Your Grand Lake Stories

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4 thoughts on “Your Grand Lake Stories

  1. Alice Murphy says:

    In the 1906 Boulder directory, my great grandfather, Thomas S Waltemeyer, was noted as President of the Monarch Consolidated Gold and Copper MiningCo, M and S Co, Rocky Mountain RR Co and Colorado Consolidated Lumber Co with business office in Boulder at 1932 13th. Can you tell me anything about his role in these companies. I know that by 1918 he moved to Seattle, WA to help his widowed daughter manage the Seattle Baking Co and lived there the rest of his life. Thank you, Alice Murphy

  2. Stacy Wescott Latter says:

    I have been starting more research on my family of which I know was the founding fathers of Grand Lake! Would love to be around for these celebrations (along with my bro and sis) Please send us more info! My grandparents were Gerald and ClaraWescott and my Loren and Charlotte Wescott were my parents! I am a cousin of great distance to Joseph Wescott.

  3. Cathy Johnston says:

    A trip to Grand Lake every August was my Mom’s idea of the perfect vacation. She INSISTED on staying at Sptizmiller’s Cabins, and I imagine that over the years, we stayed in each and every cabin in the complex. The best thing about Grand Lake back then (we’re talking the 50’s and 60’s) was that it was still a small town with not a lot of people around, so my parents pretty much turned us loose and we (my Brother, Sister and I) played in the park and down at the lake. Now, I don’t remember the names of the streets any more, but in one section of Spitzmiller’s, where the individual cabins were, there was a big granite rock and my Brother and I played “King of the Hill” every summer on that rock. The things I remember BEST about Spitzmillers are…the heating elements that hung on the walls, the faux wood painted tin headboards (circa WWII I think), and the rusty, squeeky springs on the OH so comfortable beds. I can remember my Mom putting milk in the window “coolers” and finding it frozen the next morning. My parents would always get up real early in the morning and head to the beaver ponds so my Mom could fish. All I ever wanted to do was to go horseback riding…and Sombrero Stables got a good chunk of money over the years from my parents. There were always concerts or plays that were put on in the park, and the kids always spend plenty of time spinning each other around on the merry-go-round (for lack of a better description), that we always whacked our shins on. And, the rumble of the wood charter boats on the lake every summer evening…as they cruised around Grand Lake and Shadow Mtn.

    I miss those simpler days…a sure sign that I’ve gotten older. Sometimes….I want to go back to Grand Lake…but maybe it’s better in my memory…someplace of a different age and time.

  4. Theresa Evan says:

    I have been doing family research and found out that my Great Grandfather built the spider house, I have been looking for more family members, If you have any information please e-mail

    thanks

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