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A cradle roll invitation sent to Mr. and Mrs. Edward A. (E.A.) Michael for their two children, Everett and [?]. The "cradle roll" was a listing of babies and young children kept by a church; in this case, most likely the Eagle Methodist Church. The invitation is a postcard with a 1 cent stamp signed by Mrs. H. Baer.
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A letter from Mrs. Winifred Ginther to Mrs. Edna (Edward) Michael. The Michaels owned and operated a feed mill and livery in Eagle until the business was sold in 1920. This letter, dated 1926, shows the Michaels in Englewood, Colorado, and keeping in touch with Eagle County friends. Mrs. Ginther describes the hardships of finding work, lack of new buildings developing in Eagle, and sad news of other friends' death and troubles. Mrs. Ginther describes...
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Elmer J. Bindley, known as Jack, came to Colorado in July of 1910 and entered into the barber trade in Eagle. This business, the Silver Eagle Barber and Beauty Shop, continued until his death in 1959. Jack had ran the shop in partnership with his son, ira, who took over upon his father's death until his own retirement in 1986. This is much more than an envelope and advertises the town of Eagle in general. There are local photographs of ranches...
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Elmer J. Bindley, known as Jack, came to Colorado in July of 1910 and entered into the barber trade in Eagle. This business, the Silver Eagle Barber and Beauty Shop, continued until his death in 1959. Jack had ran the shop in partnership with his son, ira, who took over upon his father's death until his own retirement in 1986. This is much more than an envelope and advertises the town of Eagle in general. There are local photographs of ranches...
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A postcard with a photograph of Shoshone Falls Power Plant located in Glenwood Canyon near the Hanging Lake tunnels. The power plant is still in operation; the best view is from I-70 westbound. Alda wrote a message to her mother while visiting in Glenwood Springs on the back postmarked August 24, 1915: " Dear mother, got here about 1:30. We tried to get you from Eagle but the --- was out. Mrs. Collins isn't here yet. I met Helen Shyrack on the street....
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Caption: "Nature has placed a perfect snow-white cross upon this mountain. It is formed by the two transverse canyons of immense depth, wherein lies snow twelve months of each year." "Published by Elmer C. Clark, 739 Marion St., Denver, Colo.; Natural Color Post Card Made in U.S.A. by E. C. Kropp Co., Milw., Wis. --CDY" "28303'
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Verso of the Colortone postcard of the Eagle River Canyon and Gilman, sent to Pvt. Tom Fish, U.S. Army, from his mother. Caption: "2307--Eagle River Canon Empire Zinc Mine, and Gilman as seen from Battle Mountain Highway, Colorado." "C.T. Art-Colortone," Sanborn Souvenir Co., Denver, Colo. The postcard is from the collection of William W. Burnett and was used as the cover photo for the 2005 printing of his book, "The Eagle on Battle Mountain at...
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Colortone postcard of the Eagle River Canyon and Gilman, sent to Pvt. Tom Fish, U.S. Army, from his mother. Caption: "2307--Eagle River Canon Empire Zinc Mine, and Gilman as seen from Battle Mountain Highway, Colorado." "C.T. Art-Colortone," Sanborn Souvenir Co., Denver, Colo. The postcard is from the collection of William W. Burnett and was used as the cover photo for the 2005 printing of his book, "The Eagle on Battle Mountain at Gilman, Colorado...
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The iconic Red Cliff Bridge on U.S. Highway 24, across the canyon of the Eagle River at Red Cliff, Colorado. Completed on July 28, 1941; dedicated and opened to travel on August 3, 1941. Dimensions: 470 ft. long; 209 ft. high; 30-ft. roadway and two 18-inch curbs. The Red Cliff Bridge was entered into the National Register of Historic Places on February 4, 1985, in recognition of its contribution to the heritage of the state of Colorado.
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Image depicting the town of Red Cliff as it appeared in the 1920s or 1930s. Postcard labeled: Sanborn w.38 in lower right hand corner.
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The iconic Red Cliff Bridge on U.S. Highway 24, across the canyon of the Eagle River at Red Cliff, Colorado. Completed on July 28, 1941; dedicated and opened to travel on August 3, 1941. Dimensions: 470 ft. long; 209 ft. high; 30-ft. roadway and two 18-inch curbs. The Red Cliff Bridge was entered into the National Register of Historic Places on February 4, 1985, in recognition of its contribution to the heritage of the state of Colorado.
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"BATTLE MOUNTAIN is the most striking section of the Pikes Peak Ocean to Ocean Highway between Tennessee Pass and Glenwood Springs. After the town drops down into the picturesque town of Red Cliff, hidden in the valley of the Eagle River, it cuts its way spectacularly along a great series of sheer, pointed, out-jutting white faced cliffs, gradually rising until it travels along the top of the great Eagle River Cañon far below."
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"Along with the move of the county seat came an obligation to build a modern county courthouse. Designed by renowned architect J. Francis Pillsbury, the Eagle County Courthouse was constructed in 1932 at a cost of $60,000. The sheriff's office was on the basement floor along with living quarters for the jailer. The jail and courtroom were on the third floor (note the bars on the window at leaft). -- Kathy Heicher, Early Eagle p.82
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"On the western slope of the Rocky Mountains the Eagle River takes its rise, and gathering volume from hundreds of snow fed tributaries, rushes down to its junction with the Grand, pouring through the gorge known as Eagle River Cañon. One of the striking features of this cañon is in the fact that its walls are pierced near the summit with the shafts and tunnels of mines, and, looking up the rugged heights, one catches glim[p]ses of the shaft-houses...
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Along Highway U.S. 6 and 24, and the Rio Grande Railroad, in western Colorado. Located in one of Colorado's greatest hunting and fishing areas. View in hunting season eastward toward mountains near Vail Pass.
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Poem: "Fair State of Colorado, Land of the Columbine, In colors caught from heaven Thy snow-capped mountains shine Thy gold and silver glimmers In many a hidden mine, And skies forever smiling make thee a land divine."
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"On the western slope of the Rocky Mountains the Eagle River takes its rise, and gathering volume from hundreds of snow fed tributaries, rushes down to its junction with the Grand, pouring through the gorge known as Eagle River Cañon. One of the striking features of this cañon is in the fact that its walls are pierced near the summit with the shafts and tunnels of mines, and, looking up the rugged heights, one catches glim[p]ses of the shaft-houses...
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"#3744 Mount of the Holy Cross, elev. 13,996 ft. One of the world's most famous mountains in the wilderness area south of Red Cliff, Colorado."
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Postcard image of the Mount of the Holy Cross.
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Postcard image of the Mount of the Holy Cross.