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Members of the Bearden family reunited earlier this summer at the Squaw Creek locale their family settled more than 100 years ago.
Things have changed a bit since Levi Fenno brought his family by covered wagon to Leadville in the early 1900s. According to an account provided by Edith Leaderhause, after Levi’s death Emma Fenno bought the Swinger Ranch on Squaw Creek and moved the family to Eagle County from Leadville in 1910. They raised potatoes, grain and hay. They had some cows and sold cream and also had chickens and sold the eggs to the grocery store.
Leaderhause said Louis, Edith, Ida and Mary Fenno arrived in Wolcott in November of 1910 via the train from Illinois. All of the Levi Fenno children, except one, homesteaded in the immediate area. They all raised their families in the area and the clan still has some immediate family living fairly close.
Today the Bearcat Stables at Squaw Creek, part of the Cordillera development, carries the name of one of the Bearden family members — Ellis “Bearcat” Bearden. Bearcat is remembered as a tough amateur boxer and a valley pioneer.
“Thanks to Bearcat Stables at Squaw Creek for letting us use their facility for the gathering,” said Leaderhause. “They have such a great facility and have many neat family pictures posted in the old Bearden house and several folks viewed the property on horseback. It was fun and a great place for reminiscing and visiting.”
Minturn Cemetery tour Sept. 6
Minturn is a railroad town with plenty of history.
Learn the stories of the community’s pioneer founders at the Eagle County Historical Society’s Minturn Cemetery Tour on Saturday, Sept. 6.
Actors and actresses from local theater companies and the historical society will portray characters ranging from train engineers to bootleggers. Tours will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tickets are $15 in advance, and may be purchased on-line at eaglecountyhistoricalsociety.com or call 800-838-3006.
Tours are expected to fill up quickly. Questions may be directed to ECHS President Kathy Heicher at 328-7104.
Join the fun at 4Eagle Ranch on Saturday, Sept. 6 for a potluck benefit for Keith and Kendra Scott.
The event will get under way at 6 p.m. at the 4Eagle Ranch with live music, an auction and tack sale. The fund-raiser will benefit the Scott Family, local ranchers who had a devastating cattle loss this past winter. Bring your best dishes to share for a potluck dinner and enjoy music played by the Green Ridge Ramblers out of Yampa.
“We invite everyone to bring your friends and family to 4Eagle Ranch and show your support to one of the many special families who make up the backbone of our wonderful and caring community,” said organizer Debra Batton.
A suggested donation is $20 and a pot luck dish for adults, $10 for seniors, $10 for children or $35 for families. For anyone who is short on cash but is willing to lend a hand, just show up with a pot luck dish. Adult beverages will be available for purchase.
An account is open at Eagle Alpine Bank for donations for anyone who is unable to make the benefit.
For more information, call Debra at 970-328-6646.
AN EVENING OF MEDITATION
Join Catherine Zeeb, PhD and CACIII (Certified Addictions Psychotherapist), of Bohemian Wisdom for an evening of guided meditation, an introduction to the seven chakras, and how to live in the present moment. The session is planned Monday, Sept. 29 at 6 p.m. at the Eagle Public Library.
Zeeb is the author of “Begendings: a New Perspective” and “Begendings II : Life is the Present Moment.” Her books will be available for sale during the session.
To register for this free workshop, call Robyn at 328-8800 to reserve your spot.
Red Ribbon Project
Join the Red Ribbon Project at its annual fund-raiser on Friday, Sept. 12, from 6-10 p.m. at E-Town in Edwards.
The evening will include live music by local band, Thumper, door prizes and great silent auction items including an Epic Ski pass. E-town will donate 10 percent of proceeds to Red Ribbon Project that evening.
For more information, go to http://www.redribbonproject.org or call 827-5900.
LEARN TO FLY FISH
Novice anglers can learn the basics of fly fishing during a free, one-evening only seminar offered by Colorado Parks and Wildlife.
Anyone interested in participating in the session should meet at the CPW Hunter Education Building located at 711 Independent Avenue in Grand Junction at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 17. Space is limited and registration is required. To register, visit: http://www.register-ed.com/events/view/51352. If you do not have an internet connection, call 970-255-6100 to reserve your spot.
The program is designed for beginners and no experience is necessary. All equipment will be provided. Topics will include insect biology, casting techniques and gear — including rods, reels and flies. Participants will have the opportunity to dry-land cast to sharpen their newly learned skills.
Instructors include members of the Grand Valley Anglers chapter of The Trout Unlimited Club and Colorado Parks and Wildlife personnel will be on-hand to discuss laws and regulations.