Following is a map and schedule for our October 23rd, 2010 Event:
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Exploring Izard County's
The Bluff City Bash
Saturday October 23rd, 2010
8:45 AM – Registration for Walking Tour
9 AM – Walking Tour Departs for Hobo's Den
9:45 AM – Registration for Driving Tour
10 AM – Tour of Historic Church of Christ with photo-ops for Historic Odd Fellows Hall and Legion Hut
10:25 AM – Depart for Stoner's Point (Lover's Leap)
10:35 AM – Arrive at Stoner's Point (Lover's Leap)
10:45 AM – Depart Stoner's Point
10:55 AM – Arrive at Perryman House for exclusive tour
11:20 AM – Depart Perryman House
11:25 AM – Arrive at Parking Area (Peppersauce Alley)
11:30 AM – Group Tour of Riverview Hotel, Guided Tour of Calico Rock History Museum
12:00 PM – Group Tour of Riverview Hotel, Guided Tour of Calico Rock History Museum
12:30 – Free-Time (We encourage everyone to eat lunch in town before taking a self-guided tour of the Peppersauce Alley Ghost-Town, Historic Main Street, and the Calcio Rock Music Hall. Participants can use this time to explore and shop Historic Calcio Rock!)
2 PM Depart for Historic Trimble House
2:10 PM Arrive at Historic Trimble House (We'll hear a presentation about the Trimble House and have an auction for a beautiful hand-turned Elm bowl made by Dan Massey of Melbourne. We'll also draw for door prizes.
3:00 PM Tour Concludes
Things to Consider
Walking tour – If you have trouble walking on uneven ground or climbing up and down moderate obstacles, you will want to wait and join us for the Road Tour. The short walk to Hobo's Den is beautiful but somewhat tricky.
There is a chance of rain this coming Saturday, so…you might want to include umbrellas or other rain-gear.
An autumn chill is likely early, so you'll also want to dress in layers.
Participants should consider bringing a snack and drink…especially those participating in the walking-tour
Please plan on dining in Calico during our free-time before exploring the shops and historic sites around Main-Street and the Ghost-Town. Self-Guided Tour-guides will be provided.
The EIC Crew puts a lot of time into planning and executing these events in order to help local preservation projects in Izard County. Please honor our efforts via donations or purchasing the T-Shirts we will have available commemorating the "Calico Rockin'-The Bluff City Bash" tour. We really want to help the new Calico Rock History Museum through our effort.
We will be having a short auction at the Trimble House for a beautiful hand-turned elm bowl fashioned by artist, Dan Massey from Melbourne.
If you're planning to stay overnight for the tour, please consider booking accommodations at one of our sponsor's facilities: The Historic Riverview Hotel, Calico Bluff Cabins, or Cedar Rock Lodge…all located in Calico Rock.
Be sure to bring cameras with fully-charged batteries and fresh memory cards/film. You'll not want to miss the photo-opportunities on this trip!
There should be no problem finding a place to use the bathroom on this one!
All participants will be required to sign a liability waiver for the properties we visit.
If you bring children, be aware that at some locations on the tour, there will be extreme heights to deal with.
We will be splitting the group up once we park at Peppersauce Alley so we won't overwhelm the limited space in both the Riverview Hotel and Museum.
If you are looking as forward to this as we are, then we will have a WONDERFUL time next weekend!