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Held by Ella Layton. Countersigned and registered on April 9, 1909. This particular certificate is from the State of South Dakota.
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Dorothy Van Schaack writes a brief history of the Gore Creek School, located near what is now Minturn, Colorado. Van Schaack was a teacher there and talks about her students, a day in the life, how the school came to be, and what education was in the pioneer high country.
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A history and brief genealogy of the Luby family from the son of William (Bill) Luby. Bill Luby served as a judge and lawyer in Eagle County for many years overseeing many cases. Some of this history is also detailed in this short, but packed, manuscript.
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The Larsens were married in Glenwood Springs on 06/12/1912. This is a copy of their marriage certificate notarized by the Garfield County Clerk on 04/25/1950
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The Larsens were married in Glenwood Springs on 06/12/1912. This is a copy of their marriage certificate notarized by the Garfield County Clerk on 04/25/1950
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Section 4 of "A Glossary of Vail Valley Names" focuses on the town and resort of Vail, Colorado. Named after Charles "Charlie" Vail, a highway engineer responsible for the interstate over Vail Pass and Continental Divide, the resort emerged as a dream from local Earl Eaton and 10th Mountain Division and ski veteran Pete Seibert. What's in a name? The Simontons link the rich heritage of Eagle County to the names of our trails, ski runs, lifts,...
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Separation Qualification Record for Private First Class, Clayton Gerard
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A brief history of the early beginnings of Eagle County written by Elizabeth (Quinlan) Bedell. Elizabeth's parents and family were some of the first pioneers to settle here; her aunt, Sarah Dougherty, was well-known throughout the area and the family's first homestead cabin still stands today near Dotsero, Colorado. This short writing contains a wealth of first-hand information of names, places, ranches, and important happenings in the earliest days...
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The 1916 election was also a presidential one where we elected Woodrow Wilson. Here are the election results for all of Eagle County, including Ruedi, Wolcott, "Lakes", Red Cliff, Gypsum, Burns, Eagle, and others. The election also includes several towns that no longer exist: Gilman, Pando, Sheephorn, and Fulford. In Eagle County, Wilson was easily their president-elect.
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Section 3 of "A Glossary of Vail Valley Names" focuses on Beaver Creek resort. The name "Beaver Creek" might be guessed to have been adapted by the early pioneers and trappers in the area. What's in a name? The Simontons link the rich heritage of Eagle County pioneers to the names of our trails, ski runs, lifts, streets, and restaurants. Arrowhead and Beaver Creek were once home to ranchers, livestock, and farms and many of our local areas today...
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Details the lineage and ancestral history of the White family. George White was one of the first pioneers to settle and then serve in government in the newly-founded state of Colorado and Eagle Valley area. His sons, Hume and Ben, would follow their father into local government , law, and ranching. The Whites ranched along Brush Creek. George served in the Civil War and was taken prisoner until the war's end; practiced law, and was also a rancher....
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From histories compiled by Eileen Ewing Arcibold and George Griffith White II. A biographical history of Sarah Ann Morton White, born to prominent ranchers of Platte County in Missouri in 1847. She eventually married (George Griffith White) and moved to Colorado, raising a family and ranching.
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The last section of "A Glossary of Vail Valley Names" pays homage to the other towns and communities scattered throughout the Vail & Eagle River Valleys. Many towns precede Vail's history by as much as a century and provide context to the people, communities, economy, and growth of the area as well as the movement of people and industries. What's in a name? The Simontons link the rich heritage of Eagle County pioneers to the names of our towns...
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A brief description and history of Astor City, a town that claimed to be the first trading post in the state of Colorado that was founded by John Jacob Astor. Astor City is now a ghost town.
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A description of the founding of Crown Hill Cemetery, one of the first cemeteries created in the Eagle Valley. "Enclosed you will find a brief sketch of the founding of Crown Hill Cemetery. I wanted you to know how we lived without a place for our dead, what we did without telephones, how we built our own coffins and how, at least one man could live among us and never really be known, and how a child grew to womanhood in those surroundings. There...
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Melissa Larsen (Trezise) was baptized on 11/30/1913 at Eagle Methodist Episcopal Church.
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The Cradle Roll Certificate was the enrollment into Sunday School at Eagle Methodist Episcopal Church. Dated 06/15/1913
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Section 1 of "A Glossary of Vail Valley Names" focuses on Arrowhead, originally known as Arrowhead at Vail. Today, this area includes a golf course, ski resort, and restaurants as well as private homes. Vail Associates purchased the area in 1993. What's in a name? The Simontons link the rich heritage of Eagle County pioneers to the names of our trails, ski runs, lifts, streets, and restaurants. Arrowhead and Beaver Creek were once home to ranchers,...
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A narrative history of Beaver Creek, Colorado, written by Don Simonton. Don and his wife, June, wrote several books on the history of the area and its changing landscape with ski resorts. Simonton covers the early history of Beaver Creek as an area with ranches to its beginnings as a ski resort in the town of Avon. Early businesses, crops, settlers, and entrepreneurs are discussed in detail and important agreements such as the Ute Reservation...
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Section 5 of "A Glossary of Vail Valley Names" focuses on the names of the natural feaures of Vail: its mountain ranges, peaks, streams, and creeks. What's in a name? The Simontons link the rich heritage of Eagle County pioneers and early development to the names of our trails, mountains, peaks, and mountain ranges. Each description also provides context of this mountainous area in terms of others in the state.