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A barn on the C. F. Lloyd Ranch. Lettering on the barn roof says, "Jones 'diamond' J Ranch," as the ranch was part owned or operated by a step-son, Wayne Jones. Fencing and scrap lumber is in the left foreground. (Wayne T. Jones was an Eagle County Commissioner in the early 1940s.) [Title supplied from catalog prepared by the Eagle County Historical Society.]
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"Rifle, Colo. 1924. Frank Bratton, Albert Kayser, and Jim Jones." -- McCoy Memoirs p.309 [Title supplied from catalog prepared by the Eagle County Historical Society.]
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"Chicago businessman Clyde Lloyd purchased the Sherman Brothers Ranch (east of town) in 1922. He and his stepson Wayne T. Jones called the operation 'Red Mountain Ranch' and were known for annually hosting one of the largest Hereford sales in the state. Clyde's brother and sister-in-law, Carl and Ella, were the caretakers for the ranch. Located about 4 miles east of Eagle, the property featured a magnificent ranch house (which burned to the ground...
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Photo postcard of the C. F. Lloyd Ranch. The Eagle River is at midfield, in front of the ranch buildings. C. F. Lloyd is written on the barn roof. ”Chicago businessman Clyde Lloyd purchased the Sherman Brothers Ranch (east of town) in 1922. He and his stepson Wayne T. Jones called the operation ’Red Mountain Ranch’ and were known for annually hosting one of the largest Hereford sales in the state. Clyde’s brother and sister-in-law, Carl and...
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Photo postcard of threshing grain on the Ambos Ranch. Surrounded by threshing equipment, Jim Jones, Martin Schomers, and L. E. Kirby are standing on the sorter platform. [Title supplied from catalog prepared by the Eagle County Historical Society.]
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Interior of the Howe cabin, restored by Jack Oleson. Jack created the "stove" from actual stove parts and a wooden box. A tour of the ranch was conducted by the Eagle County Historical Society and the Diamond S Ranch on October 5, 2013.
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This is the original John Cowden family homestead cabin, which was moved about a half a mile from it's original site on Bellyache. Jack Oleson reconstructed the cabin on the Diamond S ranch. A tour of the ranch was conducted by the Eagle County Historical Society and the Diamond S Ranch on October 5, 2013.
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Bill Heicher, Eagle County Historical Society volunteer, explains the historic stagecoach route over Bellyache to Rex Brown. A tour of the ranch was conducted by the Eagle County Historical Society and the Diamond S Ranch on October 5, 2013.
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Interior of the blacksmith shop. The building is actually the home that Jack Oleson was born in at Gypsum. He moved the building to the Diamond S Ranch in 2012. A tour of the ranch was conducted by the Eagle County Historical Society and the Diamond S Ranch on October 5, 2013.
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Byron McGinnis moving cattle below the Howe homestake cabin on Bellyache during the tour. A tour of the ranch was conducted by the Eagle County Historical Society and the Diamond S Ranch on October 5, 2013.
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Two bulls vie for dominance during a cattle drive on Bellyache. Byron McGinnis will tell them to move it along. A tour of the ranch was conducted by the Eagle County Historical Society and the Diamond S Ranch on October 5, 2013.
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Horsemen Byron McGinnis (left) and Carl Gray drive cattle on Bellyache during the tour. A tour of the ranch was conducted by the Eagle County Historical Society and the Diamond S Ranch on October 5, 2013.
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Local rancher Byron McGinnis rounds up cattle on Bellyache during the Diamond S tour. A tour of the ranch was conducted by the Eagle County Historical Society and the Diamond S Ranch on October 5, 2013.
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Carl Gray of Eagle moving cattle below the Howe homestake cabin on Bellyache during the tour. A tour of the ranch was conducted by the Eagle County Historical Society and the Diamond S Ranch on October 5, 2013.
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The restored Wohlgehagen cabin, while titled the "stage stop" by Diamond S ranch residents, was very likely not the actual stage stop on Bellyache. Rather, this is Anna Wohlgehagen's homestead cabin that has been re-built and re-located. According to Jack Oleson, the real stage stop was likely located at the head of Squaw Creek and was not salvageable. A tour of the ranch was conducted by the Eagle County Historical Society and the Diamond S Ranch...
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Visitor Mauri Nottingham greets Jack Oleson. They are standing outside of the Cowden cabin, a restored homestead. CME (Colorado Mountain Express) provided affordable van transportation for the visitors, making the tour much easier for everyone. A tour of the ranch was conducted by the Eagle County Historical Society and the Diamond S Ranch on October 5, 2013.
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Jack Oleson harvested this unique cedar trunk, then "planted" it at a complex of restored homesteads on the Diamond S Ranch. The Ranch owners named the comlex "Charlottetown, in honor of Oleson's late wife, Charlotte Nottingham Oleson. A tour of the ranch was conducted by the Eagle County Historical Society and the Diamond S Ranch on October 5, 2013.
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Eagle County Historical Society volunteer Bill Heicher explains the stagecoach route that went from Red Cliff to Squaw Creek then over Bellyache mountain to Eagle. A tour of the ranch was conducted by the Eagle County Historical Society and the Diamond S Ranch on October 5, 2013.
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Joanne Cermak, Eagle County historical Society volunteer, pses as a "schoolmarm" at the Bellyache School house. A tour of the ranch was conducted by the Eagle County Historical Society and the Diamond S Ranch on October 5, 2013.
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Eagle County Historical Society volunteer and President, Kathy Heicher, stands in the refurbished Bellyache school. The school had deteriorated into a pile of logs when Jack Oleson decided to move the building back to its original location and reconstruct the building. A tour of the ranch was conducted by the Eagle County Historical Society and the Diamond S Ranch on October 5, 2013.