring delight to the dead, and also on the Elysian Fields, from which comes the custom in some parts of Europe of planting daffodils on graves and in cemeteries. The daffodil is of no great medicinal value, but is recommended by Culpepper for swellings and ear infections: "A plaster made of the roots with parched barley meal dissolves hard swellings and impostures, being applied thereto; the juice mingled with honey, frankincense, wine, and myrrh, and dropped into the ears is good against the corrupt and running matter of the ears." A plaster of daffodil root is also said to be good for stiff and painful joints. Daffodils may be planted in the same manner as crocuses, but remember that it is unlucky to bring the blooms into the house until after the goslings have hatched.

Common Daisy, Bairnwort, Llygad y Dydd, Bellis perennis.

	"Well by reason men it call maie 
	The Daisie or else the Eye of Day."
	--Chaucer
Called Bairnwort in Scotland because of children's affinity for it, St. Mary Magdalen's flower is recommended by Gerard for "all kinds of pains and aches," fevers, inflammation of the liver, and "alle inward parts," and is used by the Slovaks to cure a toothache. Livestock usually stay away from the daisy because of its acrid tasting leaves and poisonous roots, but humans, being not as bright, use the leaves in salads. However, even Sir Francis Bacon in his Essays alludes to the superstition that if one boils daisy roots in milk and gives the concoction to puppies, the animals will grow no more. Daisies may be grown from seed or nursery stock in well drained soil where they will receive full sun.

Dandelion, dent de Lion, dens leonis, Leontodon, Priest's Crown, taraxacum officinale.

The English name comes from early associations with the jagged shape of the dandelion leaves and a lion's tooth. In the Ortus Sanitatis, 1485, (quoted in the Modern Herbal) an account is given of a "Master Wilhelmus, a surgeon, who on account of its virtues, likened it to "eynem lewen zan, genannt zu latin Dens leonis (a lion's tooth, called in Latin Dens leonis)." The leaves are also likened to a lion's tooth in Brunfels' 1532 Contrafayt Kreuterbuch (also quoted in the Modern Herbal). The name Priest's Crown comes from the middle ages, when the shorn head of a priest was a familiar sight.

A dandelion tea, made by infusing 1 ounce of dandelion heads in a pint of boiling water for ten minutes, decanted, and sweetened with honey, drunk several times a day is used in the treatment of dropsy and bilious affections. 1 ounce of dandelion root, ½ ounce of ginger root, ½ ounce of caraway seed, ½ ounce of cinnamon, ¼ ounce of senna leaves, gently boiled in 3 pints of water until there is 1 ½ ounces of liquid, strained and mixed with ½ pound of sugar, boiled, skimmed, and cooled, and given in teaspoonful doses, will cure jaundice. For the liver and kidneys, one may boil together 1 ounce broom topes, ½ ounce juniper berries, ½ ounce dandelion roots, and 1 ½ pints water for ten minutes. Strain and add a pinch of cayenne, and take a tablespoonful three times daily.

Dandelion beer, made with nettles and yellow dock, is a good general tonic for health, as is dandelion wine. Dandelion coffee, being made by cleaning large, two-year-old roots, slicing them and drying at a low heat until coffee colored and ground, is good for dyspepsia, does not cause wakefulness, and is not as bitter as chicory coffee. The young leaves of dandelions may be picked early in the season and added to salads, along with lemon juice and pepper, to promote digestion, and are especially good if the leaves are first covered and left to blanch for several days before picking. In Wales, roots, aged two years, are sliced and added to salads. Dandelions will grow anywhere they want, whenever they want, and there is nothing you can do about it.

Yellow Iris, Fleur de Luce, Fleur de Lys, Jacob's Sword, Segg, I. pseudacorus.

A native of Great Britain and northern Europe, the yellow iris became one of the ubiquitous symbols of France when the pagan king Clovis, who, when faced with defeat in battle, was compelled by his Christian wife Clothilde to pray to her God. Upon his victory, he replaced his emblem of three toads with three irises, a flower sacred to the Virgin Mary. Six hundred years later, when King Louis VII was on his crusade against the Sarcerens, the Fleur de Louis was corrupted into the fleur de lis or fleur de lys, its three falling petals symbolizing faith, wisdom and valor. Lys is also the name of a river in Flanders, along the banks of which the yellow iris is particularly abundant.

The Anglo-Saxons called the yellow iris Segg, Skeggs or Cegg, meaning small sword, because of the leaves' resemblence to daggers.

Gerard recommends the juice of the roots for coughs, "evil spleens," convulsions, serpents' bites, adding that it "doth mightily and vehemently draw forth choler." He goes on to say that "the root, boiled soft, with a few drops of rosewater upon it, laid plaisterwise upon the face of man or woman, doth in two daies at the most take away the blackness and blewness of any stroke or bruise. . . An oil made of the roots and flowers of the Iris, made in the same way as oil of roses and lilies. It is used to rub in the sinews and joints to strengthn them, and is good for cramp." A slice of root held against the teeth or held in the mouth will cause tooth pain to disappear, and Culpepper recommends distilled iris water for weak eyes, and an ointment of iris for ulcers of the skin or swellings.

The flowers of the yellow iris will produce a yellow dye, and the root, with a sulphate of iron, a black dye. The tannin content of yellow iris root is such that it may be used to replace galls when making ink.

German Iris, I. germanica.

Orris root is made from the root of the purple german iris, and was used as early as 1480 as a linen powder, when orris root and anise seed were bought for the scenting of King Edward IV's linens. Powdered orris root may also be added to laundry rinse to scent the wash, and in making rose petal beads to fix and preserve the scent. In 1590, Lyte says that "the Iris is knowen of the cloth workers and drapers, for with these rootes they use to trimme their clothes to make them sweet and pleasant."

Mary Doggett, in Her Book of Receipts, 1682, (quoted in the Modern Herbal) gives "A perfume for a sweet bagg,": "Take half a pound of Cyrpess Roots, a pound of Orris, three quarter of a pound of Calamus, three orange stick with cloves, two ounces of Benjamin, three quarters of Rhodium, a pound of Coriander seed, and an ounce of Storax and 4 pecks of Damask Rose leaves, a peck of dried sweet Marjerum, a pretty sitck of Juniper shaved very thin, some lemon pele dryed and a stick of Brasill; let all these be powdered very grossly for ye first year and immediately put into your baggs; the next year pound and work it and it will be very good again." Orris root powder may be made from sliced and dried iris roots which have been aged for two or more years. Although it doesn't smell like much when fresh, orris root develops a subtle violet fragrance as it ages through a type of fermentation.

Orris root was and is used in Russia with honey and ginger to honey brandies, is distilled in other parts of Europe, and was used in Verona for teething infants. It is also recommended to prevent chafing to moist thighs and armpits, and was used in Elizabethan England as one of the few non toxic additives to white face powders.

Irises of all species may be transplanted after they finish blooming, usually in late July or August, and may be planted any time of the year in full to partial sun. Yellow irises prefer partial sun and moist soil. I. germanica, I. sibirica, I. spuria and I. setosa are all native to northern Europe and grow well in Minnesota.

Lilies of the Valley, May Lilies, Concallaria majalis.

Lilies of the valley, even though they represent new life and the rebirth of Christ, are thought to bring extremely bad luck in the British Isles if brought into the house, and in England, it is believed that anyone who plants a bed of lilies of the valley will die within the year.

They are the flower of St. Leonard, who fought a dragon in the woods near Horsham, and beating the dragon ever deeper into the woods in mortal combat, sustained many grievous wounds, and everywhere his blood spilled, lilies of the valley sprouted. The frangrance of lilies of the valley is said to draw the nightengale and cause him to choose his mate. Gerard quotes a prescription for gout, saying "a Glasse being filled with the flowers of May Lilies and set in an Ant Hill with the mouth close stopped for a month's space and then taken out, ye shall find a liquor in the glasse, which being outwardly applied helps the gout very much." This is also recommended for sprains and rheumatism. An ointment of bruised roots and lard is good for ulcers and helps heal burns and scalds without leaving a scar. Bruised roots, boiled in wine, are also good for pestilential fevers.

Aqua aurea (golden water), distilled from the flowers, "doth strengthen the Memorie and comforteth the Harte." Also, "take the flowers and steep them in New Wine for the space of a month; which being finished, take them out again and distil the wine three times over in a Limbeck. The wine is more precious than gold, for if anyone with apoplexy drink thereof with six grains of Pepper and a little Lavender water they shall not need fear it that moneth." This is also good to cure dumb palsy, vertigo, and heart disease, as well as treat leprosy.

In the Germanies, a wine is made with raisins of the flowers, and the powdered flowers are used across the Continent as a snuff to clear the head. Lilies of the valley should be planted in a shady spot in the spring or fall.

- "from the Herbwife - Lily of the valley is deadly poison."

Sweet Violet, Wood Violet, Viola odorata.

	"You must wear your rue with a difference. 
	There's a daisy; I would give you some violets, but they withered."

	"Lay her i' the earth:
	And from her fair and unpolluted flesh
	May violets spring!"

	--Shakespeare's Hamlet

A symbol of humility, the sweet violet is often associated with early or untimely death. Violets, with their three lower petals representing the trinity and the two upper petals the duality of Christ's human and divine nature, are said to droop because the shadow of the Cross fell upon them at the crucifixion.

Violets, if steeped in goats milk, were believed by the ancient Celts to enhance feminine beauty, and a garland of them worn about the head will dispel wine fumes and prevent a hangover. According to Gerard, "it has power to ease inflammation, roughness of the throat, and comforteth the heart, assuageth the pains of the head and causeth sleep," when made into a syrup.

'Sirrup of Violets. Take a quantity of Blew Violets, clip off the whites and pound them well in a stone mortar; then take as much fair running water as will sufficiently moysten them and mix with the violets; strain them all; and to every half pint of the liquor put one pound of the best loafe sugar, set it on the fire, putting the sugar in as it melts, still stirring it; let it boyle but once or twice att the most; then take it from the fire, and keep it to your use." Forming the base of Oriental Sherbert, this syrup is recommended for ague, epilepsy, sleeplessness, and jaundice.

Violets grow mostly wild in shady, wooded spot, but may be transplanted in the spring to a similar spot.

"If you would be happy for a week take a wife; if you would be happy for a month kill a pig; but if you would be happy for all your life plant a garden." --English proverb

Bibliography


Bruce-Mitford, Miranda. Illustrated Book of Signs and Symbols. DK Publishing, New York. 1996.
Culpeper, Nicholas. Culpeper's Complete Herbal. Published by W. Foulsham & Co, New York. N.d.
Culpeper, Nicholas. The English Physitian, 1652. http://www.med.yale.edu/library/historical/culpeper/culpeper.htm.
Gerard, John. Marcus Woodward, editor. Leaves from Gerard's Herball: arranged for garden lovers. Peter Smith, New York. 1990.
Grieve, M. Edited by C.F. Leyel. A Modern Herbal. Dorset Press, New York. 1992. Also available online at www.botantical.com.
Heise, Jennifer. Scents of the Middle Ages. http://www.lehigh.edu/~jahb/herbs/scents.html.
Leach, Maria, Editor. Standard Dictionary of Folklore, Mythology, and Legend. Harper and Row, San Fransisco. 1972.
Wyman, Donald. Wyman's Gardening Encyclopedia. Macmillam Publishing Co, Inc., New York. 1977.

Dos and Don'ts of Non-period Chatter During Events

by Lievtenant Eric Ferguson

A question has come up about members engaging in non-period chatter during events, and when breaking out of character is appropriate. The core of what we present to the public is the feeling that when they enter our camp, they have stepped back into the 17th century. We are using a concept that in the theater is referred to as "the suspension of disbelief," which means that while the audience obviously knows they're sitting in a theater watching actors, they accept for the moment that the characters are who they pretend to be. We do the same thing with first person living history. We do this in a visual sense of course by dressing appropriately for the time and place, using period tools, engaging in period activities and so on. We maintain this illusion audibly as well by our use of dialects, and speaking in the present tense. Non-period chatter is the verbal equivalent of setting up our tents, and then parking a car in the camp. Thus why we want to avoid it. Of course, it can't always be avoided, just like our vehicles at some point have to come onto the site. So, here are some dos and don'ts on breaking character:

DO
The patron asks us to break character: this is and should be the most common instance by far. Not everyone likes or understands first-person role playing, so if a patron asks us to break character or we can tell that's what they want, we do it. It may spoil the illusion for someone else, but it does show that our presentation is individually tailored, and that someone else can ask what they want. If the conversation remains focused on what we do, it won't actually be disruptive.

We know the patron: Someone who is not a member is a patron, and it is their call if they want to break period and talk about whatever they want, even completely non-historical matters. When they are dressed in modern clothes, "real" patrons won't be confused and will correctly figure out what's going on. Our responsibility is to make sure that while we're with friends or family, other patrons aren't ignored, even if all we can do is a greeting to acknowledge their presence. It's trickier if the patron is in something that looks like historical garb. Other patrons won't know such persons aren't Clann. If possible, keep the conversation quiet, off to the side perhaps. Realize that most patrons won't know why you're talking to another "member" instead of them, so if possible put off the modern conversation until later --- consider it a chance to demonstrate to someone with an interest in reenactment how well we interpret!

Required discussions: for example, working out kinks in the schedule, planning an upcoming demo, dealing with any situation that can't wait. Keep the conversation low, off to the side, or some combination thereof to keep it out of patron hearing.

No patrons: this happens at slow events. Besides, this activity is partly social for all of us. It's obviously ridiculous to require that we stay in character when there's no patron in sight and hasn't been for a long while. This would meet the requirement to keep it out of patron hearing. However, be aware of patrons approaching, which can happen anytime. Try to be aware of how far voices can carry.

Out of camp: Outside of camp, we're under event rules. If organizers don't care about non-period chatter, so be it. Just be aware that when you return to camp, you've come back on stage, so to speak, and you need to be in period immediately.

Greet in third person if you can't do first: This role playing stuff is hard. Doing a dialect well enough to do it publicly takes practice. If you feel you can't yet do the first person stuff, at least greet the patron. Sometimes they've already seen you drop character with someone else, in which case, judge the situation.

DON'T
Chattering without checking: Be aware of your surroundings, and be sure you can't be heard before saying anything. If in doubt, stay in period. If you can't see that there are no patrons nearby, assume they're there.

Chattering in the tavern: This is the area where this problem has cropped up more than anywhere else. Over the years, we've tried to break members of the idea that this is our break area, and that it's OK to sit around and discuss whatever. It isn't. The tavern is an interpretive area just as much as the kitchen or weapons rack. In fact, it's an area with lots of potential, and non-period conversations spoil the atmosphere as much as leaving non-period items sitting out (another practice we need to watch in the tavern --- I don't like playing period nazi in there, but I do and will). Maybe as a big DO, add in that when patrons approach the tavern, they are a top priority, not an interruption. They must at least be greeted and welcomed in.

Chattering to the exclusion of patrons: The saddest thing you can hear about someone's experience at any living history event is "I went through the camp and nobody talked to me." Yes, I've heard this about us, though fortunately not in a long time. I don't however assume it's not happening since I do see people get through parts of camp without being greeted (again, my observation is the tavern is the most common place for this). Probably some members opted not to leave off their personal conversations. The biggest faux pas a living historian can commit is to ignore the public while engaged in non-period activity. To spoil the illusion of periodness is bad. To ignore the patrons is bad. To do both simultaneously is very bad and leaves a poor impression like almost nothing else.

When specific situations come up, as they will, ask. We've been doing this stuff a long time and there's a bunch of experience to call upon.

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Captains Corner

Mark your calendars - July 17 - 18, 2004. As we're coming up on Summer, it is time to put in a plug for Tactical.

For newer members, a Tactical is an unscripted battle. In other words, we divide into two sides, and play a series of war games involving different scenarios/objectives.

In addition to having the opportunity to play war, putting all that drilling we do to good use, this event also provides the opportunity to come as close as we can to experiencing what life was like for the folks we strive to represent. Tactical is a participant-only weekend; it is the one event of the year where we take a break from interpretation to the publc.

I still haven't decided whether Tactical should be described as great fun that also happens to be very educational, or vice versa. It is very much both - ask anyone who has attended.

If you are not interested in playing soldier, don't worry. There are opportunities for civilians to be involved as well.

This will be our 7th Annual Tactical, and other reenactors and groups are, as always, invited. We expect record attendance this year.

The dates for this season's finest living history event are the weekend of July 17 - 18.

Tactical is held at Clann Tartan's very own 17th century fort, Dun Gowan. This garrison fort is the product of years of labour by many members of the regiment, and is to be found on the property of Don Chesney near Duluth. It is an ongoing project aimed at providing ourselves with a permanent 17th century site.

You will have a blast, and you will learn a lot. Guaranteed.

David

David Vavreck Captain
Gaffneyis Regiment

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Announcements

Looking for Assistance:

In order to get the newsletter mailed in a timely fashion, I have stepped up to take the email letter and transcribe it to paper. This is not a task at which I excel, and I am looking for volunteer(s) who enjoy newsletter formatting and would like to step up and take over this wonderful, exciting job!

If interested, contact Me, Mary McKinley, at Mairi2@juno.com or Glenn McDavid at gmcdavid@comcast.net .

To submit an article, send it to Hellen Ferguson at hellen@sparkyferguson.net or snail mail at:
Hellen Ferguson
5732 Bossen Terrace #2
Minneapolis, MN 55417

We need more assistance

I’m also looking for a volunteer to attend the Minnesota Coalition of Scottish Clans meetings, which are quarterly. Rob Portinga has offered to step forward for the next one, but we need a permanent delegate as well as a backup.

The duties are simple—you attend the meetings and report back to the board, either in person or via email. This is an important contact for us, especially with the MN RenFest connection—MCSC sets it up and invites us.

Interested?
Contact Mary McKinley, at Mairi2@juno.com or at 651-699-6853. Please don't call after 9 PM.

Still looking for thoughts on Why We Do What We Do

—and what will make it more fun for you.

What are you looking for in Clann? What can we do better? What are we doing well? Please let us know—we all want this to be a fun, fulfilling experience for everyone.

Send info to Mary McKinley at the previously posted info—snail mail:
Mary McKinley
1363 Jefferson Ave
St Paul, MN 55105-2410

Notice:

The weekend of June 26 and 27 is the last work weekend at Dun Gowan (near Duluth) before Tactical.

We have a lot of work to do to be ready for this event.

We need bodies; no experience is neccessary. Please come help in this worthy endeavor.

Contact either Don Chesney at 218-721-4501 or DLChsny@aol.com or David Vavreck at 612-378-1973 or baethan1630@yahoo.com to volunteer.

Thanks!

David Vavreck
Captain,
Gaffneyis Regiment


Drill

Clann's monthly drill will be held on the third Saturday of the month at Bossen Field by Lievtenant Eric and Hellen's home (5732 Bossen Terrace Apt#2), unless there is a scheduled Clann Event that weekend.
The time is NOON.
For directions, Lievtenant Eric can be contacted at: 612-726-6364 or eric@celticfringe.net

Wanted!

Submissions for the Newsletter!
Items you can submit include research articles, character sketches, and other items pertaining to living history and Scottish Culture. Email your items in either plain text, or MS Word format to newsletter@clanntartan.org or snail mail to our postal address.
Items must be received by the 15th of each month to be considered for inclusion for the upcoming months issue. Mailed submissions will not be returned unless requested. All pertinent submissions will be considered as space permits. All research articles must reference at least three sources. Submissions are NOT edited for spelling or grammar, but may be broken in multiple parts.

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WANTED: ISO Nice small family or couple for outgrown 4 year old "Panther" Wall Tent. Babies, playpens, dogs and teenagers are busting the seams of a 10' x 14', 13 oz sunforger wall tent with 4' walls, double doors, 5 in stove pipe hole, 8''sod cloth. Have found new means to restrain teenagers so we will include tent poles and ropes, the 2 patches are included for free! $ 450.00.
Kali Pederson 651-730-5437


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Calendar of Events

Be sure to contact your staff
if you plan on attending a show event. Try to give at least a seven day notice when possible. This allows proper planning for the feeding of our members, and in some cases is required by event organizers to allow entry as a participant.
You can call any of the staff members listed, or send an email to staff@clanntartan.org.

June 2004

SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
 
 
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Dance
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Siouxland Renaissance Festival
Sioux Falls, SD
10am-6pm
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Siouxland Renaissance Festival
Sioux Falls, SD
10am-6pm
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Clann Tartan
Board Meeting

Boltt Corporation
Conference Room
, 7PM
8
Dance
9

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Caledonia Sesqincentenial
Caledonia, MN
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Caledonia Sesqincentenial
Caledonia, MN
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Caledonia Sesqincentenial
Caledonia, MN
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Fife
Maeve's home
15
Night at the Pub
Molly Quinn's
Minneapolis
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Dance
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Drill
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Dance
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Work Weekend
at Dun Gowan
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Work Weekend
at Dun Gowan
28
Fife
Maeve's home
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July 2004

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Clann Tartan
Board Meeting

Boltt Corporation
Conference Room
, 7PM
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Dance
 
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MN Scottish Country Fair
Dakota County Fairgrounds
Fairmont, MN
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Fife
Maeve's home
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Dun Gowan Tactical
- Duluth, MN (set up day)
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Dun Gowan Tactical
- Duluth, MN
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Dun Gowan Tactical
- Duluth, MN
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Night at the Pub
Molly Quinn's
Minneapolis
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Maeve's home
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Maps

Map to Inver Grove Heights location- Dance Map to St. Paul location St. Christopher's- Dance
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Boltt Corporation, 509 Sibley Street Suite 200
Saint Paul, MN 55101
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Corcoran Park, Minneapolis

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Siouxland Renaissance Festival (Sioux Falls, SD) June 5th & 6th 2004

Location
Sioux Falls, SD is located near the SD/MN border, approximately 270 miles from Minneapolis, MN.
Drive Time
Allow about 7 hours from the Twin Cities.
Directions
  • From the Twin Cities head South on I-35 to I-90.
  • Take I-90 West Sioux Falls, SD.
  • Go South on I-29 about 6.5 miles to 41st Street.
  • Turn right on 41st Street and go West about 5 miles to HWY 17
  • Go south on HWY 17 about 1/4 mile to Exit 77 - look for signs for Wild Water West - the festival is on the grounds behind the water park.
    Alternate directions - This route can save about 40 miles.
  • From the Twin Cities, Take US-169 South about 72 miles to where it becomes MN-60 West.
  • Follow MN-60 about 87 miles to I-90 West.
  • Take I-90 West to Sioux Falls, SD.
  • Go South on I-29 about 6.5 miles to 41st Street.
  • Turn right on 41st Street and go West about 5 miles to HWY 17
  • Go south on HWY 17 about 1/4 mile to Exit 77 - look for signs for Wild Water West - the festival is on the grounds behind the water park.

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