By Betty Vanderwielen

Tales of Swan Valley outfitters - Rod Boothby


September 12, 2019

Betty Vanderwielen, Pathfinder

Rod Boothby tells outfitter stories at the USVHS event Aug. 3.

SWAN VALLEY – Though he is not an outfitter himself (he works for Tom Parker's Buck Creek Guide Service), Rod Boothby was invited to be one of the speakers at the Aug. 3 Upper Swan Valley Historical Society program heralding the Guides and Outfitters of the Swan Valley.

Boothby said, "I've been packin' horses and mules for about 35 years. Really, the only reason we do this, we really do it for the fun. We don't do it for the money, that's for sure."

Boothby told two stories about mules and, since he is a cowboy poet, he also read two of his poems. The stories were about Willy and Lily, tw...

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