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Ruby Dump (Crye), daughter of Blanche and Victor Dump, standing in the snow at the family ranch, Pando, Colorado. Victor Dump died in 1935 and the family stayed on the ranch for another year before moving to Red Cliff. Frank and Pauline Reynolds Byers took over the Pando ranch and lived there until the Army constructed Camp Hale on the site during WWII. Byers then moved to Dillon, Colorado, and ranched there for many years. -- Ruby Crye, Aug. 2010...
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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.]
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Looking down on Black Mountain Ranch sitting above low clouds, 1936. The ranch house is at far right, barns and outbuildings to the left. [Title supplied from catalog prepared by the Eagle County Historical Society.]
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A view across the Offerson property, looking uphill toward the potato cellar. There is a large, snow covered pine tree in the foreground and snow on the ground. [Title supplied from catalog prepared by the Eagle County Historical Society.]
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Biew of Black Mountain Ranch in February 1939. Animal is grazing at far right. [Title supplied from catalog prepared by the Eagle County Historical Society.]
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"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...
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"The Martin Schomers ranch, as it looked in December of 1919. It was the twenty-fifth of April before this snow was all gone." -- McCoy Memoirs, p. 263 [Title supplied from catalog prepared by the Eagle County Historical Society.]
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"No doubt, quite a number of ranchers still living will remember that Grandaddy of all winters, 1919-1920 when stockmen were forced to start feeding hay a month earlier than usual and only a very few had enough feed to see their stock through the winter and a late, late Spring. Several cattlemen of the McCoy area were out of hay before the first of April, when there was still from twelve to thirty inches of snow on the ground. Rather than seeing their...
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Margie Haas holding a camera, standing in the snow at the Haas Ranch, Sandstone Creek. The barn is in the background. [Title supplied from catalog prepared by the Eagle County Historical Society.]
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Blanche Dump holding the reins of a horse on which Ruby Dump is sitting. Victor Dump is ready to catch Ruby should she fall. The family is at their ranch at Pando, Colorado. Ranch buildings are visible in the background. Victor Dump died in 1935 and the family stayed on the ranch for another year before moving to Red Cliff. Frank and Pauline Reynolds Byers took over the Pando ranch and lived there until the Army constructed Camp Hale on the site...
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Working cows on the old Frost Place, also the Schlutter Place (Pair o Dice Mesa). Faye Dice (named after Helen Faye Dice) sitting on cattle chute. Barns and corrals are now gone (2007).
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Locomotive crossing the Eagle River railroad bridge. Castle Peak Ranch is in the background.
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The John Ambos homestead on Congor Mesa, March 20, 2008 (looking northeast). "The Ambos ranch buildings on Conger Mesa in 1907. John Schiller, a Yampa carpenter, did the finishing work on the house after the logs were laid up. Members of the Ambos family lived here until 1919. Among others who occupied it after that date were: the Warren Henry and Hugh Norman families; Shorty Anderson and his son-in-law, Patscheck. Charley and Mildred Cock were...
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The John Ambos Ranch on Congor Mesa in the foreground with the Martin Schomers Ranch in the background. Martin Schomers was among the last to homestead on the Congor Mesa. "Schomers died of tick fever in May of 1940 after being ill only a short time. The children fell heir to his property but since two were still minors, the estate was not settled until 1944. During the intervening time Darrell Ray, who was married to Helen Schomers in 1939, operated...