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The John J. Ambos homestead and cabin. [Title supplied from catalog prepared by the Eagle County Historical Society.]
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A team of horses (Bill and Tom) pulling a sled of wood in the canyon above Black Mountain Ranch, 1928. Cabins visible in background. [Title supplied from catalog prepared by the Eagle County Historical Society.]
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"In 1906 John Ambos filed on a reservoir site on what isnow a part of the Black Mountain Ranch and a year later built this cabin to camp in while the dam was under construction. Built for temporary use at an elevation 8,500 feet where four feet of snow is nothing unusual, the little 8'x12' cabin is still standing...." -- McCoy Memoirs, p. 240. [Title supplied from catalog prepared by the Eagle County Historical Society.]
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The Ambos homestead cabin and Ambos Reservoir. "In 1906 John Ambos filed on a reservoir site on what is now a part of the Black Mountain Ranch and a year later built this cabin to camp in while the dam was under construction. Built for temporary use at an elevation of 8,500 feet where four feet of snow is nothing unusual, the little 8' x 12' cabin" was still standing in 1977. --McCoy Memoirs p.240 [Title supplied from catalog prepared by the...
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"The John Ambos homestead cabin, built in 1903. This photo, taken in 1909, shows Fritz Arendt who was batching in it, his dogs and an assortment of firearms. Fritz, an early day ranch hand, hunter, trapper, Game Warden and poacher left the McCoy area for Utah about 1911 and never returned. The cabin was demolished in 1912 and the salvaged material used for other purposes." --McCoy Memoirs, p. 238 [Title supplied from catalog prepared by the...