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Hobo Pool final stop on museum trek


Saratoga's famous "Hobo Pool" will be the final stop on the Saratoga Museum Mineral Hot Springs "Go with the Flow" history trek scheduled for Saturday, June 3.

Highlighting the three hour walking tour will be Indian bath tubs, site of first school house and S&E railroad depot (now housing Saratoga Museum), Paulson Medicinal Well building, Spotted Dog Saloon & Owl Café, Wrangler's Cabin,the first and second building sites at Warm Springs (now Saratoga), Cadwell (now Veterans) Island's first bridge across Upper North Platte River and Hobo Pool, followed by a "Dutch Treat" lunch at the Inn at noon, during which more history will be presented.

Local historian Dick Perue will serve as tour guide, with assistance from Chilly Rollison at Indian Bath Tubs, Marian Berger and Jamie Campbell at Paulson Medicinal Well building, Mary Pigg at Wrangler's Cabin, Linda Fisher-Perue on the attempt to save historic art at Hobo Pool dressing rooms, Elva Evans as needed, plus other volunteers.

All interested persons are invited to the trek with participants to meet at Saratoga Museum across from the airport at 8:30 a.m., with the tour to begin at 9 a.m. from Veteran's Island parking lot. Golf carts will be available for persons needing them.

Museum officials announced that the tour will be limited to 50 trekkers with members of Saratoga Historical & Cultural Association given preference.

To sign up for the trek, call 326-5511 or visit the museum. Tour cost is $20 each for members and $25 for all others. Participants receive a 12-page brochure compiled by Dick Perue. Proceeds benefit Saratoga Museum. Lunch is not included in tour price.


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