Moffat County History: Images from Lewis Hellebust

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Museum of Northwest Colorado/Courtesy Photo

Lewis Hellebust took this photo of the dining room of Mrs. Rosetta Webb’s hotel in about 1910. The Webb Hotel was at the northeast corner of Yampa Avenue and Victory Way.

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Museum of Northwest Colorado/Courtesy Photo

A reunion of old soldiers and sailors took place Feb. 22, 1911, at Mrs. Rosetta Webb’s hotel. After a meal of hard tack, beans and coffee, which was prepared to remind the old soldiers of their war-time meals, the evening was spent “campfire” style with war memories and music. W.H. Rose was the toastmaster. Speeches were given by Judge Coulter, who spoke of George Washington, D.C. Crowell, who spoke of the Heroes of the Confederacy, W.H. Rose, who spoke of the Heroes of the Union Army, and Mrs. R.R. Webb, who spoke of old soldiers.

Throughout the year, the Museum of Northwest Colorado and the Saturday Morning Press will partner in featuring 100-year-old images from the collection of Lewis Hellebust, an area photographer who “captured the dusty charm and vigor of the young town of Craig in 1910.”

Included this week are two images from the Hellebust catalog. The next installment will appear in the April 10 Saturday Morning Press.

A story on Hellebust, provided by the museum, appeared in the Feb. 13 Saturday Morning Press and can be found online.

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