Sheepherder Pacomio Chacon: An artist among the aspens

Sheepherder Pacomio Chacon: An artist among the aspens

This Paco Chacon carving is on a segmented part of an aspen tree at the White River Museum of the Rio Blanco County Historical Society in Meeker. The carving is in the back of the museum close to an historic sheepherder’s wagon.
Paco Chacon carved a self-portrait on this aspen tree on Aug. 24, 1983.
The White River Plateau between Rifle and Craig to the north and from Meeker east to Oak Creek has stunning aspen groves in the fall especially on Ripple Creek Pass, which is part of the Flat Tops Scenic Byway.
Paco Chacon’s self-portrait includes his signature and the date.

Sheepherder Pacomio Chacon: An artist among the aspens

This Paco Chacon carving is on a segmented part of an aspen tree at the White River Museum of the Rio Blanco County Historical Society in Meeker. The carving is in the back of the museum close to an historic sheepherder’s wagon.
Paco Chacon carved a self-portrait on this aspen tree on Aug. 24, 1983.
The White River Plateau between Rifle and Craig to the north and from Meeker east to Oak Creek has stunning aspen groves in the fall especially on Ripple Creek Pass, which is part of the Flat Tops Scenic Byway.
Paco Chacon’s self-portrait includes his signature and the date.
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