Just how did a small Civil War diary written by a young soldier from Wisconsin find its way to the Pioneer Town museum office in Cedaredge, Colorado?
Phil Ellsworth, a volunteer for the Surface Creek Valley Historical Society has solved that mystery. He related the story on Jan. 28 when he spoke to members of the T&R (Tired and Retired) group prior to its monthly luncheon. A timely topic, as this year marks the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War.
As we drive along the road to the Adobe Butte Landfill, I gaze at the hillside to our right. I remember the scene with autumn tans and russets, yellows of ripened grains and newly planted fields of bright greens in spring.
The Surface Creek community has found a way to help solve the puzzle of funding animal welfare work.
Several hundred people came out to support the Surface Creek Animal Shelter at Cedaredge for the second annual “CrockPots for Critters” fundraiser Saturday.
Singer and songwriter Nathan McEuen and friends performed for an audience of almost 100 music fans at the AppleShed last Friday.
It is inevitable that McEuen’s performance would draw comparisons with the local appearances of his musician father John McEuen of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.
A highlight at each annual meeting is the recognition of outstanding individuals who have made a difference with their volunteer service to the Surface Creek Valley Historical Society (SCVHS), including Pioneer Town. The event was held Saturday, Feb. 7, in the Stolte Shed in Cedaredge.
Phil Ellsworth was honored with the Pioneer Award for his dedication to his veteran interview program. With help from other volunteers and some of the history students from Cedaredge High School, the program has compiled numerous audio and written interviews with veterans from the Surface Creek Valley area. Some of these records are saved in the Library of Congress.
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