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Verso: "Don and Tom on Battle Mt. Highway 1930s" The highway was then unpaved and was the only route for workers going to the mine at Gilman.
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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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The Gore Range farthest away, Battle Mountain, Gilman and U.S. Highway 24 at midground. The photo was taken by Si Ostermeier from the top of Notch Mountain.
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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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Photo postcard of Gilman with Belden at the bottom of the Eagle River Canyon. Ore cars are lined up on the tracks and the surface tram is clearly visible. "Eagle River Canyon and Gilman from Battle Mt. Highway Sanborn W-1102"
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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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Boyle Brothers drill on hole PR-7 on Porphyry Ridge above Lower Fulford in the Fulford Mining District.
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Aerial photograph taken by Mayo Lanning on February 3, 1998. Looking west down the Eagle River Valley, following I-70.
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Front: "Eagle Bird Canon Prospecting for US 40;" verso: "Highway scene near Gilman, mid- winter"
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Looking into Beaver Creek Valley behind the Offerson house (the original Townsend Ranch property). Wood pile visible on the left side of dirt road. [Title supplied from catalog prepared by the Eagle County Historical Society.]
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Truck convoy negotiating the Old Battle Mountain Road. The original rock supported roadway is clearly visible [Title supplied from catalog prepared by the Eagle County Historical Society.]
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An automobile and a snow plow parked next to each other on Tennessee Pass. Several men are standing next to the automobile and it appears to be snowing. [Title supplied from catalog prepared by the Eagle County Historical Society.]
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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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A view of the McCoy area, looking north east, taken from the south side of the Colorado River. Old stage road is in the foreground. Photo taken August 23, 1975. [Title supplied from catalog prepared by the Eagle County Historical Society.]
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Photo postcard of U.S. Hwy 24 at the top of Tennessee Pass (Alt. 10,240 ft,) between Leadville and Red Cliff, Colorado. [Sanborn W-1181] There is snow on the ground.
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Continuing west on Highway 24 would take you to Minturn. Continuing east would take you to Gilman and Red Cliff. Photo taken by Tom Knight. Tom worked at Gilman as a watchman. Verso: "Looking west down Eagle River. You can see I'm on top of the world. This shows the S curve on the O. to O. [Ocean to Ocean] Highway. We go to work tonight. Don't know what doing." [written by Tom Knight] "Old highway on Battle Mountain" BJS
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Photo labeled 281260; verso stamp 4400 A man driving a tractor is cutting a road through trees. Stacked logs are at left. 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...
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Photo labeled 283450; verso stamp 4400 Fir bough shelters with tethering facilities for horses. Possibly used by road building crew or Mount of the Holy Cross pilgrims. 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...
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Road maintenance machinery on Tennessee Pass in winter. George Nimon and unidentified man standing next to the plow; an unidentified woman standing on the plow. [Title supplied from catalog prepared by the Eagle County Historical Society.]