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Maggie Crawford

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Maggie Crawford
James Crawford
Lulie Crawford
Barb Warnell and Bill Donaldson as Maggie and Jimmy Crawford
Barb Warnell and Bill Donaldson as Maggie and Jimmy Crawford

Maggie Crawford came to Middle Park in the summer of 1874 with her husband Jimmy, and three children.  They were given a piece of property and built a one room sod roofed cabin in Hot Sulphur Springs.  They were probably the first family to stay the winter in Middle Park.  They settled in for the long, hard winter in the little cabin, and Jimmy continued on exploring to the west, finding fine land near a spring that reminded him of the steamboats on the Missouri River back home.  After that long winter, Maggie returned to Missouri with her family, while Jimmy built a cabin on the new filing, at what would become known as Steamboat Springs, Colorado.  By 1876, she and the children were back in Colorado, and became founding members of that new community.