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The interior of a blacksmith shop with two men working at center. "The photograph was taken in the late 1800s in my great-granddad's first homestead which is now known as Castle Peak Ranch. The ranch that the family currently owns north of the original homestead were homesteads of my grandfather Joh, my dad and his sister Beaulah." -- John Buchholz July 5, 2000
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"A 1941 photo of Leon Kirby and his six sons, Kenneth, Howard, Harold, Ronald, Ferris and Keith." -- McCoy Memoirs p.187 [Title supplied from catalog prepared by the Eagle County Historical Society.]
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"M. H. [Martin H.] and Clara Waldo came to Brush Creek around 1902 and ranched across the creek from the Shryacks until 1917, when they retired in California. Tom Carlin bought the ranch, and subsequent owners were Hans and Thelma Larsen and Glenn and Denzel Norman." -- [History of Brush Creek p.26] The Waldo's had one daughter who married Ralph Wolverton. This couple had a son, Charles Wolverton.
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Ellis "Bearcat" Bearden, rancher in the Squaw Creek Valley until his death in 1993. "The equestrian center at Cordillera bears his name and is located on the land his family homesteaded when Bearcat was just a toddler. The humble log buildings the family used as their ranching headquarters still stand, and are targeted for preservation by the Cordillera Preservation Foundation. Bearcat Springs, a small tributary to Squaw Creek, also carries his...
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"Tom Wohler standing in front of his barn in 1912. The Wohler ranch had a first class set of ranch buildings and fences that Tom kept in good repair until a year or so before he passed away." -- McCoy Memoirs, p. 131 "Fritz, Tom and Sarah Wohler came to Colorado from Pennsylvania in 1876 and settled at Leadville for 18 years. Tom was shift boss at the Johnny Mine and Sarah had a dress shop. They were married in Leadville in 1883. In 1895 Tom and...
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"Chicago businessman Clyde Lloyd purchased the Sherman Brothers Ranch (east of town) in 1922. He and his stepson Wayne T. Jones called the operation 'Red Mountain Ranch' and were known for annually hosting one of the largest Hereford sales in the state. Clyde's brother and sister-in-law, Carl and Ella, were the caretakers for the ranch. Located about 4 miles east of Eagle, the property featured a magnificent ranch house (which burned to the ground...
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Photo postcard of the C. F. Lloyd Ranch. The Eagle River is at midfield, in front of the ranch buildings. C. F. Lloyd is written on the barn roof. ”Chicago businessman Clyde Lloyd purchased the Sherman Brothers Ranch (east of town) in 1922. He and his stepson Wayne T. Jones called the operation ’Red Mountain Ranch’ and were known for annually hosting one of the largest Hereford sales in the state. Clyde’s brother and sister-in-law, Carl and...