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.
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.
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.
Ingenuity was at work in this arrangement.
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.
We don't know who the young woman might be, but she does look wholesome.
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.
The caption on the back says "Uncle Gust." Given the general nastiness of some chickens, both children seem to have the job in hand.
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.
We have several photos of the Buchholz livery stable in its better days. This one shows the stable in poor condition, demolition being imminent.
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!