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BFA 94th Reunion Schedule Announced

Colorado is famous for mining and madams, and hostess LiAnn Pennington has arranged a gold rush of events at part of the 94th annual meeting of the Bunker Family Association. June 14-17. Walk where they did–the miners and madams that is. The reunion will include a tour of the red light district in downtown Denver. Our tour guide will share with us stories from the seamy side of Denver, including the police scandal, while we do a walking tour of Denver’s revitalized lower downtown district. We will end our tour by Coors Field – home of the Colorado Rockies baseball team. If you are interested in going to a game, there are tickets available from sellers on the street. We don’t call them scalpers because Denver City Ordinance does not allow them to sell tickets for more than the face value. The Rockies are playing the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, game time is 7:05 p.m. The hotel offers complimentary shuttles to/from the ball field and all other downtown attractions.

Our next tour will take us to Central City. Central City is 30 minutes from Denver (no long bus ride – yea!). It was a mining town, which is now a casino town. June 16th is Madam Lou Bunch Day, celebrated in style with a brass bed race through town. We are offering Hidee Mine tours. From Central City’s web site we are told we will be able to:

“Learn geology, mineralogy, and history, while walking 700 feet underground. The Hidee Gold Mine is a well lit, dry, and safe environment. The average temperature inside the mine is 45 degrees Fahrenheit year ’round so a sweater or jacket is recommended. The ground is level and wheelchair accessible and the back height (ceiling) is generally above 6 foot. Use a hammer and chisel to carve out your own high-grade gold ore to take home. Tour guides are actual hard-rock miners. Tours are approximately 45 minutes underground with ample time given to enjoy gold panning or lunch outside the mine.”

There are so many things to do in downtown Denver. The Red Lion Hotel is right next to Invesco Field at Mile High – home of the Denver Broncos. Too bad it is not football season! Across the highway are Coors Field, The Pepsi Center, Six Flags Elitch Gardens, and Colorado’s Ocean Journey.

Worried about getting to the hotel? Shuttles from Denver International Airport to the Red Lion (reunion hotel) are about $18.00 each way. Super Shuttle is easy to make advance reservations with. Their web site is

Watch for future articles about the reunion for info about handling the altitude, our ever changing weather – it just snowed for the 7th week in a row!, and other activities available in the area. You may find you need to stay longer! The registration form for the reunion is a downloadable PDF file located at:

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