The Blue Jay is a passerine bird in the family Corvidae, native to North America. It is resident through most of eastern and central United States and southern Canada, although western populations may be migratory.
The Ute Pass Trail originated just below the springs of Manitou, Colorado, through Ute Pass and into the White River country of Utah. Starting in 1860, the mineral rushes to Colorado resulted in large settler migrations that began the first major threat to the Ute way of life. These Ute men pose on horseback as part of the marking ceremony for the Ute Pass Trail on August 29,1912.
Members of the Ute tribe are seen on the Ute reservation in this collection of photos by Robert L. Marimon, Sr. He homesteaded in the Whiterocks Canyon area in the early 1900s. Marimon's granddaughter, Nancy Martin, lived there from 1934-1955 and donated these photos to The Tribune. (Courtesy of Nancy Martin)