A few new photos for the archive from Alan Mitchell, in response to a recent contribution from Rick Cook –
My house has had two fires, once in the early 30’s and later in the 60’s when Bernal Forty and his family owned it.
Below is a cropped version of the much more detailed c1910 Hazeltine Bros Photo with the original 2nd story.
Another view from a postcard (circa 1949) of Main Street showing the same buildings:
… and another photograph with a rebuilt 2 story ‘Rick Cook Gallery’ in the background featuring Orville Ewing and his Touring Menagerie from Pritchett, Colorado (c1940).
A postcard dated September 29, 1912 and similar to the ‘Hazeltine Bros.’ photo:
See also: Rick Cook Gallery and Rick Cook Interview
Jennifer Forty/Huffstetter Reynolds
I believe the fire in the Rick Cook Gallery was accidentally started by my mother in her bedroom when she was a child…..Elaine Forty. They lost the top story at some point. Not sure if that happened during that fire or one later. The home was originally owned by my grandparents Bernal and Frances Fernell Forty.
Thanks Jennifer, you clarified when the second fire happened and by whom.