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Welcome to the Pine River Library Digital Collection!

This site is the culmination of a collaboration between the Colorado Virtual Library (hosted by the Colorado State Library (https://www.coloradovirtuallibrary.org/), the Plains to Peak Collective (http://ppc.cvlsites.org/), and the Pine River Library (https://www.prlibrary.org/).

Through this partnership, we are able to connect local Bayfield, Colorado digital historical items to the Bayfield community and to the wider world through the Digital Public Library of America (https://dp.la/).

The first collection in this exciting project is a group of Bayfield High School Yearbooks. Pine River Library (PRL) was fortunate to participate in the OCI Yearbook Digitization Project, bringing these priceless historic volumes into the digital age and onto this site.

Another collection, still in progress, is a partnership between PRL and the Pine River Valley Heritage Society (PRVHS). This project consists of multiple historical interviews of Bayfield area residents recorded by PRVHS and digitized, cataloged, and made available here by PRL. Our flagship interview, Lavenia McCoy, is available now. Additional interviews in this collection are in process; watch for more coming soon!