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"Field of lettuce being irrigated on experimental farm at Avon. Note irrigation furrows halfway between rows." In: High Altitude Vegetable Growing: Lettuce--Cauliflower--Peas, by R. A. McGinty. Fort Collins, Colorado Experiment Station, Horticultural Division, Bulletin No. 309, May, 1926. p.13.
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"Making lettuce crates. Packing and loading platform in right background." In: High Altitude Vegetable Growing: Lettuce--Cauliflower--Peas, by R. A. McGinty. Fort Collins, Colorado Experiment Station, Horticultural Division, Bulletin No. 309, May, 1926. p.19.
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Andrew Oleson, Gypsum, Colorado. Mr. Oleson is seated for a formal photograph, in suit with bowtie. Born in Tornum, Nord-Schleswig, Denmark, October 22, 1864, Andrew attened German Trades schools, learning shoemaking. He joined his father in Colorado in 1883. Andrew worked in Red Cliff at first and then joined his family on the homestead in Gypsum Valley, the Sam Oleson Place. In 1902, he purchased the Shippey Place in Gypsum Valley which he owned...
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Jack Oleson standing next to his restored Conestoga wagon on July 1, 2010 at Diamond Star Ranch, Eagle. He estimates it is an 1825 vintage. Oleson purchased the wagon from the Holland House in Golden, Colorado, in the 1960s. He took the wagon completely apart, replacing some rotted wood pieces. The new paint was matched to the original found on the undercarriage. A new canvas top was made to fit, completing the project in 2008. The wagon bed...
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The restored Conestoga wagon, ca. 1825, at Diamond Star Ranch, Eagle, on July 1, 2010. Jack Oleson completed the two-year restoration in 1988. "Wagon, ho!", by Kathy Heicher. Eagle Valley Enterprise, July 31, 2008, p.1
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"Lettuce fertilizer plots, experimental farm, Avon. Elevation, 8,000 feet." In: High Altitude Vegetable Growing: Lettuce--Cauliflower--Peas, by R. A. McGinty. Fort Collins, Colorado Experiment Station, Horticultural Division, Bulletin No. 309, May, 1926. p.10.
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The College Farm house at Avon, Colorado, in October 1966 during a horned Hereford dispersal sale. The farm served as a Horticultural Experiment Station for the Colorado Agricultural College at Ft. Collins. Owned by Jack Oleson, the farm house burned Thanksgiving 1968. In this photo, Jack's mother is standing in the doorway.
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Wedding portrait of Mr. and Mrs. Hans P. Oleson (Grace A. Wolverton) November 29, 1905. "Hans P. Olesen [Oleson] was one of the pioneer citizens of the Eagle River valley. With his brothers, he settled in the county in the eighties, as a young man. For many years, he has been one of the foremost cattle raisers and ranchers in the county. He owns one of the largest irrigated areas of farm land under one head in the valley, located on the Eagle River,...
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A family group photo taken on the same porch as 1990.001.041. Back row, from left: Mrs. Ulin, Charley Ulin, Olaf Ulin, Louise Ulin, Susy Larson, Fannie Gerard, Betty Oleson, Anna Bobson, Emma Anderson, Anna Lindgren, Margareta Hendrickson, either Lydia Landerback or Anna Norgaard Front row, from left: Minnie Ulin, Fred Davenport, Edith Davenport holding Art Davenport [Title supplied from catalog prepared by the Eagle County Historical Society.]
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The J. P. Oleson building after a second floor apartment fire in September 1918. This was the first home of J. P. Oleson. with the store on the firs floor. An automobile is at left.
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Interior of the Howe cabin, restored by Jack Oleson. Jack created the "stove" from actual stove parts and a wooden box. A tour of the ranch was conducted by the Eagle County Historical Society and the Diamond S Ranch on October 5, 2013.
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"Growers inspecting experimental plots of lettuce and peas at College Farm, Avon." In: High Altitude Vegetable Growing: Lettuce--Cauliflower--Peas, by R. A. McGinty. Fort Collins, Colorado Experiment Station, Horticultural Division, Bulletin No. 309, May, 1926. p.28.
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1904 Formal portrait of Mr. and Mrs. Julius P. Oleson. Julius Peter Oleson was born Feb. 16, 1876, Schleswig-Holstein, Denmakr, and came to the United States in 1889. In 1902, he entered the mercantile business in Gypsum, Colorado, until the time of his death in 1958. In 1904, he married Iva Beck, and they had three children, Harry A., Christine and Mabel. --Eagle Valley Enterprise, Obituary, June 1958 [Title supplied from catalog prepared by...
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Harry Oleson, born Oct. 27, 1905, standing next to a rocking horse with one foot in a stirrup. He is on the side of the J. P. Oleson (his father) store in Gypsum. Harry is wearing a formal suit for the occasion.
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Eldon Wilson and Harry Olesen in Gypsum , c1921-22. Same as 1991.001.065
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Brothers Andrew and Julius Oleson standing in a yard, July 1949. Both men wear suits and ties.
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Bill Heicher, Eagle County Historical Society volunteer, explains the historic stagecoach route over Bellyache to Rex Brown. A tour of the ranch was conducted by the Eagle County Historical Society and the Diamond S Ranch on October 5, 2013.
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Interior of the blacksmith shop. The building is actually the home that Jack Oleson was born in at Gypsum. He moved the building to the Diamond S Ranch in 2012. A tour of the ranch was conducted by the Eagle County Historical Society and the Diamond S Ranch on October 5, 2013.
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Byron McGinnis moving cattle below the Howe homestake cabin on Bellyache during the tour. A tour of the ranch was conducted by the Eagle County Historical Society and the Diamond S Ranch on October 5, 2013.