Friday, September 30, 2011

The Williams

Willy and Ellie Williams were former slaves (Willy even sporting his owners brand on his arm) that made their way west in the 1870's. Willy found work at a hotel in Lake City, CO. and Ellie took in laundry.The hardworking couple earned enough money to buy some milk cows and ran a successful dairy. This is the little house they built which was not meager for the times. Remember the town lots were only 25 ft. wide!

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