Recollections of My Life and Reflections on Times and Events During It: A Memoir by Father W. J. Howlett

Arrives in Estes Park

"Before leaving Denver in 1913, Bishop Matz told me that I should return perhaps the next year, to build a chapel in Estes Park for the accommodation of tourists... I reached Estes Park on the 29th of June and rented a log house of four rooms for the season at the monthly rental of fifty dollars. Already some tourists had come in and others were expected, so I set up my altar in the front rooms where It [sic] could be seen from all the other rooms and from a porch that extended  the whole length of the building. I said Mass daily with some few present, and on Sundays with a good congregation attending, and those who could not get inside the building heard mass from the porch."

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