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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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800 Oak St. Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Foundations of Steamboat: The Summer Family: October 2013 - September 2014



The Foundations of Steamboat Exhibit Series highlights families whose members have made a significant contribution to Northwestern Colorado. This year the Tread of Pioneers Museum honors the Summer family.

The Summer family ranching tradition lasted over 100 years, supported by Vernon Summer–a man who had ranching in his blood, a lifetime of hard work in his hands, and a love of the land and community in his heart.

On Display October 2013 - September 2014
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The Covid-19 virus is a serious risk. Those visiting the Tread of Pioneers Museum voluntarily assume that risk and expressly waive any and all claims against the Tread of Pioneers Museum in any way related to any illnesses possibly contracted at this venue or any of our events.

The Board and Staff of the Tread of Pioneers Museum respectfully acknowledge the Ute and Arapaho peoples, the original inhabitants of Northwest Colorado, and other Indigenous Nations of this area where we now reside. We recognize that the establishment of this region impacted the lifeways of Native peoples and their communities. In accepting this, we are called to utilize this educational institution to teach stewardship of the land and continuing commitment to the inclusion and respect of these Nations and their traditional values for their homelands.