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The Spaulding Collection

In lieu of our Pancake Breakfast event,
we are selling this magnificent collection.

Since 1977, the Wagon Days Pancake Breakfast has been a community tradition and an important fundraiser for local nonprofit Papoose Club. Founded in 1954, Papoose Club is a volunteer organization that supports youth-oriented groups in the Wood River Valley through fundraising activities and community events. With the monies it raises, Papoose Club donates more than $30,000 annually to academic, athletic, and social programs that benefit local children.

Because of COVID-19, Papoose Club has decided to put the Pancake Breakfast on hold for another year. While the cancellation of the event is a blow to the organization’s fundraising efforts—the Pancake Breakfast typically nets more than $10,000 from the two-day event—Papoose Club has a unique opportunity this year to recoup these funds.


Wood River Valley locals David and Renae Spaulding recently donated to Papoose Club a 19-piece original framed collection of Wagon Days posters. The group plans to sell this magnificent collection and use funds from the sale to make up for the lost revenue of the Pancake Breakfast.


David Spaulding, who passed away earlier this year, was a pilot, a “yellow coat” with Sun Valley Company, and a fly-fishing guide. His wife, Renae, was a longtime member of Papoose Club. Their generous gift couldn’t have come at a better time, as the pandemic has constrained Papoose Club’s ability to fundraise and, in turn, fulfill its mission—funding requests from local groups that benefit kids. The organization is grateful for the Spauldings’ donation and the opportunity to place this amazing collection with a special collector and aficionado of Wagon Days.


The collection contains 19 framed commemorative Wagon Days posters, a number of which have been signed the artist. With posters from as far back as the 1976 Bicentennial celebration, the collection is a lucky find for someone who wants to own a piece of local history and support Papoose Club’s philanthropic efforts at the same time.


For more information about the Wagon Days poster collection, please contact Anna Mathieu at (208) 309-1329. 

Papoose has recently

given to these groups:

  • BCRD Aquatic Center Revitalization

  • BCRD Summer Programs

  • Camp Rainbow Gold

  • Children’s Day an End of School Year Celebration c/o the Crisis Hotline

  • Community Library

  • Company of Fools Student Matinees
  • Compassionate Leaders Program

  • Environmental Resource Center (ERC) EcoCamp

  • Flourish Foundation

  • Girls on the Run

  • Hailey Library's Teen Collection

  • Hailey Public Library

  • Hemingway Steam School

  • Hot Shot Quilters 4H

  • I Have A Dream Foundation

  • Idaho Basecamp Glass Blowing

  • Kids Mountain Fund

  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Bluebirds

  • Sawtooth Botanical Garden’s Bug Zoo

  • Silver Creek Holiday Feast

  • St. Thomas Children's Theater

  • Swiftsure Ranch Therapeutic Equestrian Center

  • The Crisis Hotline

  • The Hunger Coalition

  • The Land Trust's Student Conservation Council

  • The Space

  • WRHS Senior Bash

  • WRHS Spanish Program

  • WRMS 8th Grade Advancement

  • WRMS Chess Club

  • WRMS Gate Program

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News Flash! A hero has stepped up and purchased the collection but we would gladly accept any donations or further matching grants!

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Photography of the Spaulding Wagon Days Framed Art Collection was graciously donated by Amanda Rene Photography

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Amanda Nagy

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