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THE TOWN THAT REFUSED TO DIE, 
Ridgeway, Colorado 1890-1991
by Mildred Jacobs Porter

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INDEX
Articles of Incorporation
Ridgway Townsite Company, 1,2
Rio Grande Southern, 1,3
Town of Ridgway, 20

Armlin, Asbury, 173, 177-180
Ashing, Earl, 60, 61
Ashing, Jack, 60, 61

Bacon, Ernest C., 13, 15, 20, 27, 132-133
Bank of Ridgway, 3, 24-27, 49, 67
Barrett, Lyle, 61, 129-130, 159
Barrett, 0. W., 57, 129-130
Bates, Dr. Carl V., 40, 43, 57, 104
Beasley, Sidney, 112, 128
Beck, John P., 36
Binder, F. V., 106, 113, 167
Binder, William, 126, 127
Boucher, R. R., 118
Boucher, 5. 5. 57, 118
Braman, George W., 34
Brockway, Pettit, 110. 111
Brown, George, 129
Brummitt, Jack, 60

Carmichael, Clieve, 61, 167, 168
Carmichael, Cora, 103, 118, 168
Carmichael, Wade, 41, 119, 159, 166-168
Chautauquas, 137
Cimarron Lumber Company, 66
Comerer, Warren, 78
Conder, Lucille, 78
Coons, Emery, 120, 173, 178-179
Couchman, George R., 32, 104
Couchman, Samuel J., 31-32. 144
Criswell Building, 14, 16, 107-110
Criswell, J. L., 16, 23, 107-110
Croonenberg, A. J., 144. 162
Culver, Burr, 144. 172
Culver, Ira B., 17, 22, 41, 124, 161, 172

Dallas, Town of, 11-13, 16
Decker, DeeDee, 94, 144
Decker, Peter, 144
Denver Rio Grande, 1, 4, 7-8, 11, 24, 82
Depression, 49-52, 56
Dickson, Pfc. Robert Lee, 70-71
Doelz, Charles F., 189-192
Duckett, Fred, 165, 166
Duckett, Leland, 165, 166
Dutch Charlie, 189-192

Elder, Walter, 34, 133
Elwell, Lee, 54

Ferguson, John, 22, 37
Fields Brothers Hardware, 43, 67, 104-106, 167
Foumier, Gene, 159
Foumier, Gary, 159
Fournier, Gladys, 146
Fournier, Louis, 104

Gale, George B., 156
Galloping Goose, 53, 55, 63-64
Galloway, Daren, 126, 159, 166
Gay, Frank, 164, 166
Gibbs, C. W., 21, 24
Gibson, Leon, 40-41, 103, 161-164
Gilluly, J. W., 2, 24, 27
Guinn, T. J., 16, 21

Harrington, Cass, 61, 62
Hartwell Lake, 24, 25
Hartwell Park, 137-139
Hartwell, D. C. , 1-5, 9, 15, 23, 24, 27, 108, 124, 137-139, 140
Herran, Thomas, 22, 116
Highway 62-Rerouted, 66
Hockley, Marion Jay, 40
Hockley, Francis Barnett, 168-171
Hohls Grove, 157
How The West Was Won, Movie, 72, 73
Huffnagle, Grover Cleveland, 40, 118-119, 123, 134, 166
Hurlburt, George, 1, 10-11
Hyde, Arthur B., 9, 172
Hyde, Richard James, 9

Israel, Charles, 40
Israel, Harry Elmer, 40
Israel, James, 9
Israel, Joseph Washington, 40
Israel, Lester, 159
Israel, Marjorie, 74, 114
Israel, R. E., 32, 34, 120, 162-163

Jeffers Building, 43, 122-123
Jeffers, Mrs. Albert, 110, 122
Jeffery, F. T., 24, 29
Jorgensen, Joyce, 135-136
John and Mary Ann Kettle, 186-188

Kettle, John Samuel, 40
Kettle, William Rufus, 40
Kelly, Verne D., 66
Kinnick, James Edward, 40
Korean War, 65

Lake Otonawanda, 23-25, 50
Lane, S. D., 25-26, 139
Lee, Dwight Walter, 29, 54
Lewis, Esther Busch, 147, 183-184
Lewis, Ray, 159, 184
Lewis, Roy, 159, 184
Lowery, Raymond Lorold, 40
Lowery, Kenneth Ray, 40

McCarthy, John, 134
McLean, C. A., 42, 57, 112
McClellan, Charles, 8, 124
McClure, Harry, 40, 185
McKearnan, Shawn, 151-152
McNish, Ida M., 123-124, 144
Mears Building, 14, 16, 104-107
Mears, Otto, 1, 2-4, 6, 16, 23-24, 27, 100
Merling, Chas. Henry, 40
Mentone Hotel, 2, 5, 14, 16, 24-25, 43, 100-104
Merchant, Walter, 10, 25, 124-125, 139, 156-157
Middleton, John, 172
Miller Mesa, 2, 23-25, 140
Miller, Victor, 46-47, 53
Moffat, David, 2, 4

Naming Ridgway Streets, 2
Nash, P. J., 156
Nix, Charles, 1-2, 4, 14, 16, 23-25, 27, 31-32, 101-103
Noel, Simeon, 103-104
Nobel, Edith, 159
Nobel, Howard, 159

Odenbaugh, Jack, 53
O'Neill, Jesse, 15, 20, 22
Orvis, L. F., Jr., 34. 45-46
Ouray County Fair, 158-160
Ouray County Rodeo Association, 159

Park Hotel, 15, 53, 109-111
Parliman, B. E., 34
Perotti, Gerald, 113
Perotti, Joe, 159
Pioneers Association, 157
Pioneer Grocery, 164, 166
Populist, 133
Phillips, Sam J., 165
Phillips, Wayland, 79, 107, 123, 129
Porter, W. F., 34

Quist, N. L., 21-22 67

Rasmussen, Andrew, 22,48, 110
Rasmussen, Buena (Brown), 129
Rice, E. 5., 16, 20, 21
Ridgway Cattlemen of Ouray County, 159
Ridgway Creamery, 33-36
Ridgway Depot, 15-16, 127-128
Ridgway Flour Mill, 21-33
Ridgway Herald, 13, 15-16, 20, 23, 25, 133
Ridgway Mercantile, 66, 106, 107
Ridgway Pharmacy, 66
Ridgway Reporter, 133
Ridgway Reservoir and Dam, 65, 76, 85-90
Ridgway, Robert M., 7-9, 15
Ridgway Sun, 134-136
Ridgway Townsite Company, 1,4,9,22, 24-25, 31, 139, 156
Ridgway Water & Power Company, 24-25
Ridgway Water & Power Company, 24-25
Rio Grande Motor Way, 128
Rio Grande Southern, 1, 3-4, 7, 9, 11, 15-16 23-24, 29-30, 46-48, 53-55, 61-64
Rogers, Mary, Mrs. C. T., 103, 116
Rohlfs, Sterling, 41

Schools

Ridgways First School, 16, 18-19
Elementary Schools, 51-53, 76-77, 111
High Schools, 51-53, 76-77
Rural Schools, 146-154

Rural School Teachers

Barnhart, Nancy, 146
Beesly, Lilith, 153
Bright, Betty, 148
Brooks, Madeline Johnson, 153
Clamp, Nellie, 146
Cook, Bertha, 149
Croft, Louise, 146, 150, 153
Day, Jessie, 149
DeCou, Blanche, 153
Dickson, Edith Bea, 148
Dyer, Winon, 146
Fettinger, Ann, 150
Goldworthy, Mary, 153
Gould, Helen, 146, 153
Hamilton, Jeanette, 153
Jacobsen, Verena Rucker, 148, 150
King, Winifred, 151
Milly, Florence, 153
Morrison, Charles, 149
Olds, Enid, 148
Ong, T. C., 148
Page, Mazie, 146
Porter, Golda (Winters), 153
Potter, Edna, 146
Rudd, Gladys (Fournier), 146
Saunders, Alda (Israel), 150
Smith, Owen, 153
Stiles, Marguerite, 146
Suckow, Bertha (Stealey), 153
Taylor, Eva, 149
Trumbo, Ruth, 146
Vance, Lillian G., 149
Watsen, LaValle, 150
Woodhead, Irene (Charles), 153
Woods, Marie, 153

Shepherd, Enoch and William, 173-177
Sherbino, Louis, 117-118
Sherbino, L.W.A., 137
Sherbino, Marvin H., 40, 117
Sherman, W. A., 2
Slick, Dr. Barnett, 22, 44, 124
Sneva, Andrew, 32, 41
Solid Muldoon, 4, 153
Stanwood, Carroll, 22, 120
Stealey, Darcy Buchanan, 40
Stealey, Lorey, Wilfred, 40
Stealey, Patricio, 40, 159
Stubbs, Mrs. H. H., 109, 116

Thayer, Vera West. 151
Towers Building, 67
Town Hall, 15-16
Tribute to a Bad Man, Movie, 72
True Grit, Movie, 73-75
Turner, Grant, 134

Vance, Baice, 145
Verry, W. 0., 20-21
Von Hagen, Curt and Hans, 180-185

Walsen, Fred, 1-3, 5-7, 9, 24, 27, 124
Walther, A. E., 16, 25, 26-28, 32-34, 41, 6980, 104, 119-120, 129
Webber, Frank, 20
Western Slope, 13, 16, 132
Western Slope Box Company, 35-37
Weston, Byron, 61
Williams, Howard, 80
Wilschau, John W., 78, 138, 158, 144
Wolford, David and Faye, 112, 144, 188
Wood, Dave, 11, 13
Yemons, H. D., 163-165
Young, Royal, 44, 134

Zadra, Matteo, 40

  
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