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    • Procession at San Francisco, in celebration of the admission of California into the American Union

    • View of crowds and a parade in celebration of California's acceptance into the union at the Plaza of San Francisco in San Francisco, California. Shows the three story Eldorado Hotel with a portico decorated with columns and a sign that reads: "El...
    • San Francisco (Calif.)--1850-1860.; Floats (Parades)--California--San Francisco--1850-1860.; Hotels--California--San Francisco--1850-1860.; Parades & processions--California--San Francisco--1850-1860.; Plazas--California--San Francisco--1850-1860.;...
    • 1851 January 25
    • Mormons in a kanyon [sic] of the Rocky Mountains

    • Mormon emigrants in covered wagons travel on a dirt road in a canyon in the Rocky Mountains. A man on horseback with a whip drives oxen on the trail. Shows a stream in the valley and mountains in the distance.
    • Mormons--1850-1860.; Covered wagons--1850-1860.; Emigration & immigration--1850-1860.; Herding--1850-1860.; Horseback riding--1850-1860.
    • 1857 April 18
    • Larimer Family Papers, correspondence with family

    • Larimer, William, Jr. correspondence sent to Family. Kansas elections, best route for John, Horace Greeley report, Rocky Mountain News, Denver stores, band, gambling, 15,000 population, church.
    • Frontier and pioneer life--Colorado--Denver--19th century.
    • 1859 June 18
    • Denver City, 1860

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    • Auraria (Colo.)--Maps.; Denver (Colo.)--Maps.; Denver (Colo.)--Historical geography--1860.
    • 1860?
    • Northwest Denver certificate no. 205 : be it know, that ...

    • Document dated January 28, 1861; made out to J. W. Stanton as owner of Lot 3, Block 21; Lot 1, Block 121; Lot 17, Block 222; Lot 4, Block 21; Lot 2, Block 121; Lot 18, Block 222; signed by J. W. Stanton, president and G. W. Lechner.
    • Lechner, G. W.; Stanton, J. W.; Real property, Exchange of--Colorado--Denver--To 1876.; Denver (Colo.) 1861.
    • 1861
    • Diary of Margaret Patten Gray Evans

    • Margaret Evans, the wife of John Evans describes her daily life in 1861. She describes her efforts to improve her children, and comments about religion.
    • Governors--Colorado.; Governors' spouses--Colorado.
    • 1861
    • Diary of Margaret Patten Gray Evans

    • Margaret Evans, the wife of John Evans describes her daily life in 1863. The diary also includes doodles, children's drawings and an accounting ledger.
    • Governors--Colorado.; Governors' spouses--Colorado.
    • 1863
    • Waterfalls at Montgomery

    • View of the arrastre (or arrastra) at Montgomery, Park County, Colorado, a frame wheel-construction used by miners for grinding ore. Water rushes through rocks; trees, slopes, and a flume are in the background.
    • Montgomery (Colo.)--1860-1870.; Grinding wheels--Colorado--Montgomery--1860-1870.; Mining equipment--Colorado--Montgomery--1860-1870.; Mining--Colorado--Montgomery--1860-1870.; Waterfalls--Colorado--Montgomery--1860-1870.
    • 1864
    • Mines of North Empire

    • View of the mines and the buildings near North Empire (Clear Creek County), Colorado.
    • North Empire (Colo.)--1860-1870.; Mining--Colorado--Empire--1860-1870.
    • 1864
    • Denver C.T.

    • View of a Cherry Creek flood in Denver, Colorado; shows businesses, houses, a corral, horse, and sheds. The first U.S. Denver Branch Mint is to the side; signs read: "Ladies Emporium," "Metropolitan Billiard Hall," and "F. A. Brocker Groceries."
    • 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 May 13
    • William N. Byers

    • Studio portrait of William Newton Byers, Denver journalist, founder of Rocky Mountain News, civic leader, president of Festival of Mountain and Plain, and postmaster.
    • Business people--1860-1870.; Byers, William Newton, 1831-1903.
    • 1865
    • The city and valley of the Great Salt Lake, Utah

    • Views of prominent buildings in Salt Lake City (Salt Lake County), Utah. Shows bust portraits of prominent Mormon religious leaders.
    • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--People.; Mormons--Utah--Salt Lake City--1860-1870.; Salt Lake City (Utah)--1860-1870.; Cities & towns--Utah--Salt Lake City--1860-1870.; Mormon churches--Utah--Salt Lake City--1860-1870.; Spiritual...
    • 1866 August 18
    • Engine House & workshops of U.P.R.R. at Omaha

    • View of Union Pacific Railroad locomotives parked inside the arched openings of the brick engine house and workshops of the Union Pacific in Omaha (Douglas County), Nebraska. Shows lumber and railroad ties piled beside railroad tracks.
    • Union Pacific Railroad Company--Buildings--1860-1870.; Omaha (Neb.)--1860-1870.; Railroad shops & yards--Nebraska--Omaha--1860-1870.
    • 1866 October
    • Early Denver School

    • Reproduction of an exterior photograph of one of the original schools in Denver, Colorado. The picture was taken from across the street and the three stories of the building as well as the white picket fenced yard can be seen. Students are...
    • Schools--Colorado--Denver.; Denver Public Schools--Archives.; Public schools--Colorado--Denver.
    • 1868 May 18
    • Outlaws hanged at Laramie by vigilantes, Big Ned, Con Wagner, Ace [sic] Moore

    • Three men, left to right: Big Ned [Wilson], Asa Moore and Con Wagner, hang from wooden beams beside a log wall in Laramie (Albany County), Wyoming. Shows men in vests or jackets, slacks and boots and arms bound with rope.
    • Laramie (Wyo.)--1860-1870.; Criminals--Wyoming--Laramie--1860-1870.; Dead persons--Wyoming--Laramie--1860-1870.; Hangings--Wyoming--Laramie--1860-1870.; Moore, Asa.; Wagner, Con.; Wilson, Ned, Big Ned.
    • 1868 October 18
    • Charles S. Stobie

    • Studio portrait (profile) of Charles S. Stobie, Indian scout and western artist. He stands in front of a painted backdrop near an artificial tree. He has a full beard and curly hair. He holds a rifle and wears a round brimmed hat with a tassel, a...
    • Artists--American--1860-1870.; Beards.; Handguns.; Military scouts.; Stobie, Charles S., 1845-1931.
    • 1869
    • 1st child born in Greeley

    • A couple, Horace Greeley and Bertha Dixon, pose for a formal studio portrait in Greeley, Colorado in Weld County. The man, who sits in an upholstered chair with fringe around the edge, wears a suit, a shirt, a vest, and leather gloves. The woman...
    • Greeley (Colo.)--1870-1880.; Dixon, Bertha.; Greeley, Horace.
    • 1870 June 18
    • Marble Canon

    • Sun reflects off the surface of the Colorado River in Marble Canyon (later part of Grand Canyon National Park), Arizona. Shows talus beside the river and eroded sandstone and limestone walls.
    • Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)--1870-1880.; Marble Canyon (Coconino County, Ariz. : Canyon)--1870-1880.; Canyons--Arizona--Grand Canyon--1870-1880.; Expeditions & surveys--Arizona--Grand Canyon--1870-1880.; Rivers--Arizona--Grand Canyon--1870-1880.;...
    • 1872
    • Grand Canon of the Colorado

    • A man with a hat and tall boots, a member of the Corps of Engineers, sits and poses on a rock at probably Toroweap Point on the edge of a chasm at the Grand Canyon (later Grand Canyon National Park), in Arizona. Shows rounded sandstone rocks and...
    • 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
    • From H. C. Brown house on Bdwy between 17 & 18

    • Rooftop view of Denver, Colorado. Houses line the dirt streets.
    • Denver (Colo.)--1870-1880.; Cities & towns--Colorado--Denver--1870-1880.; Residential streets--Colorado--Denver--1870-1880.
    • 1872
    • Grand Canon; Sheavwitz Crossing

    • A man, probably a member of the geological survey, wears a hat and stands on a rocky ridge at the edge of the Grand Canyon (later Grand Canyon National Park), Arizona, at Shivwits Plateau. Shows layered canyon walls in the distance.
    • Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)--1870-1880.; Grand Canyon (Ariz.)--1870-1880.; Shivwits Plateau (Ariz.)--1870-1880.; Canyons--Arizona--Grand Canyon--1870-1880.; Cliffs--Arizona--Grand Canyon--1870-1880.; Expeditions & surveys--Arizona--Grand...
    • 1872
    • Mouth of Kanab Wash

    • View of steep rock walls, a narrow valley and Kanab Creek in Kanab Canyon (Coconino County), Arizona. Rocks and a structure, possibly a tent, are beside the creek bed.
    • Coconino County (Ariz.)--1870-1880.; Kanab Canyon (Ariz.)--1870-1880.; Kanab Creek (Utah and Ariz.)--1870-1880.; Canyons--Arizona--Coconino County--1870-1880.; Expeditions & surveys--Arizona--Coconino County--1870-1880.; Streams--Arizona--Coconino...
    • 1872
    • Navajo brave and his mother

    • A Native American (Navajo) man and his mother pose outdoors in either Arizona or New Mexico. He holds a bow and arrow.
    • Bow and arrow--1870-1880.; Indians of North America--1870-1880.; Navajo Indians--1870-1880.; Warriors--1870-1880.; Women--1870-1880.
    • 1873
    • Gardens surrounding the Indian Pueblo of Zuni

    • View of Native American (Zuni Pueblo) fields and walled gardens at Zuni Pueblo, New Mexico.
    • Indians of North America--Subsistence activities--New Mexico--Zuni--1870-1880.; Pueblo Indians--Subsistence activities--New Mexico--Zuni--1870-1880.; Zuni Indians--Subsistence activities--New Mexico--Zuni--1870-1880.; Zuni (N.M.)--1870-1880.;...
    • 1873
    • Navajoe Indian squaw and child

    • A Native American (Navajo) mother and child pose seated beside large rocks in Canyon de Chelly (later Canyon de Chelly National Monument), Arizona. The woman wears a bil (dress) and a bead necklace. The boy stands on a woven blanket.
    • Indians of North America--Arizona--1870-1880.; Navajo Indians--Arizona--1870-1880.; Chelly, Canyon de (Ariz.)--1870-1880.; Boys--Arizona--1870-1880.; Expeditions & surveys--Arizona--1870-1880.; Mothers & children--Arizona--1870-1880.;...
    • 1873
    • Navajoe boys and squaw

    • Two Native American (Navajo) boys and a young woman pose in front of an adobe building at old Fort Defiance (McKinley County), New Mexico. The boys hold bows and arrows and wear moccasins. The woman wears a bil and a woven blanket.
    • Indians of North America--New Mexico--Fort Defiance--1870-1880.; Navajo Indians--New Mexico--Fort Defiance--1870-1880.; Fort Defiance (N.M.)--1870-1880.; Boys--New Mexico--Fort Defiance--1870-1880.; Expeditions & surveys--New Mexico--Fort...
    • 1873
    • Aboriginal life among the Navajo Indians Cańon de Chelle, New Mexico [i. e. Arizona]

    • A Native American (Navajo) man and woman sit near a loom and an earthen hogan near Canyon de Chelly, Arizona. A bundle of corn cobs hangs from a nearby tree.
    • Indians of North America--Arizona--1870-1880.; Navajo Indians--Arizona--1870-1880.; Navajo women weavers--Arizona--1870-1880.; Chelly, Canyon de (Ariz.)--1870-1880.; Looms--Arizona--1870-1880.; Weaving--Arizona--1870-1880.
    • 1873
    • Domestic scene among the Navajoe Indians

    • Native American (Navajo) women and men sit beside a summer hogan constructed of logs and brush, in Arizona or New Mexico. One woman weaves at a loom made of logs and sticks. Shows wool thread and woven rugs.
    • Hogans--1870-1880.; Indians of North America--1870-1880.; Navajo Indians--1870-1880.; Navajo women weavers--1870-1880.; Expeditions & surveys--1870-1880.; Weaving--1870-1880.; Women--1870-1880.; Geographical Surveys West of the 100th Meridian (U.S.)
    • 1873
    • The two "beauties," Zuni Indian belles, 16 and 18 years of age

    • View of two young Native American Zuni Pueblo women wearing mantas, necklaces, leggings, moccasins and headbands, sit and observe with other spectators, Zuni Pueblo, New Mexico.
    • Indians of North America--New Mexico--Zuni--1870-1880.; Pueblo Indians--New Mexico--Zuni--1870-1880.; Zuni Indians--Women--New Mexico--Zuni--1870-1880.; Zuni (N.M.)--1870-1880.; Spectators--New Mexico--Zuni--1870-1880.
    • 1873
    • Park near head of Conejos canon, Col.

    • Panoramic view of a valley and the Conejos River in Conejos County, Colorado. Shows a camp with tents, a pack horse and smoke from a fire. Trees and sagebrush are in the valley and rocky cliffs are nearby in the San Juan Mountains.
    • Conejos County (Colo.)--1870-1880.; Conejos River (Colo.)--1870-1880.; Expeditions & surveys--Colorado--Conejos County--1870-1880.; Rivers--Colorado--Conejos County--1870-1880.; Valleys--Colorado--Conejos County--1870-1880.; Geographical Surveys...
    • 1874
    • "Lost" Lakes, near Meigs Peak, Col.

    • Aerial view of summits and high mountain lakes, identified as "Lost Lakes" near "Meigs Peak", probably near Stunner Pass in Conejos County, Colorado. Shows dense forest, boulders and snow above timberline in the San Juan Mountains.
    • Conejos County (Colo.)--1870-1880.; Expeditions & surveys--Colorado--Conejos County--1870-1880.; Lakes & ponds--Colorado--Conejos County--1870-1880.; Geographical Surveys West of the 100th Meridian (U.S.)
    • 1874
    • Pile of little indians.

    • A group of Native American (Paiute) children play in the sand, Kaibab Plateau, northern Arizona.
    • Indians of North America--Arizona--1870-1880.; Southern Paiute Indians--Arizona--1870-1880.; Kaibab Plateau (Ariz.)--1870-1880.; Children playing in sand--Arizona--1870-1880.
    • 1874
    • Colorado and the Rocky Mountains

    • Colorado scenes show people on horseback, emigrants with covered wagons, miners with an ore car, Native Americans, mountains, rock formations and a waterfall in El Paso County, Summit County and Clear Creek County, Colorado.
    • Garden of the Gods (Colorado Springs, Colo.)--1870-1880.; Bison hunting--Colorado--1870-1880.; Mining--Colorado--1870-1880.; Mining--Colorado--El Paso County--1870-1880.; Rock formations--Colorado--El Paso County--1870-1880.
    • 1874 July 18
    • Five hundred dollars reward!

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    • Crimes--Colorado--1870-1880.; Crime--Colorado--To 1876.; Stagecoach robberies--Colorado--1875.; Oroville (Colo.)--1875.
    • 1875
    • Stretcher with wounded man, from Battle of Slim Buttes

    • View a two-horse litter with a wounded soldier, possibly First Lieutenant Adolphus H. Von Luettwitz, and an attendant along French Creek, Black Hills, Dakota Territory. The soldier is covered with a plaid blanket and tree boughs serve as a head...
    • Dakota Territory--War--Dakota Territory--1870-1880.; Indians of North America--War--Dakota Territory--1870-1880.; Slim Buttes (S.D.), Battle of, 1876--Casualties--Dakota Territory--1870-1880.; Dakota Territory--1870-1880.; Litters--Dakota...
    • 1876
    • Eureka in 1877, San Juan Co., Colorado

    • Reproduction of bird's eye view rendering; shows Eureka, San Juan County, Colorado, and landmarks: 1. Colorado Lode 2. Old Trapper 3. Suamanda 4. Oporto 5. Garibaldi 6. Niagara 7. Centennial 8. Jackson 9. Shakespeare 10. American 11. Mc Kennie 12....
    • Eureka (Colo.)--1870-1880.
    • 1877
    • Cherry Creek flood - Larimer Street

    • View of Cherry Creek flood damage in the Auraria Neighborhood of Denver, Colorado; shows Larimer Street, a cupola, a destroyed bridge, horse car tracks, and people. Signs read: "West Lindell," "Colorado State Lottery," "Brown's Star Bakery,"...
    • Auraria (Denver, Colo.)--1870-1880.; Cherry Creek (El Paso County-Denver County, Colo.)--1870-1880.; Denver (Colo.)--1870-1880.; Bridges--Colorado--Denver--1870-1880.; Commercial streets--Colorado--Denver--1870-1880.;...
    • 1878 May 22

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