Curley Fletcher was a local Owens Valley writer and poet, whose literature had a profound impact, not only in his lifetime, but is remembered and recited around the world today, and certainly will be for many years in the future. Curley's poem, The Strawberry Roan, is a classic. |
Curley arrived at the town of Laws as a baby in 1882, and after death was buried at Bishop Pioneer Cemetery in 1954. Fletcher's collection of poems, Songs of the Sage, was reprinted in 1986 by Peregrine Smith Books with a preface by Hal Cannon, Folklorist, The Western Folklife Center.
Schedule of Event
Friday, September 27,5:00PM Hidden Creeks Ranch,BBQ Dinner Reception and Afterglow Dinner prepared by Duane Rossi, Curley's first cousin! Duane is a published poet, back country cook, mule packer, and Owens Valley cowboy! This Friday evening dinner is available only with purchase of a Full Rendezvous Pass. The dinner is limited to 150 attendees.
Saturday, September 28, Laws Railroad Museum & Historical Site
10:00AM-4:00PM Poetry and Music Rounds on the 1883 Carson & Colorado Depot loading dock. Enjoy food and vendors and the museum's 11 acres of historic buildings and exhibits. Visit the Curley Fletcher exhibit in the Library building!
Saturday Evening, Sept 28, 7:00PM Concert Program at Hidden Creeks Ranch Featured poets including Bimbo Cheney, Vess Quinlan, Larry Maurice, KC LaCourse, and a reunion of the band, "Nevada Swing" with Larry Long, Fiddlin' Pete Watercott, Neil Gelvin, and friends Larry Dalton, Dan Connor, and more!
Sunday Morning, September 29, 9:00AM
Bishop Pioneer Cemetery
Curley Fletcher Graveside Farewell Toast
See you next year!
Hidden Creeks Ranch (View)
85 Reata Road
Bishop, CA 93514
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|