Campfire Ghost Stories: Living History Tales of the West (all ages)
- Rocky Mountain Conservancy
- June 22, 2017
- Location: 1895 Fall River Road, Rocky Mountain Conservancy, CO
- Phone: (970) 586-3262
- Time: 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
- Price: $15 per adult and child over 5 years old; FREE for children under 5
June 22: Miner Bill and The Blue Mist: Remembering an Estes Park Legend: Since the story was first told in the 1940s, thousands of Estes Park area visitors have been intrigued and entertained by “The Blue Mist” at campfire gatherings, often at places like the Fall River Lodge, Steads Ranch, and at the livery of the YMCA of the Rockies. Local cowboy-wrangler Bill Robinson was the first to give listeners goosebumps telling this fireside legend of the reclusive William “Miner Bill” Currence (ca. 1868-1951), a real-life figure from this area’s past. While Robinson created “The Blue Mist” as a fictional tale, it is framed with references to local history as well as allusions to the natural yet strangely sudden weather phenomena that occur near mountain valleys and ridges.