Pueblo County, Colorado

Contributed by Karen Mitchell.

Among the various enterprises which contribute to the substantial development, progress and prosperity of Pueblo should be mentioned the Model Dairy, of which Victor I. Prevost is the president and in which connection he is building up a very substantial and gratifying business. He comes to the west from Pennsylvania, his birth having occurred in Wyoming county, that state, on the 13th of January, 1857. He was one of twin boys, his brother being Vernet Prevost, and they were sons of Edward and Elizabeth (Stark) Prevost, both of whom have now passed away. Their youthful days were spent under the parental roof with time divided between the duties of the schoolroom, the pleasures of the playground and such tasks as were assigned them by parental authority. After mastering the branches of learning taught in the public schools they became students in the Keystone Academy at Factoryville, Pennsylvania, and after preparing himself for work in the educational field Victor I. Prevost took up the profession of teaching, which he followed through the winter months, while in the summer season he worked at various occupations that would yield him an honest living and gain him a start in life. He spent three years, from 1S79 until 1881, in Nevada and in the spring of 1882 he arrived in Colorado. Pleased with Pueblo and the advantages which the city seemed to offer, he resolved to ally his interests with those of southeastern Colorado and embarked in the dairy business at Pueblo, continuing active in that line until 190!). He was then called to public office and filled the position of city commissioner from 1911 until 1914. He retired from office as he had entered itówith the confidence and goodwill of all concerned, and when his term was over he once more took up the dairy business and has since concentrated his efforts and attention upon that line. He saw the necessity for a model dairy in Pueblo and in the spring of 1914 organized the company of which he has since been the president. The plant is thoroughly modern in its equipment, most sanitary in its arrangement and in the way the business is handled, while in trade relations the firm is thoroughly straightforward and reliable. Owing to these, salient qualities they have built up a business that has constantly grown in volume and importance and they today utilize twelve wagons in the delivery of dairy products and employ a large force of twenty-five men. On the 29th of January, 1S84, Mr. Prevost was united in marriage to Miss Carrie Haver and to them have been born four children: Edna E.; Mary E.; Victor C, who is now in France with the One Hundred and Forty-eighth Regiment, Heavy Artillery; and Winnifred, who died at the age of twelve years. In social circles of the city Mr. and Mrs. Prevost occupy an enviable position and the hospitality of many of the best homes is freely and cordially extended to them. Mr. Prevost is a stalwart champion of republican principles but not an office seeker, preferring to concentrate his efforts and attention upon his business affairs. He is known in fraternal circles through his connection with the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks, the Woodmen of the World and the Highlanders, and among his brethren of these fraternities and by the general public as well he is highly respected as a substantial citizen and a representative business man. History Of Colorado Illustrated Volume III Chicago The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company 1918

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