BRYAN COUNTY, Okla. (KTEN) — The Fort Washita Historic Site hosted its annual Rendezvous on Saturday. Visitors went back in time to see what life was like in the 1800s.

Fort Washita was originally established 180 years ago by the Chickasaws. Back then, if manufacturers wanted to buy fur from fur trappers, they would meet in a designated area called the Rendezvous.

Fort Washita took visitors on that journey as they reenacted those days of teaching about traders, mountain men and Chickasaw history. 

"You can read it in a book, and it makes sense, but when you see it, you understand it so much more, and it really demonstrates the lifestyle all of our ancestors experienced," said Jim Argo, the Fort Washita site manager.

Staffers at Fort Washita say this event will be back next year.