18.00"x24.00" Acrylic on canvas, framed


Description of Baptism in the Big Hole on Crow Creek

Eighty-one years ago, my dad was baptized in the cold water of Crow Creek, Star Valley, Wyoming. The Big hole, as it was affectionately called by the locals, was a popular swimming spot on the river. Occasionally it doubled as a sacred baptismal font as well. Dad recalls that, even though it was early June, they still had to break some ice from around the edges of the river in order to enter … brrrrrrr! Though much has changed up there since then, between dad’s description and a site visit, this is my attempt at putting the experience on canvas.

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Kathlene Hoopes
The Crow Creek baptism and swimming hole was located on our property in Fairview for decades. I would like to get a copy of this painting. Six of my seven children were baptized there. We owned the 160 acres around it and that included the mountain piece right at the end of the road as you start up crow creek. Do you have prints of this painting. Kathlene Hoopes.

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