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  • Thumbnail for Levkulich, Mary Birovchak
    Levkulich, Mary Birovchak by Jones-Eddy, Julie

    Mary came to the United States from Austria-Hungary when she was eighteen. She was born in 1896. She was the only child of six in her family who got to immigrate and tells of coming through Ellis Island by herself. She lived in New York City, and then moved to Minersville, Penn. where she met her husband, George Levkulich, also an immigrant. They moved wherever he could find work in coal mines. They moved to the Craig area in 1926 and found they had to buy 160 acres because all the homesteading land in Breeze Basin was taken. She tells many stories about: poor living conditions, learning to drive horses, raising 300 chickens, raising animals, growing crops, and butchering and storing meat. She describes "the shack" they first had on their farm and living conditions. Mary had seven children. They had several fire disasters with the chickens and crops. She talks about killing a rattlesnake, and getting rid of gophers. Mary talks about: baking bread in a coal stove, making clothes, and preserving food. She was afraid to visit her home in "Europe" because she would have to deal with the Russian Embassy. Mary died in 1990.

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    Rawlinson, Hilda M. Shelton Fickle by Jones-Eddy, Julie

    Hilda's parents homesteaded in Dry Lake, fifteen miles south of Maybell in 1916. They lived in a rented house, a tent, and a dugout before they built the homestead. They also homesteaded a second time on Wolf Mountain, further south on Price Creek. Hilda talks about: grubbing sage brush, building the school, homeschooling, description of the dugout, and hauling water. She describes the 1918 flu, death, and burial. She talks about the outside work she did as the oldest girl: building fence, herding cows, breaking horses, plowing fields, mowing and pitching hay. She also describes: types of clothing, transportation, play, dances in Maybell, doctors, pregnancy, births, medical issues, and home remedies. She worked as a maternity helper from age fifteen to eighteen, and then worked at St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction until she married at age twenty. They went to California to work on a fruit farm until the depression and then returned to Price Creek to buy a ranch. She talks about difficult years with lack of water, loss of animals, and Home Demonstration clubs. They had one child. Hilda enjoyed painting with oils. Hilda died in 2001.

  • Thumbnail for Sides, Bernice Van Cleave and Richards, Beryl Van Cleave
    Sides, Bernice Van Cleave and Richards, Beryl Van Cleave by Jones-Eddy, Julie

    Bernice and Beryl are twin sisters who were born in Oregon in 1903. They came to Meeker in 1903 with their father, a carpenter, and their mother, a teacher. The women wanted to be interviewed together. Bernice tells of their mother's death from surgery on the dining room table - they were six years old. She describes life in Meeker in the early 1900's: clothes washing, schools, games, women's activities, a "poor farm", and adult activities. She also describes her career as a bank cashier. Then Beryl speaks and talks about the early death of their mother and their relationship to the woman their father married, in part, to care for them. Beryl describes the organization of Meeker's first library by a group of women in 1925. Both sisters were then interviewed and they spoke about: school, play, baking, housekeeping, view of marriage, and coping without their mother. Beryl talks about her marriage to Father Richards and her role as an Episcopal priest's wife. Bernice talks about her married life with William "Bill" Sides, and her career in the bank. Neither sister had children. Beryl died in 1994, and Bernice died in 1990.

  • Thumbnail for Martin, Alta Frances Fox
    Martin, Alta Frances Fox by Jones-Eddy, Julie

    Alta came to homestead in the Great Divide (Moffat County) area in 1929 from Brighton, Colorado where she and her husband were farmers. They had seven children. Her husband, John Lawrence, died shortly after they arrived. They also lost a son to Mountain Fever and strep throat. Alta found that the homestead was too much to care for and moved her family to a house near the Great Divide Community Center. She and the children worked at whatever jobs they could find: cleaning the community center, working for other homesteaders, and boarded school teachers and the mailman. They raised much of their own food. The children went to school in the summer at the community school. Alta describes food handling, washing clothes, and making clothing. She also talks about home remedies. Alta died in 1984.

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    Idol, Lana Gregory by Jones-Eddy, Julie

    Lana was born in Elk, Wyoming in 1915. When she was three years old her mother died of cancer and she came to Meeker with her five siblings to live with her Aunt Purdy. Her father continued to run the ranch in Wyoming. After three years they went back to Wyoming to live on the remote ranch. She describes life on the ranch: work, play, school, and transportation. Lana attended high school in Meeker and to receive some "feminine attention." Aunt Purdy took care of thirteen motherless children and homesteaded in the summers. Lana married Loren Idol and had seven children. Loren's parents homesteaded near Meeker in 1916 and Lana tells stories of their lives. Nellie Idol was a rural school teacher. Nellie used home remedies to help people when they were ill (Chuck White). Lana talks about the births of her children and general after birthing care. Lana died in 2006.

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    Manitou, Colorado by Kriger, John W. , Frowine, Aileen Nutten

    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 11, Manitou, Colorado include: 1 b&w photo: “Mexican and Indian Museum, Manitou, Colo.”; 1 hand-tinted photo: “The Cliff House and Soda Springs, Manitou, Colo.”; 1 hand-tinted photo: “Manitou, Colo. about 1900”; 1 b&w photo: “Interior of A. M. Nilson’s Grocery Store, 108 Canon Ave.”; 1 reprinted b&w photo, a panoramic view of Manitou, Colo.; 1 b&w photo: “Aileen Nutten Frowine”; 1 9-page, handwritten letter, dated August 4, 1901, signed by Aileen Nutten Frowine; 1 envelope marked “Manitou Tourist Season, 1901”; 1 8-page, handwritten document, undated, titled “Some Phases of the Government of the Town of Manitou in the year 1901” signed by John W. Kriger, Town Attorney; 2 issues of the Manitou Springs Journal, dated June 20, 1901 and July 30, 1901; 1 printed poster “The Growth of the Cliff House in 25 Years.”

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    William A. Platt family by Platt, William Alexander

    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 26, William A. Platt family include: 2 b&w photos: “Julia M. Hankinson Platt” “William Alexander Platt”; 1 8-page, handwritten letter, dated August 3, 1901, addressed “To any descendants of mine who may be alive in 2001, Greeting:” signed by William Alexander Platt.

  • 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 Ben Griffith, Colorado College Class 1901
    Ben Griffith, Colorado College Class 1901 by Griffith, Ben

    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 9, Ben Griffith, Colorado College Class 1901 include: 1 11-page, handwritten letter, addressed “To the male Students of Colorado College in 2001 A. D.:” signed by Ben Griffith, class of 1901.

  • 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 Ministers in Colorado Springs & Congregational Church - Manly D. Ormes
    Ministers in Colorado Springs & Congregational Church - Manly D. Ormes by Ormes, Manly Dayton, 1858-1929

    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 41, Ministers in Colorado Springs & Congregational Church - Manly D. Ormes include: 1 b&w photo: “Manly D. Ormes and daughter, Eleanor Francis”; 1 11-page, handwritten letter, dated August 3, 1901, addressed “To the ministers residing in Colo. Spgs. in the year 2001; Greeting!” signed by Manly D. Ormes, Founder and Minister of the Second Congregational Church; 1 13-page, handwritten letter, dated August 4, 1901, addressed “To the Pastor and members of the Second Congregational Church in the year of our Lord 2001.” Signed by Manly Ormes; 1 handwritten list of Ormes’ children’s names and dates of birth.

  • Thumbnail for Colorado Springs Public Library - Susan T. Dunbar
    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 Public School System - John Dietrich
    Public School System - John Dietrich by Dietrich, John

    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 21, Public School System - John Dietrich include: 1 20-page, handwritten letter, dated August 1, 1901, addressed “To the Residents of Colorado Springs in the year 2001:” signed by John Dietrich, Superintendent of Schools; 8 b&w photos: “W. S. Morris - Member Board of Education,” “Rufus B. Thayer,” “O. E. Collins, Sec’y Board of Education,” “Rev. M. D. Ormes, Member Board of Education,” “George S. Elstun, Member Board of Education,” “O. E. Hemenway, Member Board of Education,” “A. G. Sharp, Treasurer of School District No. 11,” “John Dietrich, Superintendent of Schools”; 1 paperbound booklet “Colorado Springs Public Schools Outline of Studies: Elementary and High Schools 1897-1898”; 1 printed directory of School Board Members, Teachers, Committees and Janitors for 1900-1901; 1 printed card listing Officers and Committees of the Colorado Springs School Board, 1901-1902; 1 clothbound copy of By-laws and Rules and Regulations of the Public School System.

  • Thumbnail for Art in Colorado Springs - Mary A. Bartow
    Art in Colorado Springs - Mary A. Bartow by Bartow, Mary 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 50, Art in Colorado Springs - Mary A. Bartow include: 1 b&w photo “Mary A. Bartow”; 1 2-page, typewritten list, “Partial List of Paintings Now in the Collection of Louis R. Ehrich,1700 North Cascade Avenue”; 1 26-page, handwritten letter, dated August 3, 1901, signed by Mary A. Bartow (Art in Colorado Springs); 1 6-page, handwritten letter, dated August 4, 1901, “addenda” to letter above, signed by Alfred Bartow; 1 copy of Colorado Springs Gazette article, “The Late Harvey B. Young, a Painter of Life in Mountain and Plain: His Legacy to the World of Art” by Mary A. Bartow.

  • Thumbnail for Manufacturing - W. W. Hassell
    Manufacturing - W. W. Hassell by Hassell, William W.

    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 40, Manufacturing - W. W. Hassell include: 1 11-page, handwritten letter, dated August 3, 1901, addressed “To the Citizens of Two Thousand & one,” signed by W. W. Hassell, President of the Hassell Iron Works; 2 b&w photos: “W. W. Hassell, age 41” “Designed and manufactured (vase) by Artus Van Briggle.”

  • Thumbnail for Humane efforts - Francis B. Hill
    Humane efforts - Francis B. Hill by Hill, Francis B.

    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 55, Humane efforts - Francis B. Hill include: 1 10-page, handwritten letter, dated August 1, 1901, addressed “The El Paso County Branch of the Colorado Humane Society in the year 1901, sends greeting to the citizens of Colorado Springs in the year 2001. Subject: The History and present condition of Humane Efforts in the City,” signed by Francis B. Hill, Secretary; 1 printed notice “To Shippers of Live Poultry”; 1 b&w photo “Francis B. Hill, Secretary Humane Society”

  • Thumbnail for Unions - Charles G. Collais
    Unions - Charles G. Collais by Collais, Charles G.

    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 29, Unions - Charles G. Collais include: 1 b&w photo: “Charles G. Collais”; 1 11-page, handwritten letter, dated July 31, 1901, addressed “To the citizens of Colorado Springs in the year 2001,” signed by Charles G. Collais, Builder and Member of Local Union #515 Carpenters and Joiners of America.

  • 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 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.”

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    Day and Night Nursery Association - Jessie Adella Aiken by Aiken, Jessie Adella

    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 68, Day and Night Nursery Association - Jessie Adella Aiken include: 1 7-page, handwritten letter, dated August, 1901, describing the Day and Night Nursery Association of Colorado Springs, signed by Jessie Adella Aiken, Treasurer; 1 printed copy of the article “Where the Little Ones Find Comfort and Care” from the Colorado Telegraph, Sunday, June 23, 1901; 1 newspaper reprint of a photo of Mrs. G. W. Lawrence, President of the Nursery Association; 1 b&w photo “Jessie A. Aiken.”

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    X-Rays - Clarence Robert Arnold M.D. by Arnold, Clarence Robert

    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 118, X-Rays - Clarence Robert Arnold M.D. include: 1 1-page, typewritten letter, dated August 3, 1901, addressed “To the Members of the El Paso County Medical Society, Greeting!” Signed by Clarence Robert Arnold, Ph. B. M. D.; 6 b&w “radiographs” (x-ray photos).

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    First Presbyterian Church - W. H. W. Boyle by Boyle, W. H. Wray

    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 121, First Presbyterian Church - W. H. W. Boyle include: 1 1-page, handwritten letter, undated, signed by W. H. W. Boyle, Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church; 1 printed program for the service of August 4, 1901; 3 issues of “Church Life” Vol. 8, Nos. 6, 7, 8.

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    Physicians - Samuel Edwin Solly, M.D. by Solly, Samuel Edwin, 1845-1906

    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 70, Physicians - Samuel Edwin Solly, M.D. include: 1 8-page, handwritten letter, dated August 4, 1901, addressed “To the Physicians of Colorado Springs in the Year 2000 A. D.” Signed by Samuel Edwin Solly (M. D.).

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    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.

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    Myra Alline Levi by Levi, Myra Alline

    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 141, Myra Alline Levi include: 1 envelope addressed “With a loving kiss to my descendant. To my descendant nearest 10 years. That is my age.”; 1 calling card: “Myra Alline Levi”; 3 1-cent coins dated 1882, 1891, 1898.