Temple Butte forever!

19 12 2018

Seneca; Temple Butte

It’s official! Temple Butte IS Temple Butte!

Just last night, we received word that our application* to name Temple Butte, above Spring Creek Basin’s eastern boundary, in honor of our beloved and much-missed Pati Temple was approved by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names.

We are ecstatic. 🙂

Pati was an integral part of NMA/CO‘s long mission to protect and preserve Spring Creek Basin’s mustangs in a way that sustains both the herd and the range upon which they depend. With perseverance and commitment, our partnership with BLM’s Tres Rios Field Office is stronger than ever, and our horses and their range are beautiful and healthy.

We are forever grateful for Pati’s guiding light, and, thus named, Temple Butte now is a testament to her memory.

The formerly unnamed promontory has its forever name. 🙂 Just in time for Christmas!

*Heartfelt thanks to Ann Bond for her diligent efforts gathering and submitting the paperwork for the application!

** Another aside: Pati is responsible for Seneca’s name. 🙂



8 responses

19 12 2018

It is a good memory to look the Butte and know how much she loved and fought for the wild horses.

19 12 2018
Barbara Stagg

WONDERFUL!!! Look forward to seeing Temple Butte with its forever name next time I visit. Patti (and David and TJ) = transformative.

19 12 2018
Sue Story

Cool, TJ! What a wonderful way for your friend, Pati, to be commemorated for her mustang love and all that she did for our beautiful Spring Creek herd! I wish I could have met her.

19 12 2018
Lynn and Kathy

Fantastic news!!! A very fitting tribute! Thank-you to everyone who had a hand in this!

19 12 2018

Excellent news! What a worthy tribute!!!

19 12 2018
Carla Hawks

Great story, great picture. ❤

19 12 2018

Very nice and appropriate.
Well Done.
Temple Butte and Spring Creek Basin mustangs forever!

2 01 2019
Katie Klingsporn

Hi JT – Congrats! I’d like to write an article about this for the Daily Planet. I also sent you an email but fear it went to spam. You can reach me at katie.klingsporn@gmail.com

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