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Pack animals loaded with supplies or possibly ore on Missouri Pass. The rider may be Pete Mann.
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Verso: "burro train on Missouri Pass 1939"
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Part of the MacDonald Knight prospecting team. Verso: " 'Jack' the male member of the pack string 1939"
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Tom Knight, leading a pack burro. Sam Anderson is mounted, riding behind Tom. Holy Cross City and mill are in the background. Front: "Me and my ------- Holy Cross City, me, Sam Anderson 1940"
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"Packstring with Pete Mann on Missouri Pass"
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MacDonald Knight on left with Harold Stoner and pack burros. This was the first prospecting trip in 1939. Knight taught school during the year and had his summers free to prospect. Front: "1st trip in '39 Gold Park, Don, Stoner"
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Verso: "Burro and friends at Holy Cross City '30's"
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Pete Mann using burros to pack ore out of the Glengarry Mine [standardized spelling from GNIS]. The Glengarry Mine (Holy Cross Mining District) is .76 mile from Holy Cross City and at an elevation of 11,414 ft. The mining season was short at this elevation. Verso: "Pete Mann with Burro string packing ore from Glengary mine, Summer 1940, Missouri Pass Summit"
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On the left is the cabin at Holy Cross City, used by Don Knight. Two burros are visible. On the right, Don Knight is preparing soil for panning.
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Gold Park and cabin with burros tethered under the trees. The burros were used to pack ore out of the Glengarry Mine. Verso: "Gold Park and burros 1939, packing ore from Glengary"
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Sophie Hamrick Knight, on the divide between Cross Creek and West Cross Creek. She is posed with the dog, "Hound," and burros Lucky and The Kid. She and Tom Knight were prospecting at the time. Verso: "Mom on the divide between Cross Creek and West Cross Creek with burros, Lucky and The Kid, and dog, The Houn'. 1938[?] Prospecting"
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Man with burro wearing man's hat at the Lloyd cabins at Lake Charles.
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Very tolerant animals on a hunting trip.
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Circa 1880s, hunting group including members of the Wellington Family, possibly in Kansas. Grandmother Wellington is the first woman on the left, Grandfather Wellington is on the far right. Gentleman in the center of the photo is holding a flintlock rifle.
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A girl with burro, posing on September 30, 1942.
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"E. Nogal, Sneeve" [verso caption] Should this caption be correct, we are looking at Edgar or Ernie [Arthur Earnest] Nogal holding the burro's reins. Charles and Rosetta Metheny Nogal, parents of these two, were early pioneers in Eagle in the late 1800s. "Sneeve" might be Anthony Sneve, born in 1860 in Norway, who was the homesteader on the West Brush Creek ranch that is now Sylvan Lake State Park. Sneve was "fastidious in his manners and his person....
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"A neighbor on Brush Creek, Colo" - Alda Borah. Probably a member of the Fisher family, namesake of Fisher Gulch on East Brush Creek. The girl is sitting on a pack burro wearing a hat and coat. They appear to be in a yard with a fenceline all around.
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Harold Stoner in Treasure Vault Valley, Holy Cross Mining District, late 1930s. Lots of individual prospectors continued to look for various minerals long after the hey-day of the Colorado mining rush. Verso: "Harold Stoner & pack burros in Treasure Vault Valley BJS"