23rd Annual Pioneer Reunion
Contact: Mike Boren, 432-477-2236
WRITERS, WRANGLERS, RANGERS, AND MURAL PAINTERS
Big Bend Natural History Association's 23rd Annual Pioneer Reunion will take place in the gymnasium of San Vicente School in Panther Junction,
This year's speakers include cowboy and singer Craig Carter of the Spring Creek Ranch; Diane Garner of Houston, author of Letters from the Big Bend, a collection of letters from her grandfather who worked in the Big Bend and disappeared during the Mexican Revolution; Maisie Lee of Marathon, who lived in the park at Hot Springs during the late 40's and painted the murals in the Hot Springs Cabins run by Maggie Smith; and Dan Sholly, who grew up in the park when his dad, George Sholly, was Chief Ranger, and who went on to become Chief Ranger of Yellowstone National Park before retiring and becoming Deputy Director of Texas State Parks. Lord willing and the creek don't rise, there might also be a distinguished surprise speaker.
Reservations are required, as seating is limited to 110 people, and can be made by calling 432-477-2236 with a credit card number. Coffee and refreshments will be served by Espresso y Poco Mas of Terlingua, and there will be books for sale and door prizes galore.Come and join us for one of the best events of the year in
Did You Know?
The frontier economy of Big Bend relied heavily on fur trading. Furs included, fox, bobcat, coyote, skunk, and ringtail, but there were also a few beaver, javelina, and panther pelts, and some goat and deer hides. The price of pelts varied, but normally was from 40¢ to $1.00 each. More...