Curley Fletcher and The Good Ole Days! 2022

Join us on September 9 through 11 for our annual Laws Museum 'Good Ole Days' event. commemorating the life of Curley Fletcher.

The literature of Curley Fletcher (September 22, 1892-September 5, 1954), local Owens Valley writer and poet, not only had a profound impact during his lifetime, but is remembered and recited around the world to this day: --and certainly will be for many years into the future. Curley's poem, The Strawberry Roan, is a classic, having been set to music by “Tamale Joe”, aka Edward William Hargatt, and made famous by the legendary performer Marty Robbins.

Curley arrived at the town of Laws as a baby, and after death was buried at Bishop Pioneer Cemetery. Fletcher's collection of poems, Songs of the Sage, was published in 1931 and reprinted in 1986 by Peregrine Smith Books with a preface by Hal Cannon, founder of The Western Folklife Center.

-Friday Night kick off the weekend with a dinner concert at Whiskey Creek, featuring the music of Dave Stamey. (tickets for Friday Night are sold out.)

-Saturday come to the Laws Museum Grounds to participate in this timeless celebration of days gone by. On September 10th, Laws will be a bustling Wild West Pioneer town. Don’t miss out! Laws Good Ole Days, a family event, is going to be a day of fun activities, live demonstrations, pie & silent auctions, and live music & poetry performances. Sandy and The High Country will wrap up the day with a good ole dance/concert. This event is sponsored by Inyo County and many of our community members are making it happen. Free of Admission. A donation of $15 per adult is requested and will be honored with a commemorative tote, while supplies last.
-Paranormal Investigation How to Connect to the Past 101, a special event. REGISTER HERE, $20 per adult, $5 for Kids under 12. Tickets are limited and at first come first serve basis.

-Sunday morning we will pay our respects at Curley's gravesite at 9:00 am.