"In the spring, Reeder left the Valley with only 250
head of horses, and the people called that winter the Reeder
The following was taken from a clipping in an old newspaper, dated July 1937, concerning an exciting experience of little Ronald Hansen, Garden City, Utah. Little four-year-old Ronald of Garden City, Utah, grandson of H. C. Hansen of Lava, went for a ride on Bear Lake all by himself Thursday, July 14th, on a 12 foot plank. He was wading along the shore of the lake in front of his house and stepped on the board. A strong wind came and blew him and the board far out into the lake. The waves assisted and soon he was a mile and one-half out where the water is 90 feet deep. His parents and neighbors stood on the shore, unable to help him while a man went a mile to town for a motor boat. All they could see was a speck out in the lake which indicated the brave little boy was hanging on. Once in a while the waves would wash completely over him, hiding him from view. When the boat finally arrived, the rescue party got underway. They found little Ronald clinging to his board, badly frightened but otherwise unharmed. Ruth Hansen, Ronald's mother, during a recent interview added: "Frank Satterthwaite took the tube out of his car tire and tried to swim out. Virginia Whittington went to town and got Lavoy, whose boat was in his shop, but found it was out of gas. They went to the gas station and from there, towed the boat to the beach. Virginia opened a gate she swears she can't open to this day. As Lavoy got near Ronald,
he sprang off the plank, probably trying to reach the boat.