The Mountain Man by Kenton Elliott This character was kind enough to pose for a photo during a recent reenactment event. His walking stick had the skull that would open and close its jaw when he pulled the leather strap!
Ashley had a slightly more refined life than his fellow mountain men, serving not just as a fur trapper, but as a politician and entrepreneur as well. Ashley made his fortune in gunpowder before joining the Missouri Militia during the War of 1812. He was even elected Missouri’s first Lieutenant Governor when it joined the Union.