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We’ve been planning for some time to feature the work of local photographer Bill Starr on the Big Something, but have been daunted, admittedly, by the sheer volume of Starr’s work. We’d just finally screwed up the courage to spend some time […]

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Guy Boyd (1884-1966) [left] and Cloyd Brunson examining old bones found in Grand Caverns.

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View from pass towards large stand of aspen in autumn colors.

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(“El Paso County Disaster Services,” date unknown, photographer unknown. Courtesy of Special Collections, Pikes Peak Library District. Image Number: 001-696.)

Three workers in full protective gear, with gas masks, coveralls, gloves and boots, stand in front of a tanker truck. A CSFD truck is in the background.

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Photograph appears in O’Keeffe at Abiquiu by Christine Taylor Patten on page 46.

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Three cadets pose in dormitory at desk with rows of books above. Caption on photo reads “Cadets in Dormitory – U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado.”

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(“Mail Delivery” by Harry L. Standley, 1927. Courtesy of Special Collections, Pikes Peak Library District. Image Number: 001-675.)

Uniformed mailmen stand by their bicycles with fully loaded mail pouches in front. Other bicycles and cars are parked in background. Photo identified on back as “letter carriers starting on delivery”.

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Portrait of the second grade class at Del Norte School. William Bradford Hassell (1891-1957) is identified as seated in the first row, fourth from the right.

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Old pickup with “International” on back and person standing in back on two-lane road. Truck has a number of cowboy bumper stickers on back.

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Young children in white with chains of flowers parading through parkland. Note on back reads “Children’s pageant held to celebrate 44th anniversary of the city and 39th anniversary of state.”

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View of the Pikes Peak Center [designed by John James Wallace] showing entrance to El Paso County offices.

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Double line of men in fancy uniforms standing in front of brick wall. Men standing in back row hold axes on display; men kneeling in front row lean on axe handles. Young boy in front holds enormous axe with “WOW” engraved on it. “Elite Studio” written on lower left of print.

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Demonstrators hold signs relating to the 1965 Selma to Montgomery civil rights marches. Signs read “The Vote For All in Selma”, “Freedom Now” and “The Vote is Your Liberty”. Caption under photo: “Colorado College students stood about 20 on city hall steps Tuesday to dramatize Negro voter registration attempts in Alabama and Mississippi. Most, but […]

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Sheet music title “Eagerville Waltz”.

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General William J. Palmer statue in Nevada Avenue with tower of Colorado Springs High School behind.

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Portrait of Charles Baldwin Jr. wearing a regal costume including an ermine cape, chain necklace, and cap. The logo on his cap may be that of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.

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Robert Adams.

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Scene along Tejon Street after the snowstorm of 1913, showing snowbanks and streetcar. Stores visible are Robbins, Dern Coffee, E.G. Hayner, Vorhes Shoe Co. and F.W. Woolworth Co.

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Girl sits on floor in front of row of lockers; she is looking at painting inside open locker.

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Head Librarian Margaret Reid looks out between shelves of fiction books.

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