Event commemorates last battle of Old Ephraim

Few men find themselves fighting toe-to-toe with a 10-foot-tall grizzly bear and even fewer live to tell the tale.In 1923 Frank Clark battled Old Ephraim, a giant grizzly known for killing local sheepherder’s flocks, and the Stokes Nature Center is commemorating the battle this weekend. Old Ephraim’s Day is Saturday, August 20. The event starts 7 p.m. at Old Ephraim’s Grave, and a carpool will leave the Logan Ranger District parking lot at 6 p.m.Storyteller Daniel Bishop will tell of Old Ephraim’s final battle Saturday evening next to the 11-foot monument built on the place the bear was killed.Annalisa Paul, director of operations for the Stokes Nature Center, said the story of Old Ephraim is a classic tale of man versus nature.”Supposedly he was the last grizzly bear in the canyon,” she said.Cost is $5 per person. Registration is required in advance, and can be done by calling the center, 755-3239, or

<a href=”http://www.logannature.org/program_registration.html”>online</a>

.- rachel@cvdaily.com

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