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A San Juan Tapestry Book

 

This 118 page, soft cover book features more than 135 historical photographs, personal remembrances and excerpts from historical publications.   Timeless photography and excerpts from pioneer and present-day oral histories are woven into a captivating, generational tapestry.  When pieced together, the entwined character of this land and the people who have called this place home is preserved on the pages of the San Juan Tapestry to be treasured and shared.

Order Form for the San Juan Tapestry

Lake City Memoirs Project

From natives, to full or part-time residents, to those who have passed through and perhaps returned again and again – you are an integral part of the history, traditions, and continuing memories of Lake City and Hinsdale County. And, we respectfully request your help.

 

By gathering as many stories, photographs, and mementos that celebrate this area from 1874 and before to here and now, the Hinsdale County Historical Society and Lake City DIRT are teaming up to preserve the richness that has shaped this secret part of the vast San Juan. Their goals include establishing a web presence, using collected materials to celebrate the history of Lake City through the lives of those who love it, and publishing a picture and history-laden coffee table book that will be both timeless and timely.

 

Please contribute your special bits of history – pictures, old letters and postcards, pioneer writings, and generational tales – and extend the ties of this unique community to all those who will be captivated by this collective sharing of the Lake City-Hinsdale experience.

 

 

 

How it will come together

 

Let your story become a permanent part of Lake City’s history and traditions. Send your “memories,” in the form of photographs, stories, postcards and other mementos, to Lake City DIRT, and they could be included in the first book of its kind, Lake City Memoirs.

 

Lake City DIRT and HCHS will review all submissions that pertain to early-to-present day Lake City and Hinsdale County. All material submitted will be shared on the Lake City DIRT and HCHS website, and select submissions will be featured in Lake City Memoirs – a hard cover, coffee table book set to be presented in the near future.

 

All material submitted will be edited when necessary to conform to DIRT style requirements, and spelling and grammar will be corrected accordingly.

 

All materials submitted, including but not limited to photographs, letters, essays, postcards, diary excerpts, etc., must be copyright free, will become the property of Lake City DIRT and the Hinsdale County Historical Society, and will be available for use in any promotional or marketing project pertaining to Lake City and Hinsdale County, unless otherwise noted by Lake City DIRT or the Hinsdale County Historical Society.

 

 

 

How to submit your stories

 

You can submit your stories in various ways. If you are having trouble with any of the suggested formats please contact LC DIRT for alternatives solutions, 970-944-3478 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

Preferred formats - If possible digital formats are preferred, either via burned on CD/DVD, online submission (email or submission from on LC DIRT website) or via FTP. Stories submitted as a text file in Word doc (. doc) or general text formats.

 

 

 

ALL SUBMISSIONS MUST INCLUDE FULL NAME AND CONTACT INFORMATION (ADDRESS, PHONE & EMAIL) OF PARTICIPANT. STORIES CANNOT BE USED UNLESS THIS INFORMATION AND AUTHORIZATION FORM IS SUPPLIED.

 

 

 

Stories submission can submitted via:

 

A) Email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Either type directly into email or attach a Word doc (.doc format) or as a text file.

 

B) Submit via an FTP link available on www.lakecitydirt.com, click on LC Memoirs icon.

 

C) Hard copies (hand written) files can be sent to LC DIRT, POB 973, Lake City, CO 81235

 

 

 

Images should be submitted as a minimum 300 dpi JPG, TIFF or PSD files. Please scan photos, letters, postcards or any other items at a minimum of 300 dpi. (Files may be too large to send via email - consider either sending a disk or using FTP to send files 5 megs or larger)

 

A) Email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . If the files are large or you have more than one please compress files with WinZip, Stuffit or some other compressing software.

 

B) Submit via an FTP link available on www.lakecitydirt.com, click on LC Memoirs icon.

 

C) Hard copies can be sent to LC DIRT, POB 973, Lake City, CO 81235. Please include a self address envelope if you would like your items returned (items will be returned within 90 days of receiving). 

 

Again, if you are unable to submit your stories in the previous formats please contact LC DIRT for other alternatives - 970-944-3478 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.