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Monica Heeren Barnes holding son, Boyd Barnes, born July 5, 1920. They are in the cabin door on Castle, the original homestead. She was born in 1899 in Whiting, Iowa. She was helping her cousin on a ranch in South Dakota when she met Guy T. Barnes, working as a herdsman. They married and moved to Eagle, Colorado, where Mr. Barnes was employed by Andrew Christiansen. "While living in a cabin owned by Mr. Christainsen, Guy and Monica Barnes began...
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Darrell Barnes and Guy Barnes in the lettuce patch at the Castle homestead. The cabin is visible in the background. "Grass and sage brush were cleared from a large area not far from the cabin and the cleared land was planted to make a lettuce field. Barnes was able to sell the lettuce crop by hauling it to town in a wagon pulled by horses. The lettuce was loaded into a railroad car and shipped to market. It was packed in ice to keep it fresh and...
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Monica Barnes, holding deer carcass, with Boyd at left and Darrell at right. The dog is interested. They're at the homestead cabin on Castle. The rules of the homestead act required fence around the property and other improvements. "The fence was built totally by Guy Barnes. Every post hole was dug by hand, every fence post was sawed or chopped from trees on the land and barbed wire (usually four strands) was strung on every fence post. Wooden...
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Last of the homesteader's cabins, northwest side of Castle Peak, taken in 1988.
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Darrell, Boyd and Phyllis Barnes at their Eby Creek cabin in 1926.
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Darrell, Guy and Boyd Barnes, standing at the doorway of the large cabin at Four Mile (four miles up Eby Creek, toward Castle). The smaller cabin ..."was built from aspen wood logs and was really small. The roof on this cabin was made of dirt and the family garden was grown on the roof of the little cabin. Phyllis Barnes [Johnson] was born in this cabin one year pretty close to Christmas. ... Guy Barnes cleared more land and built a much larger...