The Sturdy Scotch Brothers — pioneers of frontier Aspen

Among my Colorado pioneer ancestors were a couple of Scottish brothers named Davie and John Brown, who ran a company in frontier Aspen during the 1880s. The Brown Brothers Company graded numerous roads in the Aspen area and did the same to the railroad bed between Glenwood Springs and Newcastle, Colorado. Operating from offices at 516 West Hopkins Avenue, they also graded roads and built sewers within the town limits. They maintained a corral in town, where others apparently boarded their stock. Continue reading