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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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3010. Mount of the Holy Cross, Colo. Addressed to Clarence Braukman, 1589 Steele, St., City [Denver]; From Mrs. Worthington. Canceled Denver, Colo. Sep 28, 1909 6PM.
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Mount of the Holy Cross and Notch Mountain from top of Battle Mountain. Trees and cleared space in foreground. [Title supplied from catalog prepared by the Eagle County Historical Society.]
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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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Looking north, the Shelter House rock walls are approximately 4' up with the wooden framework visible. The pack horses carrying the framing are at the right in the photo. Construction workers' tent stands to the right of the Shelter House. Man sawing timber is at the far left. Photo is labeled: 281253. [Title supplied from catalog prepared by the Eagle County Historical Society.]
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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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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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Aerial photograph taken by Mayo Lanning on February 3, 1998. Mt. of the Holy Cross is visible through the cockpit window; there's enough snow that the cross is not defined.
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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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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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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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"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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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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View facing south of the Shelter House walls going up. Ten men are working on the building; one horse visible on left along with the top of the tent. Photo labeled: 281247 [Title supplied from catalog prepared by the Eagle County Historical Society.]
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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.