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History

 

History of Capitol & Snowmass Creeks

By Charles D. Hart

 

1884 Map of Pitkin County, Colorado

Published by The Aspen Times. Compiled from official records and actual surveys in the office of Geo. W. Lloyd, U.S. Dep. Min. Sur., Drawn by C.C. Vickery, U.S. Dep. Min. Sur.

Credit: Aspen Historical Society, Aspen Times Collection

 

Henry A. Staats

1848 – 1924

Henry A. Staats, born in Egypt, Illinois, July 9, 1848 was the first to make a claim in the Capitol Creek Valley. In 1881 he staked his claim on Lime Creek, on what is now property of St. Benedict’s Monastery.

 

Edith Light Killey


1887 – 1980


A personal history written by the daughter of Frederick Light. 

 

Leo "Bubby" Light

"A Cowboy's Last Tale" by Tony Vagneur

Photo: Bubby Light's saddle, courtesy of Kate McBride.

 

St. Benedict's Monastery

1956 – Present

St. Benedict’s Monastery is home to a community of Cistercian (Trappist) monks, whose life is devoted to prayer and the manual labor needed to sustain their community’s needs.

 

Snowmass Capitol Creek Caucus

PO Box 507

Snowmass, Colorado 81654

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