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The Nottingham clan after the Nimon-Walker Award ceremony 2014 at the Eagle Public Library. The family was acknowledged for the many years of effort by generations of Nottinghams that have preserved local history in Avon and Eagle County. Bottom row, left to right: Allan and C.C. Nottingham, Millie Nottingham (wife of Arnold), Mauri and Nancy Nottingham (in maroon vest). Second row: Jan Attoma and husband Tere Nottingham (plaid shirt, Allan's...
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Allan and Mauri Nottingham, wearing their first dress coats. "The Nottinghams have been an integral part of Eagle County history since pioneer William Nottingham arrived in the Red Cliff mining camp in the 1880s. In 1890, William moved down the valley to homestead 160 acres of land on the Eagle River at what is now Avon. William's son, Harry, expanded that ranch to encompass most of the present-day community of Avon, stretching from Wildrige to...
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George Nimon on Holt tractor during road construction on Brush Creek. [Title supplied from catalog prepared by the Eagle County Historical Society.]
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Team installing a new dryer at the New Jersey Zinc Co. facilities at Belden. From Left: Don Ginther, Lynn Walker, [unknown], Homer Sultzer, Buck Hickman, Forrest Witthauer. [Courtesy of Theodore Beck]
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"Bill" on horse at Kent.
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This piece originally appeared in the Eagle Valley Enterprise as two articles, one published in November of 1980 and the other in January 1981. Roberta Depp has written several pieces of the early history of Eagle and Eagle County and was the recipient of the Nimon-Walker Award presented by EVLD and Eagle County Historical Society. Depp provides another voice into the businesses, people, and beginnings of the town of Eagle. Street maps and clippings...
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Frank Austin Doll writes to Jim Nimon about the beginnings of his family's ranch, what the valley looked like when his family first arrived, and the history of how the ranches, land, and communities came to be.
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Narrative account of the history of Eagle by Roberta Depp, a recipient of the Nimon-Walker award for residents of Eagle County and their contributions to local history. Depp has written several accounts of history and the early pioneers of the county.
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John Walker Bailey and wife, Allie (Alemeda Suell or Seuell), in front of the haystacker on the Bailey Ranch, Burns, Colorado. A second man is standing next to the hay stack in the background.
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Orris Albertson, born and raised in the Eagle Valley and Burns area, describes a history of early homesteaders in this northern area of Eagle County. Albertson traces ranches and families as they grow, trade, and develop including his own family members.
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c.1922: George Albert Gates and family, Burns, Colorado. Back, left to right: Frank, James, Nonetta (mother), George A. (Bert), Ruth, Mary. Front, left to right: Lemly, Albert, Edith, Marie (holding flowers) and Berta (flowers on dress). This was a picnic gathering. [Title supplied from catalog prepared by the Eagle County Historical Society.]
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c.1914: South Derby Ditch Camp, Burns, Colorado. Built by James and Bert Gates in the 1890's. [Title supplied from catalog prepared by the Eagle County Historical Society.]
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1910: Grandpa Bert and Grandma Nona Gates at their home in Burns, Colorado. They are sitting on a hewn water trough in dress clothing. Grandpa Gates is wearing a hat and holds a pipe in his left hand. Grandma Gates wears a brooch at the throat of her blouse. [Title supplied from catalog prepared by the Eagle County Historical Society.]
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1897: Nona George Gates and George Albert (Bert) Gates of Burns, Colorado, in a studio (formal portrait). They married in Breckenridge, Colorado, October 13, 1897; honeymooned in Leadville, Colorado. (Could be wedding photo.) [Title supplied from catalog prepared by the Eagle County Historical Society.]
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c.1928: Burns, Colorado; old location, now site of the Burns School. Two automobiles parked in front of log buildings and rail fence. [Title supplied from catalog prepared by the Eagle County Historical Society.]
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c.1922: Nine children lined up by size in front of the teacher at the Derby Mesa School House. From left to right: Teacher Mrs. Ann Zastrou, Mary, Helen, Orris, Albert, Alva Newman, Lemley, Ella May, Berta, Martha. [Title supplied from catalog prepared by the Eagle County Historical Society.]
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Studio portrait of Charles Gustafson (1855-1940). He was born November 12, 1855, in Vasa, FInland. He died on February 5, 1940, in New Castle, Colorado. He came to the United States in 1880, working as a miner in Leadville before moving to Gypsum. His wife and three children (Charles, William and Sophia) joined him in 1891, but his wife died in 1893. He later remarried and had a son, Andrew. He spent the last fifteen years of his life with his...
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Ella May Albertson's family was one of the first to settle in the Burns area. In this letter dated March 1, 1956, Ella shares personal stories of the community of characters she grew up with. This first-hand account is very special in that Ella shares her own personal experiences and memories of pioneer life and growing up.
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Allan (left) and Mauri Nottingham at the Nimon-Walker Award. The award is given to recognize the preservation of local history in Eagle County. In 2014, the Nottingham Family was recognized for all the contributions over the years to Avon and Eagle County. Allan and Mauri accepted the award for the family.