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July 25, 1914, first cutting of hay on the Sherman Brothers Ranch. The crew is posed on the tongue of the slide stacker. Hay is poised on the stacker in the background, with hayers and pitchforks ready to move it onto the haystack.
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A man standing on a wagon hefts a full potato sack over his head. A man standing in front of the wagon has a full potato sack over his shoulder. The horse team is waiting patiently during potato harvest on the Sherman Brothers Ranch. "Farm workers in a celebratory mood hoist 100-pound sacks of spuds into a wagon at the Sherman ranch east of Eagle. The next step in the process was for farmers to haul their potatoes to the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad...
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Jesse Sherman standing chest-high in an oat field on the Sherman Brothers Ranch. "Mr. Sherman and his younger brother, George, owned and operated the Sherman Brothers Dairy and Feed Store in Leadville from 1890 to 1900. In 1901 they purchased the cattle ranch on the Eagle River four miles above Eagle, which was known for many years as the Sherman Brothers Ranch. They were outstanding pioneers in the successful development of potato and grain production...
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A panoramic view of the Sherman Brothers Ranch, Eagle, Colorado. Five still photographs were taken to form this photo [2010.005.050]. This is the fourth photo, from left to right, making up the panoramic view.
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Studio portrait of Catherine Miller, Howard D. McCain's grandmother. She is wearing a high-collared dress.
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A potato sorter (pulled by horse) shakes potatoes of similar sizes into sacks during the potato harvest on the Sherman Brothers Ranch.
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Clyde Lloyd on far left with three cowboys at the Lloyd Ranch; cattle are behind the riders. Stamp on back of photo: Quality Photo Finishing Ping's Service Station Eagle, Colorado
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A panoramic view of the Sherman Brothers Ranch, Eagle, Colorado. Five still photographs were taken to form this photo [2010.005.050]. This is the third photo, from left to right, making up the panoramic view.
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A panoramic view of the Sherman Brothers Ranch, Eagle, Colorado. Five still photographs were taken to form this photo [2010.005.050]. This is the fifth and final photo, from left to right, making up the panoramic view.
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A panoramic view of the Sherman Brothers Ranch, Eagle, Colorado. Five still photographs were taken to form this photo [2010.005.050]. This is the second photo, from left to right, making up the panoramic view.
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Three children and a ladder next to a very large haystack on the Sherman Ranch, July 1914.
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"The Lloyd house was considered one of the most beautiful ranch homes on the Western Slope and was something of a showplace. Ella Lloyd was hosting a party of ladies at a bridge luncheon in October 1936 when a fire was discovered in the attic. When the fire alarm was sounded, about half the men in town showed up to fight the fire. Because the inner walls of the building were made of cement block, the fire burned slowly, and the men and women were...
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A panoramic view of the Sherman Brothers Ranch, Eagle, Colorado. Five still photographs were stitched together by Mike Crabtree to form this photo. The ranch house has only a first floor porch addition. The Eagle River is in the foreground.
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Jack Oleson standing next to his restored Conestoga wagon on July 1, 2010 at Diamond Star Ranch, Eagle. He estimates it is an 1825 vintage. Oleson purchased the wagon from the Holland House in Golden, Colorado, in the 1960s. He took the wagon completely apart, replacing some rotted wood pieces. The new paint was matched to the original found on the undercarriage. A new canvas top was made to fit, completing the project in 2008. The wagon bed...
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Three cowboys in a corral at the Lloyd Ranch, working horses. Hay rick in the background
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The bridge over the Eagle River leading from the road to the Sherman Brothers Ranch.
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"The Lloyd brothers pose with fellow cowboys at Red Mountain Ranch. Carl Lloyd Jr. (son of Carl) is third from left, and Clyde (C.F.) Lloyd is third from right. There was also a third Lloyd brother, Frank." -- Early Eagle, by Kathy Heicher p.90 The group is standing in front of the iconic white barn, still in place today (2010).
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On the C. F. Lloyd ranch, four riders are lined up for the camera with a ranch house behind them. From left: Carl Lloyd, Christine Lloyd, and Clyde Lloyd. The man at right is unidentified.
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Disk harvester pulled by a team of horses is harvesting potatoes on the Sherman Brothers Ranch.
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Studio portrait of Jesse Sherman and Gertrude Miller Sherman. They were married in Leadville in 1897. Gertrude Sherman was Jim Nimon's aunt. "Mr. Sherman and his younger brother, George, owned and operated the Sherman Brothers Dairy and Feed Store in Leadville from 1890 to 1900. In 1901 they purchased the cattle ranch on the Eagle River four miles above Eagle, which was known for many years as the Sherman Brothers Ranch. They were outstanding pioneers...