The Book of Lena, a time before … Vail by Judi Elliott Kirby and Luke Gray
This beautiful coffee-table style book features never-before published photos of the Gore Valley from 1908 – 1950s. Kirby, whose grandparents homesteaded a ranch in what is now West Vail, shares stories and photos of life before Vail.
Before Eagle County became known for its world-class ski resorts and high-end real estate, the county had a colorful history of nomadic Utes, adventurous mountain men, optimistic miners, and hard-working homesteaders. The Eagle County Historical Society works to preserve and share the county’s rich history. Knowing and understanding the people and forces that shaped the past makes us a better community today.
Eagle County Historical Society
PO Box 192
Eagle, CO 81631