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History comes to life with Grand County Characters: Summer schedule of events

In its mission of recreating the colorful personalities in Grand County’s history, the Grand County Characters have lined up a series of appearances this summer, beginning this weekend in the Granby Independence Day Parade on July 4, starting at 10:30 a.m.

Other events this summer:

July 11- Tour the Moffat Road with the Characters. Plan to meet at the base of the Corona Pass Road at 9 a.m., carpool as necessary, and head up the Hill. Along the way, you’ll meet locals and visitors alike who’ve known the Hill Route well and enjoyed it to its fullest. The tour is planned to finish around noon. Dress appropriately for weather and bring a picnic to enjoy at the top. High-clearance vehicles a must. Reservations are required. The cost is $15 per person. 887-3066.

July 15- Grand County Characters in Residence at Circle H on Lake Granby.

The owner has invited the Grand County Characters to share their tales. Ranch wives, politicos, barons of business – all Grand County style. The event, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., is free and no reservations are required.

July 22- The Kauffman family and friends will share with guests the highlights of life in Grand Lake in the late 19th century. The Kauffman House was quite the destination for pent-up city folks. Hear why at the Juniper Library in Grand Lake from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Free and no reservations required.

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Aug. 5 – A Fateful Fourth of July: The Commissioner Shootings at Grand Lake. It all started as a normal Fourth of July, but, boy did things go sadly wrong. Was it general cantankerousness, or hard feelings between the North and the South? Was it really about Hot Sulphur Springs vs. Grand Lake as the county seat, or rowdies taking over the government? From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Juniper Library at Grand Lake. Free and no reservations required.

Aug. 11 – Tour the Moffat Road with the Characters. Plan to meet at the base of the Corona Pass Road at 9 a.m., carpool as necessary, and head up the Hill. Along the way, you’ll meet locals and visitors alike who’ve known the Hill Route well and enjoyed it to its fullest. The tour is planned to finish around noon. Dress appropriately for weather and bring water and a snack. High-clearance vehicles a must.

Reservations are required. The cost is $15 per person. 887-3066.

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