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Catalog Number 2008.006.009
Object Name Postcard
Scope & Content Dirt road over Shrine Pass showing pine trees and fallen timber.
Caption reads: "Shrine Pass between Dillon and Red Cliff, Colo., Sanborn W 940"

"Many long years ago when I worked for Paddock on Shrine Pass road [Eagle County project], we didn't have that many controls to pay attention to but, of course, that grader was designed to be pulled by horses. Running the grader was quite a chore so he and used to trade off; he would drive the truck for about an hour while I ran the grader. Then I'd drive while he fought with the grader. It wasn't heavy enough to do much good but at least we tried. Seems like most of our time ws spent in either grading or tearing out beaver dams. After you got up to Wearyman there were no more beavers to worry about. We did widen the road up just above the wate works; had to drill, by hand of course, and blast some of the cliff off." -- Bud Beck Jan. 2010
Catalog type Archive
Dates of Accumulation September 2008 (collection loaned for scanning)
Title Shrine Pass
Collection Beck Family Postcards, ECHS
People Beck, Theodore "Bud"
Search Terms Beck Family
Dillon, Colorado
Shrine Pass, Colorado
Red Cliff, Colorado
Subjects Passes (Landforms)
Mountains
Pines
Postcards
Photographic postcards
Roads
Lexicon category 6: T&E For Communication
Lexicon sub-category Written Communication T&E