Just ‘Steve’

Just ‘Steve’

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Stephen J. Smith about 1910 — Steve Smith preserved over 400 letters he had written between June of 1891 and August of 1896. The letters are an excellent record of early Cortez history.
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Courtesy/Herman Jean Watson & Montezuma County HIstorical Society
Clifton Hotel fire of 1908 — Shown is the Duff Mercantile building on left (now Valley Towers corner) and the Stone Block building across the street. It was reported that in order to keep the fire from taking the roof of the Stone Block Building that Mr. Guillet (mercantile in stone block building) soaked Navajo rugs in water and placed them on the roof. Businesses burned in this fire (west of the stone block building) were: J.O. Brown Hotel (Clifton Hotel); Butcher Shop; E.R. Lamb Store; and Dr. Harrington’s Drug Store. The Guillet Bros. and R.R. Smith suffered some loss in their businesses in the Stone Building. Merchandise in the street is from the Guillet Bros. Mercantile Store.
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Courtesy/Montezuma Historical Society & Duane Neal
Main Street, Cortez around 1900 — This photo was probably taken around the turn of the century. Shown, right to left, is the Coffield Building; Kirk’s Restaurant; Clark’s Mercantile. This is the corner of South Market and Main Streets.
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