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    • Denver - early days flood

    • View of Denver, Colorado during a Cherry Creek flood. Storefront signs read: "Ladies Emporium" and "Denver Meat Market." The first U.S. Denver Branch Mint has a tower with battlements; a horse is in the foreground.
    • Cherry Creek (El Paso County-Denver County, Colo.)--1860-1870.; Denver (Colo.)--1860-1870.; Cities & towns--Colorado--Denver--1860-1870.; Floods--Colorado--Denver--1860-1870; Mints--Colorado--Denver--1860-1870.
    • 1864
    • Main Street, Central City

    • View looking south down unpaved Main Street in Central City, Colorado, at about 9:00 a.m. The buildings consist of one and two-story clapboard storefronts with false fronts and rectangular windows. The street is littered with building materials,...
    • Central City (Colo.)--1860-1870.; Business districts--Colorado--Central City--1860-1870.; Streets--Colorado--Central City--1860-1870.
    • 1864
    • Main Street, Central City

    • View looking north on Main Street toward Eureka Street in Central City, Colorado. The block consists of mostly wooden, clapboard, one and two-story storefronts. The unpaved street is littered with garbage and debris. In the foreground, two men,...
    • Central City (Colo.)--1960-1970.; Business districts--Colorado--Central City--1860-1870.; Streets--Colorado--Central City--1860-1870.
    • 1864
    • Nevadaville, Colo

    • View of Nevadaville, Gilpin County, Colorado, in a shallow valley with snow patches, at foot of Bald Mountain, includes log, frame, and stone dwellings and businesses, mining facilities, tailings, trees and rail fences. Horse drawn wagons are on...
    • Nevadaville (Colo.)--1860-1870.
    • 1864?
    • Central City from the side of Mammoth Hill looking up Gregory and Eureka Gulches

    • Rendering of Central City, Gilpin County, Colorado, shows dwellings, businesses, and mining facilities. Pedestrians and wagons are in the streets and on a retaining wall housing a culvert for Clear Creek. Men and women are in the foreground;...
    • Central City (Colo.)--1860-1870.; Mining--Colorado--Central City--1860-1870.
    • 1866
    • Julesburg Stage Station

    • Photo of a drawing of the Julesburg Number 2 stage stop in Julesburg, Colorado in Sedgwick County. Pedestrians are on the dirt road in the foreground. Tents are pitched next to wood-frame buildings. A stagecoach is in front of the building.
    • Julesburg (Colo.)--1860-1870.
    • 1867
    • Third and Main Streets, taken in 1868 the buildings were erected in 1860

    • Men in top hats ride donkeys on Main Street in Canon City, Colorado. Scene includes frame and brick commercial buildings with arched windows and signs: [illegible]. Low hills are in the background, and ruts in the dirt are in the foreground.
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1860-1870.; Donkeys--Colorado--Canon City--1860-1870.; Streets--Colorado--Canon City--1860-1870.
    • 1868
    • Canon City, Colorado

    • Looking east at Canon City, Colorado, the Territorial Prison is in the foreground. The two-story stone building has a mansard roof and dormers, and was completed in 1870. The City Ditch is next to it; the Arkansas River and the town of Canon City...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1870-1880.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1870-1880.
    • 1869?
    • 1st Congregational Church of Boulder, Colo., 1870

    • Horses and buggies are in a line in front of the 1st (First) Congregational Church in Boulder, Colorado, and a ditch runs from the hill in the background to the foreground. The brick building has a gable roof and a square tower with battlements....
    • Boulder (Colo.)--1870-1880.; Churches--Colorado--Boulder--1870-1880.; Congregational churches--Colorado--Boulder--1870-1880.
    • 1870
    • 24th Street School

    • Black and white photograph of 24th Street School (Denver, Colo.), delivery wagon in foreground of picture.
    • Historic preservation--Colorado--Denver.; Denver Public Schools--History.; School buildings--Colorado--Denver.
    • 1870-1890
    • Northern wall, Grand Canyon

    • A man with a beard and tall boots, a member of the Corps of Engineers, sits with crossed feet and arms, on a precipice above the Grand Canyon (later Grand Canyon National Park) in Arizona. Shows layers of rock and brush on talus in the vast valley.
    • Grand Canyon (Ariz.)--1870-1880.; Canyons--Arizona--Grand Canyon--1870-1880.; Expeditions & surveys--Arizona--Grand Canyon--1870-1880.; Geographical Surveys West of the 100th Meridian (U.S.)
    • 1872
    • Near Jacob's Pool

    • A man in a hat, probably from the geological survey, stands and faces the Vermilion Cliffs, sandstone formations in Coconino County, Arizona. Shows wagon ruts and footprints in the clay soil on a hill near Jacobs Pool.
    • Coconino County (Ariz.)--1870-1880.; Vermilion Cliffs (Utah and Ariz.)--1870-1880.; Canyons--Arizona--Coconino County--1870-1880.; Cliffs--Arizona--Coconino County--1870-1880.; Expeditions & surveys--Arizona--Coconino County--1870-1880.;...
    • 1872
    • View on Apache Lake, Sierra Blanca Range [sic], Arizona

    • Men sit or stand and pose beside what is identified as Apache Lake in the White Mountains in Apache County or Navajo County (later Fort Apache Indian Reservation), Arizona. Some wear hats and carry rifles, one wears a shirt with piping on the...
    • Indian scouts--Arizona--1870-1880.; Indians of North America--Arizona--1870-1880.; Western Apache Indians--Arizona--1870-1880.; White Mountains (Ariz.)--1870-1880.; Expeditions & surveys--Arizona--1870-1880.; Lakes & ponds--Arizona--1870-1880.;...
    • 1873
    • Expedition of 1874 1st Lieut. Geo. M. Wheeler, Corps of Engineers Commanding

    • Men stand in the cemetery in front of the Catholic Church on the Plaza of Guadaloupe, Colorado, in Conejos County. The small church is constructed in Spanish style of adobe. An adobe wall with an arched entrance surrounds the grave yard. Two...
    • Guadalupe (Colo.)--1870-1880.; Adobe buildings--Colorado--Guadalupe--1870-1880.; Catholic churches--Colorado--Guadalupe--1870-1880.; Cemeteries--Colorado--Guadalupe--1870-1880.
    • 1874
    • Central City after fire 1874

    • View of Central City, Colorado, after the fire of 1874. A burned out brick building is surrounded by debris in the foreground. Burned out buildings litter the background. Smoke rises from one of the buildings in the center of the photograph. A...
    • Central City (Colo.)--1870-1880.; Fires--Colorado--Central City--1870-1880.
    • 1874
    • The old gamblers

    • A group of four Native American (Paiute) men gamble, they sit on the ground in a semi circle with bows, arrows, and baskets, at the Meadows in southwestern Nevada. They wear skin caps or feathers, leggings, and breechcloths. Photographer's shadow...
    • Indians of North America--Nevada--1870-1880.; Paiute Indians--Nevada--1870-1880.; Meadows, The (Nev.)--1870-1880.; Gambling--Nevada--1870-1880.
    • 1874
    • Colorado Springs

    • View north of Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, shows Cascade Avenue, Unity Church, dwellings with large yards and gardens, including the home of Professor Kerr and low hills in the background.
    • Colorado Springs (Colo.)--1870-1880.; Churches--Colorado--Colorado Springs--1870-1880.; Houses--Colorado--Colorado Springs--1870-1880.; Streets--Colorado--Colorado Springs--1870-1880.
    • 1874
    • Central City transportation

    • Two stagecoaches are in the foreground. One is being drawn by four horses and is pulling out of a wood barn with a chimney and a gabled roof. The driver sits on top of the cab. The second stagecoach is parked alongside the front of the barn, with...
    • Central City (Colo.)--1870-1880.; Stagecoaches--Colorado--Central City--1870-1880.
    • 1875
    • Morrison, Colo

    • Morrison, Jefferson County, Colorado. The two-story stone school with belfry is in the foreground; frame and stone commercial buildings and dwellings line Bear Creek Avenue. Freight cars and an engine of the Morrison Branch of the Colorado and...
    • Morrison (Colo.)--1870-1880.; Streets--Colorado--Morrison--1870-1880.
    • 1875?
    • Del Norte residences

    • Wood-frame houses are built along an unpaved street in the town of Del Norte, Colorado in Rio Grande County. Architectural elements of the buildings include one and two-stories, gables, a bay window, and chimneys. A wood-picket fence surrounds the...
    • Del Norte (Colo.)--1870-1880.; Houses--Colorado--Del Norte--1870-1880.
    • 1876
    • Gen. Crook's Army in camp, on French Creek, after arrival of train

    • View of General George Crook's Native American campaign expedition camp on French Creek in the Black Hills, Dakota Territory, shows army canvas wall, A-frame, and small two man tents supplied by train, arranged in military organization. The...
    • Crook, George, 1829-1890--Journeys--Dakota Territory--1870-1880.; United States. Army--1870-1880.; Dakota Indians--War--Dakota Territory--1870-1880.; Indians of North America--War--Dakota Territory--1870-1880.; Dakota Territory--1870-1880.; French...
    • 1876
    • The Soda Springs on the left and the Iron Springs

    • This eight-sided gazebo in Canon City, Colorado, is made of branches, some twisted into flourishes. Deer antlers top the plank roof, and men and a woman sit on benches in back. A rubble wall is at the base of the rocks in the background, with a...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Gazebos--Colorado--Canon City--1880-1890.
    • 1877
    • Corral on Main Street between 5th and 6th, north side

    • This corral on Main Street in Canon City, Colorado, holds men, horses (some blanketed), and covered and uncovered Texas wagons. Brick, two-story residences around 6th (Sixth) and Macon Streets are in back of the corrals. Snow covered mountains are...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1870-1880.; Corrals--Colorado--Canon City--1870-1880.
    • 1878
    • First hot springs bath house

    • This frame, gable roofed one-story building has an open porch and houses the Soda Spring at Canon City, Colorado. Men, women, horses, a dog and a buggy are in the area, rocky crags are in the background. A ditch runs in the foreground.
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1870-1880.; Springs--Colorado--Canon City--1870-1880.
    • 1878
    • Central City

    • Image of the Colorado Central Railroad train upon its arrival in Central City, Colorado. In the foreground is the train. Several men dressed in suits and hats stand in front of the locomotive. The train's engineer sits in the cab. In the...
    • Central City (Colo.)--1870-1880.; Hotels--Colorado--Central City--1870-1880.; Railroads--Colorado--Colorado Springs--1870-1880.; Colorado Central Railroad Company.; Teller House (Central City, Colo.)
    • 1878
    • The Colorado State Penitentiary in 1878, showing the first stone wall

    • The penitentiary complex in Canon City, Colorado, consists of a pair of three-story structures (one with a mansard roof) and the surrounding wall and tower, with a gated arch in the foreground. All are of random ashlar stone. Trees front the main...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1880-1890.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 1878
    • Main Street between 3rd and 4th, showing oxen teams and covered wagons

    • Covered wagons and teams of oxen crowd Main Street in Canon City, Colorado. Men in vests pose on the dirt; two-story brick and stone commercial buildings have chimneys and arched windows. The 1872 Clelland block has an open porch and a bracketed...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1870-1880.; Covered wagons--Colorado--Canon City--1870-1880.; Ox teams--Colorado--Canon City--1870-1880.; Streets--Colorado--Canon City--1870-1880.
    • 1878
    • Leadville pioneer homes

    • Pioneer Leadville residents pose in front of their early homes in 1879, Colorado. The man and woman in the center, dressed in their finest, stand with their baby girl on a wood chair. Two men and another woman stand next to them, with a nursing...
    • Leadville (Colo.)--1870-1880.; Dwellings--Colorado--Leadville--1870-1880.; Pioneers--Colorado--Leadville--1870-1880.
    • 1879
    • Looking down Walsenburg's Main Street

    • Brick, stone, and frame commercial buildings and dwellings line Main Street in Walsenburg, Huerfano County, Colorado. Barber poles, a fire hydrant and trees edge the boardwalk; a canvas tent is in the foreground. Buggies and pedestrians are in the...
    • Walsenburg (Colo.)--1870-1880.; Streets--Colorado--Walsenburg--1870-1880.
    • 1879
    • Harrison Ave looking up from junction with Chestnut St.

    • Early view of booming Harrison Avenue, Leadville, Colorado. Men with horse drawn wagons fill foreground. Wood frame buildings with false fronts bear signs "Crockery and glassware, chandeliers and lamp goods, cutlery and plated ware," "Wholesale...
    • Leadville (Colo.)--1870-1880.; Business districts--Colorado--Leadville--1870-1880.; Carts & wagons--Colorado--Leadville--1870-1880.; Commercial facilities--Colorado--Leadville--1870-1880.
    • 1879
    • Leadville from California Gulch

    • This view southeast from California or Oregon Gulch of Leadville, Colorado, looks toward reduction and sampling works, with mine tailings in a wash area in the foreground. Sheds, barns, lean-tos, log cabins, tents, false front businesses, and some...
    • Leadville (Colo.)--1870-1880.; Commercial facilities--Colorado--Leadville--1870-1880.; Construction--Colorado--Leadville--1870-1880.; Hills--Colorado--Leadville--1870-1880.; Mining--Colorado--Leadville--1870-1880.
    • 1879
    • Leadville from Capitol Hill

    • View from Capitol Hill across Leadville, Colorado, shows a booming town filled with log and wood frame houses, lean-tos, sheds, and barns. A timber corral, a plank floor frame under construction, and cabins with horizontal logs and saddle corner...
    • Leadville (Colo.)--1870-1880.; Log cabins--Colorado--Leadville--1870-1880.
    • 1879
    • Leadville from Carbonate Hill

    • View northwest from Carbonate Hill across Leadville, Colorado includes a foreground filled with downed trees and stumps and buildings with log and wood frame construction. Gabled roofs and false fronts are on a majority of buildings in the booming...
    • Leadville (Colo.)--1870-1880.; Mountains--Colorado--1870-1880.
    • 1879
    • Leadville from Capitol Hill

    • View from Capitol Hill across Leadville, Colorado shows a booming town filled with log and wood frame houses, lean-tos, sheds and barns, and some canvas tents. There is a make-shift corral, a horse and a long tent in the foreground.
    • Leadville (Colo.)--1870-1880.; Log cabins--Colorado--Leadville--1870-1880.
    • 1879
    • Buena Vista, from Lake House

    • Frame commercial buildings and dwellings line the dirt street in Buena Vista, Colorado; signs read: "Cottonwood Restaurant" and "Assayer's Office." A bridge crosses Cottonwood Creek in the foreground, and the Collegiate range towers in the...
    • Buena Vista (Colo.)--1870-1880.; Bridges--Colorado--Buena Vista--1870-1880.; Buildings--Colorado--Buena Vista--1870-1880.; Mountains--Colorado--1870-1880.
    • 1879?
    • Denver

    • View of Denver from the northwest part of the Highland neighborhood. Shows business and residential buildings, sheds, fences, the South Platte River and a bridge. The City Hall building is in the distance. A two-story house with a hip roof and sash...
    • Denver (Colo.)--1870-1880.; Highland (Denver, Colo.)--1870-1880.; South Platte River (Colo. and Neb.)--1870-1880.; Cities & towns--Colorado--Denver--1870-1880.; Rivers--Colorado--Denver--1870-1880.
    • 1879?
    • Irwin, Colorado Forest King Mine in foreground, Ruby Peaks in distance.

    • A view in Irwin, Colorado, shows four men sitting and standing on top of the two roofs of the Forest King Mine; behind them are the gable- roofed wood buildings of the town, including one under construction. Tall evergreens grow in the town; Ruby...
    • Irwin (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Mining--Colorado--Irwin--1880-1890.
    • 1880
    • Early Manitou bird's eye

    • Bird's eye view of Manitou Springs, Colorado, looking east, from the summit of Mount Manitou; shows the Cliff House, The Mansions, Manitou Bath House, and Manitou School. Grade has been cut for the D. & R. G. Railroad, no track has been laid....
    • Manitou Springs (Colo.)--1880-1890.
    • 1881
    • Durango, Colo.

    • View looking down on Durango, Colorado, in La Plata County; shows spectators on boardwalk watching workers dig into the ground to install a cistern, wagons and other machinery around hole, and commercial storefronts along Main Street.
    • Durango (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Cisterns--Colorado--Durango--1880-1890.
    • 1881
    • Breckenridge

    • View of Breckenridge, Colorado, looking southeast, includes tents, frame and log dwellings and commercial buildings dotting the flats next to the Blue River which winds up to and through town. The foothills of Boreas Mountain are in the left, and...
    • Breckenridge (Colo.)--1880-1890.
    • 1881
    • Laying of cornerstone of the Mt. Moriah lodge. No. 89.

    • A crowd in Canon City, Colorado, gathers for the laying of the cornerstone of the Mount Moriah Masonic Lodge, at the southeast corner of 5th (Fifth) and Main. People carry umbrellas and cornets, and wear uniforms, sack suits and hats. Horses and...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1880-1890.
    • 1881
    • Leadville, Colo. 1882

    • In this view of west Leadville, Colorado, a dusting of snow rests on the ground and tree stumps in the foreground. Sheds, barns, lean- tos, log cabins, one-story residences, false front businesses, and a two- story brick schoolhouse are in the...
    • Leadville (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Business districts--Colorado--Leadville--1880-1890.; Mountains--Colorado--1880-1890.; Residential streets--Colorado--Leadville--1880-1890.
    • 1882
    • La Junta's Harvey House in pioneer days

    • Guests, employees, and some of the citizens of the town of La Junta, Colorado, pose on the steps of the Harvey House in Otero County. Railroad tracks pass next to the building, and a handcart is in the foreground. Architectural features of the...
    • La Junta (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Hotels--Colorado--La Junta--1880-1890.
    • 1882
    • Irwin (Ruby Camp) Col. Gunnison Co-1882

    • Buildings of Irwin, Gunnison County, Colorado, are on both sides of a narrow dirt road; the town includes the Presbyterian Church with steeple, picket fences, buildings under construction, and building with a sign "Windsor House." Tall evergreen...
    • Irwin (Colo.)--1880-1890.
    • 1882
    • Issuing rations

    • A Native American (Sioux) man holding a pipe squats in front of a tepee camp, probably the Dakota Territory. Shows U.S. officers and their families with Sioux sitting and standing behind them waiting for the distribution of rations.
    • Dakota Indians--Dakota Territory--1880-1890.; Indians of North America--Dakota Territory--1880-1890.; Dakota Territory--1880-1890.; Food relief--Dakota Territory--1880-1890.; Indian encampments--Dakota Territory--1880-1890.; Military...
    • 1882?
    • Highland Lake about 1882

    • People pose in the yard of this one-story frame residence in Highland Lake, Weld County, Colorado. A baby in a perambulator and a woman in a lace collar and feathered hat are by the steps with potted plants. A man in the foreground holds a rake; a...
    • Highland Lake (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Baby carriages--Colorado--Highland Lake--1880-1890.; Houses--Colorado--Highland Lake--1880-1890.; Infants--Colorado--Highland Lake--1880-1890.
    • 1882?

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