Alberta Sprague historical reenactment.Saturday – July 20, 2019

Event Location

Pioneer Village Museum
110 Byers Ave.
Hot Sulphur Springs, CO 80451

Contact:

Serena Fanning

Phone: 9707253939
Website: Click to Visit

About The Event

Join us on July 11 at 2P as Lynn Waring from Estes Park reenacts Alberta "Bert" Sprague. She will artfully walk us through the life and significant events of Bert.   One of the first settlers to the area that is now Rocky Mountain National Park, Abner and "Bert" were the first park visitor to pay an entrance fee, the Spragues played a pivotal role in the development of both the national park and the town of Estes Park.   The Sprague Resort in what was to become Rocky Mountain National Park Abner Sprague first came to the area in 1868 with two schoolmates, and eight years later decided to build a homestead in Moraine Park. With his wife Alberta (for whom Alberta Falls was later named) at his side, the pair began to offer food to passing tourists. Eventually the visitors became too numerous, leading the Spragues to build several rental cabins and a log hotel for overnight accommodations, in addition to their ranching and sawmill operations.   Come learn more about Bert's influence and efforts in Grand County.   Free for GCHA members. $5 for non members.   Call to reserve your spot today. 970.725.3939 or [email protected]

Cost:

Free for GCHA members, $5 non members

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