Estella Roberts Letter to Colorado Prospector
Scope and Contents
Collection contains a letter from Estella Roberts, Hugo, Colo. to the publication, Colorado Prospector, Denver, Colo.; describes origin of Punkin Center, Colo. and early resident Howard Stevens. Also records robbery attempts of Steven's store and filling station.
- June 30, 1972
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Biographical / Historical
Punkin Center is a small, rural unincorporated community in Lincoln County, Colo. located at the intersection of State Highway 94 and State Highway 71. John Stevens built the first store at the farmers crossroads in 1920. He painted each new building a pumpkin color, inspiring the name. Everything burned in the 1950s.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift, Gwen Goldsberry, Colorado Prospector, 1972.
Photocopy. Repository of original unknown.
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