Anna Rohracher



Judy Stanfill as Anna Rohracher

Anna Rohracher Murphy Reinhardt came to Grand County over Rollins Pass in 1884.   She was born in Leinz, Austria in 1877.  Her family included a twin brother, Andy, older brother Frank, older sister Mary (who worked at Cozens Ranch and married Willis Call) and her parents, Andrew and Mary.

The family settled land between Tabernash and Granby, and the children attended the Eight Mile Creek School.  Twin brother, Andy was killed working on the railroad in the canyon above Granby in 1903.

Anna married James Murphy in 1907.  Three children were born:  Margaret (Short of Granby), James and John.  After Mr. Murphy died, Anna married Joseph Reinhardt.  He died in 1946.  The Murphy family has remained prominent in ranching in Grand County
near Fraser.

Anna Rohracher Murphy Reinhardt  was known as a hardy pioneer woman who loved horse back riding, taking her last ride in the Granby 4th of July parade in1952 shortly before her death at age 75 years.