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Classic view of the Mt. of the Holy Cross, taken by S. L. Ostermeier from the shelter house on Notch Mountain.
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Pack animals loaded with supplies or possibly ore on Missouri Pass. The rider may be Pete Mann.
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Photo labeled 283449; verso stamp 4400 Forest road through stands of trees. Automobile tire at far right. In 1927, Dr. Randall led Boy Scouts and Campfire Girls up Notch Mountain to see the cross, a trip considered to be the first "pilgrimage." In 1928, another pilgrimage took place and in 1929, President Hoover established the Mount of the Holy Cross Monument. "All these pilgrimages continued to demonstrate the need for a better approach by road...
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A close-up view of the Mount of the Holy Cross. The photo was printed July 8, 1932.
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Photo labeled 283456; verso stamp 4400 Three men choosing trees to fell for the road. In 1927, Dr. Randall led Boy Scouts and Campfire Girls up Notch Mountain to see the cross, a trip considered to be the first "pilgrimage." In 1928, another pilgrimage took place and in 1929, President Hoover established the Mount of the Holy Cross Monument. "All these pilgrimages continued to demonstrate the need for a better approach by road or trail. In 1931 Dr....
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The relief map photo used to visualize possible road routes and ascents for Mount of the Holy Cross pilgrimages, without O.W. Randall's annotations. [photographed from a different angle than 2013.009.018-.019, showing the Sawatach Range at left, the Cross Creek drainage, the Holy Cross Ridge, and the Gore Range at far right. Stamped on back: "Quality BB Print guaranteed not to fade Jul 14 1928, 13" The location of the map in this photo is unknown....
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View of the Battle Mountain area from O.W. Randall's ranch with the newly constructed Tigiwon road in the foreground. Photo labeled 284581 on front; stamped 4400 on back.
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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."
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Front: "Donald on top peak H.C. Mt." "My Uncle Don standing at the very top of Mount Holy Cross!" There is a dog right below MacDonald Knight on the peak.
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Part of the MacDonald Knight prospecting team. Verso: " 'Jack' the male member of the pack string 1939"
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Pilgrims listening to services with Mt. of the Holy Cross in the background. Two men face the camera; the one in the lighter suit is Rev. Edmonds.
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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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Caption by O.W. Randall: "You can see a piece of the road they built in the foreground. This was when they had taken their tents down." numbered on front; 284583; stamp on verso: 4400 The ranch was located between Cross Creek and Fall Creek on the south side of the Eagle River, southeast of Minturn. The CCC camp was called Camp Tigiwon. Earl Beck was hired by the Forest Service as a foreman for the Civilian Conservation Corps at Camp Tigiwon. His...
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15) Tigiwon
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Riders gathering at Tigiwon on their way to Notch Mountain. Dr. O. W. Randall is at center, looking left and wearing glasses. Stamped on back: "Quality BB Print guaranteed not to fade Jul 10 1928"
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Bernard "Spike" Doyle on left and Robert Maloit during the second Holy Cross Pilgrimage (1928). They are at Camp Tigiwon with the large assembly tent and the uncompleted Tigiwon Post Office in the background. The boys were allowed to join the Pilgrimage without being accompanied by an adult. They are standing near Rock Circle, made by the members of the First Pilgrimage by chipping their initials and date on a rock and placing them in this formation....
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A group of Holy Cross pilgrims posed next to a cairn.
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Another view of the plateau on Notch Mountain with a clear view of Mount of the Holy Cross in the background.
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Tinted photograph of Mount of the Holy Cross.
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Caption: "Camp Tigiwon alt. 10,000 ft. Pilgrimage to the Nount of the Holy Cross. V. T. Brown photo, Denver, Colo." 47 "pilgrims," most on horseback, posing in front of the Camp Tigiwon post office. The Post office was established June 5, 1929 and discontinued September 30, 1942 [from Colorado Post Offices 1859-1989, by Bauer, Osment and Willard, 1990].