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The cities of Colorado Springs and Aurora sponsored the development of a dam and reservoir that would provide each city with 37,000 acre feet (approximately twelve billion gallons) of water per year. Ultimately, the decision was up to communities using the water on the Western Slope. The project is detailed in two phases, both of which are available at the Eagle Public library and archives, and this map is included as part of those collections, respectively....
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Commemorative marker for Ray Kelley at his cabin site in Homestake Valley, Colorado. "Ray Kelley had three mining claims staked out in the national forest on Homestake Creek and had built his own little town of cabins by hand. Four cabins were at the top end of a meadow, about a half-mile off the road, and one was hidden in a grove up the steep hills to the west. That one was called the upper claim." p. 52, "Walking Without Footprints," by Connie...
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The view looking upvalley from Ray Kelley's memorial in Homestake Valley, Colorado. Kelley prospected and lived in the Homestake Valley from 1947 until his death in 1978.