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The Little Cabin in the Rockies that Did Not Happen - a Life Lesson

I found the above photo while surfing the internet last week. It reminded me of a time in the 1950s when I was a wee lad living in a western suburb of Denver. I was probably ten or eleven when my parents and I went to a trailer exposition like the one shown above. We were not planning on moving into a trailer. Instead, my folks had purchased a building lot in a Clear Creek County in the foothills just west of Denver that lead up to to the Rocky Mountains.  After finding out how much it would cost to build that little dream cabin they envisioned, they decided buying a trailer might be an affordable option.
For the less knowing, the foothills are the smaller mountains which lead the much higher Rockies that rise thousands of feet.  The foothills are less imposing and most were easily accessible by ca even back then.  In the 1950s the foothills were basically uninhabited except for small towns such as Evergreen, Conifer, and Bailey. That all changed with the construction of Interstate 70 cut travel time through the mountains to a few hours. The new suburban communities like Genesee sprang up along the "Front Range". ... more

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