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  • Thumbnail for Blevins, Freddie White
    Blevins, Freddie White by Jones-Eddy, Julie

    Freddie's grandfather was one of the first homesteaders in Moffat County in 1902. Freddie speaks about her mother's and her own life in the Craig area. Freddie was born in 1912. She talks about: play, work, sports, puberty, music (piano and singing), and dating. Members of her family played instruments and they played and sang together. She studied music at the University of Colorado and Chicago Conservatory of Music. After living in Hollywood for two years, she returned home and married her high school boyfriend, Tom Blevins, at twenty-six and lived on the family ranch in Brown's Park with their two children. She taught in rural schools for twenty years, earning a teaching certificate in the summers. Freddie died in 2006.

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    Dunn, Ellen Marie Dalrymple by Jones-Eddy, Julie

    Ellen was born in Lipol(?) New Mexico on September 6, 1907. Her parents had twelve children. Her father had a stroke shortly after they moved to Meeker in hopes of buying a ranch. Soon they moved to Rifle where the older brothers and sisters, including Ellen, worked to support the family (drugstore clerk, babysitting). She talks about reading, home remedies, illness, education, and puberty. Ellen married Phil Dunn at twenty-three. Her husband worked for the Colorado State Highway Dept. They moved all over the state as roads were built. She describes: rustic housing, cooking, cold winters, road crew communities, and moving often. She lived in Rangely in a tent for a time during the oil boom. She describes the community and the building of the roads. They finally settled in Grand Junction where her husband worked in the pipe business. She describes: women's clubs, activities, marriage, divorce, and working. Ellen died in 1989.

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    Spence, Jennie Mary Brown by Jones-Eddy, Julie

    Jennie was born in 1897. Her parents came to the Meeker area in 1898 in a covered wagon. Her father began teaching in rural schools around the Meeker area until they moved to Meeker and had a store. They also started a homestead on Flag Creek. Jennie tells many stories about her mother who: made hats, ran the store, sewed clothes, had boarders, was Dr. French's nurse, took care of other people's children, made funeral shrouds, and "laid out people." Jennie tells stories about her childhood: play, chores, basketball, piano, and riding horses. She taught school for three years before she married. Jennie describes: home remedies, puberty, births of children, and women who died in childbirth. She and her husband, Joe Spence, lived on several ranches and she describes the living conditions in the early years: coal oil lights, carrying water, milking cows, making butter, and making soap. She went on roundup with her husband from September to November. They had two children. She describes a typical day in the summer. Jennie began teaching again after her children left home. Jennie enjoyed painting. Jennie died in 1995.

  • Thumbnail for Kawcak, Julia Biskup
    Kawcak, Julia Biskup by Jones-Eddy, Julie

    Julia's parents settled on a homestead in Breeze Basin near Craig in 1908. Her parents were Austrian immigrants and had six children. There was a large Catholic community in Breeze Basin and Elk Head, the areas where families gathered for church (in a tent) and in homes for dances and activities. She describes: her mother's trip from Austria, the homestead cabin, her father's jobs, the J.W. Hugas store in Craig, "Mormon crickets," chores, play, school, clothes washing, and teenage activities. Julia married Paul Kawcak at sixteen and describes a "wedding shivaree." Paul was a coal miner from Walsenburg and many of his friends followed him to Craig to farm and ranch. She describes their homestead: clearing the land, building the house, and digging the well. Her husband worked in the mines while she worked the homestead with their nine boys and seven girls. She talks about: milking cows, cooking, making clothing, Catholic Church activities, dances at the school, and home remedies. Julia died in 1987.

  • Thumbnail for Coles, Catharine Rebecca Craig
    Coles, Catharine Rebecca Craig by Jones-Eddy, Julie

    Catherine was born in Canon City in 1901. Her mother died when she was three and her father remarried. They moved to the Colorado Western Slope and lived on ranches in the Steamboat Springs and Craig areas. She talks about: cooking, caring for children, hauling water, play, rural schools, household chores, and transportation. After three years of high school she qualified for a second grade teaching certificate and taught at the Pagoda one-room school. She talks about the students and teaching experiences. She married her husband, Russell Coles, at age twenty-two. They spent their early married years on the Coles ranch in southeastern Moffat County and had five children. She talks about rural dances. Russell left the ranch and moved to Craig to become the County Treasurer, a post he held until retirement. She talks about the depression, Roosevelt's social programs, and World War II. Catharine died in 1994.

  • Thumbnail for Oldland, Audrey Macy Ruckman
    Oldland, Audrey Macy Ruckman by Jones-Eddy, Julie

    Audrey's mother came to visit her brother in Meeker at the age of fourteen in the early 1900s. She worked at the halfway house between Rifle and Meeker for several years. It was there she met her husband John Oldland, who was working as a guide for Teddy Roosevelt. They settled in Powell Park and had ten children. Audrey describes: her mother's cooking, sewing, the houses they lived in, children's play (dolls), and inside/outside work. She rode a horse five miles to school in the winter. When she was twelve years old she worked for neighbors, cooking and washing dishes to pay for her clothes and school books. She talks about a bad first menstruation experience. Audrey describes home remedies and the 1918 flu which struck her family. She attended beauty school in Grand Junction and worked for a short time in Meeker before marrying John Oldland. She describes beauty shop experiences. She had three children and talks about pregnancy and birthing experiences. The family lived on the Oldland ranch. She learned to fly and was the only woman at that time that flew in the area. Audrey died in 1993.

  • Thumbnail for Vaughan, Chloe Bunker
    Vaughan, Chloe Bunker by Jones-Eddy, Julie

    Chloe came to Sunbeam, Colorado, from Illinois in 1926 to visit her sister. She met her husband, Minford, who had been born in Maybell. They were married in 1927 and lived for two years north of Craig while they bought cattle, sheep, and horses. Chloe had never ridden a horse. They moved to their homestead in Brown's Park on Zenobia Peak, seventy miles from Craig, and lived in a tent until they had the 20' X 30' cabin built. The logs, which they cut themselves, came from the mountain. Chloe describes the furniture, travel by horse and wagon, neighbors, medical problems, and home remedies. They moved their sheep from summer to winter ranges. Chloe describes one summer when her husband was ill and she "herded the sheep." She had her only child in Hayden where there was a hospital. Esther Campbell was her best friend and lived eight miles away. They communicated over a phone line strung by their husbands. Chloe describes the Home Demonstration Club. She also describes creative activities: horse hair ropes, leatherwork, horse blankets, knitting, crocheting, and quilting. Chloe died in 1990.

  • Thumbnail for Whalin, Inez Ely
    Whalin, Inez Ely by Jones-Eddy, Julie

    Inez Whalin tells her experiences through her daughter, Ethelyn Crawford. When she was twenty-three years old, Inez married her husband at her home in rural Illinois, a much more settled area than northwestern Colorado in 1912. At that time he was the foreman on the James ranch in Moffat County. Inez cooked for all the ranch hands. They soon moved to Mr. Whalin's homestead on Thornburg near Meeker, a one room log cabin, which she describes. Inez had eight children, but lost one who was eight months old to pneumonia. The doctor usually missed the births. She talks about: birth control, childless women, home remedies, and poetry. She was sorry that she didn't go to college; her parents thought her too frail. Instead, she worked in a knitting factory before her marriage. Her neighbors asked her to teach, but her husband said she couldn't. Inez died in 1989.

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    Masonic lodges by Musser, Belle McCoy , Shobe, J.E.

    Historic documentation of life at the turn of the 19th century created by residents of Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1901 for the citizens of 2001. Under the direction of Louis R. Ehrich, a prominent 19th century businessman, the items were sealed in a chest which was stored in various buildings on the Colorado College campus until the official opening January 1, 2001 at the Charles Leaming Tutt Library. Contents of Ms349, Fd 10, Masonic lodges include: 1 page from The Colorado Odd Fellow with official directory listings; 1 booklet “Constitution and By-laws of Monte Rosa Rebekah Lodge No. 4, I. O. O. F.”; 1 b&w photo: “Mrs. George W. Musser, Past Noble Grand of Monte Rosa Rebekah Lodge”; 1 16-page, handwritten document, dated July 29, 1901, titled “A Brief History of Monte Rosa Rebekah Lodge No. 4,” signed by Belle McCoy Musser; 1 3-page, typewritten document, dated August 3, 1901, detailing the history of I. O. O. F. Lodge No. 38, signed by J. E. Shobe, Secretary.

  • Thumbnail for Social life - Elizabeth Cass Goddard
    Social life - Elizabeth Cass Goddard by Goddard, Elizabeth Cass

    Historic documentation of life at the turn of the 19th century created by residents of Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1901 for the citizens of 2001. Under the direction of Louis R. Ehrich, a prominent 19th century businessman, the items were sealed in a chest which was stored in various buildings on the Colorado College campus until the official opening January 1, 2001 at the Charles Leaming Tutt Library. Contents of Ms349, Fd 13, Social life - Elizabeth Cass Goddard include: 1 b&w photo: “Elizabeth Cass Goddard (Mrs. Francis W. Goddard)”; 1 11-page, handwritten letter, dated July 27, 1901, addressed “My dear Twenty-First Century Women,” signed by Elizabeth Cass Goddard.

  • Thumbnail for City Water Supply - E. A. Sawyer
    City Water Supply - E. A. Sawyer by Sawyer, Edwin A.

    Historic documentation of life at the turn of the 19th century created by residents of Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1901 for the citizens of 2001. Under the direction of Louis R. Ehrich, a prominent 19th century businessman, the items were sealed in a chest which was stored in various buildings on the Colorado College campus until the official opening January 1, 2001 at the Charles Leaming Tutt Library. Contents of Ms349, Fd 8, City Water Supply - E. A. Sawyer include: 1 14-page, handwritten letter, dated August 2, 1901, signed by Edwin A. Sawyer of Sawyer and Garstin, Civil and Mining Engineers; 1 envelope marked “For the ‘Century Chest,’ the City’s Present Water Supply, by E. A. Sawyer.”

  • Thumbnail for Woman’s Relief Corps - Stella Kyle, Ella Dwinell & Irene de Toliver
    Woman’s Relief Corps - Stella Kyle, Ella Dwinell & Irene de Toliver by Kyle, Stella , Dwinell, Ella , Toliver, Irene de

    Historic documentation of life at the turn of the 19th century created by residents of Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1901 for the citizens of 2001. Under the direction of Louis R. Ehrich, a prominent 19th century businessman, the items were sealed in a chest which was stored in various buildings on the Colorado College campus until the official opening January 1, 2001 at the Charles Leaming Tutt Library. Contents of Ms349, Fd 47, Woman’s Relief Corps - Stella Kyle, Ella Dwinell & Irene de Toliver include: 1 8-page, handwritten letter, dated August 4, 1901, on Woman’s Relief Corps letterhead, describing the organization above, signed by Stella A. Kyle, Dept. Press Correspondent, WRC, Colo. & Wyo.; 1 4-page, handwritten addendum to letter above, giving biographical information on Stella Kyle and listing past presidents, secretaries and treasurers of the regional organization; 1 7-page, handwritten letter, dated July 28, 1901, on local Relief Corps letterhead, addressed to the Patriotic and loyal women of Colorado Springs, Colorado, in the year of our Lord 2001.” Signed by Ella S. L. Dwinell, Past Department President, etc.; 1 3-page addendum to letter above, giving biographical information on Ella Dwinell and listing past and current charter members of Auxiliary No. 4 of the Woman’s Relief Corps; 1 4-page, handwritten list of current membership of Woman’s Relief Corps No. 4, dated July 30, 1901, signed by Irene De Toliver, Corps Treasurer; 1 reprint of b&w photo of Ella Dwinell with printed copies of reports; 1 reprint of b&w photo of H. O. Dodge, Department Commander; 1 business card “Mrs. E. L. C. Dwinell, Agent, Colorado Springs, Colo.” (Mechanics Insurance Co. of Philadelphia); 1 printed newsletter of the Woman’s Relief Corps, dated July 22, 1901;;1 copy of the National Standard, Thursday, July 25, 1901, Denver, Colo.

  • Thumbnail for Needle-work Guild - Josephine Harrison Halliday and Ida Wheaton Riddle
    Needle-work Guild - Josephine Harrison Halliday and Ida Wheaton Riddle by Riddle, Ida Wheaton , Halliday, Josephine Harrison

    Historic documentation of life at the turn of the 19th century created by residents of Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1901 for the citizens of 2001. Under the direction of Louis R. Ehrich, a prominent 19th century businessman, the items were sealed in a chest which was stored in various buildings on the Colorado College campus until the official opening January 1, 2001 at the Charles Leaming Tutt Library. Contents of Ms349, Fd 57, Needle-work Guild - Josephine Harrison Halliday and Ida Wheaton Riddle include: 1 4-page, handwritten letter, dated August 3, 1901, titled “Short History of the Colorado Springs Branch of the Needle-Work Guild,” signed by Josephine Harrison Halliday, Ex-President; 1 2-page, handwritten letter, dated August 4, 1901, addressed “To The President of the Colorado Springs Branch of The Needle-work guild of America of 2001,” signed by Ida Wheaton Riddle, President C. S. B. N. G. of A; 1 printed program and application form of the Colorado Springs Branch of the Needlework Guild of America.

  • Thumbnail for Medicine - Boswell Preston Anderson M.D.
    Medicine - Boswell Preston Anderson M.D. by Anderson, Boswell Preston

    Historic documentation of life at the turn of the 19th century created by residents of Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1901 for the citizens of 2001. Under the direction of Louis R. Ehrich, a prominent 19th century businessman, the items were sealed in a chest which was stored in various buildings on the Colorado College campus until the official opening January 1, 2001 at the Charles Leaming Tutt Library. Contents of Ms349, Fd 46, Medicine - Boswell Preston Anderson M.D. include: 1 7-page, handwritten letter, dated August 2, 1901, describing the “history of medicine in El Paso County for the past 30 years,” signed by Boswell Preston Anderson, M.D.; 1 b&w photo of Dr. Anderson; 1 calling card, “Dr. Boswell P. Anderson.”

  • Thumbnail for Colorado Springs Real Estate - Charles P. Bennett
    Colorado Springs Real Estate - Charles P. Bennett by Bennett, Charles P.

    Historic documentation of life at the turn of the 19th century created by residents of Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1901 for the citizens of 2001. Under the direction of Louis R. Ehrich, a prominent 19th century businessman, the items were sealed in a chest which was stored in various buildings on the Colorado College campus until the official opening January 1, 2001 at the Charles Leaming Tutt Library. Contents of Ms349, Fd 78, Colorado Springs Real Estate - Charles P. Bennett include: 1 20-page, handwritten letter, dated August, 1901, titled “Colorado Springs Real Estate,” signed by Charles P. Bennett; 1 b&w photo “Chas. P. Bennett.”

  • Thumbnail for Parks in Colorado Springs - Edgar T. Ensign
    Parks in Colorado Springs - Edgar T. Ensign by Ensign, Edgar T.

    Historic documentation of life at the turn of the 19th century created by residents of Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1901 for the citizens of 2001. Under the direction of Louis R. Ehrich, a prominent 19th century businessman, the items were sealed in a chest which was stored in various buildings on the Colorado College campus until the official opening January 1, 2001 at the Charles Leaming Tutt Library. Contents of Ms349, Fd 44, Parks in Colorado Springs - Edgar T. Ensign include: 1 5-page, handwritten article, “Public Parks and Parkways in Colorado Springs, Colo.” by Edgar T. Ensign, signed; 1 envelope addressed with title above and quotation from Sir Walter Scott, “Jock, when ye hae naething else to do, ye may be sticking in a tree; it will be growing, Jock, when ye’re sleeping.”

  • Thumbnail for Ute Indians - Margaret T. Adams
    Ute Indians - Margaret T. Adams by Adams, Margaret T.

    Historic documentation of life at the turn of the 19th century created by residents of Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1901 for the citizens of 2001. Under the direction of Louis R. Ehrich, a prominent 19th century businessman, the items were sealed in a chest which was stored in various buildings on the Colorado College campus until the official opening January 1, 2001 at the Charles Leaming Tutt Library. Contents of Ms349, Fd 92, Ute Indians - Margaret T. Adams include: 1 7-page, handwritten note, dated August 4, 1901, praising Ute Indian Chief Ouray, signed by Margaret T. Adams; 1 envelope addressed “To any Native Americans now called Indians, or the descendents of such, who may be living in the year 2000.”

  • Thumbnail for Lighting & heating in Colorado Springs - George Rex Buckman
    Lighting & heating in Colorado Springs - George Rex Buckman by Buckman, Geo. Rex (George Rex)

    Historic documentation of life at the turn of the 19th century created by residents of Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1901 for the citizens of 2001. Under the direction of Louis R. Ehrich, a prominent 19th century businessman, the items were sealed in a chest which was stored in various buildings on the Colorado College campus until the official opening January 1, 2001 at the Charles Leaming Tutt Library. Contents of Ms349, Fd 23, Lighting & heating in Colorado Springs - George Rex Buckman include: 1 6-page, handwritten letter, dated August 3, 1901, titled “Notes on the Lighting and Heating of Colorado Springs,” signed by George Rex Buckman, 3 printed billing forms for “The Colorado Springs Light and Power Co.” (2) and “The Colorado Springs Electric Co.”

  • Thumbnail for Theodore Roosevelt, Vice President of the United States
    Theodore Roosevelt, Vice President of the United States by Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

    Historic documentation of life at the turn of the 19th century created by residents of Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1901 for the citizens of 2001. Under the direction of Louis R. Ehrich, a prominent 19th century businessman, the items were sealed in a chest which was stored in various buildings on the Colorado College campus until the official opening January 1, 2001 at the Charles Leaming Tutt Library. Contents of Ms349, Fd 1 Theodore Roosevelt, Vice President of the United States include: 1 2-page, handwritten letter, dated August 4, 1901, signed by Theodore Roosevelt, Vice-President of the United States.

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    W. H. R. Stote family by Stote, William Herbert Read

    Historic documentation of life at the turn of the 19th century created by residents of Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1901 for the citizens of 2001. Under the direction of Louis R. Ehrich, a prominent 19th century businessman, the items were sealed in a chest which was stored in various buildings on the Colorado College campus until the official opening January 1, 2001 at the Charles Leaming Tutt Library. Contents of Ms349, Fd 30, W. H. R. Stote family include: 1 coaster advertising Stote Brothers Real Estate; 3 calling/business cards: “Mr. W. H. R. Stote” “Mr. Franklin Amos Stote” “Mrs. William Herbert Read Stote” “Miss Helen Stote, aged 21 months.”

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    Colorado Springs Public Library - Susan T. Dunbar by Dunbar, Susan T., 1849-1904

    Historic documentation of life at the turn of the 19th century created by residents of Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1901 for the citizens of 2001. Under the direction of Louis R. Ehrich, a prominent 19th century businessman, the items were sealed in a chest which was stored in various buildings on the Colorado College campus until the official opening January 1, 2001 at the Charles Leaming Tutt Library. Contents of Ms349, Fd 18, Colorado Springs Public Library - Susan T. Dunbar include: 1 12-page, handwritten letter, dated July 31, 1901, addressed “To the Librarian and Friends of the Public Library of Colorado Springs in A. D. 2001, Greetings:” signed by Susan Teel Dunbar, Librarian of the Colo. Spgs. Public Library; 1 printed 1-cent postcard overdue notice; 1 printed 1-cent postcard book availability notice; 1 printed form: reference for library card application; 1 printed form-describing library borrowing policies; 1 printed library card; 1 printed form: “Seven Day Book. Cannot be renewed.”; 6 b&w photos: “Susan T. Dunbar” “Colorado Springs Public Library, 1901” “Interior of Colorado Springs Public Library and Reading Room” “Emma Hayward Eldredge” “Miss Adele L. Kniest” “Anna M. Rohl”; 1 paperbound book, Anemones: A Story from Pikes Peak by Susan T. Dunbar; 1 clothbound book, Looking Backward 2000-1887 by Edward Bellamy with library card set.

  • Thumbnail for Horace Lunt and John K. Vanatta
    Horace Lunt and John K. Vanatta by Vanatta, John K. , Lunt, Horace

    Historic documentation of life at the turn of the 19th century created by residents of Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1901 for the citizens of 2001. Under the direction of Louis R. Ehrich, a prominent 19th century businessman, the items were sealed in a chest which was stored in various buildings on the Colorado College campus until the official opening January 1, 2001 at the Charles Leaming Tutt Library. Contents of Ms349, Fd 87, Horace Lunt and John K. Vanatta include: 1 3-page, typewritten letter, undated, signed John K. Vanatta; 1 2-page, handwritten memo, dated July 30, 1901, addressed “Memo: In re Horace Gray Lunt”; 1 cloth-bound copy of Under Pikes Peak; or, Mahalma, Child of the Fire Father, by Charles L. McKesson.

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    Colorado College Department of Chemistry - Professor William Strieby by Strieby, William, 1852-1920

    Historic documentation of life at the turn of the 19th century created by residents of Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1901 for the citizens of 2001. Under the direction of Louis R. Ehrich, a prominent 19th century businessman, the items were sealed in a chest which was stored in various buildings on the Colorado College campus until the official opening January 1, 2001 at the Charles Leaming Tutt Library. Contents of Ms349, Fd 65, Colorado College Department of Chemistry - Professor William Strieby include: 1 3-page, handwritten letter, dated August 3, 1901, addressed “My Dear Sir and Successor,” signed by William Streiby (Chemistry Professor at Colorado College); 1 envelope addressed to “The Head of the Department of Chemistry. Colorado College.”

  • Thumbnail for English trained nurse - Lucy A. Codd
    English trained nurse - Lucy A. Codd by Codd, Lucy A.

    Historic documentation of life at the turn of the 19th century created by residents of Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1901 for the citizens of 2001. Under the direction of Louis R. Ehrich, a prominent 19th century businessman, the items were sealed in a chest which was stored in various buildings on the Colorado College campus until the official opening January 1, 2001 at the Charles Leaming Tutt Library. Contents of Ms349, Fd 127, English trained nurse - Lucy A. Codd include: 1 3-page, handwritten note, dated August 4, 1901, signed by Miss Lucy A. Codd (Dodd?), Graduate of Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, Scotland "To be opened by ‘Leading English Trained Nurse’ in the year 2001 A. D.”

  • Thumbnail for Ernest Whitney Boys Club - Sara Coolidge Brooks
    Ernest Whitney Boys Club - Sara Coolidge Brooks by Brooks, Sara Coolidge

    Historic documentation of life at the turn of the 19th century created by residents of Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1901 for the citizens of 2001. Under the direction of Louis R. Ehrich, a prominent 19th century businessman, the items were sealed in a chest which was stored in various buildings on the Colorado College campus until the official opening January 1, 2001 at the Charles Leaming Tutt Library. Contents of Ms349, Fd 59, Ernest Whitney Boys Club - Sara Coolidge Brooks include: 1 5-page, handwritten letter, dated August 4, 1901, titled “The Ernest Whitney Boys’ Club,” signed by Sara Coolidge Brooks.