Minutes of Historic Salida Inc. – Sept. 19, 2008

Sept. 19, 2008
Minutes of Historic Salida Inc., noon, United Methodist Church
Members present were Earle Kittleman, Bonnie Lathrop, Meriel Gooding, Donna Francis, Jackie Powell, Judith Kinzie and Beth Smith.

Minutes of the August meeting were approved.

Meriel reported that letters had been sent to all members whose dues are due again. 65 members are currently on the roll. Members present volunteered to call the members whose dues were not paid by next month. Again this year Meriel will pay for the HSI
Web site. Thanks Meriel!

Judith Kinzie reported the Salt Works Ranch tour attracted 22 people last Saturday; raising $230.00 of which $l20.00 want to “Tag” Fanning and $110.00 went to the HSI treasury. Currently HSI has $5318.78 in the bank.

Those who toured the Salt Works Ranch reported a very successful day at the ranch. Many thanks were expressed to Jackie Powell and Gary Higgins for their help and a slide presentation before the tour.

Linda Balough, the head of the Park Co. Historical Preservation Society presented Jackie and Gary with an award on behalf of the Park County Commissioners and Park County Historic Preservation Advisory Commission for their help in establishing the Salt Works as a Historic Property. Today the Mt. Mail had a good article and picture of Jackie and Gary.

Historic Salida’s scholarship fund to CMC remains untouched this semester. Jackie will contact Bob Ogle about how to manage more student contact and report at the next meeting.

Suggestions for our Nov. newsletter were articles about the Salt Works Ranch tour, the downtown improvement going on and our scholarship fund.

Laura Cronenwett is very ill in her new home in Kansas. Donna will send a card with best wishes from the HSI group.

Earle will post a gallery of photos from Salt Works tour on the web site and see about the “pest house” requests.

Alan Robinson will give a tour of Leadville Stage road planned for development into a hiker and biker trail Sept. 27 or 28.

Earle told of his and Beth’s tour of the Nestle Waters site on Ruby Mountain. A DRGW boxcar is available at Jensen’s Ranch on CR 250.

Donna Francis will write a letter of support for HSI to Colo. Historic Fund to help the Elks club get a grant for restoration of their building’s roof and perhaps an elevator for the interior of the building.

Beth Smith, Secretary

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