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Programs planned at Pioneer Bluffs

Programs on agriculture in central Asia and on classic depictions of the American Old West are planned for the next two Saturdays at Pioneer Bluffs, a historic ranch homestead eight miles south of Cottonwood Falls on K-177.

Josh and Jim Hoy will report at 2 p.m. Saturday on their 2017 trip to Kyrgyzstan.

They will speak of the nomadic culture, horsemanship, and stockmanship of the Kyrgyz people and the flora and fauna of the high steppe.

They will contrast the culture to what they have seen of Argentine gauchos, Australian outback stockmen, American cowboys and buckaroos, and Mexican vaqueros.

Donations will be accepted. Reservation are appreciated but not required and can be made at (620) 753-3484 or

The following Saturday, Doug Claassen will give a presentation on Frederic Remington, an American painter, illustrator, sculptor, and writer who specialized in depictions of the American Old West.

Remington, who lived from 1861 to 1909, briefly owned a sheep ranch south of Peabody.

Last modified July 3, 2024