Family photos

Tributes, additional photos, and more on page one.

Our thanks to Colen H. Sweeten III for sharing these family photos.

 

Colen Sweeten Sr. and his brother Warren purchased the first tractor in Curlew Valley. It was a Reese steam tractor and many of the homesteaders in the valley depended on it to break new soil and beat down the sagebrush. The tractor was powered mostly by a fire of sagebrush in the boiler. Colen Sr. is sitting on the rear wheel and Warren is standing in front of the rear wheel.

 


A team of horses pulling a thrashing machine on the Sweeten farm.
 


Trucks loaded with loose hay on the Sweeten farm

 


Three brothers horseback: Colen Jr. (front), Elbert, and George

 


Colen Sr. and his seven sons going for a ride. From right by age: Colen Sr., Colen Jr., George, Elbert, Lloyd, Owen, Cecil, and Garth


George, Colen Sr., and Colen Jr.

 


Building the barn on the Sweeten Farm
 


The finished barn, which was a landmark in the Curlew Valley
 


Building the granary on the Sweeten Farm
 


The finished granary, which is still standing today
 

 


The Colen Sweeten Sr. family: Front Row, left to right: Garth, Mother (Mary), Nellie, Fay, Florence, Cecil.
Back Row, left to right: Elbert, George, Colen Jr., Father (Colen Sr.), Lloyd, Owen.
 


Colen Sweeten, Jr., December 1939, LDS Missionary photo

 


Ruth and Colen Sweeten, Jr.

 


Ruth and Colen Sweeten, Jr. on their honeymoon

 


Ruth and Colen Sweeten, Jr. during World War II

 


Three generations of Colen Sweetens: Colen Sr., Colen III, and Colen Jr.

 


Colen Sweeten Jr.'s family in the 1960s.
Front Row, left to right: Colen III and Jan.
Middle row, left to right: Christine and Eileen.
Back row, left to right: Colen Jr., Ruth, and Susan

 


Ruth and Colen Sweeten Jr., 1999 in Amish Country

 

 

Tributes, additional photos, and more on page one.

Our thanks to Colen H. Sweeten III for sharing these family photos.


 

 

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