Bringing history to life
Dear Editor:Last Wednesday, Carl Bergman, Larry Fredrick and Kip Hubbard of the Aspen Historical Society hosted an activity at the Holden Marolt Museum for The Buddy Program. Four Buddy Pairs were graciously hosted by Carl, who brought four working steam engines from his personal home collection! It was amazing to watch Carl bring these old engines to life and to learn about the history of Aspen.Also instrumental to the afternoon was Larry Fredrick, who dazzled both the kids and the adults with his limitless knowledge and enthusiasm. There were a few other long-time locals on hand who helped out, and Kip Hubbard was instrumental in coordinating the event.From all of our Buddies who attended and our staff here at The Buddy Program, we would like to extend a very heartfelt thank you for making this activity possible. I encourage anyone with an interest in the valley’s mining and ranching history to visit Carl at his Museum located off the bike path at the west end of the pedestrian bridge which crosses Castle Creek.Heather HicksThe Buddy ProgramProgram coordinatorAspen
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