Former toll road now a trail in the monument

Passengers on a ferry cross the Grand (now Colorado) River in the 1890s. From left to right are: first man unidentified, John Gavin, Thomas Lowry, Either John or Joe Duckett, and the child is either a Duckett or Gavin. Some examples of fares for a one-way trip on the ferry were 10 cents for a pack mule, 25 cents for a saddle horse and for seven head of cattle $1.05, considered fairly expensive for the day.



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Passengers on a ferry cross the Grand (now Colorado) River in the 1890s. From left to right are: first man unidentified, John Gavin, Thomas Lowry, Either John or Joe Duckett, and the child is either a Duckett or Gavin. Some examples of fares for a one-way trip on the ferry were 10 cents for a pack mule, 25 cents for a saddle horse and for seven head of cattle $1.05, considered fairly expensive for the day.

The Gordon Ferry and Toll Road to Pinon Mesa wasn’t a superhighway in its day. In fact, it was said to be an extremely rough road. Nor was it the only access to Pinon Mesa. Some other…




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