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C.1910: Head of Lake Creek at the East Lake Mines. W. H. Wellington packed this company of doctors from Toledo, Ohio, in to the mines. The East Lake Milling and Mining Company was formed by doctors from Toledo, Ohio. The mine was worked several years, but very little ore was ever shippped. W. H. Wellington is at the extreme left of the group of 17 men, who have removed their hats for the photo. There is one horse visible on the left and two...
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Joe Chambers (standing, left), Clarence Fair (in stovepipe hat), and another man stand together outside the Methodist Church in Gypsum, Colorado, before a church play.
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1900s: George "Doc" Yost standing in front of a building. He is wearing overalls and is standing next to someone who has been removed from the photo. George Yost filed an original Dotsero townsite in 1895. [Title supplied from catalog prepared by the Eagle County Historical Society.]
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Andrew Oleson, Gypsum, Colorado. Mr. Oleson is seated for a formal photograph, in suit with bowtie. Born in Tornum, Nord-Schleswig, Denmark, October 22, 1864, Andrew attened German Trades schools, learning shoemaking. He joined his father in Colorado in 1883. Andrew worked in Red Cliff at first and then joined his family on the homestead in Gypsum Valley, the Sam Oleson Place. In 1902, he purchased the Shippey Place in Gypsum Valley which he owned...
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From left to right: Urdine Bell Messersmith Lea, father George Washington Messersmith, and Andrew Elias (Andy) Messersmith.
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14 men posed inside, each wearing a hat (derby, top hat, plantation, cowboy, etc.). First row: Quirk, John, Jim Second row: Methany, Duncan, Marquous (sp.?) Third row: Wiseman, Jack Stremme, Chris Christensen, Ben Hadley, Ike (blacksmith), Dirty (F?), Hank, (?), MacDonald [Title supplied from catalog prepared by the Eagle County Historical Society.]
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William Henry Lea stands outside his home in Gypsum, Colorado. His son, William Oscar (Willie), is peeking through the window on the right side of the photograph.
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George Washington Messersmith sits on a small porch with his granddaughters, Mary Ellen (left) and Evelyn Urdine Douthit (right). The photo was taken around 1930 in front of Urdine Bell & William Henry Lea's home in Gypsum, Colorado (George Washington's daughter and son-in-law). The log cabin in the picture was also on the property and once was home to William Lea's mother, Johanna Harrison Lea, and his sister, Ada Lea (Sprague).
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C.1909: Studio portrait of Mr. Hurd (bust), who is wearing a dark suit and tie. [Title supplied from catalog prepared by the Eagle County Historical Society.]
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William A. Jude, Superintendent , Gilman Mine.
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Chet (Chester) Mayer pictured on a John Deere tractor at the United Methodist Church in Eagle, Colorado. He's wearing a hat and gloves and his tractor appears to be hitched to something.
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1909: Studio portrait of Harry Arnold Nottingham before wedding. He is seated, hands in lap and legs crossed, wearing a dark suit, tie and wing collar. [Title supplied from catalog prepared by the Eagle County Historical Society.]
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Clarence Dubach at Polar Star camp. At right, others examine the ruins of the Boarding House. Taken July 1967.
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Studio portrait of William Henry Nottingham. He is standing behind a bent-wire chair, with his hands grasping the top of the chairback. He is wearing a dark suit and tie. [Title supplied from catalog prepared by the Eagle County Historical Society.]
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George Washington Messersmith
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Clarence Fair was a delivery man for the Chambers Dairy and Creamery. Here, Clarence is driving his delivery truck. The large white container in the back is a freezer to keep goods cold throughout the day. Each driver had a log book for deliveries: what they delivered, where it was delivered, and the customer's information.
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Portait of Andrew Elias Messersmith of Gypsum, Colorado. Andrew is buried at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Andy married Ouida Lucille Gerard, the daughter of George Nathaniel Gerard who came to Gypsum with his brother, Andrew Robert Gerard, from Indiana.
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Charles Doll
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Clarence Dubach examines a core sample with a hand lens. The photograph is dark, but it appears that he's in a barn possibly on his property.