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Readers Say Thanks

Thank you for the lovely articles and photo essays covering the Cowboy Round-Up ranch party to support the history project, “I Remember One Horse: Last of the Cowboys,” based on historian Anita Witt’s book, and developed in cooperation with the Mt. Sopris Historical Society. The history of our valley is fascinating and offers us an in-depth microcosm of the history of the West.Les Cerise and his board helped us launch this project – and Les, as past president of the historical society, was responsible for preserving the small jailhouse, long an icon on Main Street, now on the Mt. Sopris Historical Society land on Highway 133 in Carbondale.As part of our joint effort, the Mt. Sopris Historical Society will receive a finished film (from American Spirit Productions) to play as a focal point for an ongoing museum exhibit outlining the history of the valley. This should ultimately attract tourists to turn off Highway 82 and come to the museum.Copies of the original footage – 20 hours of interviews with the valley’s ranchers – will be donated to the Mt. Sopris archives, to be housed in the future museum the society is hoping to build.We thank all the people who selflessly worked to make this venture so much fun. We can’t complete this project without your support. Contributions for the museum or donations to bring this local history project to the valley schools can be made to the Mt. Sopris Historical Society, Box 2, Carbondale, CO 81623. Jolie Ramo and Anita Wittco-chairs, Cowboy History ProjectCarbondale

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