Listen to history: ‘Sisters of Courage,’ one family’s journey homesteading near Grand Lake |

Listen to history: ‘Sisters of Courage,’ one family’s journey homesteading near Grand Lake

Heather Jarvis / Summit Daily News

Dave Lively presents, “Sisters of Courage,” as part of the Frisco Historic Park & Lectures Series.

In the era of the Civil War, westward expansion and the Panic of 1893, the Harbison sisters traveled from Denver to settle near Grand Lake and begin life anew. Annie and Kittie Harbison homesteaded side by side in the Kawuneeche Valley, creating a successful daily ranch to supply milk to the expanding population.

Dave Lively brings this tale to life as he explores their pioneer experience, the family’s unique life and how the Harbison Ranch became the west entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park. Lively presented as part of the Frisco Historic Park & Museum’s winter lecture series on Wednesday, March 14.

Listen: Dave Lively presents, “Sisters of Courage”

Lively is a certified tour guide in Grand County with Lively Tours and Talks.

Annie and Kittie Harbison, taken in 1938. (Courtesy Dave Lively)

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