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"Threshing oats by a group that moved equipment from farm to farm near Eagle, Colo" - Alda Borah. Dated 1915.
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A brochure/pamphlet for visitors and travelers of Eagle and Eagle County, Colorado, published in the year 1912 by the Eagle Commercial Club based in Eagle. The pamphlet is 25 pages and includes advertisements for local businesses, hotels, and restaurants; economic and industry information; recreation such as wildlife and fishing; and many photographs from the time period of life in the area. Other towns in the county are mentioned throughout: Gypsum,...
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"1915 Gypsum Creek Colo Jake's home" - from Alda Borah. She would be referring to Jake Borah, her uncle, and the home is presumably at the far right side of the photograph. There are three vehicles pictured and a person is standing on the running board of the car at center.
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The Kilgore children stand together for a photograph in front of the cabin below the cherry orchard at the Borah place on Brush Creek. Gordon, Mildred, and Eulene are standing together, while Marvin may have lost interest with the photograph.
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This photograph appears to be a gift to Alda Borah from "your friend, George Ziegler June 25, 1914".
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Minnie Lundgren registers the group on their way to Hanging Lake. The car is loaded down with children and adults. The photo lists "Dead Horse Canyon", which is most likely referencing 'Dead Horse Trail' in Glenwood Canyon.
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A photograph postcard from Georgia Lumley of her family reading "Birthday Wishes, taken on March 17, 1915." Alda notes that "Georgia & I are one day difference in age."
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A postcard to Miss Alda Borah, postmarked December 3, 1914 from Vivian Maudie Hodges: "Hello Alda: How is this. I think its dandy of Billie but I look frightful. With love, Vivian Maudie Hodges".
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"This big mountain was my friend when I was a child on Brush Creek, south of Eagle. Was reported me paper, a large portion was expected to fall this year (1982). Wonder if it has happened." - from Alda Borah. The peaks of Castle Peak have changed, but it wasn't until 2015 when more noticeable rocks had disappeared.
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Roy S. Rogers, a forest ranger from New York, sits atop John Metheny's horse. "Roy joing World War I. DIsappeared. Wonder if he lost his life. We were real good friends." -- from Alda Borah.
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A postcard with a photograph of Shoshone Falls Power Plant located in Glenwood Canyon near the Hanging Lake tunnels. The power plant is still in operation; the best view is from I-70 westbound. Alda wrote a message to her mother while visiting in Glenwood Springs on the back postmarked August 24, 1915: " Dear mother, got here about 1:30. We tried to get you from Eagle but the --- was out. Mrs. Collins isn't here yet. I met Helen Shyrack on the street....
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"Picnic in Colorado while I was in Utah at school. Here is the --- ok. I went picnicing with July 4th. Awfully dark in the shade so can't get a good picture. The one with the X on the light dress is Vivian [Hodges], you know the other ones---". - from Alda Borah
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"Freshies at Eagle H.S. Sept. 10, 1915" Left to right: Merril Frasier, Mayme Long, George Ziegler, Hazel Harris, & Claude Peterson. The photograph is printed on a postcard, which also reads "From Buster (George Ziegler) to Mary Jane (Alda), the names we called each other September 29, 1915".
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"Staton. Cousin of Frank Staton who lived with us in Colo." - from Alda Borah. The photograph is attached to a frame that reads "ATKINS" and dated June 25, 1899.
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A portrait of Leo Daugherty's (a friend of Alda Borah) cousin, Orville Dempsey. Alda notes that "he's sure cute" on the verso.
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"View Gypsum Canyon looking south from LJ & Myrtie's place on Gypsum Creek, Colo" - from Alda Borah.
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"My pet calves at the old home, my birthplace" - from Alda Borah. Alda's four calves are in fenced in near a building or barn.
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Edwin and Mary C. Grant (Borah) flank their grandmother, Mary Cissna Grant. Relatives of Alda Borah.
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"Father picture taken in the '80s before father was married to Mary Grant" - Alda Borah. "Father" would be Alfred Borah. The photo is double printed on a cardboard postcard; verso reads Denver, Colorado.