Aspen History: ‘The Cattle Queen’
“Yesterday was the beginning of the Farmers’ Short Course and the Domestic Science Course, and it was a good beginning, too,” announced the Aspen Daily Times on Feb. 18, 1908. “The men and boys will not have the Farmers’ Short Course all to themselves by any means. There will be at least one woman in it. Miss Kate Lindvig, the cattle queen of this section of the state, is the only woman who has so far bought a ticket to the Farmer’s Short Course and it is said she will use it, too. She also bought a Domestic Science course ticket. She is interested in farming and housekeeping and proposes to get the benefit of both courses as much as possible. She knows a good thing when she sees it. That is the reason she has been so successful both as a housekeeper and on the ranch. This image shows the Snowmass Falls Ranch belonging to Kate Lindvig, who was known as Aspen’s Cattle Queen. Mount Daly is in the background.
This photo and more can be found in the Aspen Historical Society archives at aspenhistory.org.
Mountain Mayhem: Tennis anyone?
Birthday girl Jodi Jacobsen hit the Smuggler Racquet Club tennis courts to ring in the start to her next decade with a party for friends and family on Sunday, May 21. Jodi’s mom, Ruth Jacobson, and sister, Jamie Cygeilman, came to town to help her celebrate and honor her dad who slipped away 30 years prior, and would have loved the tradition.