IMG_0871.jpg IMG_0872ThumbnailsIMG_0870IMG_0872ThumbnailsIMG_0870IMG_0872ThumbnailsIMG_0870IMG_0872ThumbnailsIMG_0870IMG_0872ThumbnailsIMG_0870IMG_0872ThumbnailsIMG_0870IMG_0872ThumbnailsIMG_0870

Columbine, 1922
Mom's most vivid and very fond memories of her time at Holzwarth ranch as a child were of the newer section, built in the meadow. These later structures were sold off or destroyed according to Johnny Holzwarth's wishes. This preserved section of the ranch were built by Johnny himself and were located at the base of the mountain slope.
Mom mistakenly believed that the park service directed the destruction of the lodge and refused to ever visit the ranch with us. I am very sad that we never heard any of her memories of the place as a result. Clearly, her time there was dear to her if she harbored such bitterness towards the RMNP.