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Manuscript by Cora Ellen Turner Peabody

Personal account titled "My Brother Was Named Summit County" by Cora Ellen Turner Peabody, handwritten when she was 84 years old. Cora Ellen describes how her father, Hiram Turner (born in Maine in 1815) traveled to Colorado in 1859. His wife, Julia (Sneider) joined him in Breckenridge in the spring of 1860. Cora Ellen writes "My mother...was the second white woman in Summit County. Here my brother was born; he was the first white child in the county; and, fittingly enough, was named Summit County." Other mentions include her father's trades and occupations, Pike's Peak Gold Rush, encounters with Native Americans, mining placer claims, and her siblings.

Peabody, Cora Ellen Turner