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    • Denver and Rio Grande Railroad Company - Durango Depot

    • Shows the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad Company train depot in Durango (La Plata County), Colorado. The building is made of wood, with a shingle roof and a two story projecting pavilion. Utility poles are in front of the building and hills are in...
    • Denver and Rio Grande Railroad Company--1880-1900.; Durango (Colo.)--1880-1900.; Railroad stations--Colorado--Durango--1880-1900.
    • [between 1889 and 1893]
    • Head of Borens Gulch, Sierra La Plata

    • A view of Borens Gulch in la Plata County, Colorado shows snowfields and fallen trees.
    • La Plata County (Colo.)--1870-1880.; La Plata Mountains (Colo.)--1870-1880.; Arroyos--Colorado--La Plata County--1870-1880.; Mountains--Colorado--La Plata County--1870-1880.; Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories (U.S.)
    • [1875]
    • Durango water wheel

    • A view of a tub water wheel in Durango (La Plata County), Colorado.
    • Durango (Colo.)--1890-1910.; Waterwheels--Colorado--Durango--1890-1910.
    • [between 1890 and 1910]
    • Durango, Colorado

    • View from a hillside of Durango (La Plata County), Colorado; shows wide dirt avenues, residences, commercial buildings, La Plata County Courthouse, the Presbyterian church, and the Strater Hotel. Smoke rises from the San Juan Smelting and Mining...
    • Durango (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Cities & towns--Colorado--Durango--1890-1900.
    • [between 1897 and 1900?]
    • Durango - Narrow Gauge Capitol of the World

    • The 485 Denver & Rio Grande Western train is stopped on the tracks in front of the depot in Durango, Colorado, in La Plata County. Puffs of smoke rise off the train's smokestack; steam rises off the tracks. A conductor stands next to the engine. ...
    • Durango (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Railroad stations--Colorado--Durango--1940-1950.; Denver and Rio Grande Western Railway Company.
    • [between 1940 and 1950]
    • Fort Lewis, greenhouse

    • View of a greenhouse at Fort Lewis High School (later Fort Lewis College) in Hesperus (La Plata County), Colorado. Plants are inside a probably glass-enclosed greenhouse. Shows snow on the ground nearby.
    • Fort Lewis High School (Hesperus, Colo.)--Facilities--1910-1920.; Hesperus (Colo.)--1910-1920.; Greenhouses--Colorado--Hesperus--1910-1920.; Schools--Colorado--Hesperus--1910-1920.
    • [between 1911 and 1913?]
    • Fort Lewis buildings

    • View of clapboard buildings with gabled roofs at Fort Lewis High School (later Fort Lewis College) in Hesperus (La Plata County), Colorado. Trees are beside classroom buildings or dormitories. Snow is on the ground and on mountains in the distance.
    • Fort Lewis High School (Hesperus, Colo.)--Buildings--1910-1920.; Hesperus (Colo.)--1910-1920.; Schools--Colorado--Hesperus--1910-1920.
    • [between 1911 and 1913?]
    • Fort Lewis, man at desk

    • A man wears a suit and poses at a desk at Fort Lewis High School (later Fort Lewis College) in Hesperus (La Plata County), Colorado. Shows a bookshelf and office mailbox, telephones, desk lamps, a typewriter, scattered papers and probably paper...
    • Fort Lewis High School (Hesperus, Colo.)--People--1910-1920.; Hesperus (Colo.)--1910-1920.; Interiors--Colorado--Hesperus--1910-1920.; Offices--Colorado--Hesperus--1910-1920.; Schools--Colorado--Hesperus--1910-1920.
    • [between 1911 and 1913?]
    • Fort Lewis, people on stage

    • People stand and pose on a stage for (probably) graduation ceremonies at Fort Lewis High School (later Fort Lewis College) in Hesperus (La Plata County), Colorado. The stage is decorated with a banner that reads "Ever Onward", a Colorado state...
    • Fort Lewis High School (Hesperus, Colo.)--People--1910-1920.; Hesperus (Colo.)--1910-1920.; Auditoriums--Colorado--Hesperus--1910-1920.; Graduation ceremonies--Colorado--Hesperus--1910-1920.; Interiors--Colorado--Hesperus--1910-1920.;...
    • [between 1911 and 1913?]
    • Fort Lewis, soldiers on stage

    • Men in military uniforms with rifles, probably cadets, stand on a stage at Fort Lewis High School (later Fort Lewis College) in Hesperus (La Plata County), Colorado. The stage is decorated with a banner that reads "Ever Onward", a Colorado state...
    • Fort Lewis High School (Hesperus, Colo.)--People--1910-1920.; Hesperus (Colo.)--1910-1920.; Auditoriums--Colorado--Hesperus--1910-1920.; Cadets--Colorado--Hesperus--1910-1920.; Interiors--Colorado--Hesperus--1910-1920.;...
    • [between 1911 and 1913?]
    • Fort Lewis, laboratory

    • Young men in suits or military uniforms work in a laboratory at Fort Lewis High School (later Fort Lewis College) in Hesperus (La Plata County), Colorado. Students stand near probably a scale (balance); one holds possibly a mortar and pestle. A...
    • Fort Lewis High School (Hesperus, Colo.)--Facilities--1910-1920.; Hesperus (Colo.)--1910-1920.; Classrooms--Colorado--Hesperus--1910-1920.; Interiors--Colorado--Hesperus--1910-1920.; Laboratories--Colorado--Hesperus--1910-1920.;...
    • [between 1911 and 1913?]
    • Fort Lewis, laboratory

    • Young men in suits or military uniforms work in a laboratory at Fort Lewis High School (later Fort Lewis College) in Hesperus (La Plata County), Colorado. Shows tables with glass beakers, shelves with bottles and jars, scales (balances), and a...
    • Fort Lewis High School (Hesperus, Colo.)--Facilities--1910-1920.; Hesperus (Colo.)--1910-1920.; Classrooms--Colorado--Hesperus--1910-1920.; Interiors--Colorado--Hesperus--1910-1920.; Laboratories--Colorado--Hesperus--1910-1920.;...
    • [between 1911 and 1913?]
    • Fort Lewis, dining room

    • View of a dining room at Fort Lewis High School (later Fort Lewis College) in Hesperus (La Plata County), Colorado. Tables are set with tablecloths, glasses and pitchers. The room has wainscoting, wood floors and ceiling, and curtains on windows.
    • Fort Lewis High School (Hesperus, Colo.)--Facilities--1910-1920.; Hesperus (Colo.)--1910-1920.; Dining rooms--Colorado--Hesperus--1910-1920.; Interiors--Colorado--Hesperus--1910-1920.; Schools--Colorado--Hesperus--1910-1920.
    • [between 1911 and 1913?]
    • Fort Lewis, kitchen

    • A woman in a checkered apron poses with a water kettle in a kitchen at Fort Lewis High School (later Fort Lewis College) in Hesperus (La Plata County), Colorado. Shows a wood burning stove, a serving cart on wheels and pots and pans suspended from...
    • Fort Lewis High School (Hesperus, Colo.)--Facilities--1910-1920.; Hesperus (Colo.)--1910-1920.; Cooks--Colorado--Hesperus--1910-1920.; Interiors--Colorado--Hesperus--1910-1920.; Kitchens--Colorado--Hesperus--1910-1920.;...
    • [between 1911 and 1913?]
    • Fort Lewis, utility room

    • A man in overalls and boots poses beside dials and gauges in a utility room at Fort Lewis High School (later Fort Lewis College) in Hesperus (La Plata County), Colorado. Shows probably belt-driven power generators on cement blocks.
    • Fort Lewis High School (Hesperus, Colo.)--People--1910-1920.; Hesperus (Colo.)--1910-1920.; Electric generators--Colorado--Hesperus--1910-1920.; Employees--Colorado--Hesperus--1910-1920.; Schools--Colorado--Hesperus--1910-1920.
    • [between 1911 and 1913?]
    • Fort Lewis, generator

    • A man wears overalls and works on probably a belt-driven power generator at Fort Lewis High School (later Fort Lewis College) in Hesperus (La Plata County), Colorado. The generator reads: "Ames Iron Works."
    • Fort Lewis High School (Hesperus, Colo.)--People--1910-1920.; Hesperus (Colo.)--1910-1920.; Electric generators--Colorado--Hesperus--1910-1920.; Employees--Colorado--Hesperus--1910-1920.; Maintenance & repair--Colorado--Hesperus--1910-1920.;...
    • [between 1911 and 1913?]
    • Fort Lewis, furnace

    • View of an iron furnace at Fort Lewis High School (later Fort Lewis College) in Hesperus (La Plata County), Colorado. Lettering on the machine reads: "[?] Brownell & Co. Dayton, Ohio," "Pattern No. 90" and "Ames Iron Works, Oswego."
    • Fort Lewis High School (Hesperus, Colo.)--Facilities--1910-1920.; Hesperus (Colo.)--1910-1920.; Furnaces--Colorado--Hesperus--1910-1920.; Schools--Colorado--Hesperus--1910-1920.
    • [between 1911 and 1913?]
    • Golconda placer mine, La Plata Mountains, Colo.

    • View of the Golconda Group Mine near Summitville in Rio Grand County, Colorado. A sluice box sits in an excavated trench. Men work near the trench. Mount Hesperus (Hesperus Mountain) is in the distance.
    • Golconda Group Mine (Rio Grande County, Colo.)--1890-1900.; Hesperus Mountain (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Summitville (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Hydraulic mining--Colorado--Summitville--1890-1900.; Mining--Colorado--Summitville--1890-1900.;...
    • 1893
    • Golconda extension placer mine, La Plata Mountains, Colo.

    • View of the Golconda Group Mine in Summitville, Rio Grande County, Colorado. Shows wood plank building, log cabin, and tent. A sluice box sits in an excavated trench. Men are in the distance.
    • Golconda Group Mine (Rio Grande County, Colo.)--1890-1900.; Summitville (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Hydraulic mining--Colorado--Summitville--1890-1900.; Mining--Colorado--Summitville--1890-1900.; Sluices--Colorado--Summitville--1890-1900.
    • 1893
    • F.W. Gove, U.S. Deputy, Mineral Surveyor

    • A man and a women pose in front of frame buildings with signs that read: "F.W. Gove U.S. Deputy" and "Mineral Surveyor" in Durango (La Plata County), Colorado.
    • Gove, F. W.--Homes & haunts.; Durango (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Commercial facilities--Colorado--Durango--1880-1890.; Men--Colorado--Durango--1880-1890.; Mining--Colorado--Durango--1880-1890.; Women--Colorado--Durango--1880-1890.
    • [between 1884 and 1889?]
    • Bayfield, Colo.

    • View of the town of Bayfield (La Plata County), Colorado. Shows houses, barns, churches, and fences. Signs on commercial buildings read: "General Merchandise, 1902," and "W.O.W" (Woodsmen of the World). A person mounted on a horse is on a dirt road...
    • Bayfield (Colo.)--1900-1910.; Cities & towns--Colorado--Bayfield--1900-1910.
    • [between 1902 and 1910?]
    • Canon of the Rio Las Animas

    • A narrow gauge Denver and Rio Grande Railroad excursion train stops by Rio de las Animas River (Animas River) in La Plata County Colorado. The Needle Mountains are in the distance.
    • Denver and Rio Grande Railroad Company--1880-1890.; Animas River (Colo. and N.M. )--1880-1890.; La Plata County (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Needle Mountains (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Canyons--Colorado--La Plata County--1880-1890.; Railroads--Colorado--La Plata...
    • [between 1886 and 1890?]
    • Turntable in switch back, Silverton Railway

    • View of a mountainside turntable on the Silverton Northern Railroad with two locomotives, a boxcar, and frame snow shed in San Juan County or La Plata County, Colorado.
    • Silverton Northern Railroad Company--1890-1910.; Turntables (Railroads)--Colorado--1890-1910.; Railroads--Colorado--1890-1910.; Snowsheds--Colorado--1890-1910.
    • [between 1895 and 1910?]
    • Canon of the Rio Las Animas, bridge

    • View of a Denver and Rio Grande Railroad trestle over the Las Animas River near Tacoma (La Plata County), Colorado.
    • Denver and Rio Grande Railroad Company--1880-1900.; Animas River (Colo. and N.M.)--1880-1900.; La Plata County (Colo.)--1880-1900.; Railroad bridges--Colorado--La Plata County--1880-1900.; Rivers--Colorado--La Plata County--1880-1900.;...
    • [between 1882 and 1900?]
    • Durango

    • View from a hillside of Durango (La Plata County), Colorado; shows wide dirt avenues, residences, commercial buildings, the La Plata County Courthouse, the Presbyterian church, and the Strater Hotel. Smoke rises from the San Juan Smelting and...
    • Durango (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Cities & towns--Colorado--Durango--1890-1900.
    • 1897 July 3
    • Durango

    • A man with a camera stands on a rock outcrop above Durango (La Plata County), Colorado. Shows residences, commercial buildings, the San Juan Smelting and Mining Company, and a Denver and Rio Grande Railroad trestle across the Animas River.
    • Animas River (Colo. and N.M.)--1890-1900.; Durango (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Cities & towns--Colorado--Durango--1890-1900.; Rivers--Colorado--Durango--1890-1900.
    • [between 1897 and 1900?]
    • Durango from the reservoir

    • View of Durango (La Plata County), Colorado taken from the city reservoir. Shows the Ernest J. H. Amy residence, La Plata County Courthouse, the Presbyterian church, and the Strater Hotel. Smoke rises from the stacks of the San Juan Smelting and...
    • Durango (Colo.)--1880-1900.; Cities & towns--Colorado--Durango--1880-1900.
    • [between 1882 and 1900?]
    • Ascending Mancos, La Plata Divide

    • View of probably a Rio Grande Southern Railroad locomotive on broad and narrow gauge railroad tracks in either Montezuma or La Plata County, Colorado. Men sit on the end of a passenger car. A water tower with ice is nearby. Light snow covers the...
    • Rio Grande Southern Railroad--1880-1900.; Railroads--Colorado--1880-1900.; Water towers--Colorado--1880-1900.
    • [between 1889 and 1900?]
    • Utes, group of chil[dren]

    • Studio portrait of Native American (Ute) children, probably near Ignacio (La Plata County), Colorado. Boys wear wrapped braids, earrings, leather pants, beaded moccasins, and chokers or necklaces with medallions. A boy wears a bone breastplate, a...
    • Indians of North America--Children--Colorado--La Plata County--1880-1900.; Ute Indians--Children--Colorado--La Plata County--1880-1900.; La Plata County (Colo.)--1880-1900.; Boys--Colorado--La Plata County--1880-1900.; Girls--Colorado--La Plata...
    • [between 1880 and 1900?]
    • Durango

    • Panoramic view of Durango and the San Juan Mountains (La Plata County), Colorado. Shows dirt streets, frame and brick houses, and buildings that include Ernest Amy's house with a turret and conical dome and the Methodist Church and steeple. A truss...
    • Durango (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Cities & towns--Colorado--Durango--1890-1900.
    • [between 1892 and 1900?]
    • Durango

    • Panoramic view of Durango (La Plata County), Colorado. Shows dirt streets, frame and brick houses, and smelter smoke at the base of probably Smelter Mountain. Shows the Strater Hotel, the brick and stone county courthouse, the Methodist Church and...
    • Durango (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Cities & towns--Colorado--Durango--1890-1900.
    • [between 1892 and 1900?]
    • Durango

    • Panoramic view of Durango and a smelter and smoke at the base of probably Smelter Mountain (La Plata County), Colorado. Shows streets fenced yards, frame and brick houses, and commercial buildings.
    • Durango (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Smelter Mountain (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Cities & towns--Colorado--Durango--1890-1900.; Smelters--Colorado--Durango--1890-1900.
    • [between 1892 and 1900?]
    • The La Plata Smelter

    • View of La Plata Smelter with frame buildings and smokestacks, La Plata County, Colorado.
    • La Plata County (Colo.)--1880-1900.; Mining--Colorado--La Plata County--1880-1900.; Smelters--Colorado--La Plata County--1880-1900.
    • [between 1882 and 1900?]
    • Cañon of the Rio Las Animas

    • View of two Denver & Rio Grande Railroad narrow gauge engines as they pull a passenger train on a high, steep rock ledge in the Canyon of the Animas River (La Plata County), Colorado. Passengers lean out windows or stand by the train. Shows steam...
    • Denver and Rio Grande Railroad Company--1880-1890.; Animas River (Colo. and N.M. )--1880-1890.; La Plata County (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Canyons--Colorado--La Plata County--1880-1890.; Cliffs--Colorado--La Plata County--1880-1890.; Narrow gauge...
    • 1887
    • Canon of the Rio Las Animas

    • View of a Denver and Rio Grande Railroad narrow gauge locomotive, caboose and flatbed car on a rock ledge above the Rio Las Animas (the Animas River), in La Plata County, Colorado. Elk antlers are mounted on the engine's cowcatcher. Shows rock...
    • Denver and Rio Grande Railroad Company--1880-1890.; Animas River (Colo. and N.M. )--1880-1890.; La Plata County (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Canyons--Colorado--La Plata County--1880-1890.; Cliffs--Colorado--La Plata County--1880-1890.; Narrow gauge...
    • 1887
    • Bridge in Animas Canon

    • A man stands in front of a Denver & Rio Grande Railroad narrow gauge railroad engine which sits on a trestle bridge over the Rio De Las Animas River (Animas River), Animas Canyon (La Plata County), Colorado.
    • Denver and Rio Grande Railroad Company--1880-1890.; Animas River (Colo. and N.M. )--1880-1890.; La Plata County (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Railroad bridges--Colorado--La Plata County--1880-1890.; Railroads--Colorado--La Plata County--1880-1890.;...
    • 1887
    • Canon of the Rio Las Animas

    • A narrow gauge Denver & Rio Grande Railway excursion train stops along the Rio De Las Animas River (Animas River) in Animas Canyon, near Silverton (La Plata County), Colorado. Women passengers sit on rocks as men fish in the river. An...
    • Denver and Rio Grande Railroad Company--1880-1890.; Animas River (Colo. and N.M. )--1880-1890.; La Plata County (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Needle Mountains (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Fishing--Colorado--La Plata County--1880-1890.; Railroads--Colorado--La Plata...
    • 1887
    • Canon of the Rio Las Animas, D. & R.G.Ry.

    • View of a Denver & Rio Grande Railway train on the Highline, Silverton Branch, in the Canyon of the Rio Las Animas (Animas Gorge) La Plata County, Colorado. A narrow gauge engine narrow gauge locomotive and caboose on a rock ledge above the Animas...
    • Denver and Rio Grande Railway Company--1880-1890.; Animas River (Colo. and N.M. )--1880-1890.; La Plata County (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Canyons--Colorado--La Plata County--1880-1890.; Railroads--Colorado--La Plata County--1880-1890.;...
    • [between 1880 and 1886?]
    • Canon of the Rio Las Animas

    • View of the Denver & Rio Grande Railway train on the Highline, Silverton Branch, in the Canyon of the Animas River (Animas Gorge) La Plata County, Colorado. A narrow gauge engine pulls a sidecar and excursion car on a narrow rock ledge. Passengers...
    • Denver and Rio Grande Railway Company--1880-1890.; Animas River (Colo. and N.M. )--1880-1890.; La Plata County (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Canyons--Colorado--La Plata County--1880-1890.; Railroads--Colorado--La Plata County--1880-1890.;...
    • [between 1880 and 1886?]
    • Boren's Cascade

    • View of waterfall identified as Boren's Cascade on the La Plata River, La Plata County, Colorado.
    • La Plata County (Colo.)--1880-1900.; La Plata River (Colo. and N.M.)--1880-1900.; Rivers--Colorado--La Plata County--1880-1900.; Waterfalls--Colorado--La Plata County--1880-1900.
    • [between 1882 and 1900?]
    • Canon of the Rio Las Animas

    • A Denver and Rio Grande Railroad Company narrow gauge train is on sheer granite cliffs that flank the Animas River (Rio Las Animas), in either San Juan or La Plata County, Colorado.
    • Denver and Rio Grande Railroad Company--1880-1900.; Animas River (Colo. and N.M.)--1880-1900.; Canyons--Colorado--1880-1900.; Railroads--Colorado--1880-1900.; Rivers--Colorado--1880-1900.
    • [between 1882 and 1900?]
    • Canyon of the Animas River

    • A Denver and Rio Grande Railroad Company narrow gauge train is on sheer granite cliffs that flank the Animas River (Rio Las Animas), in either San Juan or La Plata County, Colorado.
    • Denver and Rio Grande Railroad Company--1880-1900.; Animas River (Colo. and N.M.)--1880-1900.; Canyons--Colorado--1880-1900.; Cliffs--Colorado--1880-1900.; Railroads--Colorado--1880-1900.; Rivers--Colorado--1880-1900.
    • [between 1882 and 1900?]
    • Bridge across the Rio Las Animas

    • View of a Denver and Rio Grande Railroad trestle over the Las Animas River near Tacoma (La Plata County), Colorado.
    • Denver and Rio Grande Railroad Company--1880-1900.; Animas River (Colo. and N.M.)--1880-1900.; La Plata County (Colo.)--1880-1900.; Railroad bridges--Colorado--La Plata County--1880-1900.; Rivers--Colorado--La Plata County--1880-1900.;...
    • [between 1882 and 1900?]
    • Canon of the Rio Las Animas

    • A man stands on a log over the Animas River in the Animas Canyon, La Plata County, Colorado. Shows the Needle Mountains.
    • Animas River (Colo. and N.M.)--1880-1900.; La Plata County (Colo.)--1880-1900.; Needle Mountains (Colo.)--1880-1900.; Canyons--Colorado--La Plata County--1880-1900.; Rivers--Colorado--La Plata County--1880-1900.
    • [between 1882 and 1900?]
    • Bayfield, San Juan Basin

    • View of the town of Bayfield (La Plata County), Colorado. Shows houses, barns, commercial buildings, and possibly a school house. Cultivated fields and mountains are in the distance.
    • Bayfield (Colo.)--1900-1910.; Cities & towns--Colorado--Bayfield--1900-1910.
    • [between 1900 and 1910?]

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