Letter: Thanks for protecting history

Residents of the Crystal River Valley have consistently supported the protection and preservation of our historic past. From the Crystal Mill south of Marble to Coal Basin and the Redstone Historic District, on to the historic potato farms of Carbondale and the conservation easements that preserve the ranch lands there today, identified sites have been restored and protected.

The Redstone Inn, Cleveholm Manor, and the Thompson House are identified as National Historic Sites.

Thursday night, the Carbondale Town Council finalized an agreement that protects Carbondale’s historic Hattie Thompson House, to be operated and managed by the Mt. Sopris Historical Society, and the surrounding open space to be managed by the town.

This commitment reflects years of work and discussion and dedication, and I would like to recognize the Thompson family, the Society’s members, and the town’s staff and council members who worked so diligently, once again, to preserve and protect the history we all value.

Dorothea Farris

Crystal Valley, Carbondale