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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...
Section 2 of "A Glossary of Vail Valley Names" focuses on Bachelor Gulch, aptly named for the pioneer bachelors that originally settled there around 1900. Many had previously mined in the area, but with the advent of the Homestead Act, the men that settled at Bachelor Gulch wanted their own land. Vail Associates purchased the land and in 1993, real estate development began. What's in a name? The Simontons link the rich heritage of Eagle County...