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Bar in Estes Park area in late 1960s
Posted by: 1skroft (ID *****9357) Date: January 24, 2009 at 18:20:00
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I am trying to find information about the owner?/manager of a bar/restaurant that was in the Estes Park area in the late 1960s. I have hit a brick wall while researching my husbands genealogy. The following is the information that he has provided me about a family trip to the Estes Park area in the late 1960s, he was a child at the time - hence the type of details I am able to provide! His family traveled to the area to visit their relatives from Greece. They stayed with a family while in the Estes Park area, they slept in the finished basement of the family's home - there was possibly a ping-pong table in the basement. His family then went to a bar, in the area, to visit their Aunt Esther - the bar was a short drive from the host family's home. Aunt Esther appeared to be the owner, or at least the manager of the establishment. She gave the children rolls of dimes to play the 'games' that were in the bar. The games in the establishment were shuffleboard, skee-ball and pinball machines. He describes the bar as a large building with one big open area. There was the conventional saloon-type 'bar', as well as possibly some booths for eating. He does not remember eating or drinking while there, but does recall the games. He describes the bar as large, rustic, and possibly a little 'seedy'. He cannot visualize Aunt Esther, so he assumes she was average in appearance (nothing in her looks that would stand out in a child's mind). He does picture her as being generous, nice and older than his mother (his mother would have been in her mid-30s at the time). If anyone can recall a bar owner in the area that was a Greek women by the name of Esther, any information would be appreciated - particularly her last name and the name of the establishment! Thanks in advance for your time.


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