History

Heart-J Stories: The Sicklers

A Guest Ranch is Born: The Sicklers In early June 1946, Maurice and Tillie Jessup arrived at Sylvan Dale, with 5-year-old David and 2-year-old Susan in tow. They’d purchased 125 acres along the Big Thompson River with the dream of started a children’s summer camp, but the summer of '46 brought the polio epidemic and summer camps across the country...