Saturday, August 9, 2008


Made a trip recently to Hot Sulphur Springs to the County Museum. Had forgotten how much great stuff they have.

Mary Lyons Cairns was born in Ellsworth, Kansas in 1885. She came to Colorado in 1905 to visity her sister and decided to stay. A teaching position in Grand Lake was responsible for her meeting James Cairns who she married in 1907. From her first arrival in the town until her death in 1972 she was immersed in the pursuit of area history and was an ardent photographer. She wrote 2 fine, illustrated histories of the area and the county of which she was a highly respected citizen.

Original Table and Chairs from the Board Room of the Moffat Road Commission

Turn of the Century Parlor

Old Telephone Switchboard --wish I had one of these for the playroom.

Two-story Outhouse-notice the ladder on the left side. This was to access it in the deep snow.

Grand County One-room School House

Map Rack

My school desks through grade school looked just like these

Blacksmith Shop

Roof of Blacksmith Shop


Dana Jones said...

this is kind of weird, we have a Grand Lake in Oklahoma, and a Sulphur Springs, too. But our sulphur springs are most definitely NOT hot!

Brrr! Some of the coldest swimming you'll ever do there!

Katherines Dream said...

Thank you for your kind words Judy xxxx
Great museum, I do like the old desks.
You banner image is gorgeous, I just love to near Water...Carol xxx

Granny Sue said...

Interesting post, Judy. I love the two-story outhouse--those people think ahead! Odd to think of snow that deep.

Rue said...

Hi Judy :)

I loved this tour! How neat that they tried to keep it just as it was.


Ms.Daisy said...

Hi Judy,
I love visiting old places and museums where you can get to see life as it once was - and people who saved it for the future.

I have a tag for you on my post today --- only if you want to and have the time!

Anonymous said...

Very interesting-sounding place. Enjoyed the virtual visit. I love the photo above of Mary Lyons Cairns. Interesting woman.


Eleanor said...

How interesting to discover all these unknown places and history with you on your blog. Go well Eleanor