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Amy Hoskin Hill was born in Central City, Colorado on January 5, 1881. Her parents were Lillie Champion Hoskin and Jack Hoskin. Lillie was the 5th child of Hugh and Levinia Champion, the subjects of this story.
Amy died in 1984, at age 93. She attended Denver University and the State Teachers College and taught school for 15 years. She was appointed, by two presidents, as the first postmistress in Arapahoe, in 1927. She and her husband operated hotels and resorts in Colorado then California.
Amy moved to Stinson Beach, California, in 1954 where the family operated a Resort. After taking up writing, at 70, she published three books: Murder on the Mountain, a mystery; Thoughts Expressed, a book of poetry and poetic prose noting her thoughts during a lifetime of hardships and contentment; and hind sights, a collection of early Colorado family history