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William W.O., left, and Lucile Wright came to Steamboat in 1919 from Rome, Ga. Their descendants were in Steamboat Springs this week for a reunion and to learn more about why their grandparents moved to Northwest Colorado.

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Tom Ross: Georgia family pulled up stakes and moved to Steamboat Springs in 1919

Visitors come to Steamboat Springs to ski, bike and hike. And sometimes they gather here to rediscover their pasts. The five surviving grandchildren of William “W.O.” and Lucile Wright were in town for a reunion this week and to learn more about their grandparents who came to Steamboat in 1919.

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