A bit of history of Dolores County, Colorado

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When the old-timers said times were hard, they were serious. Many of them left Texas, Oklahoma, or Missouri dirt poor. Looking for a fresh start, most of the pioneers arrived here with little money. By the time they had made a down payment on the land, or filed on a homestead, that little money was gone.
But that didn’t stop them. Building materials were littering the very ground they were trying to farm. With a little knowledge and a lot of work they put up sheds and houses out of logs and rock.
The generation that built these wonderful structures is just about gone, and with them the history.

From the 1998 Dove Creek State Bank calendar (March)

Hard work built homes in Dolores County