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First bridge over the Colorado River (then the Grand River) at Dotsero. The bridge was probably built by Mr. Yost or Mr. Stewart. [Title supplied from catalog prepared by the Eagle County Historical Society.]
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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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Cabins built by Nels Yost and rented to railroad construction workers. There are cherry and apple trees behind the cabins, close to the riverbank. They were located north of where the Colorado River Road meets Hwy 6. The photo was printed on April 2, 1933. The automobile at right appears to have a flat tire.
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1928: Five boys line up in front of the Dotsero School. From left to right: Edwin Yost, Therman Yost, Freddie Yost, Clyde Hayes, Eddie Wilds. The teacher at this time was Myrtie Stephens. The boys are wearing overalls. There is a fence in the right foreground. [Title supplied from catalog prepared by the Eagle County Historical Society.]
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John Nelson "Nels" Yost, standing at a bridge. He is wearing overalls and has a pocket watch on a chain. He was born in Quincy, Illinois, on Dec. 13, 1853, and came to Leadville, Colorado, in 1877. There he married Lilly Cook in 1888. He came to Eagle County, driving stage and a freighting outfit between Leadville and Glenwood Springs. After the railroad arrived, he located at Dotsero. He died Mar. 8, 1938, and was buried at Eagle. -- Eagle...
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1928: Boys at Dotsero School. Left to right: Edwin Yost, Therman Yost, Freddie Yost, Eddie Wilds, Clyde Hayes. Unidentified woman in background possibly Myrtie Stephens, teacher at the time. [Title supplied from catalog prepared by the Eagle County Historical Society.]
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Wolcott, Colorado, in September 1947. The Wolcott bridge over the Eagle River is visible at midfield. It was a Luten arch bridge, constructed in 1916, and has since been replaced. Lena Yost's father, Frank Sansosti, was the D&RG section foreman at Wolcott for many years. The railroad depot and section house are next to the tracks in this photo. The Sansosti family lived at Wolcott for 27 years. "Frank Sansosti was born in Cosenza, Italy, on...
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The Yost boys, George & Freddie, are pictured on a Yost family Christmas card. George was 2 years old at the time.
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Claude (Mike) Gerard on the Gerard Ranch. The house is directly to his left and bits of equipment can be seen partially covered with snow behind him.
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Children and their teacher pose outside the Dotsero School in 1910. The school was part of School District No. 2 near the Eagle/Garfield County line. From left to right: Leone Yost, Doris Yost, Ora Carr, Elsie Yost, Violet Carr, Fannie Van Horn, Nannie Carr. Their teacher, Elizabeth (Bedell) Quinlan stands behind them.
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Claude (Mike) Gerard on the Gerard ranch. There is a tractor hooked to a spreader on the right and another vehicle on the left. A building is in the background and there is snow and mud, indicating springtime.
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Family members standing under the Wolcott Bridge in the late 1920s. Left to right: Roy Marfitano; his mother, Stella Marfitano; Francis Sansosti, Frank Sansosti; daughter Lena Sansosti Yost. Frank was the D&RG section foreman at the Rex siding between Belden and Minturn. He was transferred to Wolcott.
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Wedding picture of Mattie Yost and Bill Randall, Feb. 4, 1906. They were married in Eagle, Colorado. Mattie: b. Aug. 11, 1889; Bill (W.J.) b. Sept. 24, 1879. [Title supplied from catalog prepared by the Eagle County Historical Society.] Article from February 4, 1974: "Randalls observe 68th anniversary" Mr. and Mrs. William Randall of Gypsum recently observed their 68th wedding anniversary. The Randalls, who reside at Gypsum, have lived...