February 18, 2011
Pictured is the Van Dorn homestead in August 1918. In the foreground is the Van Dorn house. In the background, is the “Indian Cave,” which was dug into the sand rock by the Van Dorns to serve as a chicken coop. The homestead is long gone, but the cave can still be accessed from Tenth Street.
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Moffat County is almost 100 years old, and Perry Van Dorn has lived within its borders for most of those years. “I’ve been here mostly for 95 years,” Perry said. “I was gone for four years during the Second World War, and then we moved away for a little while to Grand Junction. “But, we came back.”