ROCK SWAP, HISTORY DAY HIGHLIGHT LABOR DAY WEEKEND IN CRAWFORD

Posted 2 months ago

By John Axtell

 

Crawford Rock Swap 2011

This is a busy weekend in Crawford with the 28th annual Crawford Rock Swap today through Monday in the city park and the Crawford Historical Society’s annual History Day Celebration and Ice Cream and Pie Social on Saturday.

Rock Swap chairman Wade Beins (rhymes with vines) says the free event…the largest in Nebraska…draws rockhounds and collectors from across America because of the unique stones found in this area, especially the Fairburn agate.

Biens…senior geologist at Cameco Resources Crow Butte uranium mine…says there are vendors offering polished stones, minerals, fossils, artifacts and jewelry as well as free daily field trips, a guest speaker Saturday at 2:00 in the Cameco Pavilion, and a potluck supper and auction Saturday at 6:00.

Crawford History Day runs from 9-to-3 at the museum in downtown Crawford, with the pie-and-ice-cream social
running from 11-2:00.

The Historical Society says the day combines history and fun with a touch of fundraising thrown in to help support society projects.