|Frank Fulton and Sula Susan (Wallen) Splitek|
Friday, June 29, 2012
My paternal grandaunt Sula (Wallen) Splitek and her husband Frank, were the managers of Ayers Natural Bridge Park near Cheyenne, Wyoming in 1954. Others in the family may have known this, but it was a complete surprise to me when I ran across this little excerpt in a Texas newspaper today.
Dallas Morning News - dated 22 Aug 1954
Not too many miles from
Cheyenne we stopped at for a picnic
lunch. This was a good introduction to one of the reasons "why" Ayres Natural
Bridge Wyoming is an ideal
family vacation state...much of the natural beauty is free to be enjoyed by
all. is one of nature's wonders left in
its natual state and there is no charge to see it. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Splitek,
managers of the park, showed us the register and, again, Texans were out in
front by a stretch. Ayres Park
I never met my aunt Sula in person, but she was responsible for the early genealogy done on our family. Sula and Frank married in 1932 in Iowa and Sula would have been about 50 years old in 1954 when they were the managers of Ayres Park.