Ken Olson selected as GECG Outfit's 2014 Carbon County Pioneer


Mike Dunn

Ken Olson stands by the saddle he made in 1970. He rode in it for 35 years. Olson was selected as the GECG Carbon County Pioneer this year.

Saratoga area native and life-long rancher Ken Olson has been selected as this year's Grand Encampment Cowboy Gathering (GECB) Outfit Carbon County Pioneer.

He will be honored during intermission of the Cowboy Poetry and Music show Saturday night in the Grand Encampment Opera House. The event begins in Encampment this weekend.

Ken was born Dec. 2, 1932 on the 4 Bar ranch (now owned by the Kerbs family) west of Saratoga and lived there with his parents, Swan and Margaret Olson and younger sister Elva, for several years.

As a young man, Olson attended school in Saratoga and graduated from Pla...

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