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A few years after arriving in Trinidad the child died, the wife disappeared and the restaurant closed. Vosbaugh began working as a cook on a remote sheep ranch and, some 20 years later, came down with pneumonia and was admitted to Trinidad's Catholic hospital where the Sisters of Charity discovered that 'Charles' had been born 'Katherine'.

After some deliberation the Sisters made the unprecedented decision to let Charles live out his remaining years as a male orderly at the hospital.

image: Twelve hand-cut Colorado road maps depicting the kitchen and mess hall at the Brown Sheep Camp where Frenchy worked for twenty years. The Camp is now on the US Army's Pinon Canyon Maneuvering Grounds where the buildings are wonderfully preserved. We are grateful to the Ft Carson anthropologist and public affairs officer for arranging our visit to photograph the site. Backed by video of the Spanish Peaks in the nearby Rockies. Next to the map is anthracite coal from Trinidad's mountains and raw sheep's fleece from a heritage breed, likely the same breed raised at the camp.

50 STATES: COLORADO
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50 STATES: COLORADO
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