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Monica Barnes holding baby Boyd in the sunshine. "The homestead cabin was built on a hill. ... Water for the cabin came from a spring located up a hill from the cabin. Water for drinking, household use, baths and doing laundry was carried by bucket from the spring. Clothes were washed on a wash board. Water for doing laundry was heated on the wood burning stove and then carried to the tubs used for washing as needed. There was no electircity...
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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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3) Sawing
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Guy Barnes sawing a log. Darrell Barnes is seated on the log; Boyd Barnes is helping at the other end. "Heat for the cabin was furnished by a black four-legged stove which burned wood for fuel. The wood was either sawed or chopped with an ax." -- Homestead Days in Colorado p.1
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Monica Barnes hold the reins to the family work horses with Boyd Barnes standing in front of her.
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Guy Barnes holding Boyd on the back of a sheep in front of the barn on the Castle homestead. Eventually, Barnes got rid of his cattle and sheep herds and leased the pastures to others. To supplement his income, he worked for Holy Cross Electric and worked on the construction of Highway 6 & 24.
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Duane and Melissa Larsen sitting in a field of grass. They are both wearing dresses, while Melissa has a large bow on her head. There are wood poles, trees, and grass in the background.
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Hans and his grandchildren, Mary Jo & Bobby, stand in front a the day's kill together. There is a barn/building in the background. Bobby is holding the elk's head.
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"Lola Figgins' twin boys" (caption from photo) Raymond & Ronnie Lufkin, Lola Figgins Lufkin's twin boys, in similar outfits stand in a field holding hands. There appears to be a clothesline in the background. Lola Figgins Lufkin is the daughter of Frank & Birdie Figgins.
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Mary Jo Trezise very happily poses for a picture in front of a car.
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Aunt Bessie assists baby Ralph with petting a dog. The dog looks a bit reluctant. (Names from photograph) There is a baby carriage/buggy of sorts in the background and the two are in a fenced-in front yard.
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Bertie Stickney holds a baby on her shoulders. There are buildings, wood, and a bench in the background.
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"Duane from Raymon / was taken one day this winter at school" (caption from back of photo) A school picture to Duane Larsen from Raymon Giles. Note: "Raymon"/"Raymond" have been used equally as different spellings of his name.
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Portrait of Keith Gerard as a young boy.
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Duane Larsen, age 9, gives a salute in his aviation suit. He is wearing a full suit with boots and hat. There is snow on the ground and trees in the background.
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Joe Figgins, his mother, Birdie, and Lola Figgins stand around a new puppy on a chair. They are on a porch with a door behind them.
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Alex 'Mac' Macdonell, around 1-2 years old, stands holding a fishing pole that is a bit too big for him.
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Ethel Mary Macdonell, about 2-3 years old, stands in a fenced-in yard area.
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Mary Jo, Hans, Bobby, & Hester all pose with an elk on a tractor trailer. There is other farm equipment and buildings in the background.
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Bobby & Mary Jo Trezise stand beside the day's hunt, a large elk, on a trailer. The trailer is hooked to a tractor and there are barns and other farm equipment in the background.
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Duane Larsen, Skipper the dog, Mary Jo Trezise, and Bobby Trezise on a front porch.