Dave Lively
Step-on Guide Storyteller Preservationist Certified Tour Guide

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Welcome to Lively Tours and Talks

You have been asked to schedule a presentation for your group or you need a local guide for your motor coach tour of Rocky Mountain National Park.

 

You have come to the right place.

I partner with you to offer your group historical programs at your location or I will be your Step-On tour guide. You and your group will be entertained while discovering the ordinary people from the past who lived extraordinary lives. I'm easy to reach through the contact tab. Let's work together to meet your schedule.

Sincerely, Dave About

Dave Lively is a dynamic speaker with the power to make his audience laugh and cry by shining light on hidden narratives. As you absorb the splendor of “Rocky” you will be captivated by his stories of Rocky Mountain National Park and Grand Lake. You will be provided with accurate information that you may not discover otherwise while enjoying fast paced stories of the area’s people.

 

Dave is a resident and well-known historian in Grand Lake, Colorado, and the only Certified Tour Guide in Grand County. His family homesteaded what is now the Grand Lake entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park, allowing him the opportunity to have a unique, detailed knowledge that no one else does. He appears in “The Living Dream: 100 Years of Rocky Mountain National Park”, a documentary appearing on PBS stations nationwide. He is a speaker for the Rocky Mountain National Park Centennial Speakers Series and conducts historic tours and seminars for Rocky Mountain National Park, Rocky Mountain Conservancy, Trail River Ranch education center, and is a Step-On guide for History Colorado.

 

If you are seeking an engaging speaker for your group, a guide for your short hike or outing, or a Step-On tour guide for your motor coach, Dave will provide you with his unique insights into an area that is much more than a beautiful landscape. Whether indoors or out you will be charmed and educated by Dave’s enthusiasm and passion for his topics. His tours, programs and walks offer any gathering enchanting glimpses of local history with emphasis on his philosophy,

 

“It’s about the people.”

Background & Affiliations:

 

 

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Ice saws may have been used in the Grand Lake area as early as the mid 1880’s when the founder of Grand Lake Village, James Cairns, had a small icehouse near his first home. Rob Harbison with his father, Andrew, cut blocks of ice sometimes measuring 2 feet x 2 feet from the winter waters of Grand Lake as early as the winter of 1898-1899. They built an icehouse at the Harbison Dairy Ranch to store the ice and sell with their milk deliveries the following summers. The ice was covered with up to 18 inches of sawdust to insulate if from melting over the summer. Often Rob Harbison would deliver ice into September.

The ice saw is just over 7 feet long and weighs about 14 pounds. Unlike most “2 man” wood saws the blade tapers from 7 inches across to 4 inches across. The “set” of the teeth differs from a wood saw in that the teeth do not have to have a wide separation of angle to cut and clean the debris from the teeth.

In 1911 GE introduced a household refrigeration unit that was powered by gas. In 1927 GE released the Monitor Top, the first electric refrigerator.

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PROGRAM:

COST:

Monday

April 10th - 6:00 pm

Fort Collins Corral of Westerners

Free to members

Fort Collins Corral of Westerners

1424 Mulberry, Ft. Collins, CO

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Saturday

April 15th - 10:30 AM

CU Denver Building Room SC 3121

Free - Public welcome!

History Conference Center

1201 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80204

 

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Monday

May 22nd - 2:00 PM

Bemis Public Library

Free - Public welcome!

Bemis Public Library

6014 S. Datura St. Littleton, CO

 

PROGRAM:

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Wednesday

June 28th - 5:30 PM

Vail Public Library

Free - Public welcome!

Vail Public Library

292 W Meadow Dr. Vail, CO

 

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COST:

Wednesday

August 2nd - Noon/Lunchtime

Frisco History Park & Museum

Frisco History Park & Museum

120 Main St. Frisco, CO

Free - Public welcome!

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Saturday

July 8th - 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Trail River Ranch

$80.00 Please Contact Rocky Mountain

Conservancy at RMCONSERVANCY.org to

register for this program

Rocky Mountain National Park Near Grand Lake

 

PROGRAM:

COST:

Friday

August 4th - 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Trail River Ranch

$80.00 Please Contact Rocky Mountain

Conservancy at RMCONSERVANCY.org to

register for this program

Rocky Mountain National Park Near Grand Lake

 

PROGRAM:

COST:

Thursday

August 24th - 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Rocky Mountain National Park Near Grand Lake

 

Please contact Tara Micheli at tmicheli@englewoodco.gov for pricing and reservations

Rocky Mountain National Park Near Grand Lake

 

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COST:

Mondays

June 19 - September 4 - 1:00 PM

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK

Free - Public welcome!

Kawuneeche Valley Visitor Center

16018 US-34, Grand Lake, CO 80447

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COST:

Tuesdays

June 20 - August 29 - 11:00 AM

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK

Free - Public welcome (RMNP entrance fees required)

Bowen/Baker trailhead parking lot

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