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Brinton Museum ideal spot to take visitors

If you think of it….or, set aside time for yourself, or further still, consider it as an ideal spot to take visiting family and friends……..

The Brinton Museum in Big Horn has a current showing of pioneer Taos artist, Ila McAfee (1897-1995). Thanks to Patty and Jerry Sheldon of Sheridan who nurtured this show for all to see, Ms. McAfee possessed keen insights to western life and culture. Ms. McAfee grew up on a ranch near Gunnison, Colo., graduated from its college, Western State, and then went on to further study and professional work in Chicago and New York.

(Nobody asked me, but….the low admission price into The Brinton Museum is worth it just to see one painting – “Cheyenne Winter” – by Bill Gollings (1898-1932). It is always a treat.) The grounds, the art, the Brinton house are in full (glorious summer) bloom.

 

The Brinton Museum had its annual garden party Friday night. A full house of people, enjoying the catering of Ausencia Martinez/Delights Catering, and the music of the Munsick Brothers (and one Kraft Brother.)

The evening was replete with the unveiling of a new sculpture and water feature, “Bradford’s Garden Party,” by artist Gerald Shippen. Its prominence in the center of the Wallick Garden (Bob & Joan Wallick) lends another dose of beauty to the grounds.

Though some ground moving has begun on the museum’s new soon-to-be spectacular addition, the official ribbon cutting will be July 20 at 10:30 a.m. It’ll open in 2015.

 

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It’s Rodeo Week! Welcome visitors.

 

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I see by the paper…….

The current issue of GolfWeek magazine, the nationally circulated magazine of all-things-golf, has some ink featuring Parkman golfer Sarah Bowman. She recently finished fifth in the Wyoming Women’s Amateur Championship held in Cody at the Olive Glenn Golf Club. Ms. Bowman posted a score of 78-77-78—233. Ms. Bowman is a four-time women’s club champion at The Powder Horn, including the last two years.

 

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Dept. of incidental info…..

On this day in 1960, the song, “The Twist,” was released as a single by Chubby Checker. The song was originally recorded by Hank Ballard and the Moonlighters but since Checker broke the cover version on the Philadelphia-based American Bandstand, hosted by Dick Clark, it gained legs and became a national hit, going to number one on the charts.

For the youngsters out there the song came with a dance; “The Twist,” was a seminal dance: couples danced apart for the first time, a revolutionary idea then.

 

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Winning Headline

 

Council Has Nothing to Report

 

— Ridgewood (N.J.) News

 

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