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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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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View of low log building with sign over door reading “Log Cabin” and people posing in front. Railroad tracks are in foreground. Photo identified on back as “Log Cabin Hotel – built 1871, before town was begun. Famed for its buffalo and antelope steaks.” Similar photo has people identified as follows: “Governor A.C. Hunt, Mrs. [...]

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Full-page halftone illustration of railroad tracks through rocky arches. Image has decorative border around edge. Caption below image reads “Double tunnel, Canon of the Eagle River, Colorado.” “Photograph by George L. Beam” printed at bottom right of page.

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Caption under photo: “Here is a portion of the more than 12,000 Camp Carson troops who watched the air-ground war exercises at the camp on Saturday. Units shown here are the 196th Infantry, the 3-3th Engineer Group, the 14th Regiment Combat Team, the Provisional Artillery and the 5022nd Army Service Unit.” Photo appeared in the [...]

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Top of Devil’s Head with Fire Look-Out station.

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Interior of home with large windows with wood frames overlooking mountain landscape. Photo identified on back as “Andersen home (Andersen Windowalls) Cascade, Colo. Gordon Ingraham, arch.”

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Line of young people in running clothes applaud as two others approach podium in open field with Olympic symbol behind. One man crouches behind podium. Circle of flags is in field behind. Photo identified on back.

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Wagon tracks in sand of desert, identified as National Old Trails road, Painted Desert sand.

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Front of small adobe-style building with striped awnings and canned goods on display in window. “113 Sommers Market Co. 115″ and two “S” logos are on front of building. Photo identified on back as 113-115 South Tejon Street.

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Man on old-fashioned motorcycle with sidecar in front of corner store with another man standing behind. Store has wrought-iron upper balcony and fence alongside. Signs hanging above windows read “Dawson’s Emergency Electric Repair Service. Look for Man on Motorcycle. Open Sunday’s and Holiday’s. Call city 6520. Repairs on all electrical appliances – Light & power [...]

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Independence Mine in the Cripple Creek Mining District. Originally owned by Winfield Scott Stratton, the mine ceased operations in the 1930s.

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Front window of store with painted signs “Bob & Wave Salon Hair Cutting Permanent Waving Marcelling Scalp Treatments”. Piece of driftwood, wooden school desk and small figurine of woman with sign “Venus” are in window.

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Frank Lloyd Wright leaning on stump at site of Air Force Academy talking to three men in business suits.

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People sit in open car on dirt road admiring view of sheer drop-off. Twisted trees are in foreground. Photo identified on back as Pikes Peak Auto Highway, with note reading “Above Glen Cove going into Elk’s Park. 1916 – early summer. Just after Auto highway was first opened.”

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Printed on front “Interior – Opera House / Central City, Colorado”.

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View of log cabin with false front that was rumored to have served as the first Colorado Territory Capitol building. There is a bench in front of the door. Painted on building front: “Erected in 1859 / Old Capitol Building”.

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Shove Chapel at night with moon overhead.

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Color portrait of Alice Bemis Taylor wearing corsage.

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Older couple stand in kitchen beside stove showing roasting pan with game prepared for Wild Game Dinner. Oven has sign “Monarch”; roasting pan “Savoy”. Calendar on back wall reads November 1947.

 

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Location identified as 115 East Cache La Poudre Street. Originally Mowry’s Creamery.

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