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					YMCA     OF THE     ROCKIES–REFLECTIONS,            TRADITIONS    &   VISION

Index
Note to readers: Locations of photographs are             Belden, Elliott, 124                                              new, construction of, 101, 103, 121
indicated by italicized page numbers.                     Bellatti, James (Jim), 167, 183, 186, 238                         upgrading of, 107–109
                                                          Bennett Children’s Building, 114                                  winterization of (EPC), 213
(A)                                                       Berthoud Pass, 139                                                See also specific cabins
Acord, Lt.Troy, 94, 95                                    Bible Point, 13, 67. See also Bradt, Edwin; Buena Vista      Campaign for Our Future, 195–197, 198
Acord, Rebecca and Francis, 143                           Bide-A-Wee cabin, 107                                        Camp Chief Ouray (CCO), 170–180, 180, 186, 187,
Acord Ranch, 143, 149                                     Big Elk Fire, in 2002, 219                                           189, 207, 209–212, 225, 226, 233, 237
Active Older Adult Camp, 210–211                          Bighorn Annex, 222                                                cabin village at, 176
Activities programming. See Programs                      Big Pine cabin, 94                                                campers at, 172, 173, 178
Adam’s Camp, 205–206, 206, 232, 235                       Big Rock, 7                                                       dining room at, 177
Adam’s Camp Summit Therapy and Meeting Center,            Big Thompson Canyon, 29                                           family reunions at, 202
        203, 206, 232                                     Big Thompson Flood, 165–167                                       guest capacity of, 237
Administration Building (EPC), 20, 38, 44, 60, 66, 73,    Big Thompson Project, 111, 143, 165                               Horse Camp at, 209–210, 210
        74, 75, 80, 84, 86, 88, 98, 103, 105, 112, 113,   Bilheimer, Gus S., 21, 23, 25, 26, 27, 34, 41, 45, 52, 55,        kidney dialysis services at, 194, 195, 235
        116, 162–163, 164, 194, 195, 196, 196–197,                 56, 57                                                   Nordic Center at, 187, 189
        218. See also Dining and Social Hall              Birky, Gwendoline, 115                                            programs at, 179, 192, 228
Administration Building (SMR), 150, 151, 152, 153,        Bison cabin, 203                                                  staff at, 213
        156, 198                                          Bittersweet cabin, 79                                             swimming lake at, 176
Adolph Coors Foundation, 199, 234                         Black, Louis A., 78, 79                                           today, 207, 209–211
Adventure programming, 227, 228                           Blanchard, Ken, 230                                          Camping, increased popularity of, 82. See also Camp
Agate cabin, 88                                           Blue Mist, The (Robinson), 115                                       Chief Ouray
Albers, Gail, 198                                         Blue Ridge Lodge, 157                                        Canon City, Colorado, 21
Allsebrook, Bertha, 119                                   Board of Directors, 57–58, 70, 73, 75, 77, 78, 80, 88, 89,   Capps, Mary, 115
Allsebrook Camp for Girls, 118, 119                                92, 95, 103, 104, 107, 109, 123, 124, 133, 155,     Carson, Kit, 179
Almon, J.T., and family, 152                                       156, 157, 160, 162, 163, 168, 180, 182, 187,        CAS. See Colorado Archaeological Society
Aloha cabin, 203                                                   191, 194, 195, 198, 217, 218, 222, 223, 225, 237    Caudill, Rev. Charles, 216
Alpen Inn, 110, 198                                            members’ election to, 148                               Causey, James H., 23, 52
Alpine skiing. See Skiing,Alpine (downhill)                    Mission Statement updated by, 229                       CCC. See Civil Conservation Corps
Alva B. Adams Tunnel, 111                                      relationship of, with membership, 235                   CCO. See Camp Chief Ouray
Anderson, Dr. Susan. See Doc Susie                             in 2004 (pictured), 235                                 Centennial Family Reunion Cabin, 203
Anekus cabin, 74, 108                                          Vision Statement of, 229, 230                           Centennial of YMCA Camping, 184
Apache, 5                                                 Bob Wood Tow, at Winter Park, 144                            Chaplaincy program, 216, 230
Apollo 15                                                 Boettcher Foundation, 234                                    Character Development strategy, 224
Arapaho, 5                                                Bond, Cornelius, 12                                          Charles and Betti Saunders Foundation, 221, 223, 234
Arapahoe National Forest, 228                             Bond Park, 30, 94                                            Checking in, circa 1955, 229
Arbutus cabin, 79                                         Boone, Pat and Debbie, 163                                   Chipeta, 179
Architecture,Western Stick, 14, 15, 16, 38, 142           Bowling alley, 124                                           Chipeta Dining Hall, 180
Armed Services,YMCA and, 2, 42                            Boyd, Jim, 216                                               Chief Ouray, 179
Armstrong,Amy Valentine, 18                               Boy Scouts, 64                                               Chief Ouray Lodge, 199
Arrow, Colorado, 171                                      Bradt, Edwin, 67. See also Bible Point                       Chiquta dorm, 182
Art Thou the Man? (LaCoste), 17                           Brainard, Fay, 56, 89                                        Christian Commission, 2
Aspenbrook Lodge, 157, 158                                Breckenridge, Colorado, 143                                  Christian heritage, of YMCA, 214, 216
Assembly Hall, 45, 80, 119, 120, 200. See also Hyde       Breezeway cabin, 203                                         Christmas in July, 152, 153
        Memorial Chapel                                   Brickley, Dan, 120                                           Civil Conservation Corps (CCC), 76
Austill,Anne Pifer. See Pifer,Anne                        Brigham, Bibus, 149, 150, 151, 152                           Clark, Kenneth (Ken), 123, 124
Autochrome process, 33                                    Brigham, James (Jim), 151, 152                               Clatworthy, Fred Payne (F.P.), 30, 33, 56
Auto tourism, 83                                          Broderick property, 181, 183                                 Cliffs,The, 75
                                                          Browne, Roy, 221                                             Cold War, 122–123
(B)                                                       Browne & Associates Architects, 221                          Coleman,W.C., 57, 82
Bailey, J.P., 47, 48                                      Bruno Hobbs Bible, 26                                        Collins, Jim, 218
Baker, Ellen, 115                                         Brunswig, Dr. Bob, 6, 7                                      Collins, Lt. Col.Thomas, 156
Bambi cabin, 203                                          Bryan,William Jennings, 117, 170, 174                        Colorado Archaeological Society (CAS), 6, 7
Bankruptcy, 82                                            Buckaroos, 113                                               Colorado Arlberg Club, 144, 145
Barber,Thomas P. (T.P.), 35, 38                           Buena Vista, 67. See also Bible Point; Bradt, Edwin          Colorado Mountain Club, 5
Barberry cabin, 79, 85                                    “Building Relationships for the Next Hundred Years”          Colorado Register of Historic Places, 221
Barclay, David, 191                                                (Meyer), 229–236                                    Colorado State Historical Fund, 223
Barclay, Pattie Hyde, 95, 120, 191                        Bungalow cabin, 75                                           Colton, E.T., 25
Barclay,William, 191                                      Burning Issues, 62                                           Colvin, Harold, 88, 101, 103
Barclay Lodge. See Pattie Hyde Barclay Reunion Lodge      Bush, George W., 215                                         Commissary tent, 39
Bartholf Park, 16, 56                                                                                                  Community House, 62
Bathhouse (EPC), 73                                       (C)                                                          Conference accommodations, 110, 112, 123–126, 132,
Baxter, Gary, 186, 189, 190, 213, 216, 217                Cabin Adoption Program, 121, 125, 193                                232–233
Beacon Hill cabin, 203                                    Cabin Donor Program, 103                                     Consumers Cooperative Association (COOP), 100–101
Beckstrom, Fred, 36                                       Cabins                                                       COOP. See Consumers Cooperative Association
Beetle infestations, 208                                      housekeeping, 52–53                                      Core Values, 224, 229–230, 231, 233

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Corporate headquarters, 193–194                            Dorsey, Mrs. Henry, Sr., 85                                (F)
Corporate name change, 106                                 Dorsey Circle, 108, 109                                    Fairchild dorm, 182
Corona Pass, 145                                           Dorsey Lake, 85, 86                                        Fall River Lodge, 115, 122
Corsan, George, 126                                        Dorsey Museum. See Lula W. Dorsey Museum                   Family Camp, 211
Counselors, 207, 209, 210, 214                             Downhill skiing. See Skiing,Alpine (downhill)              Family programming, expansion of, 112–115, 226
Cows, 55                                                   Drabble, Dick, 105                                         Family reunions, 101, 112, 119, 188, 192, 202–203,
Cozens Ranch, 139                                          Dreffin, Deln, 200                                                 226, 232, 237
Craft Shop                                                 Drought(s), 76, 146, 165, 208, 220                         Family Winter Fun Park, 226
     at Estes Park Center, 112, 113, 124                   Dream cabin, 97                                            Farming, 55–56
     at Snow Mountain Ranch, 199, 207                      Dude Rooms, 98                                             Farmland Industries, 168, 183
Credit Union National Association, 88–89                   Dunraven, Earl of, 9, 10, 13, 16, 17                       FCA. See Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Crestview cabin, 204                                                                                                  Fellowship (Community) House, 62–63, 63, 90
Cripple Creek, Colorado, 133, 146                          (E)                                                        Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), 126, 159, 162,
Crispen,Tom, 5                                             Eagle Cliff Lodge, 182                                             232
Cross-country skiing. See Skiing, Nordic                   Eagle Plume, Charles, 87, 87–88                            Fellowship Park, 62, 63–64, 64, 90
        (cross-country)                                    Eastwood cabin, 204                                        Fern-Odessa Lodge, 110
Cuban Missile Crisis, 122, 123                             Ebersole,A.A., 79, 80, 81                                  Fickett, Elizabeth Dean, 63
                                                           Eddy, Sherwood, 41                                         Fiftieth anniversary, of YMCA of the Rockies, 19
(D)                                                        Edworthy, B.V., 63                                         Filene, Edward A., 88–89
Dannen, Dwight, 204, 120, 123, 124, 126, 133,              Electrification (EPC), 57–58                               Financial problems and solutions, 79–82, 88–90, 91,
        135–136, 137, 147, 159, 196                        Elkhorn Lodge, 26, 32                                              154, 157, 158, 181–183, 186–187, 189,
Dannen, H.L., 204                                          Emerald Mountain, 116, 117, 119, 121, 221                          190–191, 202–203
Dannen, Kent, 135, 204                                     Employees. See Staff
                                                                                                                      Fires, 56, 117, 119, 182, 219
Dannen, Mary Ellen, 120, 134, 204                          Engel, Mary Ellen, 204                                     Fogelstadt, Norman (Fogie), 116
Dannen, Mr. and Mrs. H.L., 108, 120                        Engle, Richard (Dick), 154, 156, 158, 159, 181             Fourth of July celebrations, 102, 161, 174, 207
Dannen Chapel, 120                                         English Hotel. See Estes Park Hotel                        Fourth Presbyterian Church,
Dannen Family Reunion Cabin, 203, 204                      Environmental education, 163–164, 228, 234–235             Four Winds cabin, 112, 203
Daniels, Jane Taylor, 191                                                                                             Fraser, Colorado,
                                                           EPC. See Estes Park Center
Day Camp                                                   Estes, Joel, 8, 9                                          Fraser Post Office, 139
     at Estes Park Center, 112, 113, 198                   Estes Park, 5, 8–11, 13, 30                                Frederickson, Dale, 182, 187
     at Snow Mountain Ranch, 154, 198                          discovery and naming of, 8                             Freeman,William, 145
Deal, Leslie, 170, 176                                         getting to, in 1908, 29–31                             Freemont, John C., 8, 138
Debt and Improvement Fund (Campaign), 57, 59, 60           Estes Park Center (EPC), 17, 20, 59, 164, 165, 184, 187,   Friendship Community House, 95
Deer Ridge Lodge, 165                                              188, 189, 194, 200, 201, 208, 219, 220, 237        Friendship House, 90, 112, 164
deLuna, Bertha, 106, 107                                       environmental education campus at, 228                 Friendship Lodge, 95
deLuna, Jim, 106, 107, 129                                     expansion(s) of, 56–59, 67, 73–75, 104, 160            Friendship Park, 82, 83
Denmark, Laurie, 169                                           guest capacity of, 237                                 From Generation to Generation campaign, 198–199
Denver office, closure of, 194                                 infrastructure of, 202                                 Fuhrer, Dr. John, 69
Denver YMCA, 193                                               location of, 13                                        Furniture, rustic, 84, 125
Depression, the. See Great Depression                          naming of, 106                                         Fur trapping, 138, 154
Dialysis campers. See Marcia Murphy Lortcher                   rehabilitation of, in new millennium, 190, 191,        Future, prospects for, 217–228
        Vacation Kidney Center                                     192
Diamond ring, lost during fire at Mountainside, 119            in 60s era, 160, 161–163                               (G)
Dibrell, Charles (Chick), 108                                  special-needs campers at, 204                          Game Shack, 116
Dick, Lewis A., 112                                            staff at, 213, 237                                     Garris,Amy, 188
Dick Hall, 112, 197                                        Estes Park Conference, 39, 43, 56, 58, 59, 70, 71, 72,     Garris, Chris, 188
Dicks, Rev. Phil, 195                                              73–74, 77, 78, 80, 81, 84, 85, 90, 95, 97, 103,    Garris, Gene, 187, 188, 189, 190, 191, 198, 200, 216,
Dillner, Otto, 103                                                 130, 132, 133, 137, 147, 202                               221, 232
Dining and Social Hall, 36, 37, 38, 39, 44, 57, 156. See       first, 27–28                                           Garris, Paula, 188
        also Administration Building (EPC)                     50th anniversary of, 120                               Gasoline shortages, 158, 181
Dining Hall (EPC), 44, 46, 47, 50, 52, 75, 80, 95              renaming of, 106, 147–148                              Gaston, Caroline, 6
     collapse of, in 1913, 47, 84                          Estes Park encampment(s)                                   Gaston, Jeep, 6, 113
     conversion of, to cafeteria style, 59                     1908, 27, 27–28, 66                                    Gates Family Foundation, 223, 234
Disabilities. See Special-needs campers                        1909, 35                                               Gay, George, 97
Doak, Christie, 195                                        Estes Park Hotel, 9                                        Gaylord, Edward, 192
Dobbins, D.E., 23                                          Estes Park Land and Investment Company, 34                 Gaylord Reservoir, 192, 200
Doc Susie, 142, 146                                        Estes Park Urban Renewal Authority, 185                    General Store, 197
Dodge, Clarence (C.P.), 21, 23, 25, 26, 28, 34, 37, 44                                                                Generations Family Reunion Cabin, 203
Dodge, Cleveland H., 70                                    Estes Park Trail, 46, 80, 89, 91, 131, 123, 131
                                                           Estes Valley, 8, 9                                         Gingery,Allen, 151, 154
Donner, Jerry, 187, 189, 215, 217, 219–220                 Evans, Dr. Herbert, 80, 88, 89                             Girl Scouts, 64
Dorsey, Elizabeth, 94                                      Evans, Griff, 9                                            Glacier Creek, 56, 62, 63, 74,
Dorsey, Emily, 54, 85                                                                                                 Glen Park, 21, 22
Dorsey, Henry, Jr., 85, 108–109, 120, 121, 123, 124, 125   Executive Committee, 27, 133, 180                          Glezen, Harper, 92, 95–96, 100
                                                           Executive Office, 237
Dorsey, Henry, Sr., 85, 86                                                                                            GMA. See Gospel Music Association
Dorsey, Lula W., 85, 86, 103, 108, 109, 126, 168, 169,                                                                George Williams College, 40
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Golden Anniversary, of YMCA of the Rockies, 120             Housekeeping cottages and cabins, 52–53, 79, 80             Kinnaird, Mrs. Arthur, 51
Goldmann, Joyce and Steve, 223                              House of Friendship, 82                                     Kiva Building, 155, 156, 158
Goodfellow, Mary and Tom, 24                                Housing, staff, 58, 58–59, 156                              KKK. See Ku Klux Klan
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the                  Howard Hall, 112                                            Knotty pine furniture, 125
        Leap … and Others Don’t (Collins), 218              Howarth, Mary, 191                                          Koo,T.Z., 64
Gopher Hole, 105, 112                                       Human Relations in Industry, 101                            Koral Kamp, 113, 114
Gordo. See White, Gordon                                    Husted, Shep, 5                                             Ku Klux Klan (KKK), 71
Gospel Music Association (GMA), 163, 232                    Huth, Rev. Bill, 200, 216
Granby, Colorado, 111, 170, 171, 186                        Hyde,A.A., 35, 41, 44, 45, 47–48, 52, 53, 56, 57, 62, 63,   (L)
Grand Canyon, 33                                                   66, 67, 77, 82, 84, 88, 89, 90, 95, 112, 126, l65,   LaCoste, Guy Robert, 13, 13–18, 216
Grand County, 140, 145, 182–183, 194                               191, 230, 232                                        LaCoste homestead cabin and dugout, 14, 15, 34
Grand Escape Cottages, 24                                   Hyde-Away cabin, 108                                        Lamb, Carlyle, 12
Grand Foundation, 234                                       Hyde Chapel, 37, 44, 201, 216, 218                          Lanai cabin, 102
Grand Lake, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 111, 174, 228               Hyde cottage, 53                                            Landry,Tom, 126
Grand Lake encampment (1907), 19–25, 22, 37                 Hyde Memorial, 119–120, 120, 124, 197, 200–201. See         Laurel cabin, 79
Granite cabin, 63                                                  also Assembly Hall; Hyde Chapel                      Lawn Lake flood, 185
Great Depression, 66, 76, 78, 79, 82, 86, 90, 104, 132                                                                  Legacy Family Reunion Cabin, 203
Green Mountain, 13                                          (I)                                                         Legett, Drs. Georgia and Carey, 198, 200, 223
Gregg, Bruce, 232                                           ICCP. See International Camp Counselor Program              Legett family, 225
Griswold, Gun, 5                                            Iceboxes, 102                                               Leggett Family Program and Crafts Center, 199
Grocery Store (EPC), 75, 196                                Ice production, 55                                          Leggett Family Youth Building, 198, 199
Gross, George, 126                                          Ice skating, 130, 224, 225                                  Legett Youth and Family Pavilion, 225, 226
Gross, Susan, 194                                           Immel, Janine, 169                                          Lerrigo, George E., 25
Gulick, Dr. Luther, 68                                      Independence Family Reunion Cabin, 203                      Lewis, Marion, 102
Gullion, Mister, 171, 175                                   Indiana hickory furniture, 84                               Ley,Audrey, 134
Gymnasium, 39, 44. See also Dining Hall;Walnut              Indian Peaks Lodge, 188, 200                                Ley,Wendel, 133, 134, 135, 137, 159, 192
        Room                                                Indians. See Native Americans, history of, in Rocky         Library. See Maude Jellison Library
                                                                    Mountain National Park                              Lincoln, Fred, 170, 171
(H)                                                         Industrial School, 43                                       Linegar, Ned, 104–105, 113
Hague House, 112                                            Influenza pandemic, 43, 141, 146                            Linkletter,Art, 184
Hakanson,Walter J., 69                                      International Camp Counselor Program (ICCP), 214            Livery, 92, 114, 115. See also Horseback riding;Teen
Hale-Bopp comet, 190                                        International Committee, 70                                         Barn
Halfway House (at Drake, Colorado), 29, 31                  International Program Center, 183                           Lodges, history of, 122. See also specific lodges
Hall, Charles B., 21, 34                                    International YMCA, 40, 184                                 Long, Gary, 221
Halletts Lodge, 110                                         Iris cabin, 62, 79                                          Longhouse, 124, 151, 163, 167
Hay, 141, 143                                               Irwin, Jim, 156                                             Longs Peak, 12, 49, 62, 191
Hay, Don, 149, 151                                                                                                      Longs Peak Inn, 12
Heather cabin, 79                                           (J)                                                         Lortcher, Marcia, 194
Heights,The, 75                                             Jacobs, Kelly, 18                                           Lower Hyde, 53, 97, 113, 218
Heimendinger, Gary, 225, 231                                Japanese Indian cabins, 74, 103, 197                        Ludlow Massacre, 18
Hempel, Elaine and George, 197                              Jellison, Mr. and Mrs. A.D., 113, 115, 200                  LuHenDor cabin, 103
Hempel Family Program Building, 197                         Jellison Library, 169                                       Luke,W.A., 81
Henry Dorsey Jr. Memorial Swimming Pool, 126                Jellison Youth Building, 113, 114                           Lula W. Dorsey Museum, 6, 7, 18, 24, 26, 84, 168, 169,
Heritage Camp, 233                                          Jim Creek Lodge, 144                                                184, 186, 191, 216, 221, 238–239
Heritage Family Reunion Cabin, 202, 203                     John and Sally Willome Conference Center, 201               Lumber Inn, 125
Hersey, J.L., 170, 171, 173–174                             John Timothy Stone Center for Christian Faith and           Lute, Ira E., 55, 56–57, 59, 69, 72, 73, 75, 77, 78, 81, 85,
Hidden Valley Ski Area, 130–131, 165                                Life, 223                                                   89
High Flight conference, 156                                 John Timothy Stone’s Mountainside Lodge. See
Hiking, 41, 67, 113, 164, 227, 228, 234                             Mountainside Lodge                                  (M)
Hill, Nancy Todd, 94                                        Jones, Lem, 135                                             Machinery Hall, 74–75
Historic Structure Assessment, 222, 223                     Just,Arthur, 141                                            Magee, Elmer, 103, 115, 136
History of the Denver YMCA, The (Lute), 77                  Just, Clarabelle, 134, 136, 138, 142, 150, 154              Mahagan, Carrol, 130
Hiyaha cabin, 97                                            Just, Della, 134, 136, 140, 141–142, 149, 150, 154          Mahagan’s Glacier, 130
Hobbs, Bruno, 20, 21, 23, 25, 26, 35, 39, 43, 44, 67, 236   Just, Harold, 143                                           Majors family, 203
Hogs, 55, 56                                                Just, Karl, 137, 140, 141                                   Mannschreck, Mrs. Charles, 108, 120, 126
Holdmore Family Reunion Cabin, 202                          Just, Rudy, 134, 142, 149, 150, 154                         Marcia Murphy Lortcher Vacation Kidney Center,
Holdt, Mark, 218                                            Just Ranch, 106, 133, 134, 134–137, 135, 136, 147,                 194–195
Holstein, Norman, 163                                               155, 204                                            Mariposa cabin, 216
Homestead Act, 11, 13                                                                                                   Mary Jane Ski Area, 146, 155, 158
Hopi Campground, 152                                        (K)                                                         Matthews, Garland, 120, 128, 132, 162
Horney,Adam, 205, 206                                       Kallenberg, Henry F., 60, 69                                Matthews, Helen, 127, 128
Horney, Karel, 206                                          Kast, Howard, 183                                           Maude Jellison Library, 115, 169
Horseback riding, 41, 86, 154, 175, 209–210, 228. See       Katibam, George, 102                                        Mayer,A.L., 89, 91, 92, 127
        also Livery;Teen Barn;Therapeutic riding pro-       Kibby Corner, 31, 56                                        McCormick, Cyrus, 70
        gram                                                Kidney dialysis. See Marcia Murphy Lortcher Vacation        McGee, Elmer, 159
Horseshoe Park, 76, 185                                            Kidney Center                                        McGowan, Graeme, 144
Hot Sulphur Springs, 138, 144                               Kindernook, 80, 88, 104, 105, 112, 113                      McLean, Mrs., 28

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Melrose cabin, 182                                        Order of Ypsilon, 69                                 Rocky Mountain National Park, 56, 91, 122, 130, 164,
Melton, Jack, 7, 193, 221, 238, 239                       Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, 158            185, 191, 215, 221, 226, 228, 238
Melton, Lulabeth (Lulie), 169, 238, 238–239               Oshiko cabin, 74                                          first inhabitants of, 3–5
Membership Dinner(s), 97, 137                             Outdoor education, 163–164, 180, 198, 218, 225            founding of, 12–13
Mentholatum, 65, 66                                       Outhouses and outbuildings, 15, 102, 161                  See also National Park Service
Mentholatum Company, 66, 191                              Outlook cabin, 54, 85, 238                           Rocky Ridge Music Center, 104
Meyer, M. Kent, 187, 189, 190, 195, 199, 202, 205, 206,   Overlook Subdivision, 53                             Rohmann, Edward J., 122–123
         217, 218, 219, 221, 224, 229–236, 239                                                                 Rollins, John Quincy Adams, 139
Mica cabin, 63                                            (P)                                                  Rollins Pass, 139, 140, 145
Middle Park, 137, 138–140, 143–144                        Page, Benjamin, 119                                  Rope courses, 227
Miers,Tom, 225                                            Park, the. See Rocky Mountain National Park          Rowley, Fred, 142
Miller, Lee, 55                                           Parton, Ed, 56, 125                                  Rowley homestead, 136, 137
Miller moths, 110                                         Pattie Hyde Barclay Reunion Lodge, 191–192, 192,     Ruesch,Alice, 109, 169, 215
Mills, Enos, 12, 62, 117                                           203, 232                                    Ruesch, Robert (Bob), 158
Miniature golf, 104                                       Penny, Grace, 169                                    Ruesch,Walter G., 84, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 112,
Mission Possible (Blanchard), 230                         Pershing, General John J., 42                                 113, 114, 115, 120, 121, 123, 124, 125, 126,
Mission Statement, 48, 229, 230. See also YMCA off        Personnel. See Staff                                          132, 133, 134, 135, 137, 141, 147, 149, 154,
         the Rockies, Mission of                          Piano Meadow, 136, 137, 149, 150                              156, 157, 158, 159, 160, 162, 168, 169, 180,
Moffat, David, 22, 145                                    Pifer,Anne, 62                                                188, 193, 204, 215, 216, 229, 238
Moffat Road, 145, 170, 171                                Pifer, Isabel, 62                                    Ruesch Auditorium. See Walter G. Ruesch Auditorium
Moffat Tunnel, 144, 145, 146                              Pifer, R.C., 62                                      Runge,Anita, 197
Mohawk cabin, 209                                         Pine beetles, 208                                    Rural Pastors Institute, 52
Moore, Louis, 120, 121                                    Pine Room,The, 95, 96, 107, 125                      Rustic cabins, upgrading of, 107–109, 192–193
Moosquin cabin, 74                                        Pinewood Lodge, 150, 152, 158, 183                   Rustic Café, 197
Mosquitoes, 25, 26, 173                                   Pioneer Camp, 113                                    Rustic Room, 98, 99, 132, 196, 197, 204
Mother Teresa, 189                                        Pioneering 400, 147
Mott, John R., 41, 230                                    Pioneer Lodge, 110                                   (S)
Mountain pine beetle, 208                                 Pole Creek meadow, 134                               Sage, Rufus B., 8, 138
Mountainside Lodge, 116–119, 203, 219, 221–223            Pope, Scott, 189, 217                                Sage, Sherman, 5
     construction of, 117                                 Ponderosa Dining Room, 125                           Samson (the elk), 211
     fire at, 119                                         Post Office (EPC), 75, 59, 106, 196                  San Antonio Foundation Jeremiah Fund, 200
     nomination of, to National Register of Historic      Post-war boom, 95–99                                 Sanborn, Burton D., 17
         Places, 221                                      Potatoes, 55                                         Schlessman, Lee, 194
     reassessment of, 219–223                             Prayer circle, 214                                   Schlessman Commons, 188, 195, 195–196, 200
     rehabilitation of, 118, 222, 235                     Prayer flags, 231                                    Schlessman Executive Office, 194
     See also John Timothy Stone’s Mountainside           Price, Dave, 163                                     Schlessman Family Foundation, 194, 195, 226, 234
         Lodge                                            Priorities ’88 campaign, 190, 191–193, 195           Schlessman Family Winter Fun Park sledding hill, 226
Moya, Rhonda, 169                                         Private cabins, 53, 54, 94, 97                       Schmidt, Lorentz, 119
Mt. Vernon cabin, 194                                     Program Department(s), 154, 155, 198, 199, 207       Schreiner, Sam, 19, 92
Mt.Ypsilon, 19, 20, 26, 67, 86                            Programs                                             Schroeder, Carol, 151
Mt.Ypsilon Lodge, 164–165                                      at Estes Park Center, 128, 226–228              Schuyler, Karl C., 175
Mud season, 148, 156–157                                       at Snow Mountain Ranch, 154–156, 207            Seasonal staff, 213, 214, 233
Muir, John, 12                                            Property taxes, 223                                  Second Mesa, 53, 74, 86, 114
Mummy Quadrangle, 96, 97, 107, 109                        Protzmann, Richard (Dick), 187, 209, 221             Secularization, consequences of, 81
     fire at, 182                                         Purple Finch cabin, 37                               Sergeant Pepper, legend of, 152
Muscular Christianity, 68, 126                                                                                 Seventy-fifth anniversary, of YMCA of the Rockies,
Myers, Ben, 86, 87                                        (Q)                                                          102, 186, 238
                                                                                                               Shawnee cabin, 194
(N)                                                       Quartz cabin, 63                                     Sheep Mountain Riding Therapy Program, 205
Nakayagi cabin, 74                                                                                             Silver Bay Association, 2, 35
National Kidney Foundation of Colorado, 194               (R)                                                  Silver Creek,
National Park Service (NPS), 7, 81, 82, 115, 122. See     Railroad Work School, 72                             Silver Sage Lodge, 157
       also Rocky Mountain National Park                  Rainbow Lodge, 165                                   Ski for Light, 205
Native Americans, history of, in Rocky Mountain           Rainbow Ranch, 98                                    Skiing,Alpine (downhill)
       National Park, 3–5                                 Ranch House, 98, 112, 203                                 at Estes Park Center, 131
Nature hikes, guided, 164                                 Rationing, during World War II, 92, 93                    at Snow Mountain Ranch, 143–146, 158, 160, 224
Nelson, Bud, 86                                           Rayburn, Ray, 126                                    Skiing, Nordic (cross-country)
Nelson, Keri, 169                                         Red Dale camping trailer(s), 156, 157                     at Estes Park Center, 130
Nordic skiing. See Skiing, Nordic (cross-country)         Relationship building, 228, 229–236                       at Snow Mountain Ranch, 154–155, 156, 187,
NPS. See National Park Service                            Reservation policy, 96–97                                    189, 199, 228
Nymph cabin, 97                                           Reunions, family, 202–203                            Ski oaring, 143
                                                          Roberts, Emma, 51                                    Sleigh ride, 225
(O)                                                       Roberts, Robert, 68                                  Smith, Bodie, 160
Oil embargo, 158                                          Robins Nest cabin, 108                               Smith, DeWitt, 182, 193
Old Hickory furniture, 84                                 Robinson, Fannye and Bill, 114, 115                  Smokey the Bear, 164
Old South Church, 2                                       Rockefeller, John D., 43, 44, 57, 70, 81             SMR. See Snow Mountain Ranch
Onyx cabin, 63                                            Rocky Mountain Boys Camp, 116                        Smuggler’s Cove, 6

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YMCA     OF THE     ROCKIES–REFLECTIONS,            TRADITIONS     &   VISION

Snow, 46, 46–47, 98, 220                                    (T)                                                    Whispering Pines Chapel, 155
Snowberry Family Reunion Cabin, 202                         Tangeman, H.H., 23                                     White, Gordon (Gordo), 191
Snowmobiling, 154, 155                                      Tasto, Ruth, 193, 216                                  White,William Allen, 41, 117
Snow Mountain Ranch (SMR), 104, 143, 147–159, 165,          Taxes, 223                                             Whitman,Walt, 42
        181, 183, 187, 188, 189, 195, 208, 220,             Teenage Club, 113                                      Wiard, George, 116
        224–226, 237                                        Teen Barn, 162                                         Wigwam Tea Room, 11, 62
     expansion of, 156–158                                  Tejas cabin, 108, 109, 125                             Wilderness Adventure Program, 210
     family reunions at, 202–203                            Texas Cottage, 86, 164, 219                            Wilderness Family Reunion Cabin, 202
     guest capacity of, 237                                 Therapeutic riding program, 205                        Wiley,Wirt, 72
     infrastructure of, 202                                 Thomas, Dave, 186                                      Willborn, Herbert O. (Herb), 107, 110, 182, 183
     initial construction of, 148–151                       Thomas, David G., 217                                  William L. Carter Jr. Memorial Swimming Pool, 181,
     location of, 138                                       Timberline Family Reunion Cabin, 202                           182
     name change to, 106, 147                               Timmermann, Bernhard (Ben), 104–106, 105, 106, 127     Williams, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd, 149
     opening of, in 1969, 151–152, 154                      Timmermann, Matilda, 105                               Williams, Sir George, 1
     programming of activities at, 154–156, 207             Titus, C.G., 23, 25                                    Willome family, 200–201
     rehabilitation of, in new millennium, 190, 191,        Tonashi cabin, 74                                      Willow Family Reunion Cabin, 203
        192                                                 Tourism, 10, 78–79, 83, 221                            Wilson,Woodrow, 12
     reopening of Camp Chief Ouray at, 180, 194             Trail Gazette. See Estes Park Trail                    Wind River, 13, 165
     special-needs campers at, 204–206                      Trails End cabin, 94, 97                               Wind River Lodge (new), 75, 198
     staff at, 151, 237                                     Twenty-year vision, 230                                Wind River Lodge (old), 15, 25, 26, 28–29, 34, 35, 39,
     water supply at, 192, 200                              Twin Pines cabin, 103                                          57, 80, 86, 168, 216
Snow Mountain Ranch Committee of Management,                Twin Sisters Lodge, 165                                     architectural style of, 38
        156                                                                                                             construction of, in 1902, 14
Snowstorm of the Century                                    (U)                                                         demolition of, in 1977, 168–169, 238
     1913, 46, 46–47                                        UNC. See University of Northern Colorado                    expansion of, in 1924, 74
     2003, 220                                              United Service Organizations (USO), 42                      moving of, in 1910, 37
Snuggler’s Cove, 6, 7                                       University of Colorado, 78, 122                        Winterization, 107, 113, 164, 193, 213
Southwest Area, 89,95, 96, 108                              University of Northern Colorado (UNC), 6               Winter Park, 141, 165, 186
Special needs, campers with, 194, 204–206, 232, 235         Upper Cookout, 125                                     Winter Park Ski Area, 144, 145, 146, 155, 224
Spencer,Wiley Foster, 29–31, 31                             USO. See United Service Organizations                  Wisawanik cabin, 74
Spirit, Mind and Body, 68                                   Ute, 4, 5                                              Wolfrom,Anna, 11, 13, 17
Springfield College, 40                                                                                            Women’s Auxiliary, 61, 90
Staff, 58, 58–59, 151, 158, 160, 162, 190, 212, 213,        (V)                                                    Women’s Building, 60–61, 80, 90, 164, 219
        213–214, 233, 237                                   Vacation Conference(s), 34, 37, 39                     Women’s Fitness Camp, 210
Stagflation, 183                                            Valley, the. See Estes Valley                          Women’s Institute, 61
Stake-a-Claim, 147                                          Valley View cabin, 109, 125                            Women’s suffrage, 51
Stanley, Francis Edgar (F.E.), 32                           Van Horn, Gary, 217, 219                               Wood burning stove(s), 102
Stanley, Freelan Oscar (F.O.), 12, 17, 32, 62               Veazie, Rev. W.C., 23                                  Woodward, Fern and Ty, 148–149, 150, 151
Stanley Steamer(s), 30, 32, 45                              Vietnam prisoners of war, 156, 204–205                 World Alliance of YMCAs, 2, 184, 167, 184, 235
Starrett, F.L., 21                                          Vision Statement, 229, 230                             World War I, 40, 60, 70, 175
Stead’s Ranch, 115, 122                                     VJ Day, 94                                             World War II, 40, 42, 51, 76, 77, 91–94, 103, 111, 126,
Stone, Dr. George, 221                                      Volunteer Workers Conference, 28, 29                           145
Stone, Dr. John Timothy, 41, 44, 53, 56, 57, 67, 75, 81,                                                           World Youth Conference, 184
        116, 119, 221, 222–223, 230                         (W)                                                    World Wilderness Conference, 184
Story of the Estes Park Conference, The (Schreiner),        Waco cabin, 193                                        Wyndham-Quinn,Windham Thomas. See Dunraven,
        19                                                  Walnut Room, 39, 44, 219, 220. See also Dining Hall;           Earl of
Strategic Initiatives, 218                                         Gymnasium
Strategic Plan, 219                                         Walter G. Ruesch Auditorium, 167, 167–168, 181–182,    (Y)
Student conferences, 48, 50, 232                                   184, 197                                        Yeager, Dr. Rex B., 175
Study,The, 116, 117                                         Wands,Al, 100                                          Ye Lyttle Shop, 25, 33
Suffragists Movement, 51                                    Ware, Lisle, 96                                        YMCA
Sullivan,Thomas Valentine, 1–2, 2                           War effort, 91–94                                          Character Development strategy of, 224
Summer School(s), 39, 41, 43, 44, 47, 48, 53, 60, 62, 66,   Warfare Aquatics (YMCA), 126                               Christian heritage of, 214, 216
        69, 71, 72–73, 77–78, 84, 88, 90, 132, 153, 223     War Work School, 41                                        as educational institution, 40–41
Summit, the, 160                                            Water rights, 192                                          founding of, in England, 1
Sunday, Billy, 41, 230                                      Watkins, Julie, 214, 217                                   founding of, in North America, 2
Sutherland, Mary Margaret, 205                              Weaver, Dr. J.A., 55                                       history of, in Colorado, 20–26
Sutton, Everett, 170–171, 173, 174                          Webster, Frank Lundy, 13                                   national, reorganization of, 70–71, 72, 73, 77
Sweet, Gordon, 98                                           Wendel’s Lay Out, 104, 227                                 real estate transactions by, 53, 55
Sweet,William E., 20, 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 39, 44, 45, 47,   Wennergren, Bob, 151                                       in service to troops, 42
        48, 56, 57, 70, 71, 77, 81, 84, 89, 90, 230, 231,   West Central Area Council, 101                             tax exemption and, 81, 223
        236                                                 Western Association School, 41. See also Summer        YMCA Armed Services (Department), 2, 42
Sweet,William E., Jr., 137                                         School(s)                                       YMCA Constitutional Convention, 70-71
Sweet Memorial, 113, 164                                    Western Conference, 26, 27, 34–35, 40, 41, 43, 47      YMCA movement, 1–2, 67, 70–71, 106, 163, 183–184,
Swimming pools, 74, 125–126. See also Henry Dorsey          Western Stick architecture, 14, 15, 16, 38, 142                235, 236
        Jr. Memorial Swimming Pool;William L. Carter        Westwood cabin, 204                                    YMCA of the Rockies
        Jr. Memorial Swimming Pool                          Wheeler, Squeaky Bob, 5                                    budget of, 237

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    camping at, 170–180
    Core Values of, 224, 229–230, 231, 233
    corporate headquarters of, 193–194
    founding of, 21
    guest statistics for, 237
    independent status of, 148, 193
    key supporters of, 234
    membership of, 237
    Mission of, 40, 48, 190, 191, 201, 202, 214, 218,
       221, 223, 224, 226, 228, 229–236
    name change to, 106, 147–148
    organization of, 237
    properties of, 237
    relation ship building by, 229–236
    staff at, 58, 213, 213–214, 237
    year-round operation at, 164–165
    See also Estes Park Center; Snow Mountain
       Ranch
YMCA of the Rockies: Seventy-Five Years of History
       1907–1982 (Melton and Melton), 186, 238
YMCA of the Rockies: Spanning a Century (Melton
       and Melton), 239
YMCA of the USA, 233, 236, 237
YMCA student conference(s), 48, 50
Young, Nancy and Jim, 187, 189
Ypsilon Lodge, 110, 198
Ypsilon Mountain. See Mt.Ypsilon
Yucca Company, 65
YWCA, history of, 51–52
YWCA student conference(s), 48, 50

(Z)
Zenzen, John, 110
Zorno, Scott, 151–152




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