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Da cabin trip.


Well ya'll, as you guessed I'm back from closing our beloved cabin in Colorado for the winter. All the tourist's have retreated back to wherever so it was really quiet and peaceful. Unlike other times, I really didn't do much work on it, I'll wait til next Summer. Layed around and just enjoyed the scenery and pondered life. relax.gif

I did want to share a few pics even though our camera is crap. The cabin sits up the hill overlooking the Platte river with a meadow beyond that and a restored, 100 year old 1 room schoolhouse. 3 horsies romp in the meadow and hay was bein mowed and bundled in the distance.

Inside is an old Buck wood stove from 1886. This is a rare gem and is one of the most beautiful and functional stoves from that era. We're not currently using it as our insurance will not pay if it starts a fire. (Future project). biggrin

As some of you oldies remember, the sinks of by-gone days had a separate cold and hot water faucet. Essentially, you mixed the water in the bowl and splashed it on yer face. Us guys didn't seem to mind this too much but the gals suggested a modern faucet that mixed the water. Modern?????  shocked.gif

Well, the spread on the sink is approx. 6". They make a 4" & 8" spread but if you want a 6", cash in a CD as they're really expensive. Sooooo, I bought 2 Chicago 1/4 turn valves, (left & right), epoxied 2 nipples of just the right length into a tee and a long-neck spout to finish it off. All brass which now has a nice patina.

The trick to this place is to bring it into the future but still keep the original feel. It had a beautiful huge wood cookstove in the kitchen but that now resides in my oldest brother's log cabin in Bend, OR. He had a local guy refinish it and man does it look good. I've cooked on it more than a few times and it works good. Back then, it also kept the place warm too.

There is also a huge screened in sleeping porch where we just sit and watch the river flow. The pics really don't do it justice as the trees have grown up alot over the years. Dayum, now I'm ready to go back,  beer.gif

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Lordy Lordy, John, I can almost smell that country by just looking at the pics.

I've been in love with Colorado since I was a wee boy and was fortunate enuff to live there for a while.

Truely the best times of my life.

I am both green with envy and proud for you - - - - what town is that close to?

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the platt river sounds familiar.mite have ben fisshin there.

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Mello Yello wrote:

Lordy Lordy, John, I can almost smell that country by just looking at the pics.

I've been in love with Colorado since I was a wee boy and was fortunate enuff to live there for a while.

Truely the best times of my life.

I am both green with envy and proud for you - - - - what town is that close to?



The town is called Buffalo Creek. 127 water taps and no more allowed so no future building.biggrin It is one of three privately owned water systems in Colorado. All else is municipal , city, county, etc. Good tastin water.

Has a general store & post office & a conoco gas pump. (1). Conoco's oldest pump in Colorado. The store was bought by John Green Sr. in 1883 but burned down in 1898. He rebuilt immediately using 2 ft. granite blocks mined from the hills nearby. It's listed on the historic register and walking in there is really like walking back in time.

Poncho would kick me off here for usin up too much room if I told all the stories I knew from there. I will tell one about the store though..................blahblah.gif

John Green SR. came out west from Independence, Virginny when he was 16 years old. Man.........16!!!!!   I didn't know my hiney from a hot rock when I was that age........Went to work for the Morrison timber co. and him and a fellow co-worker built a lean-to against a huge rock up buffalo creek. Their fire would keep the rock warm so they could survive the cold nights. After working for Morrison for 4 years, he approached him about buying the store, a hotel and some outbuildings on the property. So started 4 generations of the Greens runnin that ol store. Mary green runs it now and she is around my age.

There is truly some great history around there and I feel blessed to be a part of it. It has remained quiet, untouched and uncrowded. All my kids now know Dad's secret fishin spots and have become fine fishermen over the years.

Tune in next time for more stories around the fire.......

 



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I had to google it up and then I realized that I had been thru there several times when we would take the scenic route from Denver back home thru Fairplay.  I particularly remember it being beautiful country and drooling over some of those trout streams while driving thru but I never got a chance to get back to enjoy that part of Colorado for some reason. cry

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Cool stuff John...I havent gotten to Colorado yet, will some day.

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That's a relaxin' lookin' place. relax.gif Can't blame ya for lovin' it.

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That 16 yr old boy produced some heritage in Colorado.
in the history books, the Morrison family (Morison Timber) made a good pioneer name that still has prominence in the state.
By brother was married for a while to one of "Blood Line" Morrisons. I was told some good history by that family at gatherings. They get upset if you confuse them with the clan out of Michigan.
The little namesake town of Morrison, Colorado brings back a lot of memories.
Same family decendants as far as I know.

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nitrowarrior wrote:
That 16 yr old boy produced some heritage in Colorado.
in the history books, the Morrison family (Morison Timber) made a good pioneer name that still has prominence in the state.
By brother was married for a while to one of "Blood Line" Morrisons. I was told some good history by that family at gatherings. They get upset if you confuse them with the clan out of Michigan.
The little namesake town of Morrison, Colorado brings back a lot of memories.
Same family decendants as far as I know.


small world ain't it??  I wonder how many of us have passed each other on the highway, or stood next to each or even spoke during our lifetime and are now internet friends???  Bad Rat and I were both hanging sheetrock in Colorado around the same time and Geezer and I were in Summit County Colorado at the same time - - - makes ya wonder don't it???

good to see you posting again, nitrothumbsup.gif

 



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anyone member the tabor inn tavern in morrison.they had 64oz. mixed drinks.gee honey, i only had 2 !!! bear creek or upper bear creek .theres some dang good trout fishin just up north of winter park ski resort.i went snow skin one time there.some place called mary jane.i went to the top with some friends who could ski. never again.it was he!! gettin back down.i hurt all over for days.the only way i could stop was fall and dig in. which i did real regular all the way down. that was a beatin!!

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probably named after "Baby Doe Tabor" - you reckon?

I went to the top of the most advanced run at Breckenridge one time and like you said "never again" - - it had a tow cable that you grabbed ahold of the last 1000 or so feet to the top (you would think that would have told me something, ya know??- - - I never got so tired of picking up my goggles and other pieces of clothing and then putting my skis back on in my life - - - I swore if I ever got to the lodge, I would never do that again no

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ive ben to baby doe's resturant. and yep.thats the family name.i read the story about baby doe too but i forgot it. hahaha.i member things a little at a time.im still tryin to member the platt river. i know i ben there too but o well.i guess it will come to sooner opr later.

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I think the movie "The unsinkable Molly Brown" was based on Baby Doe but it might have been one of the other Mining Ladies - - - I too have CRS sometimes.biggrin

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nitrowarrior wrote:

That 16 yr old boy produced some heritage in Colorado.
in the history books, the Morrison family (Morison Timber) made a good pioneer name that still has prominence in the state.
By brother was married for a while to one of "Blood Line" Morrisons. I was told some good history by that family at gatherings. They get upset if you confuse them with the clan out of Michigan.
The little namesake town of Morrison, Colorado brings back a lot of memories.
Same family decendants as far as I know.



I guess I was just lookin at my own life at 16 and then how my kids were at that age. Leavin home, livin in a lean-to against a huge rock and a creek for water. At 20 buyin the store, hotel and out-buildings...............I had a time buyin my first car at 16 and at 20, well.......I was starting to figure it out. First house at 32 and it was a manufactured home on leased land by a river. Nice place, but a safe move dollar-wise so my income wasn't stretched too far.

Dem dudes, and ladies was just downright tougher back then. Got a schoolteacher story I'll plug in here but I gotta go wash all them bugs off the car from our trip. furious

 



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