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Campfire Ghost Stories: Living History Tales of the West (Miner Bill & the Blue Mist)
Jun 20, 2019Free – $15.00
People from the past come to life in this hour-long presentation about the history and adventures of several past residents and visitors to the Estes Valley. Join these characters as they recount tales of humor, exploration and danger; learn what life was like for them during their stay in and around Rocky Mountain National Park. Time for campfire questions and roasting marshmallows will follow the presentation.
Thousands of visitors have been intrigued and entertained by the Blue Mist legend since it was first told in the 1940s at places like the Fall River Lodge, Steads Ranch and the livery of the YMCA of the Rockies. A fictional tale about a real-life figure from this area’s past, the story holds references to local history as well as allusions to the natural, yet strangely sudden, weather phenomena that occur near mountain valleys and ridges.
Instructor: Kurtis Kelly
Children 12 and under are FREE!