Eleanor M. Gehres
Manager of the Western History/Genealogy • Department of the Denver Public Library • June 1, 1996

On the road that runs between the past and the present, you have guided thousands. Through your good work, the Westerners of the past live on in our memories, and the Westerners of the present find their bearings in time. From your extraordinary commitment to history, the Denver Public Library gains its preeminence as a research center, and the American West receives its heritage.