Personal Stories from People we have met

Jennifer Erickson—-Provided some photos and Information from around 1924-27

 My grandmother (Jean Russell Watson), her friends, family and her boyfriend at the time, Tim McCandless at Ideal.
My great grandfather (Murray M. Watson) was the mine superintendent at Ideal.
The group pic in front of the YMCA came from a book called “Coal was King: Huerfano County Mining History”, which says the building burned down in July 1925. My grandmother is in the middle row, third from left, white dress with black sash.