Click HERE to browse the Pikes Peak Library District’s Digital Photo Archive.

Continue Reading

Small gathering of young men and women in the park in downtown Denver. Many are raising hands in “V” signs.

Click HERE to browse more historic photos at the PPLD’s Digital Photo Archive.

Continue Reading

Six wild turkeys crossing field. Photo identified on back as “Wild turkey. S.E. Colorado, canyon country.”

Continue Reading

Johnathon Gallagher appears on the list of striking Western Federation of Miners who were deported from the Cripple Creek Mining district in 1904.

Click HERE to browse more images at the Pikes Peak Library District’s Digital Photo Archive.

Continue Reading

Man, identified on back as John Garrett, standing in front of Summit House on Pikes Peak holding fireworks. Photo identified on back as “John Garrett at Summit House – probably in 20’s. AdAmAn fireworks to be set off New Year’s Eve.” Stamp on back reads “Made by H.L. Standley Photographer, Colorado Springs, Colo.” Photocopied paper […]

Continue Reading

Small girl holds hand on sculptured panel on wall at the Deaf and Blind School. Note on back reads “Edgar Britton Sculpture”. Photo identified on back.

Click HERE to browse more historic photos at the PPLD’s Digital Photo Archive.

Continue Reading

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

Click HERE to browse more images from the Pikes Peak Library District’s Digital Photo Archive.

Continue Reading

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

Click HERE to browse the Pikes Peak Library District online photograph archive.

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading
Continue Reading

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.”

Click HERE to browse more images at the Pikes Peak Library District’s Digital Photo Archive.

Continue Reading

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.

Man walking in front of large stone building on wide, unpaved […]

Continue Reading

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.

Click HERE to browse more images at the Pikes Peak Library District’s Digital Photo Archive.

Continue Reading

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.

Click HERE to browse more historic images at the Pikes Peak Library District’s Digital Photo Archive.

Continue Reading

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.

Click HERE to browse more images at the Pikes Peak Library District’s Digital Photo Archive.

Continue Reading

Exterior view of the mine buildings.

Click HERE to access the Pikes Peak Library District’s Digital Photo Archive.

Continue Reading

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

Click HERE to browse more historic images of the Pikes Peak Region at the PPLD’s Digital Photo Archive.

Continue Reading

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

Click HERE to browse more historic photos at the PPLD’s Digital Photo Archive.

Continue Reading

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

Click HERE to browse more historic images of the Pikes Peak Region at the PPLD’s Digital Photo Archive.

Continue Reading


(“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.

Click HERE to browse more photos at the Pikes Peak Library District’s […]

Continue Reading

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.”

Click HERE to browse more historic images at the Pikes Peak Library District’s Digital Photo Archive.

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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.

Click HERE to browse more images at the Pikes Peak Library District’s Digital Photo Archive.

Continue Reading

News

World Economic Forum
September 28, 2016 | NPR · The last time the U.S. ranked No. 1 in a key economic index was in 2008. Key issues cited in the 2016 report: America’s problems with its infrastructure, health and primary education systems.
 

Bob Talbot/Marine Photobank/Courtesy of World Animal Protection
September 28, 2016 | NPR · An endangered whale was found dead over the weekend, entangled in derelict fishing gear. Such incidents have been on the rise in recent years. A new California law aims to combat the problem.
 

September 28, 2016 | FA · Washington Post reporter David Fahrenthold says the Trump Foundation doesn’t operate like a typical charity: “[Trump] doesn’t seem to have understood that a charity isn’t set up to benefit you.”
 

Arts & Life

Getty Images
September 28, 2016 | FA · Robert Kanigel’s new biography recounts the life of Jacobs, a Greenwich Village public intellectual who championed street life and community. Critic Maureen Corrigan calls it a powerful work.
 

The Kobal Collection
September 28, 2016 | NPR · The movie titles of the late splatter-film director are evocative … and wonderfully terrible. Can you tell them apart from the titles of some less-than-classic kids’ books?
 

September 28, 2016 | NPR · Fran Wilde built a glorious world of living bone towers and wing-gliding people in last year’s Updraft. Her new Cloudbound has stunning skyscapes but lacks some of the first book’s emotional heft.
 

Music

Courtesy of the artist
September 28, 2016 | NPR · Sample some recent releases from favorite artists and rising names. This week’s show includes Celtic Fiddle Festival, The Bills and Iona Fyfe Band.
 

Courtesy of the artist
September 28, 2016 | NPR · The new video is breathlessly beautiful, brooding and unsettling.
 

WXPN
September 28, 2016 | NPR · Watch the late leader of Buckwheat Zydeco reminisce about his early days playing at El Sido’s Zydeco & Blues Club in Lafayette, La.
 

Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac

Radiolab