Mesa Verde’s early park visitors

Mesa Verde’s early park visitors

Prof. Ed Levy with bedroll, Deac Walters, guide and a lady from L.A. pose for this early photo.
The Old Timers who were guests of Oscar Carlson, Supt. in 1956 to celebrate the opening of the new tunnel. Each one of these persons had visited the park by horseback prior to about 1910.
A Horseback trip to Mesa Verde Park in July 1909 shows, at left, Deac Walters, the guide; Ed Levy is the third person from left side, Mrs. Fitzgerald, and one of the ladies is the relative of F. M. Goodykoontz from L.A. Others not identified.
Dr. Jesse W. Fewkes, famous early-day archaeologist, excavated a number the ruins in the park between 1908 and 1922. Here Dr. Fewkes is shown in front of the first park museum which was also the first museum for the National Park Service.
Early day tourist to Mesa Verde Park. This may be the ranger cabin, pre-park days, built by Charles B. Kelly in taking care of tourists visiting the Cliff Ruins. At this time all visitors were taken in on horseback, with pack outfits.

Mesa Verde’s early park visitors

Prof. Ed Levy with bedroll, Deac Walters, guide and a lady from L.A. pose for this early photo.
The Old Timers who were guests of Oscar Carlson, Supt. in 1956 to celebrate the opening of the new tunnel. Each one of these persons had visited the park by horseback prior to about 1910.
A Horseback trip to Mesa Verde Park in July 1909 shows, at left, Deac Walters, the guide; Ed Levy is the third person from left side, Mrs. Fitzgerald, and one of the ladies is the relative of F. M. Goodykoontz from L.A. Others not identified.
Dr. Jesse W. Fewkes, famous early-day archaeologist, excavated a number the ruins in the park between 1908 and 1922. Here Dr. Fewkes is shown in front of the first park museum which was also the first museum for the National Park Service.
Early day tourist to Mesa Verde Park. This may be the ranger cabin, pre-park days, built by Charles B. Kelly in taking care of tourists visiting the Cliff Ruins. At this time all visitors were taken in on horseback, with pack outfits.
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