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Melissa Larsen (Trezise) was baptized on 11/30/1913 at Eagle Methodist Episcopal Church.
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Elementary school diploma for Melissa Larsen (Trezise) dated 05/26/1926
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A History of Eagle County is a compilation written by county school children and their teacher in scrapbook form. Each local community was given a section making eighteen sections total, covering Red Cliff to Basalt.
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A short, informational brochure on the town of Eagle and Eagle County in general. Includes information for tourists and visitors: recreational opportunities, businesses and offices, airport facilities, and general statistics. The back cover lists county codes and abbreviations on license plates in the state of Colorado. Produced by the Eagle Chamber of Commerce.
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"Welcome To Eagle" is a newsletter designed for visitors, travellers, and tourists of Eagle and Eagle County. The newsletter details local businesses and shops, as well as resorts, attractions, and profiles of towns to visit. Based on the businesses and names mentioned, this was published sometime in the 1940s.
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The College Farm was a plot of land purchased and operated by the Colorado Agricultural College of Fort Collins. Agricultural technicians and students would work on the farm on various projects; many experimental crops and plants were publicized in agricultural and science fields. Families from around the valley would come to share food, see friends, and learn about successful growing at high-altitude.
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First-hand account of early living near Bellyache Mountain as told by Herman Newquist.
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The Spreading Eagle was the student produced and edited newsletter of Eagle High School in Eagle, Colorado. The newsletter included sports scores, upcoming events, student achievements, and other updates concerning students and teachers. This issue was published in 1932. No yearbooks for Eagle High School have been found that account for all of the 1930s, and during these years, it appears that the Spreading Eagle also shared this function: aside...
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Leo Daugherty works a horse-drawn hay rake (?) on the Borah farm in Eagle.
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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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Arthur Davenport, long-time Gypsum local, writes a story that has been passed down to him from his father about a man named John Root. Root was one of the first trappers and pioneers to settle in the Gypsum Valley. Davenport's retelling describes the hard work and vocations of pioneers, as well as indicates to early interactions between settlers and the Ute Indians who were still present in the area.
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"To commence these recollections, I must state that they are done out of a feeling of concern that many of the chronicles of the great little town of Eagle could go unrecorded..." -- Harold Koonce
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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...