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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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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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A brief description and history of Astor City, a town that claimed to be the first trading post in the state of Colorado that was founded by John Jacob Astor. Astor City is now a ghost town.
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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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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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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
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Hans Larsen became a naturalized United States citizen on 10/02/1920 having moved from Denmark.
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Marriage certificate of Lulu Van Horn and Claude Carr (noted as C.C. Carr) in Gypsum. Signed by county clerk George Bowland. dated 12/25/1899
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Marriage certificate of Lulu Van Horn and Claude Carr (noted as C.C. Carr) in Gypsum. Signed by W.H. (William Henry) Lea. dated 12/25/1899