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Looking down on Black Mountain Ranch from Sawmill Mountain. The sawmill was located at the foot of the mountain and Dick Webb was the sawmill operator. Photo taken January 1936. [Title supplied from catalog prepared by the Eagle County Historical Society.]
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"Black Mountain, el. 10,000 and the ranch, shortly after Judge M. Lyle had purchased the property and converted it into a guest ranch." -- McCoy Memoirs, p. 248 [Title supplied from catalog prepared by the Eagle County Historical Society.]
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View of Black Mountain taken from Volcano Ridge, Routt County. "A distant view of the Black Mountain and ranch as it was in 1920. It also shows about a mile of the railroad track between Crater and Rock Creek." --McCoy Memoirs p.244 [Title supplied from catalog prepared by the Eagle County Historical Society.]
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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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The Butler and Conger Cabins at Black Mountain Ranch in 1966. [Title supplied from catalog prepared by the Eagle County Historical Society.]
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Biew of Black Mountain Ranch in February 1939. Animal is grazing at far right. [Title supplied from catalog prepared by the Eagle County Historical Society.]
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The Theisen Cabin at Black Mountain Ranch in 1966. [Title supplied from catalog prepared by the Eagle County Historical Society.]
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"The ranch buildings on what later became the Black Mountain Ranch. When this picture was taken in 1935 [photo has both 1934 and 1936 written on it], it was a working ranch (with emphasis on work) and had about fifty acres under cultivation, the balance of the 1,100 acres was pasture and timberland. Pioneers named the hill in the background Sawmill Mountain. Until 1915 the hill was a paradise for grouse and to see fifty or sixty in a flock was...
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"February, 1936. The Black Mountain Ranch when John Ambos and his mother were living there. It shows the 1925 burn on the northwest side of Black Mountain, caused by carelessness of sawmill operator Dick Webb whose mill was located at the foot of the mountain." -- McCoy Memoirs, p. 244 An automobile at lower left is approaching the ranch; a horse harnessed to a sled is standing to the right of the automobile. [Title supplied from catalog prepared...
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"Judge Lyle named his four guest cabins after Conger Mesa pioneers. This one is the Conger, others are the Theisen, Butler and Ambos." -- McCoy Memoirs, p. 251 [Title supplied from catalog prepared by the Eagle County Historical Society.]
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A view of the lodge at Black Mountain Ranch in 1970. [Title supplied from catalog prepared by the Eagle County Historical Society.]
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Looking toward Castle from Black Mountain Ranch on Conger Mesa, facing southwest. Ebert Ranch is visible at midground. Alternate descriptions of this photograph date it to 1925.