Mitchell Springs in 1882 was a welcome rest for travelers

Mitchell Springs in 1882 was a welcome rest for travelers

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The mossy Mitchell Springs is located on the east side of McElmo. When in use, the area was enclosed with a pole fence. Many people obtained their drinking water from these springs. This photo was taken in 2000.
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There are two inscriptions on the rock wall above the springs, a set of initials and a carving of a heart.
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The town of Big Bend on the Dolores River is shown in about 1887 — one year after the Harris Brothers opened their bank and store after leaving Mitchell Springs in 1886. This is a north-south street scene. The store is the second to last building on the right. The Harris Brothers served the Big Bend community until they moved to Dolores in 1892.
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Mitchell Springs (under the rock), located on the west side of McElmo, is shown in a 2000 photo. This spring may have been used by the men hauling water to the town of Cortez, as evidence of a possible wagon road was found above the site.
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