History Hero: Norm Nofsier
Norman Noftsier is a history hero who could tell you almost anything about dealing with horses and mules. Born in Beaver Falls, New York, he started riding young. Took time off for military service and his career. And for the last quarter century of his life — he was back in the saddle — and working the reins on various wagons. But he loved and old fashioned trail ride — the modern wagon trains. He served as trail master of the Death Valley Encampment — a wagon train through the national park each November organized by the Death Valley 49ers. He loved to teach young people about the draft animals and especially loved to take folks for a ride on the many wagon trains he was involved in. Here is a tribute video to the man with so many people who will remember his love of history and the old ways.
He and his wife Mary Jo Steele, loved to teach young people about the draft animals and especially loved to take folks for a ride on the many wagon trains they were part of. Here is a tribute video to the man who touched so many lives and in his words and actions, helped Save Americana for future generations.
Death Valley Photos Courtesy Sandy Powell
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