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    • Close view of oil shale deposits in northwestern Colorado

    • Men stand on a rocky ledge and pose beneath a layered shale cliff in Mesa County or Garfield County, Colorado. Shale cliffs are above talus, shrubs, and a valley.
    • Oil-shales--Colorado--1900-1920.; Cliffs--Colorado--1900-1920.
    • [between 1900 and 1918]
    • An Immense body of oil shale, near Grand Valley, Colorado

    • Men wear overalls, jackets, and hats and pose on a rocky trail in probably Mesa County or Garfield County, Colorado. Canvas tents are near scrub, trees, and talus. Shows steep, layered shale cliffs.
    • Oil-shales--Colorado--1900-1920.; Cliffs--Colorado--1900-1920.; Tents--Colorado--1900-1920.; Trails & paths--Colorado--1900-1920.
    • [between 1900 and 1917]
    • A Mountain of oil shale near Grand Valley, Colorado

    • View of a layered shale mesa in probably Mesa County or Garfield County, Colorado. Shows steep slopes, shale cliffs, and trees beside the Colorado River.
    • Oil-shales--Colorado--1900-1920.; Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)--1900-1920.; Cliffs--Colorado--1900-1920.; Rivers--Colorado--1900-1920.
    • [between 1900 and 1917?]
    • Haystack Mountain and plant site of the Mid-Continent Shale and Refining Co.

    • Men stand beside a car on a dirt road near Haystack Mountain in Garfield County, Colorado. Sagebrush, a haystack, trees, a fence, and Parachute Creek are in the valley. Shows layered shale on the Roan Cliffs and talus on mesas near the plant site...
    • Mid-Continent Shale and Refining Company--1920-1930.; Oil-shale industry--Colorado--Garfield County--1920-1930.; Oil-shales--Colorado--Garfield County--1920-1930.; Garfield County (Colo.)--1920-1930.; Haystack Mountain (Garfield County,...
    • [1920 August]
    • Snow on shale cliffs

    • Snow is on layered shale cliffs and talus in probably Mesa County or Garfield County, Colorado. Trees and brush are in a ravine or possibly a creek bed.
    • Oil-shales--Colorado--1900-1920.; Cliffs--Colorado--1900-1920.; Snow--Colorado--1900-1920.
    • [between 1900 and 1920?]
    • Snow on shale cliffs

    • Snow is on a hillside below layered shale cliffs in probably Mesa County or Garfield County, Colorado. Shows trees and sagebrush on the hillside.
    • Oil-shales--Colorado--1900-1920.; Cliffs--Colorado--1900-1920.; Snow--Colorado--1900-1920.
    • [between 1900 and 1920?]
    • Plant under construction, Continental Oil Shale Co.

    • View of a metal smokestack, part of a Continental Oil Shale Company processing plant in possibly Rangely Oil Field in Rio Blanco County, Colorado. An American flag is on scaffolding around the smokestack. Metal machinery parts and a frame shack are...
    • Oil-shale industry--Colorado--Rio Blanco County--1900-1920.; Rio Blanco County (Colo.)--1900-1920.; Building construction--Colorado--Rio Blanco County--1900-1920.; Refineries--Colorado--Rio Blanco County--1900-1920.; Smokestacks--Colorado--Rio...
    • [between 1900 and 1920?]
    • Shale ledge at the retort of Cont. Oil Shale Mining Co., Rio Blanco Colo. [?]

    • Close-up view of layered shale cliffs in Rio Blanco County, Colorado. Shows steep rock walls and scattered stones on the ground in an area identified as near the Continental Oil Shale Mining Company retort.
    • Oil-shales--Colorado--Rio Blanco County--1900-1920.; Rio Blanco County (Colo.)--1900-1920.; Cliffs--Colorado--Rio Blanco County--1900-1920.
    • [between 1900 and 1920?]
    • Continental Oil Shale and Refining Co., Rio Blanco Co.

    • View of Continental Oil Shale and Refining Company corrugated metal-sided buildings and a brick retort in Rio Blanco County, Colorado. A sign on timber scaffolding near a ladder reads: "The Colorado Continuous Retort, Patent applied for," and a...
    • Oil-shale industry--Colorado--Rio Blanco County--1900-1920.; Oil-shales--Colorado--Rio Blanco County--1900-1920.; Rio Blanco County (Colo.)--1900-1920.; Cliffs--Colorado--Rio Blanco County--1900-1920.; Refineries--Colorado--Rio Blanco...
    • [between 1900 and 1920?]
    • Book Cliffs

    • View of layered shale cliffs and hills in Mesa County, Colorado. A wire fence with timber posts and a haystack are in Grand Valley. Sparse trees and shrubs are on the Book Cliffs.
    • Oil-shales--Colorado--Mesa County--1900-1920.; Book Cliffs (Utah and Colo.)--1900-1920.; Mesa County (Colo.)--1900-1920.; Cliffs--Colorado--Mesa County--1900-1920.
    • [between 1900 and 1917?]
    • Retort of the Continental Oil Shale Mining Co., Rio Blanco Colo., their own patent plant

    • Close-up view of the brick smokestack and timber scaffolding of a Continental Oil Shale Mining Company retort in Rio Blanco County, Colorado. Shows pulleys or hoisting devices and ladders above a corrugated metal building.
    • Oil-shale industry--Colorado--Rio Blanco County--1900-1920.; Rio Blanco County (Colo.)--1900-1920.; Hoisting machinery--Colorado--Rio Blanco County--1900-1920.; Refineries--Colorado--Rio Blanco County--1900-1920.
    • [between 1900 and 1920?]
    • Continental Oil Shale Co. plant under construction

    • View of the brick smokestack and timber scaffolding of a Continental Oil Shale Company retort in Rio Blanco County, Colorado. Shows metal parts for the retort, scraps of wood, and snow on the ground nearby.
    • Oil-shale industry--Colorado--Rio Blanco County--1900-1920.; Rio Blanco County (Colo.)--1900-1920.; Building construction--Colorado--Rio Blanco County--1900-1920.; Refineries--Colorado--Rio Blanco County--1900-1920.
    • [between 1900 and 1920?]
    • Continental Oil Shale and Refining Co., Rio Blanco Co.

    • Close-up view of the brick smokestack and timber scaffolding of a Continental Oil Shale and Refining Company retort in Rio Blanco County, Colorado. Shows pulleys or hoisting devices and ladders above a corrugated metal roof.
    • Oil-shale industry--Colorado--Rio Blanco County--1900-1920.; Rio Blanco County (Colo.)--1900-1920.; Building construction--Colorado--Rio Blanco County--1900-1920.; Hoisting machinery--Colorado--Rio Blanco County--1900-1920.;...
    • [between 1900 and 1920?]
    • Continental Oil Shale and Refining Co., Rio Blanco Co.

    • View of probably an oil shale retort with a brick smokestack and timber scaffolding in Rio Blanco County, Colorado. Shows ladders above a corrugated metal roof and a sign on the building that reads: "Continental Oil Shale Mining & Ref'g Co." A...
    • Oil-shale industry--Colorado--Rio Blanco County--1910-1930.; Oil-shales--Colorado--Rio Blanco County--1910-1930.; Rio Blanco County (Colo.)--1910-1930.; Cliffs--Colorado--Rio Blanco County--1910-1930.; Refineries--Colorado--Rio Blanco...
    • [between 1910 and 1930?]
    • Continental Oil Shale and Refining Co.

    • View of a plant of the Colorado Oil Shale Mining & Refining Company near a layered shale cliff near Rifle in Rio Blanco County, Colorado. Shows the brick smokestack of probably a retort, timber scaffolding, ladders, pulleys, and hoists. A man...
    • Oil-shale industry--Colorado--Rio Blanco County--1920-1930.; Oil-shales--Colorado--Rio Blanco County--1920-1930.; Rio Blanco County (Colo.)--1920-1930.; Cliffs--Colorado--Rio Blanco County--1920-1930.; Refineries--Colorado--Rio Blanco...
    • [1920 August]
    • Plant of the Continental Oil Shale Mining & Refining Co., Rio Blanco Co. Colo.

    • Men stand and pose beside a Continental Oil Shale Mining and Refining Company retort in Rio Blanco County, Colorado. Shows a brick smokestack, metal pipes, timber scaffolding, pulleys, and hoists. Snow is on shale cliffs nearby.
    • Oil-shale industry--Colorado--Rio Blanco County--1910-1920.; Oil-shales--Colorado--Rio Blanco County--1910-1920.; Rio Blanco County (Colo.)--1910-1920.; Cliffs--Colorado--Rio Blanco County--1910-1920.; Refineries--Colorado--Rio Blanco...
    • [1919 December]
    • Plant of the Continental Oil Shale Mining & Refining Co., Rio Blanco [County], Colo.

    • View of a Continental Oil Shale Mining and Refining Company plant on a hillside near layered shale cliffs in Rio Blanco County, Colorado. Shows a brick retort with timber scaffolding and ladders and a sign that reads: "The Colorado Continuous...
    • Oil-shale industry--Colorado--Rio Blanco County--1900-1920.; Oil-shales--Colorado--Rio Blanco County--1900-1920.; Rio Blanco County (Colo.)--1900-1920.; Cliffs--Colorado--Rio Blanco County--1900-1920.; Refineries--Colorado--Rio Blanco...
    • [between 1900 and 1920?]
    • Mount Logan

    • View of Mount Logan oil shale formations and Roan Cliffs in Garfield County, Colorado.
    • Oil-shales--Colorado--Garfield County--1920-1930.; Logan, Mount (Garfield County, Colo.)--1920-1930.; Roan Cliffs (Utah and Colo.)--1920-1930.; Petroleum industry--Colorado--Garfield County--1920-1930.
    • [between 1920 and 1930?]
    • Oil shale near Grand Valley, Colorado

    • Men wear overalls or work clothes and stand on a steep precipice on a mountain of shale near Grand Valley in probably Mesa County, Colorado. Men hold shovels and pose near saddled horses. A man works beside an anvil and possibly a crushing device.
    • Oil-shale industry--Colorado--Mesa County--1910-1920.; Oil-shales--Colorado--Mesa County--1910-1920.; Mesa County (Colo.)--1910-1920.; Mining--Colorado--Mesa County--1910-1920.
    • [between 1910 and 1917?]
    • Oil shale retort

    • Men and women stand and pose beside oil shale refining machinery in possibly Garfield County, Colorado. Men wear suits and overcoats with velvet or fur collars, leather dress gloves, and felt hats or caps. Women wear dresses and fur overcoats,...
    • Oil-shale industry--Colorado--1910-1930.; Mining--Colorado--1910-1930.; Refineries--Colorado--1910-1930.
    • [between 1917 and 1925?]
    • Shale mesas

    • View of snow on a shale mesa in probably Garfield County or Mesa County, Colorado. Shows layers of shale, talus, rocks, and sagebrush.
    • Oil-shales--Colorado--1900-1920.; Mesas--Colorado--1900-1920.; Snow--Colorado--1900-1920.
    • [between 1900 and 1920?]
    • Oil shale cliffs on Parachute Creek near Grand Valley, Colo.

    • View of layered shale cliffs, trees, and fallen logs on Parachute Creek (Garfield County), Colorado. A wire fence is across the creek, and a road grade is on the Roan Cliffs.
    • Oil-shales--Colorado--Garfield County--1900-1920.; Garfield County (Colo.)--1900-1920.; Parachute Creek (Colo.)--1900-1920.; Roan Cliffs (Utah and Colo.)--1900-1920.; Cliffs--Colorado--Garfield County--1900-1920.; Streams--Colorado--Garfield...
    • [between 1900 and 1915?]
    • Oil shale development, Naval oil shale

    • View of a Naval oil shale plant near probably Rulison (Garfield County), Colorado. Mine buildings have corrugated metal sides, gabled roofs, and smokestacks. Shows layered shale on the Roan Cliffs and talus in the distance.
    • Oil-shale industry--Colorado--Garfield County--1930-1960.; Oil-shales--Colorado--Garfield County--1930-1960.; Roan cliffs (Utah and Colo.)--1930-1960.; Rulison (Colo.)--1930-1960.; Cliffs--Colorado--Garfield County--1930-1960.; Mine...
    • [between 1930 and 1960?]
    • Shale ridges at the head of Parachute Creek near Grand Valley, Colo.

    • Layered shale on Roan Cliffs is above a valley and trees that surround Parachute Creek in Garfield County, Colorado. A one-story log cabin is on the valley floor. Trees, scree, and brush are on the hillside.
    • Oil-shales--Colorado--Garfield County--1920-1930.; Garfield County (Colo.)--1920-1930.; Parachute Creek (Colo.)--1920-1930.; Roan Cliffs (Utah and Colo.)--1920-1930.; Cliffs--Colorado--Garfield County--1920-1930.; Log cabins--Colorado--Garfield...
    • [1920 August]
    • Mt. Index region

    • Men wear suits and stand near parked cars and on a steep hillside beside a tramway of possibly the Index Oil Shale Company near De Beque in Garfield County, Colorado. Shows probably oil shale processing buildings, holding tanks, dirt road grades,...
    • Oil-shale industry--Colorado--Garfield County--1900-1920.; Garfield County (Colo.)--1900-1920.; Aerial tramways--Colorado--Garfield County--1900-1920.; Refineries--Colorado--Garfield County--1900-1920.; Valleys--Colorado--Garfield County--1900-1920.
    • [between 1900 and 1920?]
    • Oil shale plant beside Colorado River

    • View of the oil shale demonstration plant beside the Colorado River near Rifle (Garfield County), Colorado. Smoke rises from smokestacks of the multi-story building, probably an oil shale retort. Denver and Rio Grande tracks are beside the river,...
    • Oil-shale industry--Colorado--Garfield County--1910-1930.; Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)--1910-1930.; Garfield County (Colo.)--1910-1930.; Roan Cliffs (Utah and Colo.)--1910-1930.; Cliffs--Colorado--Garfield County--1910-1930.;...
    • [between 1915 and 1930?]

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