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Judge Joseph Newitt's essay about the early days of Chaffee County, including a list of the 'old cranks' who founded the city of Salida and a letter from George K. Hartenstein. This statement is part of the Thomas A. Nevens Papers.
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Photo of the oldest engine in Colorado, #346. Clear, blue skies overhead.
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Side view of Holiday Inn with mountains in rear. A greeting was written on the back left side of this postcard.
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A brief history of the early beginnings of Eagle County written by Elizabeth (Quinlan) Bedell. Elizabeth's parents and family were some of the first pioneers to settle here; her aunt, Sarah Dougherty, was well-known throughout the area and the family's first homestead cabin still stands today near Dotsero, Colorado. This short writing contains a wealth of first-hand information of names, places, ranches, and important happenings in the earliest days...
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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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Arthur Davenport, long-time Gypsum local, writes a story that has been passed down to him from his father about a man named John Root. Root was one of the first trappers and pioneers to settle in the Gypsum Valley. Davenport's retelling describes the hard work and vocations of pioneers, as well as indicates to early interactions between settlers and the Ute Indians who were still present in the area.
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Cindy Sandelin and Tanna (Eck) Brock interview Guy Bennett about mining life in Kentucky and Colorado.
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Cindy Sandelin interviews neighbor Guy Bennett about mining life in Kentucky and Colorado.
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Cowen's article 'A Stage Trip Down the Valley, Ending at a Camp of the Most Brilliant Prospects.' This document is part of the Donna Nevens Collection.
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The Pando Echo was a newsletter produced for "Pandoites", or the citizens and construction camps that were readying the area for Camp Hale. This particular issue is the last one produced dated November 18, 1942 and commemorates all the effort that has gone into creating Camp Hale and the joining of this military endeavor with the town of Pando. This newsletter describes the logistics and challenges of building a town in a mountainous area, as well...
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First-hand account of early living near Bellyache Mountain as told by Herman Newquist.
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A brief but detailed history of the first pioneers, businesses, ranches, and happenings of Wolcott, Colorado.
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"To commence these recollections, I must state that they are done out of a feeling of concern that many of the chronicles of the great little town of Eagle could go unrecorded..." -- Harold Koonce