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Season starts June 4 for Rock Ledge Ranch; 'Homespun Fun' June 7

       The Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site will hold its summer season from June 4 to Aug. 16.
       During that span, the city-owned, 230-acre, 1880s-styled ranch at 30th Street and Gateway Road will be open to the public Wednesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., including access to the American Indian Area, historic houses and blacksmith shop.

A farm scene at the Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site during the 2012 opening day.
Westside Pioneer file photo
       Admission is $8 for adults, with some discounts for others. Memberships, which can mean cost savings for multiple visits, are available through Rock Ledge's volunteer Living History Association (LHA).
       Special events during the summer will include the Saturday, June 7 Homespun Fun day, the Family Fourth celebration of Independence Day July 4 and the annual vintage baseball game on Labor Day, Sept. 1.
       For Homespun Fun, the ranch will feature sheep-shearer Bob Schroth, sheep-dog handling by Terry Murray and old-style weaving by the Pikes Peak Weavers Guild, according to ranch manager Andy Morris.
       Also scheduled - with separate pricing - are the Fiddles, Vittles & Vino bluegrass festival July 27 and Shakespeare in the Park (live theater by the Theatreworks group) in a tent set up at the ranch on selected days Aug. 1-23.
       For more information, call 578-6777 or go to rockledgeranch.com.

Westside Pioneer/press release
(Posted 5/29/14; Outdoors: Rock Ledge Ranch)

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