Glendale Stagecoach Inn on Beaver Creek

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Callen Family


John and Sarah Callen travelled by ox wagon, from Appanoose County, Iowa, with their three children; 14 year-old Martha, 11 year-old Will, and 9 year-old Mary. They were among the first settlers on Beaver Creek, east of present-day Penrose. They settled on the lush banks of Beaver Creek in August 1864. John was a friend to the nearby Ute and Arapahoe Indians, and served as a Fremont County Commissioner. Sarah was known for her kindness to family, friends, and neighbors. They share an obelisk tombstone in Middle Beaver Cemetery.

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