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Grand County Historical Association receives grant for Horseshoe Ranger Station exhibits

The Horseshoe Ranger Station in Kremmling.

The Horseshoe Ranger Station in Kremmling.

The Society of American Foresters (SAF) announced the award of a $1,200 Forester’s Fund grant to their Northwest Colorado Chapter to support the Grand County Historical Association’s (GCHA) project to restore the Horseshoe Ranger Station ranger’s residence and develop interpretive exhibits.

This structure was constructed in 1915 as the residence of the Forest Service ranger on the Williams Fork District of the Arapaho National Forest in Grand County.

In 2009, the building was rescued from planned destruction and moved from its original site in the Williams Fork valley to GCHA’s Heritage Park museum complex in Kremmling.

Since then, GCHA volunteers have been working to restore the building and develop interpretive exhibits to tell the story of the early rangers and management of the national forests in Grand County. The grant will be used to purchase materials for the development of additional interpretive exhibits.

SAF is the national organization of forestry professionals dedicated to advancing the sustainable management of forest resources through science, education and technology.