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Another view of the Colorado River taken by John Ambos in 1918 as he photographed places around McCoy. Dog at lower left. [Title supplied from catalog prepared by the Eagle County Historical Society.]
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By June of 1946 when this picture was taken, the bridge's "age was beginning to show and some weak places had developed and there was talk of condemnation, it being unsafe for heavy loads. So it was no great surprise to anyone when truck driver Jim Jardy hauling a heavy bulldozer mounted on a low boy found one of those weak places and dropped through. Jardy and Bernard Ginther, operator of the bulldozer, were extremely thankful that they did not go...
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Photo postcard of the Balanced Rock in the Colorado River near the Kirby ranch [former Quinlan place]. John Ambos' horse in photo. "...when the Dotsero Cut-off was built the river was relocated and shifted south to avoid a sharp curve in the track, which isolated the rock in still water. In the winter time, this was an ice crossing and a short distance above there was an excellent ford." -- McCoy Memoirs p.144 [Title supplied from catalog prepared...
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"Twice, during its useful years, sections of the bridge collapsed, once in 1929 and again in June of 1946 when this picture was taken. By then its age was beginning to show and some weak places had developed and there was talk of condemnation, it being unsafe for heavy loads. So it was no great surprise to anyone when truck driver Jim Jardy hauling a heavy bulldozer mounted on a low boy found one of those weak places and dropped through. Jardy and...
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The Colorado and Rio Grande Railroad showing the Quinlan [Kirby] Ranch at midfield. [Title supplied from catalog prepared by the Eagle County Historical Society.]
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Photo postcard of the Glenwood Hot Springs pool and bath house in the 1920s, located in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. There ar several bathers and some walkers. The manufacture date of the postcard is during the zip code era, postdating the photo by many years.
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Photo postcard, hand colored, 15799: Looking down the Colorado River at Burns, Colo., on the Dotsero Cutoff. Caption on verso: "'The Pagodas' in Red Canon, Colorado River. The Dotsero Cutoff, 38.1 miles long, is the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad's latest construction, connecting Dotsero, 17 miles east of Glenwood Springs, with Orestod, on the Moffat Road. This reduces the distance 175 miles from Denver to Glenwood Springs, Salt Lake City...
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Central Colorado Power plant in Glenwood Canyon, prior to the Shoshone Power Plant. Colorado River is in the foreground. [Title supplied from catalog prepared by the Eagle County Historical Society.]
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"This house, located in the south-east part of the old Groh ranch, was built by Sam Kibbler about 1905 and he, his wife and daughter, Lucille, were the first occupants, but only for a few years. After they left, it has been a home to a number of people including the Grohs after retirement. Its appearance has changed somewhat since 1905 though it's still the same house. In 1942 Helen Ray bought it for $300 but only occupied it for a short time." --...
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Tree Marking Navajo Indian grave near Burns, Colorado, in 1989.
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Blasting overhanging rock during road construction in Glenwood Canyon (1936-1937). Snow on canyon sides. [Title supplied from catalog prepared by the Eagle County Historical Society.]
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First bridge over the Colorado River (then the Grand River) at Dotsero. The bridge was probably built by Mr. Yost or Mr. Stewart. [Title supplied from catalog prepared by the Eagle County Historical Society.]
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"The Catamount Bridge, looking east, showing the river, river road and railroad with Yarmony Mountain in the right background. The bridge, built in 1909 stood up well until 1951 when a loaded soft drink truck found a weak place and broke through. Fortunately no one was hurt, but the bridge was out about ten days." -- McCoy Memoirs p.18 [Title supplied from catalog prepared by the Eagle County Historical Society.]
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Old State Bridge structure in July of 1983, taken from State Highway 131 (south of the bridge). The southern half of the bridge collapsed soon after this photo was taken. The State Bridge Lodge is in the background.
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Looking north from the south side of the Colorado River in the McCoy area, August 23, 1975. [Title supplied from catalog prepared by the Eagle County Historical Society.]
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Photo postcard of the Maxwell place, taken by John Ambos. "Among the very early pioneers of the area were Elliott and Mary Maxwell who located on 160 acres of land at the confluence of the Grand River and Elk Creek, about four miles west of McCoy about 1896. The elevation there was about 6,500 feet, the lowest in the area where most vegetables and some varieties of hardy fruits could be grown." -- McCoy Memoirs p.155 [Title supplied from catalog...
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The Brooks water wheel in 1970 showing signs of deterioration. Water wheels were common along the Colorado but the Brooks wheel is one of few still standing. [Title supplied from catalog prepared by the Eagle County Historical Society.]
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Brunel Ranch cabins built in 1899, across the Colorado River from the mouth of Red Dirt Creek.
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Looking across State Bridge from the north side of the Colorado River. [Title supplied from catalog prepared by the Eagle County Historical Society.]
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Photo postcard of the Glenwood Hot Springs pool in 1965. Caption on verso: "Hot Springs Pool, Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Under the deep Colorado sky, Hot Springs Lodge and Pool offers recreation and relaxation in any style you choose in the refreshing Rocky Mountain air. You'll find the most comfortable accommodations a lodge can offer at Hot Springs. I-70 at Exit 116."