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Section 3 of "A Glossary of Vail Valley Names" focuses on Beaver Creek resort. The name "Beaver Creek" might be guessed to have been adapted by the early pioneers and trappers in the area. What's in a name? The Simontons link the rich heritage of Eagle County pioneers to the names of our trails, ski runs, lifts, streets, and restaurants. Arrowhead and Beaver Creek were once home to ranchers, livestock, and farms and many of our local areas today...
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Details the lineage and ancestral history of the White family. George White was one of the first pioneers to settle and then serve in government in the newly-founded state of Colorado and Eagle Valley area. His sons, Hume and Ben, would follow their father into local government , law, and ranching. The Whites ranched along Brush Creek. George served in the Civil War and was taken prisoner until the war's end; practiced law, and was also a rancher....
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From histories compiled by Eileen Ewing Arcibold and George Griffith White II. A biographical history of Sarah Ann Morton White, born to prominent ranchers of Platte County in Missouri in 1847. She eventually married (George Griffith White) and moved to Colorado, raising a family and ranching.
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The last section of "A Glossary of Vail Valley Names" pays homage to the other towns and communities scattered throughout the Vail & Eagle River Valleys. Many towns precede Vail's history by as much as a century and provide context to the people, communities, economy, and growth of the area as well as the movement of people and industries. What's in a name? The Simontons link the rich heritage of Eagle County pioneers to the names of our towns...
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Ladonna Fair called this photograph "Castle Hunting Trips". Ladonna is sawing wood with her mother, Jessie, close by.
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Program for the Eagle Public School 8th Grade Commencement ceremony on 05/13/1909
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Program for the Eagle Public School 8th Grade Commencement ceremony on 05/13/1909
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Notice of discharge papers filed with Eagle County 07/08/1947
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A History of Eagle County is a compilation written by county school children and their teacher in scrapbook form. Each local community was given a section making eighteen sections total, covering Red Cliff to Basalt.
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The Gates family has traced their genealogy back 6 generations beginning in Europe. This short family history is of Bert & Nona Gates, 5th generation, and their ranching and homesteading experiences in the Eagle River Valley. The information used in this was compiled by Lemley Gates.
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The New Jersey Zinc Company owned the Eagle Mine located in Gilman, Colorado. This is an unprepared, unprinted payroll check showing the company having an account with the First National Bank of Eagle County. The bottom of the check with deductions is perforated to be detached for employee records. The Eagle Mine officially closed in the 1980s following a shutdown by the EPA.
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"View from Castle Rock Lookout Station, 1918" - Alda Borah
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A short, informational brochure on the town of Eagle and Eagle County in general. Includes information for tourists and visitors: recreational opportunities, businesses and offices, airport facilities, and general statistics. The back cover lists county codes and abbreviations on license plates in the state of Colorado. Produced by the Eagle Chamber of Commerce.
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Ray Pedersen discusses ranch life, branding livestock, and the job of Brand Inspector.
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A letter to residents in the town of Gilman from Craig Nagler, President of Battle Mountain Corporation, as formal notification of their intention to discontinue services to the once-thriving company town. Battle Mountain Corporation offered relocation assistance to residents; the town had been built around jobs in the mine, making relocation more than a move for all involved. The town of Gilman sits perched on a hillside above the Eagle Mine and...
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Herman Newquist's family arrived in the Eagle Valley around 1920. The family would homestead near Bellyache Mountain and Herman has described his childhood, family, and events of the area in several small manuscripts. This manuscript focuses on the years of pilgrimages up Mount of the Holy Cross led by Dr. O.W. Randall or "Doc Randall". The Tigiwon shelter and community house, built during the Great Depression, became a focal point for gatherings...
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"Brush Creek Valley, Township 5 South, Range 84 West of the 6th Principal Meridian, the area at hte mouth of Breek Creek between the Eagle River and the railroad tracks and west of Brush Creek. Ditch is Lower Rule, Priority #137, Spring in 1884 by H.E. Rule. The ditches are located by right bank or left bank and this is determined by facing downstream. This is supposed to be the original settlers of the Brush Creek Valley." Ditch digging and irrigation...
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Hans Larsen became a naturalized United States citizen on 10/02/1920 having moved from Denmark.
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A photograph of the 'big barn' at the Doll ranch in Gypsum. Most of the Eagle Valley would get flour from the Dolls, who also had one of the largest horse barns in the county. A man is standing on the small bridge with a cast in the water, while another sits atop a horse on the other side. The photograph is severely bleached and has begun peeling at the sides from its attachment to a heavy cardstock.
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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.