SNOWMASS VILLAGE - On Oct. 25, 1894, the Aspen Daily Times reported on a fire along Brush Creek. "A Threshing Machine and Grain Stacks Consumed" declared the headline. "Yesterday afternoon while George Shrievel was engaged in threshing at the ranch of Miles Carroll on Brush creek, a spark from the engine set fire to the stacks and grain, strawstacks and machine were consumed. By energetic work of a bucket brigade a barn close by containing 2000 bushels of grain was saved." This image is of harvesters threshing the grain circa 1900 by photographer James "Horsethief" Kelley.
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