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Looking down on Black Mountain Ranch from Sawmill Mountain. The sawmill was located at the foot of the mountain and Dick Webb was the sawmill operator. Photo taken January 1936. [Title supplied from catalog prepared by the Eagle County Historical Society.]
"The ranch buildings on what later became the Black Mountain Ranch. When this picture was taken in 1935 [photo has both 1934 and 1936 written on it], it was a working ranch (with emphasis on work) and had about fifty acres under cultivation, the balance of the 1,100 acres was pasture and timberland. Pioneers named the hill in the background Sawmill Mountain. Until 1915 the hill was a paradise for grouse and to see fifty or sixty in a flock was...