We have a winner in our 2023 Jersey Jim auction! A bid of $475 won a night for four in “a Room with a View.”
Thank you to all who bid on our on-line auction.
And thank you to the Jersey Jim Foundation, which has generously donated a night in the JJ Lookout Tower to the Mancos Friends of the Library for several years.
All proceeds from this auction benefit
the Mancos Public library and its programs.
From the Jersey Jim Foundation web site:
“A Room with a View” – Live a little bit of history and enjoy an incredible view in Southwestern Colorado with an overnight stay at the Jersey Jim Fire Lookout Tower. Formerly used to detect fires, the live-in tower rises from an aspen-lined meadow in the San Juan National Forest at almost 10,000 feet above sea level.
“The Jersey Jim was home to U.S. Forest Service fire lookouts from the 1940s to the 1970s. An historic log book inside its cab, or living quarters, chronicles their experiences. The Tower was renovated and saved from demolition in 1991 by the Jersey Jim Foundation, a non-profit volunteer organization, which operates and maintains the Tower under permit with the San Juan National Forest.