Lurking Past

October is here, and it’s time to take a great big “Aaaaaah!” sigh of relief and accomplishment for the completion of the Interp teams 2012 Summer Season.  What a fun, FUN summer!  With lots of hard work and laughs we developed many new programs for the Cove to demonstrate history, natural resources, and more and were pleased with our turnout.  We are excited to continue to improve all of our programs so next summer they are even more enticing, entertaining, and informational!

We took a vote, and the teams favorite program of the summer was “Lurking Past”.   The Cove Palisades State Park has a really stellar homesteading history, but history can sometimes be a little dry.  So, we tried our best to come up with a way to tell the Cove’s homesteading story but turning it into an interactive presentation, many of the Cove staff with parts to play!

The story is told through the voice of “Stella”, the Cove’s mysterious and mythical Sturgeon that lurks in Lake Billy Chinook but no fisherman have been able to catch till this day.  Yes, the name “Stella” for our beloved sturgeon was inspired by a Marlon Brando film.  Stella swims under boats and docks and listens to fisherman who’s fathers and grandfathers and great-grandfathers have fished here.   She has noticed mysterious objects way, deep down at the bottom of the lake and she has often wondered what they are and how they got there.  These objects include orchard trees, remenants of many special buildings, and tall landforms that were popular for pioneer picnicking.  An important piece of State Park’s history is also hundreds of feet underwater.  The audience will unveil the mystery of what these objects are and the crazy turn of events that got them submerged, likely forever.

Fred McCallister and his wife (Played by Dave and Heather) try to catch a big fish for supper whilst reminiscing on early days in the Cove.

We hope that you will join us next summer for one of our Friday or Saturday evening presentations!  Due to popular demand, we plan on havinng Lurking Past play at both the Deschutes and Crooked River amphitheatres in 2013, so both campgrounds get the opportunity to view the program.  See you next year, and bring the whole family!  We will have the room with our brand new Crooked River Amphitheatre benches, overlooking the sunset over Lake Billy Chinook and Mt. Jefferson.

View from the new Crooked River Amphitheatre

Audience members at Lurking Past enjoy the new Amphitheatre.

The Cove Palisades Interp Team would like to thank you for visiting the Cove during Summer 2012 and enjoying our programs! We hope to see you next year! 🙂

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