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A close up of the roof detail and windows on the shelter house at Notch Mountain. Constructed by the CCC between 1931 and 1933, it was built to provide a respite to those on pilgrimages to see the Mount of the Holy Cross. Caption by O.W. Randall: "Shelter house--has a beautiful fire place and wood always provided on hand for the public."
Tom Doran (on left) of Eagle, Colorado, and Chuck Shaw of Minturn, Colorado, with pack horses at Holy Cross City. Six buildings and the remains of other structures are visible in the background. "By 1881, Holy Cross City was, itself, a reality. In a meadow, 11,407 feet above sea level, were "'two rows of houses facing each other with other buildings wherever a level spot could be found.' ...Between 1881 and 1883, Holy Cross City could boast...