Listen to Summit County’s history: They weren’t all prostitutes and gamblers
March 14 at 3 p.m. in the Log Chapel Sisters of Courage Presented by Dave Lively Dave Lively will present the story of the Harbison’s, an ordinary family with a remarkable tale. In 1896 Annie and Kittie Harbison homesteaded side by side in the Kawuneeche Valley near Grand Lake and this presentation will be a journey into the past exploring their pioneer experience, their family’s unique life and how the Harbison Ranch became the west entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park.
March 21 at 3 p.m. in the Log Chapel South Park Perils: Short Ropes and True Tales Presented by Christie Wright Summit and Park counties share a common border – the Continental Divide, accessible via three timberline passes. Guests will hear about four true murder stories from the 1800s, which happened in Park County, just across the Divide: in Hall Valley (near Webster Pass); in Jefferson (Georgia Pass); and in Como (Boreas Pass). These dastardly deeds really are stranger than fiction!
March 28 at 3 p.m. in the Log Chapel Highest Automotive Tunnel in America: The Eisenhower-Johnson Memorial Tunnel Presented by Hannah Braun One of the most incredible feats of transportation engineering and completed in the 1970s, the Eisenhower-Johnson Memorial Tunnel was the highest vehicular tunnel in the world. An average of 30,000 cars travel through the tunnel each day, and 400 million cars have used the tunnel since it opened, without a single motorist fatality. The fascinating story of the tunnel involves harsh winters, dangerous fault lines, technological advances and the fight for women’s rights in the work place.
For more information regarding the Frisco Historic Park and Museum and its programs, please go to FriscoHistoricPark.com or call (970) 668-3428.
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