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Alva A. Simpson Autobiography

Identifier: M1672

Scope and Contents

Collection contains a handwritten manuscript recounting Simpson's family history, childhood in Loveland, Colo., work with the United States Forest Service in Wyo. and Colo.


  • September 11, 1964


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


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Biographical / Historical

Alva was born to John P. Simpson & Margaret S. Sullivan in Loveland, CO on 02/09/1887. His father was a former member of Tylers' Rangers, which protected the road along the Arkansas River from Indian attacks. After this assignment, John Simpson moved his family to the Valley of the Wind River in Wyoming to open a ranch. At age 19, Alva became an agent for the stage routes at Shoshone. In 1908, Alva took the Civil Service exam and subsequently was assigned as Assistant Forester, under James Blackhall, to the Hayden NF, Wyoming. In 1911, Alva became the Deputy Forest Supervisor of the Arapaho NF. Collection consists of family history written in September 1964.


1 envelope

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Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

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