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Fw: Passing of Lincoln "Nick" Mansfield

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From: Larry Suddjian <>

>The Board of Governors of the Western States Trail Foundation are
>saddened to announce the passing of one of the original five riders that
>started the Western States Trail Ride 100 Mile One Day Ride.
>On Saturday, January 23, 1999, Lincoln "Nick" Mansfield rode on ahead
>after many years being a friend of The Trail and dedication to the sport
>of endurance riding.
>Nick was one of the first five men that started out from Tahoe City on
>August 7, 1955 for the 1st 100 Miles One Day Ride conducted by the
>Western States Trail Ride.  Nick went on to complete the Ride a total of
>16 time with his last completion in 1980.  Nick was also the winner of
>the coveted Lloyd Tevis Cup in 1959 on his trusty mount "Buffalo Bill",
>a Thoroughbred/Morgan gelding (Buffalo Bill had eleven completions).
>Nick was, at the time of his death, a member of the Board of Governors
>of the Western States Trail Foundation and has been honored by having
>the arena at the Wendell and Inez Robie Park dedicated in his memory.
>Viewing will be Saturday, January 30th between 2 and 4 PM at the Reno
>Memorial Cremation & Burial Society, 253 East Arroyo (702.322.9200).
>Services will be 10AM, Monday, February 1 at Immaculate Conception
>Catholic Church, 590 Pyramid Way, Sparks, NV.
>Persons wanting to remember Nick might consider a contribution to the
>Adopt-The-Trail program being conducted by WSTF.  Restricted donations
>for a section of the World Wide Mile in Nick's name would be
>appropriate.  Check the WSTF website at
>for information on this program.
>We hope to have a full story of Nick's life in the next issue of the
>Tevis Forum.  Maybe AERC will also do a special article on the life and
>times of one of the original riders of the WSTR.
>Happy Trails Nick...our hearts are with you.
>Larry Suddjian, Vice President

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