The Guillet Brothers, one of the earliest mercantile establishments in Cortez was that of P. T. “Pete” and H. M. “Herm” Guillet.

The Guillet boys came here from Carroll County, Mo., in the early 80’s. P.T. came in 1881, and H. M. in 1883 after spending a year in Wyoming. After working in Durango during...

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