Chilcott, Martha Hagar

MRS. MARTHA HAGAR CHILCOTT

Abstracted from Colorado Pioneers in Picture and Story,
by Alice Polk Hill, copyright 1915, number 12 of 200 printed, page 159

Contributed by:  Shirley Flanagan

 

THE PIONEERS PICNIC


The far-famed Elitch's Garden became a beauty spot in the pioneer days. Mrs. Martha Hagar, with her husband & sons, came to Colorado in the early times & settled at Empire, where they were constantly in dread of Indians. The town then was a distributing point of rations for the Utes. They passed through a period of merciless Indian savageries & butcheries, and finally, after the death of her husband, Mrs Hagar moved to Denver. Here she married William Chilcott & for many years the couple made their home on the property now known as Elitch'Gardens. . . . On the twentieth day of every June, the men & women of the Colorado Pioneer Society, with ribbons and badges on their coats and dresses, enjoy a reunion at Eltich's Gardens.

 

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