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TAG : Colorado

Homesteading in Lincoln County, Colorado

It was my grandfather who homesteaded land in Lincoln County, Colorado, in the early years of this century. In 1915 my father took over the place, by that time a cattle ranch, with our dwelling in the town which had grown up on both sides of the Union Pacific Railroad. There were stockyards, a ...

Hunting Range Cattle in Moffat County, Colorado

Wide open range, wild range cattle, no horse, no dog-and our few cows were out there somewhere. In 1916, when my brother was 12 years old, and 1,10, and we lived in Moffat County, Colorado, we had the job of finding the cows and bringing them home for milking.One evening, after hours of ...

Mother Had Gun While Father Worked Coal Mines

During the proving-up period on their claim, my parents were so short of money that my father went to the coal mines to work, leaving my mother and the children at home. Before he left, he bought a rifle and told Mother to stand it by the bed every night so it would be handy should she ever ...

Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, Homesteading and Hardships

My wife talks of the enjoyment of life on her family's homestead in Las Animas County, Colorado. But I can remember nothing but hardship on my folks' homestead in what is now Alfalfa County, Oklahoma. I was eight years old when my father staked his claim, and I lived there until I was 16.We ...

Gardening: On the Garden Path-Colorado community puts art in park

For some folks, visions of cupid, hearts, and the Sweetheart City’s international valentine remailing program come to mind when they hear someone mention Loveland, Colo.; others think of the city as a cultural center for art and sculpture.Last year, in an effort to bring Loveland’s two ...

Big gobbler wins woman’s heart

When Pete Hansen and Annie Gamber, of Salida, Colo., raise turkeys, they raise them big. That’s what caught the eye of a local newspaper photographer, and for Pabst the turkey, that was good luck.Pabst’s photograph appeared in The Mountain Mail the week before Thanksgiving last year, along ...