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Tim Jarvis
Herrin, IL

I grew up in an old southern coal mining and farm town with a population of about 300 in a good year. I became involved in fishing and hunting at a very young age, but I didn’t shoot my first flintlock muzzleloader until the year 1997. I was hooked from day one!

Having always been a history buff, my new found love for flintlock muzzleloaders made me become a student of 18th century history. I decided to expand my love of history and became involved in living history interpretation and historical trekking.

Even though I primarily attend French & Indian War events, which is where my passion is, I have attended Revolutionary War and War of 1812 events. I currently have three different personas: Eastern Woodland Indian (Kaskaskia), Courier de Bois (French Voyageur), and Longhunter. I am passionate about all three of these personas, but my preference is Kaskaskia.

I have had the honor of modeling for artists Andrew Knez Jr., John Buxton, Bryant White, Pamela Patrick White, and Dave Hasler on multiple occasions. I highly recommend you check out their oil paintings. I have also had the honor of being filmed for two different documentaries. The most recent being for the upcoming documentary, “Daniel Boone and the Opening of the American West.”

I am currently working on my second book titled “Shadows In The Forest – Woodland Warriors of the Mississippi Valley”. Many of my writings that appear on my website Warrior's Trail (www.warriorstrail.com) have also been published in Muzzleloader Magazine, Journal of the Early Americas, and Muzzle Blasts.

If you attend any of the events that I have listed in my schedule, don’t hesitate to track me down and say hello. I will gladly share my campfire with you anytime. Keep the powder dry and God Bless.

Tim's website is Warrior's Trail (www.warriorstrail.com).

Contact Tim Jarvis at:
3401 N. Park Avenue
Herrin, IL 62948



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