Historic homestead razed

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Historic homestead razed

Demolition prepares way for wider 550
The mural behind Jill (holding Lexi) and Lyle Short shows life on the old family homestead on Florida Mesa. It’s painted on a wall of their new home that they built after it became apparent their longtime family home along U.S. Highway 550 would be demolished to widen the road.
Kathryn Fulton, with the Colorado Department of Transportation, sprays water on debris as Allan Williams, also with CDOT, uses a trackhoe to tear down the former home of Jill and Lyle Short along U.S. Highway 550, south of Durango. The house is being demolished to make way for the future expansion of the highway.
The north end of the former home of Lyle and Jill Short along U.S. Highway 550, south of Durango, was originally built in 1917 with rocks from the Animas River. The house has been demolished to make way for the future expansion of the highway.

Historic homestead razed

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The mural behind Jill (holding Lexi) and Lyle Short shows life on the old family homestead on Florida Mesa. It’s painted on a wall of their new home that they built after it became apparent their longtime family home along U.S. Highway 550 would be demolished to widen the road.
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Kathryn Fulton, with the Colorado Department of Transportation, sprays water on debris as Allan Williams, also with CDOT, uses a trackhoe to tear down the former home of Jill and Lyle Short along U.S. Highway 550, south of Durango. The house is being demolished to make way for the future expansion of the highway.
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The north end of the former home of Lyle and Jill Short along U.S. Highway 550, south of Durango, was originally built in 1917 with rocks from the Animas River. The house has been demolished to make way for the future expansion of the highway.
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