Lady Moon Ranch Tour

Lady Moon Ranch Tour

On July 18, 2012, the Historical Society visited Lady Moon Ranch  and toured the barn built in 1886 by Frank Gartman, first husband of Catherine Gratton Lawder (Lady Moon). The event description can be read here (pdf). On the same day, he Historical Society also toured Culturally Modified Trees and learned about Dendrochronology. Read more about that talk and tour here.

Tour Participants on the Lady Moon Barn Tour

Tour Participants on the Lady Moon Barn Tour

The tour was led by Rene Lee, Lafi & Jo Miller’s daughter, who lives on the adjoining property to the barn, which was once owned by her great uncle, Wes Swan.

Rene Lee, giving tour

Rene Lee, giving tour

Attendees also viewed family treasures and artifacts of the Sloan, Swan, Roberts and Gilpin-Brown families.

Barn Exterior

Barn Exterior

Rene Lee describing the Lady Moon Barn built by Frank H. Gartman, Lady Moon's first husband around 1886. It was once owned by Cecil Moon, Lady Catherine Moon's second husband.  The Barn had several different owners over the years including Wes Swan, Rene's great uncle.

Rene Lee describing the Lady Moon Barn built by Frank H. Gartman, Lady Moon's first husband, around 1886. It was once owned by Cecil Moon, Lady Catherine Moon's second husband. The Barn had several different owners over the years including Wes Swan, Rene's great uncle.

Water Tower - It was thought to have been built to bring water to cabins for a resort development in the early 1900's - There were approximately nine cabins with one still standing

Water Tower - It was thought to have been built to bring water to cabins for a resort development in the early 1900's - There were approximately nine cabins, and one is still standing.

Resort Cabin still standing

Resort Cabin still standing

Resort Cabin

Resort Cabin

The tour also included driving to the old Lady Moon Trailhead and walking (approximately .9 miles) to view a number of culturally modified trees (CMTs)—both historic and protohistoric—in the area, and viewing historic ruins. Read more about that talk and tour here.

Tour walk around Lady Moon Lake in Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

Tour walk around Lady Moon Lake in Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

Tour walk around Lady Moon Lake in Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

Tour walk around Lady Moon Lake in Red Feather Lakes, Colorado