The Legend of Loyal Duke

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Duke was the local dog who greeted railroad passengers disembarking from the Denver & Rio Grande trains. He was owned by Charles Catlin, the owner of the Monte Cristo Hotel in Salida, Colorado.

Duke’s obituary – The Salida Mail, 10/31/1902

duke's hill
The Salida Mail, April 28, 1903

duke's grave
Duke’s gravesite, early 1920s

Loyal Duke article – The Salida Record, 10/2/1925

The Christian Advocate – January 20, 1938. This sermonette mentions Duke.

The Death of an Old Dog – from The Colorado Prospector, Vol. 11, No. 2.

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