“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Granby in Grand County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)

Holzwarth Trout Lodge 1920-29

Holzwarth Trout Lodge 1920-29 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Connor Olson, August 25, 2020
1. Holzwarth Trout Lodge 1920-29 Marker
Inscription.  Vacationers driving wagons and Model T Ford's rumbled up this road in the 1920s to spend a week or more at Sophie and John Holzswarth's Trout Lodge. After each day's fishing, guests strolled to the "Mama" Cabin-the largest building to the left where Sophie cooked meals that combined her native German cuisine with western recipes.

Besides the rustic cabins, this "dude ranch" had many outbuildings, including a taxidermy shop run by Johnny Sr. for a decade this was due to ranching as it originally existed-plain, primitive, and fun. In the 1920s the Holzwarths built the more modern Never Summer Ranch along the Colorado river and use these buildings for overflow.

Picture Caption: The Holzwarth family operated their Trout Lodge during the 1920s and the nearby Never Summer Ranch from 1929 into the early 1970s. The Holzwarth homestead and ranch represent an important chapter in Kawuneeche Valley history.
Erected by USDI National Park Service.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1929.

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40° 22.351′ N, 105° 51.683′ W. Marker is in Granby, Colorado, in Grand County. Marker is on Ditch Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Granby CO 80446, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Moose (approx. 0.2 miles away); Never Summer Ranch (approx. ¼ mile away); People of Kawuneeche Valley (approx. 0.4 miles away); Continental Divide (approx. 4.2 miles away); Gore Range (approx. 6.4 miles away); Trail Ridge Road at Rock Cut (approx. 7.3 miles away); Old Fall River Road (approx. 7.4 miles away); Roger Wolcott Toll (approx. 7.8 miles away).
"Mama" Cabin image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Connor Olson, August 25, 2020
2. "Mama" Cabin
Credits. This page was last revised on December 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 11, 2020, by Connor Olson of Kewaskum, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 109 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 11, 2020, by Connor Olson of Kewaskum, Wisconsin. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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