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"One of the numerous falls below Hanging Lake, Glenwood Springs, Colo., on D. & R.G.R.R." " Hanging Lake is located in Glenwood Canyon, about 7 miles (11 km) east of Glenwood Springs, Colorado and is a very popular tourist destination. The lake is reached via a trailhead located along the Glenwood Canyon Bike and Pedestrian Path that runs along the north side of I-70 in the bottom of the canyon. The trail follows Dead Horse Creek, a tributary of...
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"Clyde (C.F.) Lloyd and his wife Adele, owners of the Red Mountain Ranch, were Chicago residents who spent their summers in Eagle. Late in the 1920s, Lloyd obtained a special-use permit from the Forest Service that allowed him to develop a mountain camp at Lake Charles, a high-county lake on East Brush Creek. Lloyd and other family members built half a dozen cabins, including a cook's cabin and a 'honeymoon' cabin on unpatented mining claims at...
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A view of Upper Black Lake on Vail Pass. The cabin camp is in the distance. A raft with bedsheet sail is at left.
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Marker: "In loving memory of Charles Raymond Thompson, Nov. 16, 1896--May 9, 1981," in the McCoy Cemetery. A mountain scene with pines, a lake and clouds is engraved at the center of the marker. Below that, inscription reads: "Husband of Lydia Masters Thompson."
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Graphic postcard of the Mount of the Holy Cross, with pond in the foreground. [5231. Mount of the Holy Cross, Colorado. Altitude 14,176 feet] Caption on verso: "Mount of the Holy Cross. This famous mountain, 14,176 feet in height, lies at the extreme northern end of the Sawatch Mountains, near the headwaters of Eagle River. The cross is formed by a deep vertical fissure in the face of the mountain, 1,500 feet in length, intersected by a transverse...
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"Spouting Rock, Hanging Lake, Glenwood Springs, Colo." Verso: 3015, A-32452, C. T. Photochrom Spouting rock is one level above Hanging Lake in Glenwood Canyon. Erosion through limestone created the feature which feeds into Hanging Lake.
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"7246. Hanging Lake near Glenwood Springs, Colo." Winter scene with frozen waterfalls. Verso: "Hanging Lake. Hanging Lake is ten miles East of Glenwood Springs. The lake itself is an emerald sheet of water at the head of a series of terraces, its outer edge projecting somewhat over the wall below, the whole forming a combination of scenic beauty which is absolutely unique."
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Isabel McCaulay Nesthouse sitting on a boat at a lake. Isabel taught in Aspen and Eagle. The photo was printed October 22, 1940
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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 Lloyd cabin at Lake Charles viewed through the trees. "In addition to incredible high-mountain scenery, both Lake Charles and Mystic Island Lake offered some great fishing for cutthroat trout. They remain popular destinations for backpackers and hikers. By the late 1940s, the cabins, weathered by high-mountain snows, had fallen into disrepair. The Forest Service dismantled the remaining buildings." -- Early Eagle, by Kathy Heicher p.93
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Marker for: "Forster, Clint Ray, Jan. 29, 1978--Dec. 3, 1996," in the McCoy Cemetery. A mountain scene with aspens, elk, a lake and a fish is engraved on the marker.
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Photo taken from Plateau Peak of Little Trappers Lake on August 4, 1888. A part of Trappers Lake is in the background. Both lakes are found in the Flat Tops Wilderness Area. Caption on verso:; "The small lake is Trappers lake or just the upper part of same. The other Lake lies at foot of Platteau Peak. North side. View was taken from top of Platteau Peak Aug. 4, 1888. It's a fine picture considering a small camera. Notice the clouds in the sky."...
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Twin Lakes, Colorado, in Lake County about 20 miles south of Leadville on State Highway 82. Verso: "Twin Lakes. On O to O [Ocean to Ocean] highway, the grandest thing I ever seen. To the West lies the Cont. Divide with its snowcapped peaks, apparently held in place by the large Lodge Pole pine forest at their base." [written by Tom Knight] "Tom on his way to Gilman BJS"
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Three girls with pantlegs rolled up, wading in Lake Constantine. Caption by O. W. Randall: "Lake Constantine, Randall's & Mathew's girls. Wading in snow water after a long hike." O. W. Randall and his wife, Irene, had two adopted daughters, Shirley and Paula.
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"Hanging Lake, Glenwood Springs, Colo." Addressed to Teresa Flynn, 4340 Alcott St., Denver Colo. Canceled Colorado Springs, CO., Jul 1, 1908 9 PM; Denver, Colo. July 2, 1908 9:30AM. " Hanging Lake is located in Glenwood Canyon, about 7 miles (11 km) east of Glenwood Springs, Colorado and is a very popular tourist destination. The lake is reached via a trailhead located along the Glenwood Canyon Bike and Pedestrian Path that runs along the north side...
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16) Skyland
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Cabins on the trail to Lake Charles (out of Yeoman Park up Brush Creek). Lloyd's owned Skyland at Lake Charles, a popular destination for fishing. By the 1940s, the cabins had fallen into disrepair and the Forest Service removed them.
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Graphic postcard of the Mt. of the Holy Cross, Colorado, with pond in the foreground. [704. Frank S. Thayer, Publisher, Denver] "All Leather --- Co." handwritten on front; addressed to Mr. Thos Gorman, 58 Maiden Lane, New York, N.Y. on verso. Canceled Greeley Colo Oct 6 7 PM. 1906 written in pencil.
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Trappers' Lake, Near Rifle, Colo. [closest town is Meeker, Colo.] Trappers Lake is known as the "Cradle of Wilderness." At approximately 302 surface acres, the lake contains a strain of native cutthroat trout and the Colorado Division of Wildlife operates a spawn collection station at the Cabin Creek inlet during May and June. Trappers Lake lies completely within the Flat Tops Wilderness [White River National Forest]; motorized boats and wheeled...
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"Carl and Christine (Oleson) Lloyd pose on a dock at the Skyland resort at Lake Charles in the 1930s. Guests accessed the 11,300-foot-high 'Skyland' camp by driving to the end of East Brush Creek Road and riding horses up the approximate 6-mile trail that started where the road ended on East Brush Creek (now the Fulford Cave campground). Upon reaching the camp, visitors would be welcomed with coffee, lemonade, and hot doughnuts. The cook and the...
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Mount of the Holy Cross, Colo. (September 1906) D. & R. G. R. R. [Aug. 17, '07 written on front] Verso: No. C1610 Published by The Colorado News Company, Denver, Colo., Leipzig-Berliln. Trademark [Corson #632] for American News Co., New York, NY, Lithochrome process. Canceled: Denver, Colo., Aug. 17, 1907, 1 PM. Addressed to Mrs. S. H. Avey, Auburn, Nebr.; from Fred & Mable Catchpole.