Ranger Trails: Hike leads GJ woman to discover family ties to national monument

Dwight L. Hamilton, Colorado National Monument’s first park naturalist, posed for this mid-1950s photo with his wife, Mickey, their daughters Leslie (in her mother’s arms), Cynthia (seated on the ground), and two young family friends.



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Dwight L. Hamilton, Colorado National Monument’s first park naturalist, posed for this mid-1950s photo with his wife, Mickey, their daughters Leslie (in her mother’s arms), Cynthia (seated on the ground), and two young family friends.

Last year, Leslie Spurlin took a hike at Colorado National Monument that piqued her curiosity about her own past. Led by a park ranger, Spurlin found herself at Buffalo Spring, a stone…




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