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Kelton 1870's - Rosevear

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Kelton Hotel & employee photos

Posted: 16 Jan 2001 5:00AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 15 Sep 2002 12:33AM GMT
Surnames: Rosevear
Steve,

Sorry that I can't be of much help to you about photographs of Kelton in Box Elder Co. I have seen one of the town, ca. 1872, but my photos are of some of the people who lived and worked there. In the photo I saw of the town of Kelton, the buildings were in one line, on the same side of the tracks as the spring was. I have never been there, so I don't know if this is much help since the tracks were removed and used for the war effort in WWII (so I have heard.) Since two of my great grandfather Joseph Rosevear's siblings were buried there, I would be interested in knowing which markers are left in the cemetery. At one time there was a marker for John Rosevear, his brother.

I found an interesting story in an old newspaper about the hotel, but before my ancestors owned it--I think. It was described as having canvas on the walls and ceilings to keep the desert dust and dirt from blowing through. Passengers stopping for the night were warned not to fall asleep in the dark lobby because of the large number of bedbugs infesting the hotel!

Let me know what you discover in your search-- both at the location and in writing. There isn't much written about Kelton that I have found. Thanks for writing.

Linda
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
mcdonald11 16 Mar 2000 12:00PM GMT 
marimatney 15 Jun 2000 12:00PM GMT 
mcdonald11 16 Jun 2000 12:00PM GMT 
Steve Harrington 14 Jan 2001 12:00PM GMT 
mcdonald11 16 Jan 2001 12:00PM GMT 
Byron Knutsen 8 Oct 2001 1:48AM GMT 
Steve 8 Oct 2001 2:57AM GMT 
dcpeyton 11 Nov 2004 9:55PM GMT 
Linda McDonald 12 Nov 2004 3:37AM GMT 
dcpeyton 12 Nov 2004 3:45AM GMT 
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