The Eagle Valley Library District invites you to join us for a special virtual tour of the Molly Brown House Museum on Saturday, April 10, at 9 a.m. Please RSVP before Saturday, April 10, by emailing us at email@example.com.
In case you've been living under a rock...
2016 rocked for local history!
It was a banner year for our not-so-little archive and we're taking one more chance to remind ourselves--and thank our patrons-- for all the amazing work we've done this year. Here are my top 5 highlights:
Electricity came late to rural Eagle County. By 1928, the town of Eagle had an established grid. Many less populated areas relied on generators, mostly gasoline driven. Avon, with a population spread over many ranched miles, was without commercial electricity in 1928 but it did have the Eagle River. Emmett and Myrtle Nottingham decided that they would use the fast-flowing river to produce electricity.