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"Field of lettuce being irrigated on experimental farm at Avon. Note irrigation furrows halfway between rows." In: High Altitude Vegetable Growing: Lettuce--Cauliflower--Peas, by R. A. McGinty. Fort Collins, Colorado Experiment Station, Horticultural Division, Bulletin No. 309, May, 1926. p.13.
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"Making lettuce crates. Packing and loading platform in right background." In: High Altitude Vegetable Growing: Lettuce--Cauliflower--Peas, by R. A. McGinty. Fort Collins, Colorado Experiment Station, Horticultural Division, Bulletin No. 309, May, 1926. p.19.
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Students of the Avon School, posed on the grass in front of the school barn (fences visible). They are laying on their stomachs in a row, upraised on elbows, facing the camera. A woman stands behind them on the right. [Title supplied from catalog prepared by the Eagle County Historical Society.]
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Beaver near Eagle River. Lettuce shed and railroad siding in background. View is looking to the northeast at Swift Gulch from Emmett Nottingham's old place at Avon. [Title supplied from catalog prepared by the Eagle County Historical Society.]
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The windmill at the W. Emmett Nottingham place in Avon. Two men are standing on the bracework. Another building is behind the windmill. [Water was stored in a wooden tank in the attic of the old house. The old garage was moved and destroyed in about 1990.] [Title supplied from catalog prepared by the Eagle County Historical Society.]
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Old barn just west of the Emmett Nottingham place. The barn was probably built by Clyde Nottingham around 1908. Beaver Creek is to the left. The old Avon School is just right of center. The first Avon bridge is visible in the foreground in front of the school (west of current bridges about 100 yards and lower to the water). The Joe Smith house is to the right. This bridge was probably built in the early 1900s. It was replaced by the second...
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"Lettuce fertilizer plots, experimental farm, Avon. Elevation, 8,000 feet." In: High Altitude Vegetable Growing: Lettuce--Cauliflower--Peas, by R. A. McGinty. Fort Collins, Colorado Experiment Station, Horticultural Division, Bulletin No. 309, May, 1926. p.10.
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Imogene Nottingham (later Mrs. Frank Doll) standing with pet deer. Lettuce shed in right background. Child on horse in left background. Photo taken from Emmett Nottingham place in Avon facing northwest. Metcalf Gulch (not in GNIS) visible behind the lettuce shed. [Title supplied from catalog prepared by the Eagle County Historical Society.]
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Elizabeth Holden, seated on horse, holding the infant Peggy Mulnix (Anna's daughter) in front of her in the saddle. Barn in Background. [Title supplied from catalog prepared by the Eagle County Historical Society.]
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Peggy Mulnix, daughter of Anna Mulnix, in an Oats bucket in front of the Holden barn. The fence in the background appears to be leaning considerably. [Title supplied from catalog prepared by the Eagle County Historical Society.]
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The College Farm house at Avon, Colorado, in October 1966 during a horned Hereford dispersal sale. The farm served as a Horticultural Experiment Station for the Colorado Agricultural College at Ft. Collins. Owned by Jack Oleson, the farm house burned Thanksgiving 1968. In this photo, Jack's mother is standing in the doorway.
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"Growers inspecting experimental plots of lettuce and peas at College Farm, Avon." In: High Altitude Vegetable Growing: Lettuce--Cauliflower--Peas, by R. A. McGinty. Fort Collins, Colorado Experiment Station, Horticultural Division, Bulletin No. 309, May, 1926. p.28.
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Man in suit and tie standing in front of the lettuce shed filled with crates, on the east railway spur of the Avon Depot. Railroad tracks in foreground. Inscription :"10/15/28." [Title supplied from catalog prepared by the Eagle County Historical Society.]
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Avon as viewed from the "Gypsum Cliffs." Two engines of a train putting off lots of smoke in midground. Emmett Nottingham place is at lower right. Harry Nottingham place is above the smoke at Buck Creek. Original Avon Store is 100 feet west of Avon Road. Above the smoke plume are the buildings on the Nottingham Ranch. Below the railroad tracks, the Avon Road and bridge across the Eagle River are visible through the treeline. At the bottom left,...