If you’ve never been to one of Dr. Jim Jordan’s campfires, you’re missing out on a treat. Jim has been the park naturalist at Holliday Lake State Park for nine years. In that time, he has learned a great deal about the local folklore and old time stories. His keen interest in Native American history and his rapport with local historians blend together in a fascinating way.
Young and old alike become enraptured by his tales about Civil War soldiers coming home from the war, young Native Americans immersed in nature, struggling pioneer farmers scraping out a living in the brutal mid-1800s. You feel what the characters feel, see what they see, smell what they smell. Yes, he is a gifted story-teller. But more than just a story-teller, he is a naturalist. He weaves nature, wildlife, preservation, conservation into every word. He makes you want to jump right up and make things right with the world around you.
Dr. Jim Jordan has collected a number of TALES and LEGENDS of local folklore. On Saturday, October 31 at 6:00 pm, at the Campground Amphitheater he’ll build a roaring campfire and tell some of these spooky tales of times past. He’ll end by toasting some marshmallows.