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2021 Nimon-Walker Award

The Eagle Valley Library District and Eagle County Historical Society invite you to join us on Sunday, October 17, at the Eagle Public Library from 1:30 to 3:30 for the 20th Annual Nimon-Walker Award! In celebration of this milestone, we will recognize two honorees for their important roles in preserving local history: former Historical Society President, Rae Benton and Sylvan Lake State Park. Join us after the award ceremony for a special presentation by Flint Whitlock, award-winning military historian and 2021 Colorado Author Hall of Fame inductee! Flint will present on the history of Camp Hale and the 10th Mountain Division. Whitlock has authored scores of magazine articles and 14 books, including 10 which cover World War II. Find more information here: https://tinyurl.com/88wuyu42

 

Hike Through History: Mitchell Creek & Camp Hale, Sept. 8, 2019

  Sunday, September 8, 2019, 9 am

We covered about 80 years of Eagle County history in our recent Camp Hale history hike with Walking Mountain Science Center. Hikers spent the morning up on Tennessee Pass, checking out the 1880s charcoal kilns used to create fuel for mine smelters.

Camp Hale historians Flint Whitlock and David Little shared stories of the 10th Mountain Division and their training site in Eagle County. They even regaled the group by singing a few bars of some World War II soldier songs. History is fun in Eagle County!

Hike Through History: Mitchell Creek & Camp Hale, Sept. 8, 2019

  Sunday, September 8, 2019, 9 am

Join the Eagle County Historical Society and Walking Mountains Science Center for a Hike through History on Sunday, Sept. 8. The 3.5 mile hike will take us up on Tennessee Pass where Eagle County’s silver mining history is present in the remains of the charcoal kilns at Mitchell Creek, and to Pando (Camp Hale) where ice harvesting was a major factor in the county’s agricultural industry.

At Camp Hale, historian David Little from the 10th mountain Division Foundation will share the history of the U.S. Army’s mountain warfare training site where the skiing soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division were trained.

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A 50% discount is offered for ECHS members!