Friday, November 5, 2010

“Old Bill” Coming To Quemado

By Anne Sullivan

Northern Catron County’s Roadrunner Arts Council in conjunction with the New Mexico Humanities Council is sponsoring Larry Marken, in a Chautauqua performance of ‘Rendezvous with Old Bill Williams’ at the Quemado Senior Center on Friday, Nov. 12 at 6 p.m. The performance will be preceded at 4:30 p.m. by a Mexican dinner from the kitchen of the Senior Center. The cost for the dinner, which includes salad, drink and dessert, is $6.75. There is no charge for the performance and the public is invited.
Larry Marken, a lifelong resident of New Mexico, retired from a diversified number of careers. He currently volunteers as a docent of El Rancho de Las Golondrinas south of Santa Fe and also presents occasional mountain man displays at El Camino Real International Heritage Center.
The multi-faceted ‘Old Bill’ was a literate Mountain Man who trapped, traded, guided wagon trains, preached, scouted for the army, served as an interpreter of the Native American language, married into the Osage Nation and wrote an Osage-English dictionary. Come and learn how he did it all.

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