Garvin descendants visit cabin

       The Old Colorado City Historical Society (OCCHS) recently welcomed three direct descendants of Dr. James Garvin to the cabin that's named after him in Bancroft Park.
       Leading the visitors was Charles Garvin, a doctor from St. Louis, who is the great-grandson of James. With Charles were his two sons, Michael and Willis, and their mother Margaret.
       “They were amazed how important that cabin is to Old Colorado City and how much we had done to save and preserve it,” OCCHS Treasurer Dave Hughes said.
       The visit was a good follow-up to a communication three years ago from Garvin's cousin, Judy Garvin Yarborough from Alabama, who “gave us enough information to flesh out the story of one of our earliest Colorado City pioneers,” Hughes added.
       Built in 1859, the cabin is one of the oldest structures in the region. It was used for some of the activities during Colorado City's brief period as the territorial capital in 1862 and, in the early 1870s, as the office of then-El Paso County Clerk Irving Howbert.

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