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Adam & Bessie Arnet Homestead, 20 miles east of U.S. Highway 350, Model, Las Animas County, CO



B&W Photos

HB231372
BWPhotos 327469

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BWPhotos 327470

HB231374
BWPhotos 327471

HB231375
BWPhotos 327472

HB231376
BWPhotos 327473


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Item Title


Location
20 miles east of U.S. Highway 350, Model vicinity, CO

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS CO-89
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N388).
Building/structure dates: 1909 initial construction
Significance: Located 1 mile west of the Purgatore River in Pinon Canyon, the homestead represents settlement of on of the last regions in Colorado to be homesteaded. Marguerite Arnet and her children, Adam, John, and Mary, immigrated from Eppingen, Germany in the 1890s and lived in Ionia, Michigan before moving to Colorado after the turn of the century. Their homestead, founded in May of 1909, expanded from a 2-room residence, dugout cellar, and hen house to a large-scale cattle ranch which incorporated a wide variety of vernacular building types and construction technologies.

Subjects
Agriculture
Homesteading
Sheep Ranches


Related Names
Crowder Ranch
Arnet, Adam & Bessie
Thallheimer, Arnold, Photographer


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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