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Unidentified but Eye-Catching

The cache of unidentified photos from the Nogal/Ping Hotel continue to attract attention.  We have four albums available to the public and have even had a few people come in and put names to faces and give context to events.  Since these are all local photos, identifying a person in one photograph means that a person has a name should he or she turn up in another.  At this point, some of the faces are beginning to feel like relatives.

Eagle High School Seniors at Redstone on April 29, 1925 for Sneak Day

Happily, we have a copy of the 1925 EHS yearbook so we know names for these interesting people.  Eldon Wilson in the open jacket, light shirt at center became a driving force behind the Eagle County Airport.

Broadway in Eagle

Community Christmas decorations included this tree right in the middle of Broadway.  This photo was taken on December 31, 1941 according to the developer's stamp.

Transportation

Ingenuity was at work in this arrangement.

Outstanding Spuds

Well-known for lettuce, Eagle County was also a great potato producer.  While no claim was made as to grower for this grouping, the Mayer ranch produced potatoes as did ranches from Gypsum to Avon.

Eagle Dairy truck

We don't know who the young woman might be, but she does look wholesome.

This photo was processed November 26 but we don't know what year. 1940's?

Sometimes clothing and makes of automobiles are good clues to dating photos.  With more research, we might be able to get close to the right decade.

Feeding the chickens

The caption on the back says "Uncle Gust."  Given the general nastiness of some chickens, both children seem to have the job in hand.

Water tank at the train depot

The train depot in Eagle was a major loading point for produce (those potatoes, again) going to market.  We have few photos of the actual workings of the depot so it was great to find this one.

Livery stable, Eagle

We have several photos of the Buchholz livery stable in its better days.  This one shows the stable in poor condition, demolition being imminent.

I did it!

This photo was processed on July 17, 1940.  It definitely represents a great way to spend the summer for this boy in a beautiful part of Colorado.  We don't know who he is but what a great picture. Gentle reminder:  please label and date your photos!

Comments

Top photo: Teenagers looked so much older then than now.

Well, their age category isn't specified.

Beak check! Jaci Spuhler Local History, Archives Eagle Public Library, EVLD PO Box 240, 600 Broadway Eagle, CO 81631 970 328-8800 www.evld.org "Archives: hoarding made legitimate."

I am making copies of photos for people who find relatives and can name them; we all win. Jaci Spuhler Local History, Archives Eagle Public Library, EVLD PO Box 240, 600 Broadway Eagle, CO 81631 970 328-8800 www.evld.org "Archives: hoarding made legitimate."

Great post, and so interesting. I hope more people can help you put names to faces and locations. :)

Obviously, I'm in over my head now!

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