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Clay Creek: By George Chatham

By George Chatham First of all my apologies to the “Wondering, Banished, Exiled, and Lost Souls of Baca County, Colorado” (Facebook)group since most of this post took place across the county line in Powers County. I spoke of the “Clay Creek” place in the previous post. The “Clay Creek” place …

West Side of Fred Chatham's Adobe house.

Granddad’s Adobe House: by George Chatham

By George Chatham Since lumber wasn’t readily available to the homesteaders, most homes were made of sod or adobe blocks. Sod was created by using a knife sled apparatus pulled behind a horse or team of horses which cut about an 18” wide by 3” or 4” thick slab of …

How my Grandparents met

How My Grandparents Met: by George Chatham

By George Chatham My Great-Uncle Elmer Chatham filed a “homestead” claim to 320 acres on South Horse Creek, located 7 1/2 miles north and 2 miles west of Springfield. That claim was proved January 12, 1917. It was on this homestead that I grew-up. Because Fred Chatham, my grand-father, wasn’t …