Doc Leonetti Collection
TREASURE BOOK OF SOPRIS FAMILES
THE PEOPLE OF SOPRIS
SOPRIS MINES & COKE OVENS
SOPRIS TOWN PHOTOS
OUTSTANDING SPORTS FIGURES
MAKING DAGO RED
JESSEN & REQUIM
Jasper Butero was a real big guy from old Sopris. He was big in body, big in mind, and huge in heart. The big guy weighed in at two hundred sixty pounds and stood at a stout
5' 11 1/2 inches in height
He was well known throughout the old mining camp as "Sammy."
Sam Incitti was born to Joe and Francis Jennie Incitti in Sopris, five miles
west of Trinidad as the crow flies.
Young Rio Don Diego Martinez left a legacy in his hometown of Rye,
Colorado that will remain for many years to come. A dynamic seventeen year old
with an effervescent personality,
Eugene McGinn, at this interview, was eighty-seven years old, and a virtualing data base, a zip drive loaded with delightful memories of his life in Sopris and Trinidad Valley.
To most of his friends, he is cheerfully greeted as "Moose," a nickname that was attached to him way back in the fast-pitch softball days.
Leo Bonfandini and Pauline Riggio got hitched once again. D-Day was June 2, 1996. The exact date of the first time they tied the knot. Way back in 1946, an incredible fifty-four years ago.