NEW! Campfire Ghost Stories: Living History Tales of the West (“Squeaky” Bob Wheeler)
Jul 9, 2020Free – $15
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.
Theodore Roosevelt was just one of many guests treated to the savory cooking, homespun hospitality, and enchanting tales of “Squeaky” Bob Wheeler (1865-1945), who operated a popular tent camp for travelers, hunters, and fishermen journeying through the region that became Rocky Mountain National Park. Bob’s high-pitched, funny-sounding voice earned him his nickname, and visitors relished in hearing him remember his adventures working in the mining camp of Lulu City, while enjoying the scenic surroundings of his “Hotel de Hardscrabble.”
Instructor: Kurtis Kelly
Children 12 and under are FREE!