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2014 Annual Pioneer Reunion

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Date: January 23, 2014
Contact: Mike Boren, 432-477-2236

Contemporary Pioneers

Big Bend Natural History Association will hold the 26th Annual Pioneer Reunion in the Panther Junction Visitor Center Community Room at Big Bend National Park on Saturday, February 1, from 1-5  PM. Tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased at the door, but reservations are highly recommended because of limited seating.

This year's theme is Contemporary Pioneers, and speakers include legendary river guide and actor Catfish Callaway of Terlingua, internationally famous photographer James Evans of Marathon, Fire and EMS Chief and owner of Far Flung Outdoor Center Greg Henington of Terlingua, and newspaperman and naturalist John Waters of Marathon, publisher of the Big Bend Gazette.

Forever Resorts, LLC, will serve finger food from a buffet on the patio, and Betty Baker will provide music if she doesn't break her neck again beforehand.

Reservations can be made by calling Big Bend Natural History Association at 432-477-2236.

Did You Know?

Santa Elena Canyon

From the 1930s until the mid-1960s, Santa Elena Canyon was formally known as "Santa Helena Canyon." The National Park Service dropped the H from the name to assist english-speaking visitors in pronouncing the Spanish language name of the canyon.