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Opening Weekend Was Historic!

HISTORICAL OHV RIDE TO THE LION'S HEAD ROCK FORMATION & ELVA JEAN MURRY’S TALK OF THE CIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORP CAMP ON May 6th, 2017 Gaila and Bob Bell, Trevor Packer, the Rushers, the Garners, Dennis and Margaret Slaugh (all from Rangely) and Duane and Vanessa Hays from Meeker, made a trip to Massadona to hear Elva Jean Murry talk about the old Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC) camps, why her family moved to this area and what it must have been like as a young girl to grew up in that time period. There were numerous people that came by vehicle to listen to Elva Jean as well. The CCC Camps were started to help boys with behavior problems to get there education and be productive people. Te

Growing Up On a Ranch

Ranch life was hardly ever boring and if you complained there was always work to be done so we learned never to say we were bored. By the time I was in first grade mom started working at the Rangely hospital 30 miles from the ranch. Life became much freer without mom to keep a constant eye on us. Dad had his rules so as long as we abided by his rules we were okay. Joy and I could now go with dad and Les which Mom wouldn't let us before. We played just about anywhere we wanted. We rode in the back of the truck with the dogs sometimes riding on the tailgate or on top of the loose hay on the hay wagon going down the highway. There was a hay stack with baled hay by the house and we de

OHV Ride to the Lion Head Rock Formation May 6th

On May 6th join us for a casual, slow paced OHV ride up Chase Draw to document historical and archaeological sites all the while enjoying the spring time high dessert in bloom. The Lion Head rock formation is the primary destination. All OHV riders are invited to participate in this short fun ride, accepting full responsibility for assuming all liability and personal issues. The ride will be held if the weather permits. Meet us at the White River Market (609 West Highway 64). We will leave at 10:00 am for the ride. For more information call: Dan Fiscus: 970-629-3946 Gaila Bell: 970-629-5317 Brenda Hopson: 970-620-0624

Lunch & Lecture at Massadona Cafe May 6th

On May 6th at 2:00 pm bring a lunch and hear Elva Jean Murry give an interesting biography of the area. Elva Jean's grandparents settled the area and her sister co-authored two volumes of "Blue Mountain Folks" All participants will be responsible for their own lunch. For more information call: Dan Fiscus: 970-629-3946 Gaila Bell: 970-629-5317 Brenda Hopson: 970-620-0624

Campfire Music & Storytelling.

May 6th at 7:00 pm A campfire storytelling and music time will be held at the Rangely Outdoor Museum. Everyone come and enjoy the kick off to spring and the opening of the Outdoor Museum while listening to the music of "Fiscus and Gravy" along with a short historical story of the 1800's. Be sure to bring a chair, blancket, jacket, water, and snacks. Spend an evening under the stars with friends and a beautiful campfire. For more information call: Dan Fiscus: 970-629-3946 Gaila Bell: 970-629-5317 Brenda Hopson: 970-620-0624

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