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History Snowshoe Hike February 22, 2020

History Snowshoe Hike: The Ranger Brown Trail

Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020

9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Join the Eagle County Historical Society and Walking Mountain Science Center for a snowshoe history trek on East Brush Creek. Local historian Kathy Heicher will share stories about Ranger Brown, who tended the forest from 1920-1935. Working primarily by himself, Ranger Brown handled tasks including managing grazing allotments for local ranchers, building key trails and roads, building Forest Service cabins and offices throughout Eagle County, and handling predator control issues involving wolves! Brown also managed the Civilian Conservation Corps camp established in 1940. Come enjoy a half day snowshoe hike while learning about this fascinating character who helped shape many of the trails and forest resources in our valley.

Sign up at:

https://walkingmountains.doubleknot.com/event/snowshoe-through-history-east-brush-creek/2631665

CCC Camp, Yeoman; photo credit ECHS & EVLD

This hike will be a moderate 2.5 mile snowshoe. Snowshoes & poles are provided. Bring a lunch for a post tour picnic at Yeoman Park Campground. The program meets at Walking Mountains Science Center in Avon at 9am. If you would like to be picked up in Eagle, please reach out to nathanbr@walkingmountains.org.

Historical Society members are offered a 30 percent discount. Please contact us at ECHS@eaglecountyhistoricalsociety.com for the discount code.

 

Last Stand of the Pack June 13

Event: The Last Stand of the Pack
What: A presentation about history of wolves in Eagle County, and their possible future in Colorado
Featuring: Fort Lewis College Professor and Historian Andrew Gulliford
When: Thursday, June 13
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Where: (Old) Exhibit Hall, Eagle County Fairgrounds, Eagle
Admission: $10 ($5 for Historical Society members).

In 1929, Forest Service conservationist Arthur Carhart and Bureau of Biological Survey hunter Stanley P.Young wrote “The Last Stand of the Pack,” the story of the extermination of the last wolves in Colorado
in the 1920s. Two of those wolves were from Eagle County.

Andrew Gulliford

Ninety years later, wolves are being viewed from a different perspective. College professor Andrew Gulliford and fellow author Tom Wolf have resurrected that 1929 book, reprinting it as an anthology that
includes the perspectives of ranchers and environmentalists. Gulliford will discuss the book in a special presentation hosted by the Eagle County Historical Society.
The public is welcome.