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Caption by O.W. Randall: "8. Before Holy Cross, looking at complete circle of Rainbow Circle Falls, Rev. Edmonds & family." Rev. Edmonds and his family pointing at a rainbow.
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"The Black Mountain Lodge and two of the four guest cabins. Bud Kier did most of the carpenter work on the buildings and during that time, he and his wife Loi lived on the ranch." -- McCoy Memoirs, p.250 [Title supplied from catalog prepared by the Eagle County Historical Society.]
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84) Vail
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Aerial view of Vail, Colorado, including ski slopes. Verso: "Vail Village about 1985-1990. In 1948 we walked up the mt. and skied down."--Mayo Lanning Caption: Vail Mountain, the largest ski mountain in North America, seen from the air. 213 - Photo by Peter Runyon, Peter Runyon Postcards Inc., Box 1441 Vail, Colorado 81658.
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Logging camp up Wearyman Creek.
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This plaque is at the Mount of the Holy Cross Overlook, also known as Julia's Deck, on the Shrine Pass Trail. Shrine Pass Road [FSR 709], a maintained dirt road, connects Vail and Red Cliff The first section is Psalm 104:24 and the prayer following is unattributed. Interestingly enough, these same quotations are on plaques at the Grand Canyon and the Bronte Waterfall (England). O Lord, How manifold are Thy works! In wisdom hast Thou made them...
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View of D. & R. G. Railway tracks, looking up the Eagle River. Lover's Leap on left side of bridge; top of depot visible in background. [Title supplied from catalog prepared by the Eagle County Historical Society.]
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Gold Park and Holy Cross City were the major mining camps in the Holy Cross Mining District. Man with shovel at center foreground. "Apparently, there were two mills at Holy Cross City. The first, located just below the town, on the west side of the road, was called simply the Holy Cross Mill. It was owned by the Gold Park Mining and Milling Co. which also maintained a similar installation down below. ... Both mills were connected by a direct 2...
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89) Convoy
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Truck convoy negotiating the Old Battle Mountain Road. The original rock supported roadway is clearly visible [Title supplied from catalog prepared by the Eagle County Historical Society.]
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Train derailment below the depot in Eagle, Colorado, January 10, 1944.
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"Packstring with Pete Mann on Missouri Pass"
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Ski troops training near Camp Hale wearing packs. Six troopers in foreground with view of pines and mountains in background. [Title supplied from catalog prepared by the Eagle County Historical Society.]
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1880: Holy Cross City. Buildings in background are ore processing mill. [Title supplied from catalog prepared by the Eagle County Historical Society.]
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Rock Creek Canyon and Table Rock with snow in 1917, taken by Ferdinand Ambos. [Title supplied from catalog prepared by the Eagle County Historical Society.]
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Heavy equipment on a slope of Battle Mountain during road construction (1939-1940). Man and dog are walking in right foreground; graders and tractors moving dirt. [Title supplied from catalog prepared by the Eagle County Historical Society.]
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"When placer gold was found in the banks of Homestake Creek, history repeated itself with a rush of people seeking quick wealth from precious metals. Although the Mount of the Holy Cross was some distance away from those points where gold had been discovered, it was still the best know, and the closest landmark of any consequence and, therefore, its name was adopted. The Holy Cross Mining District became a reality in 1880. Most Colorado mining...
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Vail Associates public relations photo showing Bridge Street in Vail with the Gore Range in the background.
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"A town combining Old World charm and an international "air" with Western hospitality and modern services, Vail Village sits at the foot of one of the best ski mountains in the world. Vail Mountain offers over 10 square miles of skiing terrain; Vail Village and Vail/LionsHead feature 74 bars and restaurants, 62 lodges and condominiums, plus dozens of shops and boutiques." -- caption Gold Peak ski racing run is in the background.
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99) Creek
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Unidentified creek running through a canyon.
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An automobile and a snow plow parked next to each other on Tennessee Pass. Several men are standing next to the automobile and it appears to be snowing. [Title supplied from catalog prepared by the Eagle County Historical Society.]