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John B. Schutte – Glenwood Springs Local, Postmaster & Photographer

John B. Schutte (1891-1968) grew up on a ranch near Rio Blanco.

He attended school in Glenwood Springs, and in 1908 was employed by the Glenwood Springs Post Office. Rising from city carrier to assistant postmaster to postmaster. Schutte worked for the postal service for more than 50 years. When not working at the post office, John Schutte was taking stunning photos of the valley! 

To learn more about Glenwood Springs fascination past visit the Frontier Museum!

Shutout to Dan Coffey who received the 2019 History Hero Award from the Glenwood Springs Historical Society for over 1200 volunteer hours, scanning high-resolution photos of the John Schutte Photo Collection!

2 horses drawing wagon on thin wheels on dirt road under outcropping on Colorado River (c) John B. Schutte

(c) John B. Schutte

(c) John B. Schutte

(c) John B. Schutte