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This is the last issue of the Pando Mountain Ear. Pando, Colorado is now another remnant of another era in the Colorado high country. The name "pando" is Spanish for "slow of motion" when related to running waters; many think it is named after the Eagle River, although there is no definitive answer. Pando was a small pioneer town until the 1940s, when Camp Hale was built just north of the town during World War II. For many years, it boasted its...
Section 4 of "A Glossary of Vail Valley Names" focuses on the town and resort of Vail, Colorado. Named after Charles "Charlie" Vail, a highway engineer responsible for the interstate over Vail Pass and Continental Divide, the resort emerged as a dream from local Earl Eaton and 10th Mountain Division and ski veteran Pete Seibert. What's in a name? The Simontons link the rich heritage of Eagle County to the names of our trails, ski runs, lifts,...
Rudi Schnackenberg is interviewed by Tanna Brock, John Weber and Mark McCoy about his time serving in the 10th Mountain Division during World War II.
The 13th issue of Three Wire Winter includes Mary Calhoun, Billy Kidd, Michael Blackett, Jack Schwan, Jan McNeal, Dave Wallace, David Bedell, Glenn Werner, Paul Stettner Sr., Gordy Wren, Rudi Schnackenberg, Bob Krear, and a feature article on the 10th Mountain Division.
10) Roger Butler
Roger Butler describes his experiences growing up in Routt County and the time he spent in the United States Army during World War II. He mentions how he went AWOL numerous times without getting caught. Upon returning to Routt County after the war, Roger held jobs with the US Forest Service and the Routt County Assessor's Office. Roger's wife, Lucille, (a frequent accomplice in his AWOL escapades) talks about her teaching career in one room schools...
In this interview with Bill McKelvie, Troy Keller and Kent Fletcher, Roger Butler describes his experiences growing up in Routt County and the time he spent in the United States Army during World War II. He mentions how he went AWOL numerous times without getting caught and his participation in the campaign in Italy during World War II. Roger also talks about some of his hunting and fishing experiences in Routt County.