Rainbow Falls in Ute Pass. Title by photographer; written on back.

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Studio portrait of unidentified woman in fringed short skirt, wearing cowboy hat, bandanna, fringed gloves and pistol in holster and holding lariat.

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Caption under photo: “Firing of this simulated atomic bomb was one of the high points Saturday of the demonstration at F. Carson for members of the Defense Orientation Conference Assn. The simulated bomb was the largest fired to date at the fort. The DOCA is an organization of civilians who have participated in briefing and [...]

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Spencer and Boies Penrose next to pile or rocks at Fraser River. Print mounted on board with caption “Spencer Penrose Senator Boies Penrose On top of Penrose Mountain located Aug 17-1903 – Altitude 9000 ft. Fraser River, British Columbia.”

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This is the bank where, in 1896, Winfield Scott Stratton placed $100,000 dollars on deposit as a wager for anyone willing to accept it that William Jennings Bryan would defeat William McKinley in that year’s presidential election. Learn more about Stratton’s Wager, HERE.

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Man and woman standing on wooden bridge with waterfall behind. Photo identified as “Seven Falls 4-28-07″ on print. Couple identified as Eddie and Pearl Dennis on back.

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Children standing on large wheel suspended from central pole in playground with pine trees behind, possibly in Stratton Park. A frame house is visible in background.

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Three members of Manitou Springs Fire Department in studio portrait, wearing uniform shirts with monograms “WB”, caps with badges and belt buckles with “MFD”. Image is reversed, so letters appear backwards.

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Exterior view of the mine buildings.

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Printed on front “Copyright, 1898. by P. P. Stevens” and “Sunset Behind Pike’s Peak.”

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Inside Cliff House, Manitou Springs, showing table with four chairs and checkered tablecloth and small table and chair in foreground with Royal manual typewriter.

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Three full-grown deer with antlers walking across snowy field in front of Cheyenne Mountain. Small building visible in background.

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Colorado Springs native musician Chuck Snow put pen to paper and plectrum to guitar strings in the midst of the Waldo Canyon Fire and the result was one great song: Whichever Way the Wind Blows. You can download the song at ChuckSnow.com and all proceeds will be donated to the Humane Society [...]

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(“Colorado 83 with Pikes Peak” by Myron Wood, May 1973. Copyright Pikes Peak Library District, courtesy of Special Collections. Image Number: 002-1293.)

Two cowboys on horseback driving herd of cattle along Colorado Highway 83, with snow-covered Pikes Peak in background.

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Airplane sitting on runway with Cheyenne Mountain in background. “United States Air Force” written on side of plane, and “Columbine” with painting of flower is on nose. Photo identified on back as “Pres. Eisenhower’s plane “Columbine.”

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CCC workers clearing the roadbed for the Rampart Range Road.

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Two men in uniform lean on chain rope. Man on left is identified below as Clyde McReynolds; man on right as Harry Dennis. Note on back reads “Clyde, Harry P. Dennis of the Colo Spgs F.D. to Mack and Ma. From Ella McReynolds 4-10-61. Police & Fire Dept. was where Utilities Bldg. now is located [...]

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The corner of Kiowa and Cascade Avenue, with the Colorado Springs Public Library on the left, St. Mary’s Church on the right, and Pikes Peak in the background. A man is walking across the street towards the church.

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View down road toward Cheyenne Mountain shrouded with smoke from the forest fire of January 17, 1950. Caption under photo: “A series of fires on and near Cheyenne Mountain destroyed uncounted acres of grass and timber and spewed forth dense columns of smoke which covered the countryside. This photograph, taken on highway 115 about two [...]

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Woman and child standing by flowering bushes in front of wood-frame house. “1908. Letitia Mother Uinta St.” written on edges of print. Photo identified as “Uintah St. 1908 229 E. Uintah in 2003.” Note on back (written in 2004) reads “Margaret D. Finn with her sweet peas. Child is not Letitia as noted. Letitia an [...]

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I was browsing through the Pikes Peak Library District’s Digital Archives when I encountered a series of photographs that beckoned my attention – perhaps it was the timeless subject matter of a young family or maybe the fact that I recognized the location of these photographs as a house on the corner of Uintah [...]

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Two young girls walk hand-in-hand in bare yard with wood frame house behind. “March 10-08 Colorado Springs. Esther and Barbara” written on edges of print. Note on back reads “Esther (r) and Barbara (l) “coming from the make-believe store, with a lb. of butter (Esther) and some cookies (Barbara)” written by OB Finn.”

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