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The Gay home still overlooks Pleasant Valley south of Steamboat Springs a century after it was built by Swiss immigrants in what then was known as the French Swiss Colony.

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Whispering the Past: Routt County's historic buildings share long-forgotten stories

Memories of the rugged winter of 1918 and some of the hardships it brought are contained within the walls of the Emile and Percede Gay family’s old farmhouse. Today, it is inexorably giving in to the passage of time and the stubborn tug of gravity.

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