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Generous people make more history in Redstone

Dear Editor,

The Redstone Historical Society held its annual membership gala last Sunday night, Sept. 8. An overflow crowd gathered at the Redstone Castle, hosted by its owner, Debbie Harte. They witnessed the first-ever exhibition of a priceless collection of memorabilia from John C. Osgood’s turn-of-the-century Big Horn Lodge, including a guest register signed by King Leopold of Belgium.

Dick White, whose mother Ann had been given the collection by Mrs. Osgood, displayed the Haviland china and engraved silver cutlery. Silver table accessories glittered amongst the china, each marked with the distinctive ram’s head logo of the Big Horn Lodge, built by Osgood for visiting dignitaries. Attending members were astonished and honored when Dick and his wife Pat donated the entire collection to the Historical Society.

Of particular historic interest to longtime Redstoners was the original register of the long-gone Redstone Club. It showed the signatures and hometowns of the first guests who had stayed at the brand new club exactly a century ago that very night:

Sept. 8, 1902.

To all those who had a hand in making this event happen, the trustees and Executive Committee of the Society extend our heartfelt gratitude. Special thanks to Debbie Harte and the amazing Castle crew; Ann Martin and Jill Briggs, who planned and executed the event; Ron Sorter, the evening’s charming M.C.; and especially to Dick and Pat White for their grand generosity and fidelity to the Redstone spirit.

We welcome new members who are interested in preserving and protecting the treasure that is Redstone. Please call Jill Briggs, membership chair, at 963-3126.

Michelle Sorter

Redstone Historical Society

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