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Lois Borland Collection: Box 1 Files 1-25

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Lois Borland Collection: Series 1, Box 1, Files 1-25

Box 1, Files 1-25: Contents

File 1 - BANKS AND BANKERS
File 2 - BECKITH, EDWARD
File 3 - BLACKSTOCK
File 4 - BOWERMAN
File 5 - BUCK, ELISHA A. (1 of 2)
File 6 - BUCK, ELISHA A. (2 of 2)
File 7 - CATTLEMEN (1 of 3)
File 8 - CATTLEMEN (2 of 3)
File 9 - CATTLEMEN (3 of 3)
File 10 - CHURCHES
File 11 - COCHETOPA (1 of 3)
File 12 COCHETOPA (2 of 3)
File 13 - COCHETOPA (3 of 3)
File 14 - CORNWELL, H. C.
File 15 - CREEDE
File 16 - CRESTED BUTTE (1 of 5)
File 17 - CRESTED BUTTE (2 of 5)
File 18 - CRESTED BUTTE (3 of 5)
File 19 - CRESTED BUTTE (4 of 5)
File 20 - CRESTED BUTTE (5 of 5)
File 21 - CRESTED BUTTE (6 of 6)
File 22 - CRYSTAL (1 of 2)
File 23 – CRYSTAL (2 of 2)
File 24 - EARLY COLORADO (1 of 2)
File 25 - EARLY COLORADO ( 2 of 2)

File 1 - BANKS AND BANKERS

Clippings:

“Modern Furnishings at First National Complete ‘The New Look’ of the Institution.” Gunnison News-Champion. February 26, 1948.
“First National Bank Observing 66th Anniversary.” Gunnison News-Champion. May 6, 1948.
“First National Bank To Celebrate May 2.” Gunnison Courier. April 24, 1952.
“Gunnison Bank and Trust Co. Begins 50th Year December 23.”Gunnison News-Champion. December 17, 1959.
“W. W. McKee, Pioneer Banker Here, Passed Away Yesterday.”
Clippings - Reprints of Gunnison News-Champion Articles:
Phillips, J. E. “Gunnison Banks of 1880,” 1935.
“Anniversary Recalls History of Local Banks.” June 25, 1942. (two copies)
“Bert McKee Has 50-Year Record As Banker.” July 2, 1942. (two copies)
“S. P. Spencer Dies at 85.” December 30, 1943.
“Dean of Gunnison Bankers Retires from Active Duty.” September 5, 1946.
“Historical Data About Banks of Gunnison.”
Phillips, J. E. “Early Day Newspapers In the Gunnison Field.”
Manuscripts and Notes:
Phillips, J. E. “Gunnison Banks of 1880,” 1935.
“Anniversary Recalls History of Local Banks.” June 25, 1942. (two copies)
“Bert McKee Has 50-Year Record As Banker.” July 2, 1942. (two copies)
“S. P. Spencer Dies at 85.” December 30, 1943.
“Dean of Gunnison Bankers Retires from Active Duty.” September 5, 1946.
“Historical Data About Banks of Gunnison.”
Phillips, J. E. “Early Day Newspapers In the Gunnison Field.”

File 2 - BECKITH, EDWARD

Manuscripts and Notes:
Biography of Beckwith taken from “Biographical Register of the Officers and Graduates of the U.S. Military Academy, 1802-1867.

File 3 - BLACKSTOCK

Clippings:
Murphy, T. E. “A Man’s Mind.” Saturday Evening Post. March 17, 1945.
“Pioneer J. R. Blackstock Laid to Rest.” Gunnison County Globe. July 21, 1960.
Clippings - Reprints of Gunnison News-Champion Articles:
“Bruce Blackstock, Prominent Rancher Is taken in Death.” March 18, 1943.
Borland, Lois. “Joseph Blackstock dies.” August 2, 1945
Blackstock, Joseph. “Joseph Blackstock – Recollections of 58 Years Ago.”
Blackstock, Joseph. “Traveling to Grand Junction 57 Years Ago - Joe Blackstock Tells of Thrilling Experience.”
Correspondence:
Alice Johnson, University of Illinois Librarian, to Haynes McMullen. February 18, 1943. Re: Information concerning Silas Hamilton. (with attachment)
Manuscripts and Notes:
“Joseph Blackstock.” Biographical Data – requested by State Historical Society of Colorado.
Untitled manuscript. (five pages)
Various notes. [no author or date]
Miscellaneous:
Biographical Data on Joseph Blackstock from State Historical Society

File 4 - BOWERMAN

Clippings:
“Bowerman, Last Local Boom Town, Lively Place Just Fifty Years Ago.” ,i>Gunnison News-Champion. May 7, 1953.
Manuscripts and Notes:
“Bowerman.” typed notes. (two pages)
Handwritten notes on John C. Bowerman. (two pages)

File 5 - BUCK, ELISHA A. (1 of 2)

Booklet:
“Elisha A. Buck.” [binder of eulogies prepared by Library Research Institute]. 1949.

File 6 - BUCK, ELISHA A. (2 of 2)

Correspondence:
Corhing, E. J.- Library Research Institute to Lois Borland. December 16, 1948. Re: Cost of report on Elisha Buck.
Corhin, E. J.- Library Institute to Lois Borland. January 18, 1949.
Library Research Institute to Lois Borland. January 18, 1949. Re: Bill for research done on Elisha Buck.
Manuscripts and Notes:
“Description of the Buck Building.” handwritten manuscript. (one page)
Handwritten notes on Elish A. Buck. (twelve pages)
“The Gunnison News Building, Now Known as Masonic Hall.” typed manuscript.
Typed manuscript. [untitled on early news building]. (three pages)

File 7 - CATTLEMEN (1 of 3)

Booklet:
“The Western Range Cattle Industry Study 1865-1895, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana.”
Clippings:
Colwell, Ray. “Lake City.” 1950 Brand Book. March 1950.
“John Wesley Illiff Once Owned Greeley-to-Julesburg Cattle Ranch.” Gunnison Courier. March 14, 1954.
“County AG Planners Adopt Six-Pronged Work Program.” April 7, 1957.
Fenwick, Robert. “Rubber-Tire Roundup on the Powerhorn.” Empire Magazine, (Denver Post).
Clippings - Reprints of Gunnison News-Champion Articles:
“Cattlemen’s Days’ – In the Year 1909.” January 23, 1941. (two copies)
Correspondence:
Paul, Ed- Brand Commissioner to Lois Borland. December 8, 1954. Re: Gunnison County Brand Book. (nine pages of attached handwritten notes)

File 8 - CATTLEMEN (2 of 3)

Manuscripts and Notes:
“Gunnison Stockgrowers Association.” (eight note cards)
“Industry Study 1865-1895.” (twelve note cards)

File 9 - CATTLEMEN (3 of 3)

Manuscripts and Notes:
“Brands and Marks.” handwritten manuscript. (fourteen pages)
David Easterly. “Some Notes on the Beginning of Pure-bred Hereford Industry in Gunnison County Colorado.” typed notes. (two pages)
“The First Decade of the Gunnison County Stock Growers Association.” typed. (seven pages)
Maurice Frank. “Cow Country Cavalcade.” handwritten manuscript. (five pages)
Notes on picture of the original members of the Gunnison County Stock Growers Association.
“The Stockman’s Annual Ball.” typed manuscript. (two pages)

File 10 - CHURCHES

Booklet:
“The Community Church, Gunnison, Colorado, Annual Report.” November 1954.
Clippings:
Wallace, Betty. “Dr. George Nuckolls Resigns Community Church Pastorate.” Gunnison News-Champion. January 6, 1949.
“Dr. George Nuckolls Will Retire, Philosophy Chair Endowed in his Name.” July 17, 1955.
Picture of Dr. George Nuckolls christening Robert Ragatz. August 7, 1957.
Clippings - Reprints of Gunnison News-Champion Articles:
McCanne, D. J. “How the Churches of Early Gunnison Were Founded.” November 3, 1938.
Manuscripts and Notes:
“First Church of Christ, Scientists of Gunnison.” typed manuscript. (two pages)
Handwritten notes on Gunnison Churches. (eight pages)
Notes on Gunnison churches. (three note cards)

File 11 - COCHETOPA (1 of 3)

Clippings:
Borland, Lois. “The Los Pinos Agency, Cochetopa and the Sale of the San Juan.” Colorado Magazine.April, 1951. typed manuscript. (thirty-six pages)

File 12 COCHETOPA (2 of 3)

Clippings:
Borland, Lois. “The Los Pinos Agency, Cochetopa and the Sale of the San Juan.” Colorado Magazine. April, 1951. typed manuscript. [second copy]. (thirty-six pages)

File 13 - COCHETOPA (3 of 3)

Clippings - Reprints of Gunnison News-Champion Articles:
“Reminiscences of Los Pinos Ute Indian Agency in the Seventies.” June 13 through July 18, 1935.
“Traveling in the Gunnison Country - Loring’s Expedition.” Colorado Magazine. April 25, 1946.
Correspondence:
Bean, Jordan to Lewis H. Easterly. January 22, 1943.
Manuscripts:
“Cochetopa.” February 23, 1881. [handwritten note on Gold Hill].
“Charles Adams.” typed manuscript. (one page)
“Cochetopa Pass.” note attached.
“Cochetopa.” notes. (four pages)
“Edward Beale.” [typed manuscript of biography]. (two pages)
“Edward McCook.” handwritten notes. (two pages)
“Gunnison Gold on the Cochetopa.” manuscript. (one page)
“Juan Rivera.” [handwritten note on trip into Gunnison Country.] (one page)
“Los Pinos.” [notes on (specifications) of Los Pinos buildings.]
“Mountain Passes.” handwritten notes. (two pages).
“Names—Origin of Pass, Streams.” notes. (five pages)

File 14 - CORNWELL, H. C.

Manuscripts and Notes:
Cornwell, H. C. “Experiences in the Gunnison Area of Colorado 1879-1880.”

File 15 - CREEDE

Clippings - Reprints of Gunnison News-Champion Articles:
“No Night in Creede.” December 2, 1942. Re: shooting of Bob Ford on June 8, 1892.

File 16 - CRESTED BUTTE (1 of 5)

Clippings: :
Phillips, J. E., “Phillips Writes of Pioneer Law Firm at Buttes – George Barnes…” Gunnison News-Champion. November 19, 1931.
“Mrs. J. J. Shackleford and Spann Brothers Lose Eldest Sister.” Gunnison News-Champion. May 25, 1933.
“Crested Butte Mourns Death of Old Time Resident, John Rozich.” Gunnison News-Champion. March 27, 1947.
“Old-time Resident of Crested Butte, Henry Beauten Dies,. Gunnison News-Champion. February 19, 1948.
“Veruhs of ‘Buttes New Owners of Columbine Hotel.” Gunnison News-Champion. October 7, 1948.
“Joseph Block, Who Lived Here In 1880’s, Is Dead.” Gunnison News-Champion. September 14, 1950.
“Mary Vernon Laid to Rest Thursday.” Gunnison-Courier. October 19, 1950.
“O Be Joyful Region has History As Colorful As Its Unusual Name.” Gunnison Courier. June 28, 1951.
“Death of Long Time Citizen, James Gardner, Shocks Buttes.” Gunnison-Courier. December 20, 1951.
Block, Augusta Hauck. “Joe Block, ‘Buttes Butcher, Surmounted Many Difficulties’.” Gunnison News-Champion. December 27, 1951.
Block, Augusta Hauck. “Joe Block Had Exciting Days In Early Gunnison County.” Gunnison News-Champion. August 13, 1953.
Block, Augusta Hauck. “Joe Block Had Exciting Days In Early Gunnison County.” Gunnison News-Champion. October 1, 1953.
“Crested Butte Old Timer Passes at Denver Saturday.” Gunnison Courier. December 4, 1955,
“Ghost Town of Pittsburg Booms with 80 Population.” Gunnison Courier. August 5, 1956.
“Ghost Town of Pittsburg Booms as Tent City.” Denver Post. August 20, 1956.
Foster, Wally, “Windy Gardners Observe 54th Wedding Anniversary At Crested butte December 18.”Gunnison News-Champion.
“No Sign of Ghost Town Now as Crested Butte Has Revival.”
Phillips, J. E. “Phillips Knew Mrs. S. I. Hallett Who Recently Passed Away.” May 25,1933
Clippings - Reprint of Gunnison News-Champion Articles:
Phillips, J. E. “The Famous Augusta Mine, Its History and Development As Related by J. E. Phillips.” June 6, 1935.
Phillips, J. E. “Famous Mine by Phillips (Poverty Gulch).” June 6, 1935.
Phillips, J. E. “Romance of M. J. Gray.” February 15, 1937.
Phillips, J. E. “Another Chapter Gunnison History, By J. E, Phillips.” 1937.
Phillips, J. E.. “ J. E. Phillips Recites Interesting History of Elk Mt. Pilot.” November 23, 1939.
“Pioneer Couple [Bottenfield] observe Golden Wedding Anniversary.” August 6, 1942.
“Mrs. Joseph Eccher Died at Hospital Early this Morning.” August 24, 1944.
Phillips, J. E..“How the Great C.F&I. Co. Was Formed in Seventies; Its Beginnings in Crested Butte.” (two copies)

File 17 - CRESTED BUTTE (2 of 5)

Clippings:
“Early Day History of Crested Butte, Colorado.” manuscript. Camp and Plant, April 26, 1902. (six pages)
Olsen, Lee. “Projected $400,000 Mill To Boom Crested Butte.” The Denver Post, September 6, 1952.
Manuscripts and Notes:
Handwritten notes. Crested Butte Republican, March 7, 1882. (three pages)
“Poverty Gulch and “Ontario Hidalgo Mine.” typed manuscript. (two pages)
“Spring Creek.” typed manuscript. (one page)

File 18 - CRESTED BUTTE (3 of 5)

Clippings:
Phillips, J. E. “Crested Butte.” Elk Mountain Pilot. May 27, 1886. typed manuscript. (two pages)
Phillips, J. E. “Romantic History of Washington Gulch in Crested Butte Mining District as Told by J. E. Phillips.” Gunnison News-Champion and Gunnison Republican. July 11, 1935.
“Musical Events of Early Days in Gunnison.” Gunnison News-Champion - Vacationland Guide. July 14, 1938.
“Woodmen Give Cemetery Association $2,000; $500 to County Pioneer Historical Society.” August 19, 1948.
Olson, Lee. “We’re Going to Fight – Crested Butte no Ghost Town, Citizens Say.” The Denver Post. September 4, 1952.
Perkin, Robert, “Crested Butte ghost Town When Mine Closes.” Rocky Mountain News.
Williams, Alte Whipp. “Alta Whipp Williams Tells of Early Days in Crested Butted.” Gunnison News-Champion.
Clippings - Reprint of Gunnison News-Champion Articles:
“Phil Kirby.” Crested Butte Fire Department.
“Pioneer Lady of Elk Mountain Passes Away In Idaho (Mrs. Addie Decker Dies).” June 12, 1941. (two copies)
Rockwell, Wilson. “The Diamond Joe Ranch on Crystal Creek.” The Crawford Chronicle.
Rockwell, Wilson. “Recluse of Hubbard Creek.” The Hotchkiss Times.
Newspapers:
Gunnison News. “INDUSTRIAL EDITION.”

File 19 - CRESTED BUTTE (4 of 5)

Clippings:
Hallowell, John K. “Washington Gulch.” published by the Colorado Museum of Geology and Mineralogy. Denver, 1883. p. 18-21. (two copies)
Clippings - Reprint of Gunnison News-Champion Articles:
Phillips, J. E. “Romantic History of Washington Gulch in Crested Butte Mining District as Told by J. E. Phillips.” July 18, 1935. (two copies plus three typed manuscripts).
Manuscripts and Notes:
Borland, Lois. “Crested Butte Takes it in Her Stride.” The Christian Science Monitor. typed manuscript. (three pages)

File 20 - CRESTED BUTTE (5 of 5)

Clippings:
“Note – One hundred and five car-loads shipped…” September 23, 1887.
Miscellaneous:
Envelope with Invitation to Elk Mountain Lodge. November 29, 1883.
“Winter Moonlight Scene.” [picture of Crested Butte, first appeared in Western State College Bulletin].

File 21 - CRESTED BUTTE (6 of 6)

*Editor’s Note: Originally there was a sixth folder to the Crested Butte files, however, it seems to have been misplaced. Subsequently, we have moved the index for the folder to the end of the inventory. We apologize for any inconvenience.

File 22 - CRYSTAL (1 of 2)

Clippings:
“Crystal.” Illustrated Sentinel. May 17, 1899.
“The Eureka Mine, 13200 Feet High.” Gunnison News-Champion. September 2, 1948. typed manuscript.(two copies)
“50th Anniversary Celebrated at Gunnison Women’s Club Luncheon.” April 8, 1956.
“First Western Movie Filmed at Crystal in 1909.” [The Great Train Robbery]. April 10, 1957.
“Wally McDonald Pleased at Reopening of Crystal Road.” December 1, 1958.
“Swank Resort Planned in Redstone Area. The Denver Post. July 6.
Correspondence:
Shores, C. W. to Lois Borland. November 30, 1931.

File 23 – CRYSTAL (2 of 2)

Manuscripts and Notes:
“The Aberdeen Granite and Quarry.” handwritten notes. (one page)
“Crystal Mt. Mining and Drainage Company, July 1, 1880.” handwritten notes.
Crystal River Rail Road. (four pages)
“Elko Country - 1899 August.” handwritten notes. (two pages)
Handwritten notes. (two pages)
Handwritten notes. [including “The Silver Lance.”] (four pages)
“The Inez Gold and Silver Mining Co.” handwritten notes. (two pages)
“Marble Smelting and Refining Co.” (four pages)
“Meadow Mountain [Lead King].” typed manuscript. (two pages)
“Schofield.” handwritten note. (one page)
“Titusville Mine.” typed manuscript. (two pages)
“Treasure Mt.” handwritten notes. (two pages)
Various notes. “Lead King.”
Various notes. “Crystal.”
Various typed notes, p.3-7.
Notes on Poverty Gulch.

File 24 - EARLY COLORADO (1 of 2)

Clippings:
Hafen, Ann. “Campfire Frontier – News Stories, (Freemont and Kit Carson).” Rocky Mountain Empire Magazine. October 6, 1946.
Nepper, C. A. “Curator Says Valley Is the Cradle of Colorado History – Plans to Restore Old Ft. Garland.” Monte Vista Paper. October 11, 1946. (additional notes)
“First ‘Miss Colorado’ Recalls Other Honors on 95th Birthday.” The Denver Post. October 14, 1955.
Ayres, Mrs. Arthur W. “The Story of Durango, Colo.” The Durango Chamber of Commerce.
“Fort Lewis A&M College Once Indian School.”
“Pioneer Trappers Aided In Bringing Population West.”
Clippings - Reprint of Gunnison News-Champion Articles:
Phillips, J. E. “A Picture of Early Days in Grand Junction; First Newspaper, Early Banks and Business Deals by Phillips.” November 3, 1935. (three copies)
Kennedy, Eva Adams. “Mrs. Eva Adams Kennedy Tells of Incidents in the Eighties In Gunnison and at Bowman.” July 15, 1937.
Manuscripts and Notes:
James Rogers. “Report on the Sites and Structures of Historic Interest in the State of Colorado.” 1954.
Typed notes on: Gilpin, Huerfano Butte, Pikes Stockade, Bent’s Fort, Shawnee Mission, Jefferson Davis, and Old Santa Fe Trail.
Walter Meacham. “Lewis and Clark – the great American Odyssey.”
Various notes.

File 25 - EARLY COLORADO ( 2 of 2)

Magazines:
AMERICAN CATTLE PRODUCER. April 1941.
The Colorado Magazine. April, 1951. [Includes “Sale of the San Juan,” by Lois Borland.]
The Denver Westerners Monthly ROUNDUP. December 1956.

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