89 Union Pass Road
History of Aspen Meadows Bike Hostel
Our address, 89 Union Pass Road, is significant since 1989 was the year Aspen Meadows Land Company was establishsed. It was also the last year the Chicago Cubs won their division - Dave is a Cubs fan..
We first offered services to cyclists in "98," which, transposed is "89."...Also, by co-incidence, 1998 was the last year the Cubs appeared in post-season play as the wild card entry in the National League. 1898 is also a significant year. According to the Casper Star Tribune, Wyoming Pioneer, Nellie Christensen Martin, Dave's grandmother moved with her husband, Charles W. Martin and family into Southern Wyoming, around the Saratoga, Encampment, Riverside area. (Right on the TransAm Route) Nellie was born in Colorado near the present town of Leadville. According to the 1948 obit, written by Nellie's youngest son, Eugene Paul (E.P. or Gene) Martin, the Managing Editor of the paper, Nellie and Charles were married in Salida, Colorado (Right on the Great Divide Route) on January 11, 1888.
Charles W. Martin (Incidentally, Dave's middle name, Charles, comes from his Grandfather) Charles was "Yankee Doodle Dandy," born on the 4th of July in 1868 in Red Oak, Iowa. In fact, Charles and Nellie named one of their many sons, George Washingon Martin, in honor of our first President, since he was born on GW's birthday in February.
After spending a number of years in Encampment, the family relocated to the Dubois area in Fremont County. The year was 1914. Also, by co-incidence, one of the most important years in Chicago Cubs history. 1914 was the year that Wrigley Field was established.
The entire family worked in the timber operations west of Dubois near the present site of the Triangle C Ranch. In 1914, Marie Martin Fields, Dave's cousin, was born, Marie still lives and resides in Casper, Wyoming. Also, Casper is the home of "Bobbie" Fredrickson Martin, the daughter of E.P. (Gene) Martin and Martha Martin.