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The lodge of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Gypsum, after a December 15,1990, late night fire. According to Fire Chief, Dave Vroman, the blaze was traced to a furnace recently installed. First Lutheran Church of Gypsum and Mount of the Holy Cross Lutheran Church of Vail took over ownership of the structure in 1989. Members were remodeling the structure to convert it into a parish hall. "Last week's fire destoyed 88 years of history in downtown...
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The lodge of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Gypsum, after a December 15,1990, late night fire. According to Fire Chief, Dave Vroman, the blaze was traced to a furnace recently installed. First Lutheran Church of Gypsum and Mount of the Holy Cross Lutheran Church of Vail took over ownership of the structure in 1989. Members were remodeling the structure to convert it into a parish hall. "Last week's fire destoyed 88 years of history in downtown...
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Pastor Jim Berggren painting the cross on the steeple at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Gypsum. The painting was done on October 3, 1988, in anticipation of the centennial celebration of the Church on October 8, 1988.
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The congregation of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Gypsum in front of the church on October 8, 1988, the centennial celebration.
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Working on the first automobile, with a second parked behind. Caption from left,: "Mr. Shaw, Loren, Bob, Alda, Minnie, Jack." From Jack Flynn's diary, we have: "Wednesday, August 6th, 1919. Miss Alda aids in filling candy dishes for display. A trip to Eagle with Miss R.F., M.L., A.B. and Bob." R.F. is Ruth Farmer, the photographer of this scene. M.L. is Minnie Lundgren. A.B. is Alda Borah. Bob is Bob McHatton. Mr. Shaw [Alexander Shaw,...
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The Eagle County High School boys' basketball team, 1917, lined up outside the school. "The picture of the boys' basketball team: Jule Oleson, Fritz Borah, Bill McHatton, Jack Flynn, Marvin Ryden and Fred Oleson. The Oleson boys were nephews of Julius Oleson who had the store and bank in Gypsum." -- Lola Tracy Borah to John Flynn, in a letter postmarked Nov. 25, 1996 [Title supplied from catalog prepared by the Eagle County Historical Society.]...
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A plane over the landing field at Cooley Mesa, Colorado, now the site of Eagle County Airport. [Title supplied from catalog prepared by the Eagle County Historical Society.]
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The Centennial cake for the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Gypsum, Oct. 8, 1988.
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Students and teacher, Miss Patterson, in front of Spring Valley School, Gypsum. The log school building has six tall, paned windows providing light to the classroom. [Title supplied from catalog prepared by the Eagle County Historical Society.]
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Group of children dressed in their Sunday best, standing in front of the Lutheran Church on the steps, Gypsum, Colorado. All the girls but one are wearing flowered hats; boys also have hats (possibly Easter). Jennie Schumm is the first child in the second row from the back, wearing a black hat. [Title supplied from catalog prepared by the Eagle County Historical Society.]
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Evelyn Urdine Douthit, granddaughter of William Henry Lea & Urdine Messersmith Lea. Evelyn was born in 1924.
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Photo postcard of "C. J. Kaho & his chicken, 1917." Eagle Valley Enterprise Dec. 20, 1918, p.1: "Mrs. Marguerite Elizabeth Kaho, daughter of F. B. Cowden, passed away at the Emergency hospital in Grand Junction on the night of December 12. She was born in Osage City, Kan., on August 27, 1900, and came to Eagle when two years of age, residing here or in Gypsum the greater part of her life. On the 17th of last September, she was united in marriage...
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C.1900: "The Big Barn," Doll Brothers Ranch, Gypsum Valley. Barn had 3 full stories, running water and electricity. Could stable 250 horses individually. Winter view with snow on ground. Fencing in foreground. [Title supplied from catalog prepared by the Eagle County Historical Society.]
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Horse and rider with dog at left, standing in front of a tent. Possibly someone standing in tent opening but photo is blurred. Sheep pen and sheep in background. Photo labeled: "Sheep Camp, Dry Lake," in lower left corner. [Title supplied from catalog prepared by the Eagle County Historical Society.]
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[Information taken from "The Margaret A. Downing Branch of the Lauffer Family," prepared by Blanche Tracy Kyes in June 1989, and provided by John Flynn.] Ma: Margaret A. Lauffer, married on Sept. 20, 1872, to James Madison Downing in Guthrie County, Iowa. Pa: James "Jim" Madison Downing, born in Cedar County, Iowa, and died March 21, 1937, in Marble, Colorado. "Jim Downing, considered to be one of the 'most fearless' bear hunters in the Rockies."...
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Franklin and Lucy Ellen Slusser Doll, standing in a yard. Frank is 87 (Aug. 10, 1851--June7, 1940) and Lucy is 79 (Oct. 22, 1859--June 22, 1939). Obituary, Eagle Valley Enterprise, June 7, 1940.
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1930: Front view of the Gypsum Hotel, including an automobile and bicycle (on boardwalk). It is a two story structure with siding. It was built in 1900 by "Banty" Skiff and his wife, you had a dry goods store in part of it. [Title supplied from catalog prepared by the Eagle County Historical Society.]
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Portrait photograph of Rosamond Myrna Skiff, six months old, taken on December 21, 1875. [Title supplied from catalog prepared by the Eagle County Historical Society.]
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Group photo at the Lea home in Gypsum, Colorado. From left to right: Urdine Bell Messersmith Lea, Evelyn Marguerite Lea, Evelyn Urdine, Evelyn Carol (daughter of Evelyn Urdine)
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Edna and Sam Lemon on their 50th wedding anniversary in 1955, Gypsum, Colorado. [Title supplied from catalog prepared by the Eagle County Historical Society.]