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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...
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The Gates family has traced their genealogy back 6 generations beginning in Europe. This short family history is of Bert & Nona Gates, 5th generation, and their ranching and homesteading experiences in the Eagle River Valley. The information used in this was compiled by Lemley Gates.
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Frances Watson retells the story and history of her esteemed husband, George Watson. Watson was an influential cattleman, stockman, and rangeman, who helped secure grazing rights, served on advisory boards for different livestock and agriculture organizations, and was a rancher himself. Watson served a term as Eagle County Commissioner. Frances tells stories of riding on long cattle and horse drives, helping her husband in remote areas of wilderness,...
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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...