Thirteenth Annual Reunion


Bennie and Louis Baker
Gary, Pat, and Shanda Baker
Jim, Lana, and Kelly Barker
Daneil and Bob Bartlett
Becky and Jim Bitiner
Ross Boring
Susan and Josh Davy
Rhonda, Bob, Cassandra, Marissa, Cara, and Clint Duncan
Shirley and Charlie Dunning
Cecil Haines
Terry Haines
Billie Hanzel and Jaime Fadness
Vicki Johnson
Irene and Herb Kolschefsky (Pat's parents)
Zane and Chance Kolschefsky (Pat's nephews)
Scott and David Lucero
Betsy, Rod, Denise, and Jeb Maynard
Andrea, Drew, Danni, Destinee, and Devon Moore
Joann and Hank Neidhardt
Sheila Neidhardt
Dorrie Jeanne Nelson and Craig Mills
Don, Terry, and Jennifer Petersen
Molly Petersen
Carla, Paul, and Zane Reneau
Louise and Harry Rose
Kathy Schaefers
Dorrie and Charlie Simpson
Brad Smith
Helen Smith
Lois and Ray Smith
Ray Jr., Jason, Lyrra, and Amber Smith
Linda and Joe Summers
Jeanne Swan

A total of seventy-one family members and friends attended the thirteenth reunion. Attendee list was provided by Joann Neidhardt. Any corrections or additions would be welcome.

From the Journals of Bennie Haines Baker

Friday July 12, 1991 Homestead
We left Lewistown at 9:30. Stopped in Deep Creek for lunch at a restaurant - had a bowl of delicious turkey-rice soup. Stopped again at Mt. City to call Bill to give directions. Surprised to see Hank, Joanne, Molly, and Harry and Louise Rose. Got here about 2:00. Don P. already here - came yesterday. Beautiful weather. Others came in until midnight (Sheila). We put our tent same place as last year - across the gully by the "swing tree". Pat, G. & Shanda came about 9:00.

Saturday July 13
More people today. 69 total. Bill & J got here this afternoon. Had our barbecue dinner about 5:30. With Helen Smith's help I got up on the cliff - probably will be my last time. Also hiked to the lower spring twice - our only water supply out here. Light thunder shower in eve. Daneil and Joe S. played & sang for about an hour and a half. Couldn't have a bonfire - too dry so no permits were being given. Some played Scattergory, Scrabble, pinochle.

Sunday July 14
Another great day. Thunder shower. Only 18 of us here tonight. Cards & games again this eve. Today the Barker's and others scattered Lois' ashes from the top of the cliff - a sad time. They left right after dinner for a weeks stay at a lodge in the Beartooth mts.

Monday July 15 - Home again
A hot day. And we are tired. Left the Homestead about 10:30, stopped at Harlowton for lunch, and got here about 3:30.

From the Homestead Cabin Log

July 12 (Friday)
Clear, calm, & 50 degrees at 7AM. Troops began arriving shortly after noon. 38 people by midnight - played games (cards etc.)

July 13 (Saturday)
60 degrees - 8AM - overcast. One more arrival after midnight. (Sheila N.) More - relates. came in - some showers & wind. BIG BAR-B-QUE. Vicki, Susan & Josh left after dinner as did Scott & David Lucero. Song fest with Joe & Daneil playing guitars. 68 degrees - 1105pm.

July 14 (Sunday)
58 degrees @ 6:30 pt. cloudy. Hot day with several thunder showers during day. 18 people still here in evening. Had some Alaskan salmon for supper good, good. Clear night.

July 15 Monday
Hank & Joann & Molly, Ray, Lois, & Lyrra, Daneil & Bob, Louise & Harry only ones here at 3PM - 87 degrees in the shade - hot - sunny. Those who could & wanted saw the homestead from the air courtesy of Daneil & Bob Bartlett. Bob did the flying - excellent job!

July 16 (Tuesday)
61 degrees @ 9 am. Mon. evening around 9:30 pm - voices - cars - Hank & Ray went up to see. A lightning fire had started under power line - NE - they guided a man & truck to it. Guess it was small - people on it immediately & it (fire) was out quickly. Louise & harry left to visit her Schuele relatives around noon. Ray & Hank - Harry fixed fence where fire fighters had gone thru. Looks like a ghost town - from 16 or 17 tents & 71 people to 3 tents & 6 people! 7P-10PM - some thundershowers and wind earlier. Daneil & Bob out from Hln - brought some ice - 87 degrees today. Dorrie & Charlie stopped by to pick up some things on their way to Hln from Virginia City via Bte. J & L pulled some knapweed above garage.

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