A Dunton Family Tradition Since 1996

Volume VII  Issue 1 Spring 2002
Now in the 7th Year

Blanche Dunton of Idaho Springs, Colorado

Idaho Springs is a small mining town about 40 miles west of Denver, Colorado on Interstate 70. The Idaho Springs Cemetery has an interesting grave marker for a child named Blanche Dunton, daughter of William and Alice Dunton.  She died at the age of six years on November 14, 1899.

The grave site is "famous" in this small town since it is one of the most interesting tombstones in the Cemetery.  The monument erected on her grave depicts a cement log cabin playhouse.  It is about five feet tall, two feet wide with front door and chimney. The tombstone is very nice and seems to indicate parents that cared very much about their young daughter and were perhaps wealthy.

The town historical society has no additional information. If you have any information about this girl and this family, please .

Blanche Dunton's Headstone

Fast Links to Dunton Related Information

There are several areas in the online archive section that receive quite a bit of traffic from Internet visitors that are not necessarily family members.

Several historic Dunton businesses are represented at our site.  We have created easy to remember URLs using the new BIZ domain.

The M.W. Dunton Company, Inc. - Founded in the 1890s as a solder product company.  http://MW.Dunton.Biz

Sewell N. Dunton & Sons, Inc. - Bamboo fishing rod manufacturer. http://Sewell.Dunton.Biz 

The Doten-Dunton Furniture Company - Famous for their office furniture.  http://Doten.Dunton.Biz or http://doten-dunton.com.

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"Life On The Farm"
Being a brief, regular accounting of the events from life on the Victor Hugo Dunton farmstead in Oregon

Wow . . . time flies!  The last issue was written in September just after the nation was attacked by terrorists.  So much has happened since then.  Here on the farm, we made it through our harvest, the holidays, and are in the midst of our spring garden seed sales. 

Those of you that have followed this column over the past 6 years know that we have made major life changes.  It has been over two years since I left my career as the head of IT at publicly traded company to pursue preserving old seed varieties.

Working with heirloom and open-pollinated seeds is fiscally challenging and spiritually rewarding.  The work is awesome.

 We have the opportunity of helping to save old family varieties and reintroducing old plant varieties to gardeners.

Along with the routine aspects of selling seeds, we are actively converting the milking parlor of our old barn into an underground seed storage area and additional working space.  My Dad, who recently retired, and my cousin Lynn, are doing most of the work on this project.

Mike Dunton - 3/30/02

P.S. - You can now actually see a view with our "FieldCam".

You can see and read more about our farm and our garden seed company at:


Victory Seed Company

Note:  If you are a gardener, contact us at www.victoryseeds.com/contactus.html, tell us where you read this, and we'll mail you out the current catalog, free of charge.

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