Father John Lewis Dyer
Father John, a hearty man of God, skied his preaching circuits in pursuit of his religious commitments. He was one of the first Methodist ministers to tour Colorado's high country mining camps. In 1862, at age 50, he took over the Blue River Mission in Summit County. In the following year, his new circuit encompassed Park City (Alma), Fairplay and Leadville. The title "Father" was given to him because of his concern for the people.