2016 Nimon-Walker Award: Recognizing individuals and families who help preserve the history of Eagle County since 2001.
In 1969, John Comer purchased the Water Wheel Ranch. The ranch is home to the Brooks-Dixon waterwheel, originally constructed in the early 1920’s to irrigate pastures. Thanks to Comer’s special attention to detail and unending local appreciation and support, this piece of Eagle County history has been restored not once, but three times, to its original specifi cations and remains fully functional.
For his dedication and extraordinary eff orts in preserving our local history, John Comer will be presented the 2016 Nimon-Walker Award on Sunday, May 1, at 2:00 pm at theAvon Public Library.
Please join the Eagle Valley Library District and the Eagle County Historical Society for an afternoon of honoring John Comer. This year’s event kicks off with “An Evening with Teddy Roosevelt” featuring the local talents of Cooter Overcash, noted storyteller, actor, historian, and educator with a deep fondness for all things “Teddy”.