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    • D&RGW, Mears Jct.

    • Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad narrow gauge locomotive (2-8-2) 480 and caboose 0589 are on a trestle over probably Poncha Creek at Mears Junction (Chaffee County), Colorado. Shows snow in the valley and on hillsides.
    • Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Company--1950-1960.; Mears Junction (Colo.)--1950-1960.; Railroad cabooses--Colorado--Mears Junction--1950-1960.; Railroad locomotives--Colorado--Mears Junction--1950-1960.; Railroads--Colorado--Mears...
    • 1951 February 14
    • D&RGW

    • Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad locomotive #482 (2-8-2) with a pilot mounted snowplow, box cars #3049 and #3001, and caboose #0589 cross a trestle over probably Poncha Creek at Mears Junction (Chaffee County), Colorado. The train is the last...
    • Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Company--1950-1960.; Mears Junction (Colo.)--1950-1960.; Narrow gauge railroads--Colorado--Mears Junction--1950-1960.; Railroad freight cars--Colorado--Mears Junction--1950-1960.; Railroad...
    • 1951 February 15
    • D&RGW

    • Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad locomotive #499 is stopped on a trestle with passenger cars and an observation car near Mears Junction (Chaffee County), Colorado. The locomotive has a pilot mounted snowplow. Members of the Rocky Mountain...
    • Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Company--1940-1950.; Rocky Mountain Railroad Club--People--1940-1950.; Railfans--Colorado--Mears Junction--1940-1950.; Mears Junction (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Railroad locomotives--Colorado--Mears...
    • 1949 September 25
    • D&RGW

    • Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad locomotive #482 (2-8-2), and a caboose, cross a bridge over probably Poncha Creek at Mears Junction (Chaffee County), Colorado. A second train, headed by locomotive #480 (2-8-2), with gondola cars and caboose...
    • Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Company--1950-1960.; Mears Junction (Colo.)--1950-1960.; Narrow gauge railroads--Colorado--Mears Junction--1950-1960.; Railroad bridges--Colorado--Mears Junction--1950-1960.; Railroad freight...
    • 1951 February 14
    • D&RGW, Mears Jct, Colo. wyeing 497, Mears Jct, fr. west switch.

    • Denver and Rio Grande Western locomotive 497 (2-8-2), with a push snowplow, vents smoke by a derail sign at Mears Junction (Chaffee County), Colorado. Shows a man, a bridge, snow, and a semaphore switch.
    • Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Company--1950-1960.; Mears Junction (Colo.)--1950-1960.; Railroad locomotives--Colorado--Mears Junction--1950-1960.; Railroads--Colorado--Mears Junction--1950-1960.
    • 1950 February 16
    • D&RGW

    • View of a water tank with a spout beside Denver and Rio Grande Western tracks, and a sign that reads "Mears Junction," in Chaffee County, Colorado. Shows flat car #9445 loaded with rocks on a siding. Trees and mountains are near the valley.
    • Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Company--1950-1960.; Mears Junction (Colo.)--1950-1960.; Railroad freight cars--Colorado--Mears Junction--1950-1960.; Railroad sidings--Colorado--Mears Junction--1950-1960.; Railroads--Colorado--Mears...
    • 1954
    • Ouray, chief of the Colorado Utes, Otto Mears, interpreter

    • Sitting studio portrait of Native American (Ute) Chief Ouray, and Otto Mears, interpreter and road builder. The chief is outfitted in beaded moccasins, leggings, shirt, and fringed coat, Mears wears a three piece suit.
    • Indians of North America--1870-1880.; Ute Indians--1870-1880.; Ouray.; Mears, Otto, 1840-1931.
    • 1880
    • D&RGW

    • Smoke rises from Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad locomotive #482 (2-8-2), with a pilot mounted snowplow, as it rounds a bend at Mears Junction (Chaffee County), Colorado. The consist of gondola cars is on a trestle over probably Poncha...
    • Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Company--1950-1960.; Mears Junction (Colo.)--1950-1960.; Narrow gauge railroads--Colorado--Mears Junction--1950-1960.; Railroad freight cars--Colorado--Mears Junction--1950-1960.; Railroad...
    • 1951 February 14
    • D&RGW

    • View of a railroad switch, and Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad locomotive #497 (2-8-2), with a mixed freight train, on an undergrade bridge at Mears Junction (Chaffee County), Colorado. Snow is on the ground. A sign reads: "Derail."
    • Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Company--1950-1960.; Mears Junction (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Railroad bridges--Colorado--Mears Junction--1950-1960.; Railroads--Colorado--Mears Junction--1950-1960.; Snow--Colorado--Mears Junction--1950-1960.
    • 1950 February 16
    • Ouray, Otto Mears

    • Sitting studio portrait of Native American (Tabeguache band, Southern Ute) Chief Ouray, and Otto Mears, an interpreter and businessman. Ouray wears beaded moccasins, leggings, shirt, and fringed coat, Mears wears a three piece suit.
    • Indians of North America--1870-1880.; Tabeguache Indians--1870-1880.; Ute Indians--1870-1880.; Indian interpreters--1870-1880.; Tribal chiefs--1870-1880.; Ouray.; Mears, Otto, 1840-1931.; Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories (U.S.)
    • [1880?]
    • On Marshall Pass above Mears

    • Men and women pose on a passenger car of a Denver and Rio Grande Railway train on Marshall Pass (Saguache County), Colorado. The locomotive reads "D.& R.G.R.W., 273." The women wear hats, jackets, skirts or dresses. The town of Mears (Chaffee...
    • Denver and Rio Grande Railway Company--1880-1890.; Marshall Pass (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Saguache County (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Passengers (Colo.)--Colorado--Saguache County County--1880-1890.; Passes (Landforms)--Colorado--Saguache County...
    • [between 1881 and 1886]
    • Ouray from Twin Peaks, 3000 feet below

    • View southeast from Twin Peaks high over the town of Ouray, Ouray County, Colorado; shows the Amphitheater, roads in the Uncompahgre River Valley, one to Camp Bird Mine, Red Mountain Highway (originally the Otto Mears Toll Road, Million Dollar...
    • Ouray (Colo.)--1930-1940.
    • [1935]
    • Railroad passes

    • A Rio Grande Southern Railroad pass of the Silverton Railroad Company. The pass is made of silver with filigree, decoration done entirely with fine wire. The inscription reads: "Issued to Mrs. N. P. Hill and family, No. 534; Otto Mears". Another...
    • Rio Grande Southern Railroad--Equipment & supplies--1880-1900.
    • [between 1889 and 1892]
    • Mears Junct

    • Mears Junction, Chaffee County, Colorado, is a cylindrical wood water tank and a pair of railroad tracks. A engine and freight cars of the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad passes in the background.
    • Mears Junction (Colo.)--1900-1910.; Water tanks--Colorado--Mears Junction--1900-1910.
    • [between 1900 and 1910?]
    • Silverton R.R., transfer of passengers

    • People pose with buggies, wagons, and horse teams by a Silverton Railroad Company locomotive, a Denver & Rio Grande Railway freight car, and a Silverton R.R. passenger car in Red Mountain Town, Ouray County, Colorado. The men wear suits, planter...
    • Silverton Railroad Company--1880-1890.; Red Mountain (Ouray County, Colo. : Town)--1880-1890.; Business people--Colorado--Red Mountain--1880-1890.; Carriages & coaches--Colorado--Red Mountain--1880-1890.; Passengers--Colorado--Red...
    • 1888 Sept. 17
    • Otto Mears

    • Head and shoulders portrait of Otto Mears, Colorado road builder.
    • Mears, Otto, 1840-1931.
    • 1939
    • On Marshall Pass above Mears

    • Men and women pose on a Denver and Rio Grand Railway Company train on Marshall Pass in Saguache County, Colorado. The town of Mears (Chaffee County) is in the distance.
    • Denver and Rio Grande Railroad Company--1880-1900.; Marshall Pass (Colo.)--1880-1900.; Saguache County (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Passengers--Colorado--Saguache County--1880-1900.; Passes (Landforms)--Colorado--Saguache County--1880-1900.;...
    • [between 1882 and 1886]
    • Matchie, Shavano, Utoka, & others

    • Studio portrait of four Native American (Ute) and two white men (one unidentified.) They are (l to r seated): Charlie Grote (died 1906 in Wyoming), Matchie, Shavano, and Utoka. Otto Mears (white with beard) stands. All the Utes wear EuroAmerican...
    • Indians of North America--1870-1880.; Ute Indians--1870-1880.; Matchie, Ute Indian.; Shavano.; Utoka, Ute Indian.; Grote, Charlie, d. 1906.; Mears, Otto, 1840-1931.
    • [between 1870 and 1880?]
    • Million Dollar Highway valley scene

    • Frame houses, tents, and parked cars flank an Otto Mears toll road (the Million Dollar Highway), in Ouray or San Juan County, Colorado. A stream meanders through meadows; peaks are in the background.
    • Mears, Otto, 1840-1931--Homes & haunts.; Million Dollar Highway (Colo.)--1920-1930.; Houses--Colorado--1920-1930.; Roads--Colorado--1920-1930.; Streams--Colorado--1920-1930.
    • [between 1920 and 1930?]
    • Ouray - Silverton Toll Road at a deep gorge

    • A horse drawn carriage with passengers goes across a bridge at the Otto Mears' tollroad (Million Dollar Highway) in Ouray County between Ouray and Silverton, Colorado. A creek runs through a deep gorge below the toll road.
    • Mears, Otto, 1840-1931--Homes & haunts.; Ouray County (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Carriages & coaches--Colorado--Ouray County--1890-1900.; Toll roads--Colorado--Ouray County--1890-1900.
    • [between 1890 and 1900]
    • Tunnel on Million Dollar Highway

    • View of a tunnel on an Otto Mears toll road (the Million Dollar Highway), in San Juan or Ouray County, Colorado. A rock pinnacle is in the background.
    • Mears, Otto, 1840-1931--Homes & haunts.; Million Dollar Highway (Colo.)--1920-1930.; Roads--Colorado--1920-1930.; Tunnels--Colorado--1920-1930.
    • [between 1920 and 1930?]
    • High bridge Ouray Stage Line

    • The Ouray Stage Line, with passengers, crosses over a high wood bridge on the Otto Mears' toll road (Million Dollar Highway) between Ouray and Silverton (Ouray County) Colorado.
    • Mears, Otto, 1840-1931--Homes & haunts.; Ouray County (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Carriages & coaches--Colorado--Ouray County--1890-1900.; Toll roads--Colorado--Ouray County--1890-1900.
    • [between 1890 and 1900]
    • Tunnel on Million Dollar Highway

    • View of a tunnel on an Otto Mears toll road (the Million Dollar Highway), in Ouray or San Juan County, Colorado; shows forest and cliffs.
    • Mears, Otto, 1840-1931--Homes & haunts.; Million Dollar Highway (Colo.)--1920-1930.; Roads--Colorado--1920-1930.; Tunnels--Colorado--1920-1930.
    • [between 1920 and 1930?]
    • Leaving Silverton to asend Kindel Mtn

    • View of a group of excursionists in Silverton, Colorado. Mounted on horses and burros, this group of mostly children poses in their poke bonnets and dresses, ready to ascend Mount Kendall. Men are on horses; an older woman stands in a dark dress....
    • Mears, Otto, 1840-1931--Homes & haunts.; Silverton (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Children--Colorado--Silverton--1890-1900.; Horseback riding--Colorado--Silverton--1890-1900.
    • [1890?]
    • Old Road San Juan County now Million $ Highway

    • View of a horse and buggy traversing a steep talus slope on an Otto Mears toll road in San Juan County, Colorado.
    • Mears, Otto, 1840-1931--Homes & haunts.; Million Dollar Highway (Colo.)--1900-1930.; San Juan County (Colo.)--1900-1920.; Carriages & coaches--Colorado--San Juan County--1900-1930.; Roads--Colorado--San Juan County--1900-1930.
    • [between 1900 and 1920?]
    • Early County Rd now Million Dollar Highway

    • View of an Otto Mears toll road (the Million Dollar Highway), in San Juan or Ouray County, Colorado; shows a man on horseback (with a rifle), power poles, and a house on a ledge.
    • Mears, Otto, 1840-1931--Homes & haunts.; Million Dollar Highway (Colo.)--1900-1920.; Horseback riding--Colorado--1900-1920.; Houses--Colorado--1900-1920.; Roads--Colorado--1900-1920.; Toll roads--Colorado--1900-1920.
    • [between 1900 and 1920?]
    • Snow shed and old County Road, San Juan County now Million Dollar Highway

    • View of a snow shed built over tracks of the Silverton Northern Railroad, in San Juan County, Colorado; shows a surrey on an Otto Mears toll road (Million Dollar Highway) bridge.
    • Mears, Otto, 1840-1931--Homes & haunts.; Silverton Northern Railroad Company--1900-1910.; Million Dollar Highway (Colo.)--1900-1910.; San Juan County (Colo.)--1900-1910.; Bridges--Colorado--San Juan County--1900-1910.; Carriages &...
    • [between 1900 and 1905?]
    • Early road San Juan [i.e. Ouray] County now Million Dollar Highway

    • Rails edge an Otto Mears toll road (the Million Dollar Highway), in Ouray County, Colorado; shows a buggy and people, and Ouray in the distance.
    • Mears, Otto, 1840-1931--Homes & haunts.; Million Dollar Highway (Colo.)--1900-1910.; Ouray County (Colo.)--1900-1910.; Carriages & coaches--Colorado--Ouray County--1900-1910.; Railroad tracks--Colorado--Ouray County--1900-1910.; Toll...
    • [between 1900 and 1910?]
    • Old road details present Million Dollar Highway

    • Power poles edge an Otto Mears toll road (the Million Dollar Highway), in San Juan or Ouray County, Colorado; a creek is far below, and a house is built on a ledge.
    • Mears, Otto, 1840-1931--Homes & haunts.; Million Dollar Highway (Colo.)--1900-1910.; Houses--Colorado--Ouray County--1900-1910.; Toll roads--Colorado--Ouray County--1900-1910.
    • [between 1900 and 1910?]
    • Denver Public Library microfilm obituaries 1944-1959.

    • Index of all deaths published in the Rocky Mountain News, the Denver Post, and other newspapers for the years 1944-1959.
    • Denver (Colo.)--Genealogy--Indexes.; Denver (Colo.)--Vital records.; Denver Post--Indexes.; Rocky Mountain News--Indexes.;
    • 2010
    • Million Dollar Highway

    • Stone guard rails edge an Otto Mears toll road (the Million Dollar Highway), in San Juan or Ouray County, Colorado; a car rounds the corner and a stream runs in the foreground.
    • Mears, Otto, 1840-1931--Homes & haunts.; Million Dollar Highway (Colo.)--1910-1920.; Streams--Colorado--1910-1920.; Toll roads--Colorado--1910-1920.
    • [between 1910 and 1920?]
    • Cascade Canyon, Million Dollar Highway near Silverton

    • View of (possibly) Mineral Creek and steep rock walls along the Otto Mears Toll Road (later the Million Dollar Highway) near Silverton, San Juan County, Colorado.
    • Mears, Otto, 1840-1931--Homes & haunts.; San Juan County (Colo.)--1900-1930.; Streams--Colorado--San Juan County--1900-1930.; Toll roads--Colorado--San Juan County--1900-1930.
    • [between 1906 and 1924]
    • Scene along Million Dollar Highway

    • View of an Otto Mears toll road (the Million Dollar Highway), in San Juan or Ouray County, Colorado; shows road grade, guard rails, and a stream.
    • Mears, Otto, 1840-1931--Homes & haunts.; Million Dollar Highway (Colo.)--1910-1920.; Streams--Colorado--1910-1920.; Toll roads--Colorado--1910-1920.
    • [between 1910 and 1920?]
    • Poncha Jct. Mears Jct. 482 & train 8480 strung out on hillside

    • A Denver and Rio Grande Western train, with a pilot plow, vents smoke between Poncha Springs and Mears Junction on the approach to Poncha Pass, (Chaffee County), Colorado; Highway 285 is to the side.
    • Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Company--1950-1960.; Chaffee County (Colo.)--1950-1960.; Poncha Pass (Colo.)--1950-1960.; Passes (Landforms)--Colorado--Chaffee--1950-1960.; Railroad snowplow locomotives--Colorado--Chaffee--1950-1960.;...
    • 1951 February 14
    • Old roadway present Million Dollar Highway

    • View of an Otto Mears toll road (the Million Dollar Highway), in Ouray or San Juan County, Colorado; shows tire tracks on a ledge cut into a steep granite cliff.
    • Mears, Otto, 1840-1931--Homes & haunts.; Million Dollar Highway (Colo.)--1910-1930.; Cliffs--Colorado--1910-1930.; Toll roads--Colorado--1910-1930.
    • [between 1900 and 1910?]
    • Waterfall & bridge Million Dollar Highway

    • Pipe railing edges a concrete section of an Otto Mears toll road (the Million Dollar Highway), in Ouray or San Juan County, Colorado; a waterfall passes underneath.
    • Mears, Otto, 1840-1931--Homes & haunts.; Million Dollar Highway (Colo.)--1910-1930.; Streams--Colorado--1910-1930.; Toll roads--Colorado--1910-1930.; Waterfalls--Colorado--1910-1930.
    • [between 1910 and 1930?]
    • Scene along Million Dollar Highway. Pack mules loaded with mine supplies.

    • A boy on a horse leads pack mules, carrying lumber and bundles, on an Otto Mears toll road (the Million Dollar Highway), in Ouray or San Juan County, Colorado.
    • Mears, Otto, 1840-1931--Homes & haunts.; Million Dollar Highway (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Boys--Colorado--1890-1900.; Horseback riding--Colorado--1890-1900.; Mules--Colorado--1890-1900.; Packtrains--Colorado--1890-1900.; Toll roads--Colorado--1890-1900.
    • [between 1890 and 1900?]
    • Poncha Junction - Mears Junction

    • View of a Denver and Rio Grande Western freight train between Poncha Springs and Mears Junction, (Chaffee County), Colorado. The train has three locomotives, locomotive 497 (with a snow plow) vents steam ; Highway 285 is to the side.
    • Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Company--1950-1960.; Chaffee County (Colo.)--1950-1960.; Railroads--Colorado--Chaffee County--1950-1960.; Roads--Colorado--Chaffee County--1950-1960.
    • 1950 March 23

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