Christopher Creek Was The Place To Be


Hello again, fellow Creekers.

I hope everyone had a terrific Labor Day weekend. The weather was great and, as usual, Christopher Creek was the place to be. I can think of no better place where a hard worker would want to go to kick up their heels, sip a cool drink, unwind and recharge the old batteries than with the quiet calm that is Christopher Creek.

I have also had more than one request to talk about some of the history of Christopher Creek. Folks are asking about Isadore Christopher and some of his adventures. One of my favorite parts of the story has always been the mail order bride part. I think you can order one off of eBay or now. All of the history I have learned about Isadore and Christopher Creek is from some of the longtime locals and also from some terrific articles and stories written by others in the past. In future articles, I will try to find some neat excerpts here and there and attempt to piece together the unique history of this place.

Tents and tip-outs

On the corner of the highway and Columbine, Debbie and Paul Chamberlin had family up for the weekend — LaVerne Vinyard and a flock of nieces and nephews.

They put up a tent for the kids to sleep outside and did the proper Labor Day things — table games, a yard of bubblegum and campfire at night with s’mores. Down the road, Linda Adkins’ family has had that property for decades down beyond the water tank. They keep tip-outs for family affairs, and had a bunch last weekend.

Pam Bray and husband, David Boettcher, wife and two daughters, and the Holland family. They participated in the Geo Cache treasure hunt while they were here. Dean and Jenny Dodson had a party with music by BLJ. They had pulled pork, lots of side dishes and a table full of desserts.

It was a food frenzy. Rick and Marty Schantz popped some elk meat out of their freezer. Then Pam and Dave Voita cooked it for 24 hours and made “to die for” green chili. Their dinner of munchies, dip and poppers, topped off with those green chili burros and tacos, was over the top. More desserts. Naps were the order of the day getting ready for these feasts.

But the big hit of the weekend was the sign on the construction fence at the Landmark. Owners Gary and Cindy laughed until their sides hurt, e-mailed it to all their friends, and are keeping it for their new establishment. Always a good time for all in Christopher Creek.

As always, I do need your help with content and stories! For anyone wanting to submit information from the Christopher Creek area for inclusion in our weekly article, please email me at: Any submitted pictures must be full-size (typically around 1MB per picture). The cutoff time for inclusion in Friday’s article is close of business on Monday.


Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Requires free registration

Posting comments requires a free account and verification.