Thursday, April 30, 2015

1937 Vintage Scrapbook Road Trip, Part 8 - Eagle River Canyon, Mesa Lake & Dotsero

Colorado - Part 4 - Last Days in Colorado

Alden, Velma, Joan and Marilyn are making headway across the USA. They've delved into the heart of Colorado, and are making their way toward Utah. But they're not there, yet!

On the above page, our fearless scrapbooker writes, "Stopped over night at Buena Vista - 'The College Town' - because they have 3 separate mountains called Harvard, Yale and Princeton. These mountains are covered with snow."

Next to the top postcard above is written, "Eagle River Canon, Empire Zinc Mine and Gilman as seen from Battle Mountain Highway, Colorado."

Below that: "Dotsero Cutoff - 382 miles long is the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad's latest construction, connecting Dtsero, 17 miles each of Glenwood Springs, with Crested on the Moffat Road. Reduces distance 175 miles from Denver to Glenwood Springs, Salt Lake City & beyond."

On the page above, Scrapbooker Johnson has cut out pictures from a magazine or brochure of agriculture and scenery. Pictured are Mesa Lake, Fruita Canyon and Grand Junction State Junior College, plus grapes, cows and pigs. Delicious, delicious pigs...

Above is part of a Mesa Lakes Resort pamphlet pasted into the scrapbook. The resort is still there all these years later, though now called the Mesa Lake Lodge. Still offers cabins to weary travelers!

Looks like a nice place! Pictured are the smaller cabins.

The Johnsons have seen a lot in Colorado. Soon, they'll cross the border into Utah and visit Salt Lake City, which we'll get to in our next entry.

Until then, Alden, Velma, Joan and Marilyn wanted me to tell you that your postcard is in the mail!

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