ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

It would not have been possible to produce this historic work and various stories without the cooperation from the following:

Dr. Doris Gregory
Ouray County Historical Society
Colorado Historical Society/State Historical Fund
Denver Public Library, Western History Department
Centuries Research, Inc., Steven Baker
Roger and Angie Henn
Authors of books and manuscripts, and newspaper articles listed in the bibliography
Ouray Chamber Resort Association
City of Ouray
Ouray Beautification Committee
Citizens State Bank
Duckett's Market
Lesnefsky Real Estate
Interpretive Graphics Signs & Systems, Salt Lake City, Utah
Many other Ouray residents and business people, too numerous to name within the scope of this work

I am also indebted to the "committee"; Wendy Bazin, Bob McCulloch, Karen Rasmussen, Judy Robbins, Robert Stoufer, Steve Turk, Dee Williams, and especially Walt Rule.  I thank Walt Rule and David Jones for final readings of the manuscript, studying the marker designs, and for suggestions.

Employees at the Ouray County Historical Society's Museum, Virginia Harrington and Maria Jones, and museum volunteers Sue Babcock, Doris Gregory, Don Paulson, and Walt Rule who devoted time and energy in assisting me to locate and duplicate some historic photographs that enhance enjoyment of this book. I am grateful for their assistance.

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