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Sources sought for Vail history book

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Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado – Elaine Kelton and Carolyn Pope are taking on a big task – chronicling the lives of the women who came to Vail in the early years. In anticipation of the 50th celebration of the beginning of Vail, 1962, the two have been interviewing many women who made Vail their full-time home through 1970.

“Many stories of Vail have been told throughout the years, from people like Dick Hauserman, Pete Seibert and June Simonton,” Pope said. “But there is such a great story of the women who came here and created the social structure, the schools, the hospitals.”

The pair have been joined with the assistance of locals Rosalie Isom and Joanne Morgan to write the story. They are planning on publishing over the summer, in time for the 50th Reunion, which is happening Sept. 23-25 in town.

Despite having many interviews completed, they are still looking for more stories. If you were here and would like to be included but have not yet been contacted, or if you would like to honor a woman who is no longer with us but should be included, send an e-mail to immediately to receive the questionnaire. Deadline for inclusion in the book is Saturday.

Women who arrived in Vail between 1962 and 1970 are invited to email to to receive a questionnaire. Deadline for information is Saturday.

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