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Remembering Sopris

A project in Sopris, CO by Genevieve Faoro Johannsen

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Keeping the stories of Sopris alive before those who know them are gone.
Backers: 37
Average Pledge Per Backer: $156

Funded: $5,778 of $5,000
Dates: Nov 5th -> Dec 5th (30 days)
Project By: Genevieve Faoro Johannsen
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December 5th - via:
Poems that speak to us and for us... There were many poets among the people of Sopris, and two special poems will be the prelude and postlude (not long enough to be a prologue and epilogue) in the book. Christina has given me permission to share her... (Read More)

12 MORE HOURS and 1,200 needed

December 4th - via:
We are down to the final few hours so fingers are crossed that we reach the goal! In the meantime, let's talk about our "streets wit no names." We all had a mail box along the main street, or a post office box at the Brunelli store and out mail said... (Read More)

Final 2 days!

December 3rd - via:
We are ALMOST there!  My instructor assures me that all of his campaigns have come through at the 23rd hour, so the goal is reachable, and I fully appreciate all of you who have pledged!    There are a few more "sneak peeks" I want to share, but... (Read More)

Three Days Left!

December 2nd - via:
We are down to the final weekend, so please encourage family and friends to act ASAP so that they don't miss out! As part of the Lost Sopris book, I created some pages that are composites, and one is today's photo of the work of the Sociology... (Read More)

Three Days Beyond Today--Thanks to all backers!

December 1st - via:
Happy December! With these final few updates I want to share some things that might not be known. Today it is a bit about details of the buyouts. Some chose to file lawsuits, others, my family, chose to write a letter. The outcome was the same, but... (Read More)

Stores--Part 2

November 30th - via:
St. Thomas & Jerryville We didn't get the predicted snow, but it is windy and rainy and I briefly lost power--even though my computer and lights are on a surge protector--so I didn't get to complete the stores post. Here is part two.  The... (Read More)


November 30th - via:
We are currently at 61% of the goal and have five days left to reach it!  I am so thankful to each of you for your support and for sharing out to family and friends! It is always joyful to open the page in the morning and see new names. Did you all... (Read More)

We have reached 55% of the goal!

November 28th - via:
Happy Monday! Here we go into a new season, and even we have a few inches of snow predicted in the next few days. I hope that your thanksgiving break was perfect--no cancelled flights, or other stressers.  Maybe I'm a nerd in that way, but I like to... (Read More)


November 27th - via:
We are heading into the final week. The kickstarter campaign ends next Sunday at 11:59 P.M. Eastern Time Zone. Thank you to all who have contributed so far! Please continue to forward the information to family and friends and invite them to view the... (Read More)


November 26th - via:
Who wore it better? There seems to have been a photogenic pony that visited children for photos. Do you recognize it and know if it was a birthday "gift" you could get for your child? These three would have graduated in '45 (Frank Cerame), '52... (Read More)

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 24th - via:
Wishing You Abundant Blessings and Joy! As you gather together to reminisce about Thanksgivings past, I wonder if you will be Remembering Sopris and the holidays you spent there. Our kitchen-dining room combinations were probably only half the size... (Read More)

The importance of Education

November 23rd - via:
Some made a difference by returning, and others by NOT returning. When the mines were hiring late in the 1800s and in the early 1900s, as the Robber Barons capitalized on the need to complete a railroad across the country to move their products and... (Read More)

We've passed the halfway point!

November 22nd - via:
We are on the downhill side, but are not yet halfway to the goal. I am so thankful to those of you who have jumped in and pledged already! I know I am not reaching everyone, so I would appreciate your continued efforts to spread the word and the link... (Read More)

The Sopris Station Revisited

November 21st - via:
Welcome to Monday! I hope you are all excited about the week ahead! Last week I did a post on The Sopris Station, and then I got to thinking about the note from Alfred Laiminger that I found with the Aultman panorama photo, and it made me question... (Read More)

An Amazing Saturday!

November 20th - via:
My day began at 5:00 A.M. with a student far away, so I went back to bed for two more hours before my next international student, and while we were in in class strategizing how to extract the meaning of an unfamiliar word from background knowledge,... (Read More)

What an incredible Day!

November 19th - via:
I have had kind messages form several who joined the team, and we have reached teh 25% mark with 16 days to go!  Thank you to all who have pledged so far! Music on my mind... Some of the greatest gatherings in my memories of Sopris were wedding... (Read More)

The Sopris Station

November 18th - via:
Happy Friday!  I hope that wherever you are you are safe and warm and well-equipped to handle whatever mother nature is going to throw at you these next few days! We are almost half-way through the campaign and are excited to welcome our new team... (Read More)

The weeks are moving quickly!

November 17th - via:
This is such a busy time of year, so I hope you will set a reminder if you "plan" to be part of the team to bring the projects full-circle, and I would appreciate it if you would remind family and friends... (Read More)

Almost midway through the second week!

November 16th - via:
Thanks to all who have sent me messages and shared out the link--I truly appreciate it! I've talked to some exciting new people about the project in the last week, and look forward to hearing from more.  Today's photo is part one of a quiz tha some... (Read More)

One week into the campaign!

November 12th - via:
Twenty-two Days Left! We are one week into the campaign and very grateful to those who have already pledged! We are at almost 15% of our goal! Please continue to share the link with family and friends. Even though yesterday was Veteran's Day, it took... (Read More)

We are one week in and at approximately 10%

November 11th - via:
Thank you to all who have pledged and who have shared the link so others don't miss out!  Sopris history is OUR history, and I am anxious to work in the history of as many families as possibe, so I am always excited to hear from all of you!  I am... (Read More)

Generations of Friendships

November 10th - via:
THANK-YOU to all who have sent us off on a running start! It is so nice to hear from you and I thank you for your support!  Thank-you also to those following the project! Sopris had strong families and strong, loyal friendships that continue despite... (Read More)

Off to a great start and anxious to have more join the fun!

November 8th - via:
It has been great to hear from several of you!  Thank you for joining the team! Today is another busy day--and election day. How proud our grandparents were when they became citizens and could participate in elections! A bit of history, if an... (Read More)

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