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A journal written by Alfred Borah. Borah was an early settler to the Brush Creek Valley. He was a rancher and would sometimes lead hunting and fishing parties with his brother, Jake Borah. The years covered in this journal are from April 1880 to September 1886. This journal covers some of Borah's earliest days in Eagle County beginning in 1882.
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A journal written by Alfred Borah. Borah was an early settler to the Brush Creek Valley. He was a rancher and would sometimes lead hunting and fishing parties with his brother, Jake Borah. The years covered in this journal are from September 1886 to August 1889. Some events covered in this journal include Borah breaking his leg in a wagon accident on the way to Red Cliff on November 9, 1886, and Borah's marriage to Mary Grant on April 16, 1889.
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A journal written by Alfred Borah. Borah was an early settler to the Brush Creek Valley. He was a rancher and would sometimes lead hunting and fishing parties with his brother, Jake Borah. The years covered in this journal are from February 1894 to August 1895, and November 1901 to August 1904.
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A timeline of events written by Mittie Alda Borah, the daughter of Alfred and Mary (Grant) Borah. Alda was born on December 4, 1895. This timeline covers major events relating to her parents from November 1886, when Alfred broke his leg, to March 16, 1896.
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A journal written by Alfred Borah. Borah was an early settler to the Brush Creek Valley. He was a rancher and would sometimes lead hunting and fishing parties with his brother, Jake Borah. The years covered in this journal are from August 1895 to March 1898.
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A journal written by Alfred Borah. Borah was an early settler to the Brush Creek Valley. He was a rancher and would sometimes lead hunting and fishing parties with his brother, Jake Borah. The years covered in this journal are from March 1897 to August 1898.
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An address book belonging to Alfred Borah. The book contains addresses for acquaintances from all over the state of Colorado, as well as Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, New York, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming. There is also a homemade recipe for a "Catarrh Cure."
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Mary Borah (left) and Ella Smith stand near a tree in Eagle. Ella Smith was the aunt of Leo Daugherty.
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A view of some buildings at Jake Borah's ranch near Gypsum. Taken around 1915. A corral is visible on the right.
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A small greeting postcard sent to Mary (Grant) Borah, Alda (Borah) Perkins, and Franklin Perkins from Marvin and Eva Borah. A small poem in the greeting card reads, "From the Mountains comes this Greeting / Ringing like the Echoes true / That your Christmas may be merry / And the New Year happy too."
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Alda Borah stands next to Billy/Billie, the family horse in 1916. "Billy and I day of public sale, our last picture. I loved my horse, we wanted to bring him to Phx [Phoenix], Station Agent said nothing could be put in big Rail Road car, we were bringing furniture with us. We sold everything, found out we could have filled the car. Many tears were shed." -- Alda Borah
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Alda Borah stands with a catch of mountain trout after a day of fishing. Taken in 1919 near Gypsum.
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Alda Borah stands along a fence near her home on Brush Creek. "North of my home on main road to Eagle, Colo. Brish Creek, Colo." -- Alda Borah
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Alda Borah stands in a patch of weeds and wildflowers near her home on Brush Creek. She is wearing a suit and tie with a bowler hat.
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Alda Borah (left) and Nannie King stand near a fence while holding two baby calves. Taken in 1914.
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Alda Borah sits atop, Billie/Billy, the family horse, in 1915.
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Alda Borah (left) sits in a flower bed near the Borah house. The woman is unidentified, but may be Alda's mother, Mary Borah. "Alda Borah in dandelion flower bed in front yard on Brush Creek, Colo." -- Alda Borah
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Alda Borah sits in front of a house around 1918. A hammock is visible on the front porch. Taken in Colorado.
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A "Badge of Honor," awarded to Alda Borah for the school year of 1906-1907. The badge certified "that Mittie Alda Borah was neither abesnt nor tardy during the school year of 1906-1907. - Caroline Canady, Teacher"
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The Borah ranch on Brush Creek. The main home and barn/buildings are at center with a herd of cattle visible in the left corner. The site of the Borah ranch is now the Frost Creek Golf Course. "The first half showing all the buildings built in 1902. 1896 to 1916." -- Alda Borah