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News from the BBNHA: Pioneer Reunion

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News from the BBNHA: Pioneer Reunion
« on: January 19, 2007, 12:42:33 PM »
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Ranchers and River Runners Entertain Public at Pioneer Reunion

Big Bend National Park, TX---- Big Bend Natural History Associationís annual Pioneer Reunion will feature some of the best story tellers in the area talking about the original settlers of the Big Bend Country.

On February 3, 2007, the crowd will gather in the Community Room of the Panther Junction Visitor Center in Big Bend National Park, Texas, to hear five descendants of early settlers tell tales of the frontier.

Speakers include Alf Means of Valentine, whose family has ranched in that area since post Civil War days, Joan Stocks Nobles of Midland, who grew up on a ranch between Ft. Davis and Kent, Freida Rosenow Rogers, speaking about her mother Kate and her father James F. Rogers, early ranchers in the Big Bend,  Shaw Skinner of Alpine speaking about his fatherís days as a river rider for the US Department of Agriculture on the Rio Grande, and Raymond Skiles, speaking about his grandfather, Guy Skiles, a rancher from Langtry who used to take chemical magnate Henry B.DuPont on exciting river trips on the Rio Grande.

Mr. Means is reputed to be one of the best story tellers of the early days of ranching this country. Mrs. Nobles is author of two fine books, Run with the Horses and Soar with the Eagles, both of which are based on stories her grandfather told her about her familyís difficulties in establishing ranches in the Davis Mountains. Mrs.Rogersí family moved into the Big Bend in 1892 and ranched the Government Springs area. Shaw Skinner spent some of his early years living in camps along the Rio Grande with his mother and father while his father rode the river on horseback looking for trespass Mexican livestock that might bring hoof and mouth disease into the U.S. Raymond Skiles is the wildlife biologist at Big Bend National Park, and his father Jack still ranches the family ranch at Langtry. His grandfather, Guy Skiles, was one of the original daredevil river runners of the Rio Grande, and Raymond will present a PowerPoint program on early correspondence between Guy and Henry B. DuPont, along with pictures of their expeditions.

Festivities begin at 10:00 a.m. and break up around 4:00 p.m., depending on how many questions the audience wants answered. Tickets are $20 per person, $18 for members of BBNHA, and include a brisket lunch catered on the patio by Forever Resorts. Seats can be reserved by calling BBNHA at 432-477-2236 with your credit card number.



Contact Mike Boren, Executive Director: 432-477-2236

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« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2007, 01:42:41 PM »
I can say that the couple of Pioneer Reunions I've attended have been excellent.  There is nothing like hearing stories from those that actually lived it.

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« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2007, 02:43:08 PM »
Anyone going to this?  I've wanted to go to one for a long time.  Might make an impromptu trip down there for it.  I think I could be in the Basin by 9:30 Friday night, go to the reunioin Saturday and whatever else, then head back early Sunday.  (the wheels are turning...)
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« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2007, 03:00:12 PM »
ya know if gas wasn't so damn expensive this would be a no brainer!
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« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2007, 05:30:38 PM »
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Ranchers and River Runners Entertain Public at Pioneer Reunion

Big Bend National Park, TX---- Big Bend Natural History Associationís annual Pioneer Reunion will feature some of the best story tellers in the area talking about the original settlers of the Big Bend Country.

On February 3, 2007, the crowd will gather in the Community Room of the Panther Junction Visitor Center in Big Bend National Park, Texas, to hear five descendants of early settlers tell tales of the frontier.

Speakers include Alf Means of Valentine, whose family has ranched in that area since post Civil War days, Joan Stocks Nobles of Midland, who grew up on a ranch between Ft. Davis and Kent, Freida Rosenow Rogers, speaking about her mother Kate and her father James F. Rogers, early ranchers in the Big Bend,  Shaw Skinner of Alpine speaking about his fatherís days as a river rider for the US Department of Agriculture on the Rio Grande, and Raymond Skiles, speaking about his grandfather, Guy Skiles, a rancher from Langtry who used to take chemical magnate Henry B.DuPont on exciting river trips on the Rio Grande.
Mr. Means is reputed to be one of the best story tellers of the early days of ranching this country. Mrs. Nobles is author of two fine books, Run with the Horses and Soar with the Eagles, both of which are based on stories her grandfather told her about her familyís difficulties in establishing ranches in the Davis Mountains. Mrs.Rogersí family moved into the Big Bend in 1892 and ranched the Government Springs area. Shaw Skinner spent some of his early years living in camps along the Rio Grande with his mother and father while his father rode the river on horseback looking for trespass Mexican livestock that might bring hoof and mouth disease into the U.S. Raymond Skiles is the wildlife biologist at Big Bend National Park, and his father Jack still ranches the family ranch at Langtry. His grandfather, Guy Skiles, was one of the original daredevil river runners of the Rio Grande, and Raymond will present a PowerPoint program on early correspondence between Guy and Henry B. DuPont, along with pictures of their expeditions.

Festivities begin at 10:00 a.m. and break up around 4:00 p.m., depending on how many questions the audience wants answered. Tickets are $20 per person, $18 for members of BBNHA, and include a brisket lunch catered on the patio by Forever Resorts. Seats can be reserved by calling BBNHA at 432-477-2236 with your credit card number.



Contact Mike Boren, Executive Director: 432-477-2236


 This guy ( Raymond Skiles )is very famous and well mentioned in the book: The Call of The Mountains. By Patricio Roblesgil. And is one of the key elements to the development of the international park between Maderas El Carmen & Big Bend. He is very well involved in many international activities related to this idea, with the board members of the Sky Islands, Cemex and many international conservation organizations.

  Just by attending this person to the meeting is a worth while idea.

 Now i am just throwing stones to the pond, but i bet his grandfather: Guy Skiles, being that he threw many trip parties for this Dupont guy, now doesn?t strike me a bit that He was a very important factor to convince this Chemical Magnate to establish the industrial project down at la linda, and the cosnttruction of the La Linda Bridge.

  Knowing it was a Dupont endeavour, it doesn?t strike me as a surprise all this happended at that time.

 It definately has to be a very exiciting lecture to attend....man  :!:  :!:
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« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2007, 04:34:58 PM »
Sounds like fun as of now planning on being in the bend Feb2-5 with old bodyguard newbi, see if he feels up to same. Anybody know if you need to preregister as still not sure I can make it. Mel
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« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2007, 05:19:09 PM »
Last time I attended the Pioneer Reunion, I paid at the door the day of the event, no problem.

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« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2007, 05:54:51 PM »
You sure CAN just show up and pay at the door! :D
We will also have a small bookstore set up in the community room with a selection in accordance with the speakers and topics!

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