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Script for "Colorado" video

Hahn’s Peak and Steamboat Lake State Park area, Routt County, Colorado

 


Opening Section to Colorado Video

Location: Wetterberg Cabin

25656 Fifth Avenue

Hahn’s Peak Village, CO 80428

Welcome to Hahn’s Peak Village. My name is Victor Wetterberg and I will be your guide throughout this "Colorado" video. Hahn’s Peak Village is located twenty-six miles north of Steamboat Springs. From 1877-1912, Hahn’s Peak Village was the county seat for Routt County. At this time, Routt County included all of Moffat County.

During the next twenty minutes, I will be describing why the Hahn’s Peak / Steamboat Lake State Park area. This description will include history of northern Routt County, from the Town of Hahn’s Peak to the creation of Pearl and Steamboat Lake State Parks. Also, explain in detail why the Hahn’s Peak / Steamboat Lake State Park area is special to me on a personal level.

 

Special Notes for Opening Section

  1. History of Northern Routt County will include the following areas
    1. Town of Hahn’s Peak
    2. Steamboat Lake State Park
    3. Pearl Lake State Park
  2. Still photos of three northern Routt County area
    1. Town of Hahn’s Peak
      1. Wetterberg Cabin from end of the driveway focusing east to the Cabin
    2. Steamboat Lake State Park
      1. Shoreline from Meadow Point parking lot
      2. Views of Mt. Hahn’s Peak and Mt. Sand Mountain (if on a clear day) from Sage Flats Parking Lot
    3. Pearl Lake State Park
      1. Boat Ramp focusing towards Pearl Lake
    4. Order of Pictures taken and approximate date and time
      1. Town of Hahn’s Peak will be taken on Tuesday, October 5, 1999 at 11:15 a.m. MDT
      2. Steamboat Lake State Park @ Meadow Point photo will be taken on Tuesday, October 5, 1999 at 12:05 p.m. MDT
      3. Steamboat Lake State Park @ Sage Flats photos will be taken on Tuesday, October 5, 1999 at 11:45 a.m. weather permitting, otherwise photos will be taken on Friday, October 8, 1999 at 1:45 p.m. MDT
      4. Pearl Lake State Park photo will be taken on Tuesday, October 5, 1999 at 12:20 p.m. MDT

 

Video filming notes

  1. The Steamboat Lake State Park @ Sage Flats photos will be used for opening scene into "Colorado" video where there be the photo of Mt. Hahn’s Peak for 10 seconds. Then fade in photo of Mt. Sand Mountain for 25 seconds where the following text will be included with the opening scene(s).
  1. The Hahn’s Peak still photo will be added after the words "Hahn’s Peak Village"
  2. The Pearl Lake and Steamboat Lake State Park (@ Meadow Point) still photos will be added after the words "to the creation of Pearl and Steamboat Lake State Parks."
  3. A pause of 15 seconds will be between final word in opening scene to history of Northern Routt County, Colorado.

 

History of northern Routt County section to Colorado video

Part I: Pearl Lake State Park

Location: Boat Ramp @ Pearl Lake State Park

Clark, CO 80428

Listen to the peace and quiet of Pearl Lake State Park. You feel like in a wooded forest without the modern amenities such as Internet access, microwave television, etc. In fact according to A Colorado History, seventh edition that "Colorado has such great resources that it cannot be crushed." (216) It cost "" to build Pearl Lake.

Location: Original Boat Ramp – Picnic area @ Pearl Lake State Park

Clark, CO 80428

Wow, what a view, here is a panoramic view of Pearl Lake. However, Pearl Lake was not called Pearl Lake originally. According To Exploring Colorado State Parks, "It was called Lester Creek State Recreation Area until 1972, when the name was changed to honor of Pear Hartt, a local resident who was instrumental in the acquisition of land for the park." (182)

 

Special Notes and video filming notes for Pearl Lake State Park

  1. Filming will not interfere with any boaters or park vehicles located at the boat ramp @ Pearl Lake State Park
  2. There will be a slow left to right panoramic view of Pearl Lake from the original boat ramp. This panoramic view will last for a maximum of one minute to show the beauty of Pearl Lake, then span the camera back to a uphill position where reading of script will take place.
  3. There will be a five-second pause between Pearl Lake and Steamboat Lake State Park views.

Part II: Steamboat Lake State Park

Location: Sage Flats Parking Lot @ Steamboat Lake State Park

Clark, CO 80428

Steamboat Lake State Park is the largest lake here in Routt County. See map for information.


Table 1: State Park lake sizes in Routt County (excluding Yampa River Legacy)

State Park Reservoir Size (in Acres)
Stagecoach 780
Source: http://www.dnr.state.co.us/parks/stagecoach/
Pearl Lake 167
Source: http://www.dnr.state.co.us/parks/pearl/boating.html
Steamboat Lake 1,053
Source: http://www.dnr.state.co.us/parks/steamboat/Water.html

 

The Sage Flats section of Steamboat Lake State Park is the closest park entrance to the Steamboat Lake dam. "The dam built over Willow Creek was completed in 1967. Aside from Willow Creek, the 1,053-acre reservoir is fed by Mill Creek, Floyd Creek, Larson Creek, Dutch Creek, and Deep Creek." (Kleinsurge, 223-224)

Steamboat Lake is split up into two different sections. The first section is for water-skiers and other speedy boat people, and the second section is for fishermen and fisherwomen.

Part III: Overall Information for Hahn’s Peak, Steamboat and Pearl Lakes

"It cost a mere $64,000 to construct the dam for the 130-acre Hahn’s Peak Lake in 1958; $151,000 for 167-acre Pearl Lake in 1962 (named for the former landowner); and $600,000 for Steamboat Lake in 1967 (at the time it was called Willow Creek Reservoir, but the Steamboat City Council and Routt County Commissioners asked to changed to Steamboat Lake)." (Doddler, 1A+)

Therefore for the three northern Routt County lakes the total cost during the Vietnam War era was $815,000.00. Meaning while our nation was in war with Vietnam, three lakes in northern Routt County, Colorado were being constructed for fishing and other recreational uses.

Part IV: Town of Hahn’s Peak

Location: Wetterberg Cabin

25656 Fifth Avenue

Hahn’s Peak Village, CO 80428

 

Here in Hahn’s Peak during its hayday was a mining community. But for placer gold, in fact ". . . the daily wage of a miner was $3.25. If single, he paid $6.00 weekly for his board." (Brown 121) That means a "daily wage of a miner" (Brown 121) equals only approximately 5 hours 56.8 seconds of work in today’s economy. So in one week the miner could make $19.50 in a six-day work week. Where today if the daily wage was $3.25/hr that results to $26.00/day or $156.00/week.

Hahn’s Peak was the County Seat of Routt County from 1879-1912 when Moffat County was created and Craig became Moffat County Seat.

Part V: Summarization of Northern Routt County History

The history here in northern Routt County had important implications. From the miners who worked the mines at Hahn’s Peak to the creation of Hahn’s Peak, Steamboat and Pearl Lakes. This area has tons of history that it could not be possible to explain in this video’s time limitations.

 

Special notes and Video notes for Parts II through V

  1. Same as Pearl Lake State Park, neither boaters nor parked vehicles will be disturbed. The plan is to film from the picnic areas of Sage Flats @ Steamboat Lake
  2. Between sections 4 and 5 included still photo of the Little Green Schoolhouse. Still photo will be taken on Tuesday, October 5, 1999 at 11:55 a.m.
  3. There will be a pause between the sentence and including a Routt County Map and showing Steamboat, Pearl and Stagecoach and #acreage below state park description. The pause will be 3 to 5 seconds.
  4. A pause for 15 seconds between history and personal reason why I loved northern Routt County.

 

Section III: Why northern Routt County is very special to me?

Location: Boat Ramp @ Pearl Lake State Park

Clark, CO 80428

**At this location starts this section with fishing pole in hand**

There are several reasons why I like northern Routt County. [The following reasons]

  1. It is very peaceful to be up here. It is, as if being in the country theme was very important before World War II. However, with Steamboat Springs being only twenty-six miles away and Denver within a four-hour drive. You still have the opportunities to enjoy a day in the "big city."
  2. There are so many activities to do here in northern Routt County from fishing here at Steamboat Lake, Pearl Lake State Parks and the Routt National Forest. To hiking and four-wheeling.
  3. This part of the country is a laid-back attitude not only up here but also in the Steamboat area general where T-shirts and jeans attitude is the lay of the land instead of the formal-suit attitude.

Very important reason why this area is special to me because of my family home located in Hahn’s Peak Village. The shed located at the eastern-end of the driveway was built in 1905 when Hahn’s Peak was the Routt County seat. The current building was constructed in the mid-to-late 1950’s. When my family bought the home in 1987, the mudroom was a mudroom where the ground was the floor. An original wood-stove was located here, and a very short deck where the upper deck or the veranda collapased in the very first year. A few years later the "new" and present deck was built and extended the living room [fishing room] and kitchen [duck room] areas.

The stairs are unique, with holes cut out expect the very first step. [Still photo] The upstairs where all the rooms have slant ceilings expect the top.

All in all, I hope that this video presentation shows why the Hahn’s Peak and Steamboat Lake State Park areas are very important to me. From the history of both state parks to the views of the Wetterberg Cabin @ Hahn’s Peak Village. [end of taping]

Special Notes for filming of Reasons why section

  1. Location will move from Boat Ramp @ Pearl Lake State Park back to Wetterberg Cabin @ Hahn’s Peak Village
  2. Still photos
    1. Stairs @ Wetterberg Cabin
  3. There will be thirty-seconds to one-minute pans at Meadows Point area of Steamboat Lake State Park and at Rainbow bridge area showing from bridge island campground.
  4. At the end there will be a five-second "freeze" from last location to credits.

 


Credits

A Colorado Video: Northern Routt County, Hahn’s Peak and Steamboat Lake State Park areas.

Special Thanks to administration of Steamboat Lake/Pearl Lake State Parks where sections A Colorado Video: a Northern Routt County, Hahn’s Peak and Steamboat Lake State Park area was filmed.

A Colorado Video: Northern Routt County, Hahn’s Peak and Steamboat Lake State Park area filming locations.

Wetterberg Cabin, Hahn’s Peak Village, Colorado

Steamobat Lake State Park, Clark, Colorado

Pearl Lake State Park, Clark, Colorado

 

 

Web sites of interest to visit

Pearl Lake State Park

http://www.dnr.state.co.us/parks/pearl/

Steamboat Lake State Park

http://www.dnr.state.co.us/parks/steamboat/

Steamboat Pilot/Today

http://www.steamboatpilot.com

 


Works Cited

Brown, Robert L. "Colorado Ghost Towns." The Caxton Printers Ltd. Caldwell, Idaho. Page 121.

Colorado State Parks. Online. Microsoft Internet Explorer. 1999. n.p.

Doddler, "Bud Hurd." Steamboat Pilot. 17 July 1987. 1A+.

Kleinsurge, Martin. "Exploring Colorado State Parks." University Press of Colorado. Niwot, Colorado. Pages 182, 223-224.

Ubbelohde, Benson and Smith. "A Colorado History, Seventh Edition." Pruett Publishing Company. Boulder, Colorado. Page 216.

 


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