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    • Church basement west

    • View of church ruins at Taos Pueblo (Native American), New Mexico; shows adobe walls and a tower.
    • Catholic churches--New Mexico--Taos Pueblo--1840-1850.; Indians of North America--Structures--New Mexico--Taos Pueblo--1840-1850.; Taos Pueblo (N.M.)--1840-1850.; Ruins--New Mexico--Taos Pueblo--1840-1850.
    • 1847
    • Map of Golden City: laid out in the spring of 1859

    • Golden's town company, known as the Golden City Association, was formed when the town was founded on June 16, 1859. At that time, the town of Golden City was part of Kansas Territory. The Territory of Colorado was created to govern the western...
    • Golden City (Kansas Territory)--Maps.; Kansas Territory--Maps.; Golden (Colo.)--Maps--19th century.; Golden (Colo.)--History--19th century.; Jefferson County (Colo.)--Maps--19th century.
    • 1859
    • Larimer Family Papers, correspondence with family

    • Larimer, William H.H. correspondence sent to family. Gold, lot speculation, Auraria drinking & gambling, Reverend Fisher, donation of 4 lots from Auraria, "beat them fairly" "not a mining town. It will be a Capitol." future of Denver.
    • Frontier and pioneer life--Colorado--Denver--19th century.
    • 1859 February
    • Larimer Family Papers, correspondence with family

    • Larimer, William, Jr. correspondence sent to family. Staying till spring, owns 1/18 of Denver City, 200 houses, trades for Leavenworth property, climate, railroad meeting, Brockway.
    • Frontier and pioneer life--Colorado--Denver--19th century.
    • 1859 January 11
    • 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
    • Larimer Family Papers, correspondence with "Son" (John)

    • Larimer, William, Jr. correspondence sent to "Son" (John). Lies about Larimer, persuading John to come to Denver, price of flour in Denver, the mines, post office, Denver will be state capitol, cemetery company.
    • Frontier and pioneer life--Colorado--Denver--19th century.
    • 1859 June 28
    • Map of the Hannibal & St. Joseph Railroad and its connections.

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    • Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad Company.; Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad Company--Maps.; Railroads--United States--Maps.; Railroads--Kansas Territory--Maps.; Railroads--Indian Territory--Maps.; Railroads--New Mexico--Maps.
    • 1859.
    • Larimer Family Papers, correspondence with family

    • Larimer, William, Jr. correspondence sent to family. Politics, "Larimer addition to Denver City", boys coming out, new office & new home.
    • Frontier and pioneer life--Colorado--Denver--19th century.
    • 1860 May 12-16
    • Empire City, C.T.

    • Panoramic view of log cabins and frame buildings in Empire (Clear Creek County), Colorado. Businesses have false fronts, and a reservoir is on the West Fork of Clear Creek.
    • Empire (Colo.)--1860-1870.; Cities & towns--Colorado--Empire--1860-1870.; Reservoirs--Colorado--Empire--1860-1870.
    • 1864
    • Scene on Monument Creek

    • View of rock formations and a stand of pine trees in an open field in Monument Park in El Paso County, Colorado.
    • El Paso County (Colo.)--1860-1870.; Monument Park (El Paso County, Colo.)--1860-1870.; Rock formations--Colorado--El Paso County--1860-1870.
    • 1864
    • Old view of Denver

    • View, facing west, of Denver, Colorado. Viaducts cross the South Platte River and a sign on a building reads: "Commonwealth".
    • Denver (Colo.)--1860-1870.; South Platte River (Colo. and Neb.)--1860-1870.; Bridges--Colorado--Denver--1860-1870.; Houses--Colorado--Denver--1860-1870.; Rivers--Colorado--Denver--1860-1870.
    • 1864
    • Empire City

    • The town of Empire (City), Colorado in the Empire valley has a business district with false front buildings, log cabin residences, and a small resevoir which is supplied by the west fork of Clear Creek.
    • Empire (Colo.)--1860-1870.
    • 1864
    • Empire City

    • The town of Empire (City), Colorado is in the Empire valley and has a business district with false front buildings, log cabin residences, and a small reservoir that is supplied by the west fork of Clear Creek.
    • Empire (Colo.)--1860-1870.
    • 1864
    • West Denver during the flood

    • View of a Cherry Creek flood in Denver, Colorado; shows businesses, streets, and water. People watch from the water's edge; signs read: "Commonwealth," "J. G. Vawter & Co," "J. B. Doyle & Co," "Keller House," "American House," and "Bell's Boarding...
    • Cherry Creek (El Paso County-Denver County, Colo.)--1860-1870.; Denver (Colo.)--1860-1870.; Commercial streets--Colorado--Denver--1860-1870.; Floods--Colorado--Denver--1860-1870.; Spectators--Colorado--Denver--1860-1870.;...
    • 1864 May 19
    • A portion of West Denver

    • A westerly view, probably from the tower of the Colorado Seminary building, of Larimer Street and the business district of Denver, Colorado. Shows commercial buildings and houses. Signs on commercial buildings read: "J.B. Doyle Co. Storage &...
    • Denver (Colo.)--1860-1870.; Commercial streets--Colorado--Denver--1860-1870.; Mercantile facilities--Colorado--Denver--1860-1870.
    • 1865 Aug
    • Pearl St., 13th looking west

    • Men and women pose on Pearl Street at the intersection of 13th (Thirteenth) Street in Boulder (Boulder County), Colorado. People are on the porch of the two-story Colorado House hotel with a gabled roof. The first brick commercial building in...
    • Boulder (Colo.)--1860-1870.; Carts & wagons--Colorado--Boulder--1860-1870.; Commercial facilities--Colorado--Boulder--1860-1870.; Corrals--Colorado--Boulder--1860-1870.; Hotels--Colorado--Boulder--1860-1870.; Streets--Colorado--Boulder--1860-1870.
    • 1866
    • [Receipt]

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    • J.A. Love & Co.; Stagecoach lines--West (U.S.); Central City (Colo.)--To 1876.
    • 1866
    • West end South Adams village

    • View of frame buildings with gabled roofs in a town near hills and trees. Probably an ore pile and ore car tracks are near a river. One or two story buildings are near probably a barn and timber piles. Cultivated crops are near deciduous trees. A...
    • Cities & towns--1860-1870.; Croplands--1860-1870.; Mine railroad cars--1860-1870.; Mining--1860-1870.; Rivers--1860-1870.
    • 1866
    • West end

    • View of a row of identical frame buildings, possibly miner's residences, in a mountain valley. Shows talus beside a creek bed, piles of wooden boards, trees, bushes, and dirt roads.
    • Houses--1860-1870.; Mining--1860-1870.; Streams--1860-1870.; Valleys--1860-1870.
    • 1866
    • The train at the 100h mer. return'g from the West

    • Union Pacific Railroad engine "Idaho" and passenger railroad cars sit beside a painted arch with lettering that reads: "100th Meridian, 247 Miles from Omaha" in Dawson County, Nebraska. Shows a United States flag and a rack of antlers mounted on...
    • Union Pacific Railroad Company--Public relations--1860-1870.; Dawson County (Neb.)--1860-1870.; Arches--Nebraska--Dawson County--1860-1870.; Railroad travel--Nebraska--Dawson County--1860-1870.; Railroads--Nebraska--Dawson County--1860-1870.
    • 1866 October
    • The excursion train going west

    • A man, Union Pacific vice president Thomas C. Durant, wears a cap and sits in tall grass beside the Union Pacific Railroad engine "Idaho" and passenger railroad cars, in Nebraska. Shows stacked wood for fuel behind the engine.
    • Union Pacific Railroad Company--Public relations--1860-1870.; Business people--Nebraska--1860-1870.; Railroad travel--Nebraska--1860-1870.; Railroads--Nebraska--1860-1870.; Durant, Thomas Clark, 1820-1885.
    • 1866 October
    • [Receipt]

    • Document dated Aug. 28th, 1868, made out to D.C. Dodge for $300.00; signed by G.P. Lee for the C & NW Railway for the proprietors, J.H. Jones agt.
    • Wells, Fargo & Company. Stage Dept.; Stagecoach lines--West (U.S.)--To 1876.; Denver (Colo.) 1868.
    • 1868
    • Empire, Colorado

    • Reproduction of ink rendering; shows Empire, Clear Creek County, Colorado, with houses and the west fork of Clear Creek.
    • Empire (Colo.)--1860-1870.
    • 1868
    • Main Street looking west from the corner of 3rd, in 1868.

    • Stone and brick buildings line dirt street in Canon City, Colorado. Two have arched windows, others have bracketed or stone cornices. Men and horses loiter; lumber and barrels are on boardwalk fronting a business with a sign reading: "Webb &...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1860-1870.; Streets--Colorado--Canon City--1860-1870.
    • 1869
    • The east and the west. The orient and the occident meeting after driving the last spike

    • Book illustration of the completion of the trans-continental railroad at Promontory (Box Elder County), Utah. Men pose by Central Pacific Railroad and Union Pacific Railroad locomotives; some hold bottles.
    • Central Pacific Railroad Company--1860-1870.; Union Pacific Railroad Company--1860-1870.; Promontory (Utah)--1860-1870.; Dedications--Utah--Promontory--1860-1870.; Railroads--Utah--Promontory--1860-1870.
    • 1869, May 10
    • Santa Fe Avenue

    • View of Santa Fe Avenue, Pueblo, Colorado, shows the west side of Santa Fe Avenue between 4th (Fourth) and 5th (Fifth) Streets with horse- drawn wagons and an early bicycle parked in the street. One and two-story wood frame buildings with gable...
    • Pueblo (Colo.)--1870-1880.; Commercial facilities--Colorado--Pueblo--1870-1880.; Streets--Colorado--Pueblo--1870-1880.
    • 1870
    • Black Canon, Colorado River, looking below near Camp 7.

    • View of the Colorado River and steep rock walls and cliffs in Black Canyon, probably in Mohave County, Arizona.
    • Black Canyon (Ariz. and Nev.)--1870-1880.; Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)--1870-1880.; Mohave County (Ariz.)--1870-1880.; Canyons--Arizona--Mohave County--1870-1880.; Expeditions & surveys--Arizona--Mojave County--1870-1880.; Rivers--Arizona--Mohave...
    • 1871
    • Group of Pah-Ute Indians, Nevada

    • Native American (Paiute) men, women and children sit or stand and pose in rows under a tree at (probably) Cottonwood Springs, near Las Vegas (Clark County), Nevada. Men wear woven shirts, necklaces, scarves, ties and hats. Women wear dresses or...
    • Indians of North America--Nevada--1870-1880.; Paiute Indians--Nevada--1870-1880.; Clark County (Nev.)--1870-1880.; Expeditions & surveys--Nevada--1870-1880.; People--Nevada--1870-1880.; Geographical Surveys West of the 100th Meridian (U.S.)
    • 1871
    • Iceberg Canon, Colorado River, looking above

    • A man sits on a rocky shore beside the Colorado River in Iceberg Canyon, on the border of Mojave County, Arizona, and Clark County, Nevada. Shows steep rock cliffs.
    • Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)--1870-1880.; Iceberg Canyon (Ariz. and Nev.)--1870-1880.; Canyons--1870-1880.; Expeditions & surveys--1870-1880.; Rivers--1870-1880.; Geographical Surveys West of the 100th Meridian (U.S.)
    • 1871
    • Black Canon, Colorado River, from camp 8 looking above

    • A man sits in a wooden boat with a mast on the edge of the Colorado River in the Black Canyon, Mojave County, Arizona. Shows rocks on a shore beside the river, and steep cliff walls of the Black Canyon near what is identified as "camp 8".
    • Black Canyon (Ariz. and Nev.)--1870-1880.; Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)--1870-1880.; Mojave County (Ariz.)--1870-1880.; Boats--Arizona--Mohave County--1870-1880.; Canyons--Arizona--Mohave County--1870-1880.; Expeditions &...
    • 1871
    • Cereus Giganteus, Arizona

    • View of Saguaro cacti, Cereus Giganteus, in probably the upper Sonoran desert in southern Arizona. Tall and straight ribbed cactus plants have spines and multiple arms. Bushes and grass are on a hillside.
    • Saguaro--Arizona--1870-1880.; Cactus--Arizona--1870-1880.; Expeditions & surveys--Arizona--1870-1880.; Geographical Surveys West of the 100th Meridian (U.S.)
    • 1871
    • The Far West - shooting buffalo on the line of the Kansas- Pacific Railroad

    • Reproduction shows men shooting and buffalo running and falling; coaches and a balloon-stacked locomotive of the Kansas-Pacific Railroad wait on the tracks; telegraph wires are overhead.
    • Kansas-Pacific Railway Company--1870-1880.; Bison hunting--1870-1880.; Railroads--1870-1880.
    • 1871
    • The old Livery barn on the southwest corner of 6th and Main Streets

    • This two-story brick livery in Canon City, Colorado, has stone window heads and corbeling atop the false front. A projecting sign reads: "Canon City Livery Feed Sale Stables." Men and horses stand by the open door, which has a carriage in it; a...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1870-1880.; Stables--Colorado--Canon City--1870-1880.
    • 1871
    • Bluff opposite big horn camp, Black Canon, Colorado River

    • View of a steep rock cliff and the Colorado River in Black Canyon, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. A wooden boat with a mast is on a sandbar and men stand beside gear and supplies at what is identified as "big horn camp".
    • Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)--1870-1880.; Grand Canyon National Park (Ariz.)--1870-1880.; Canyons--Arizona--Grand Canyon National Park--1870-1880.; Expeditions & surveys--Arizona--Grand Canyon National Park--1870-1880.; Rivers--Arizona--Grand...
    • 1871
    • Chief of Southern Cheyennes,- Stone Calf, -and wife

    • Studio portrait (sitting and standing) of Stone Calf and his wife, Native American (Cheyenne) man and woman. Stone Calf wears a blanket around his waist, a patriarchal cross around his neck, and scarves that cover his braids. Stone Calf's wife...
    • Cheyenne Indians--1880-1890.; Indians of North America--1880-1890.; Spouses--1880-1890.; Tribal chiefs--1880-1890.; Women--1880-1890.; Stone Calf--Family.; Stone Calf.
    • 1871
    • Black Canon, Colorado River, looking above, from camp 7

    • A man sits on a boulder beside the Colorado River in the Black Canyon in Mohave County, Arizona. A wooden boat with a mast is beside camping provisions, wooden boxes, oars, a canvas bag, bedrolls, ropes, and a hat. Sand and rocks are next to the...
    • Black Canyon (Ariz. and Nev.)--1870-1880.; Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)--1870-1880.; Mohave County (Ariz.)--1870-1880.; Boats--Arizona--Mohave County--1870-1880.; Canyons--Arizona--Mohave County--1870-1880.; Expeditions & surveys--Arizona--Mohave...
    • 1871
    • Snow peaks, Bull Run Mining District, Nevada

    • View of snow covered mountains with sparse trees in the Aura Mining District in the Bull Run Mountains, Elko County, Nevada. A trail in the snow traverses the hillside.
    • Bull Run Mountains (Nev.)--1870-1880.; Elko County (Nev.)--1870-1880.; Expeditions & surveys--Nevada--Elko County--1870-1880.; Mountains--Nevada--Elko County--1870-1880.; Geographical Surveys West of the 100th Meridian (U.S.)
    • 1871
    • Forest fires in the west, the burning of Peshtigo

    • People on foot or on horseback flee a forest fire at Peshtigo (Marinette County), Wisconsin. Men, women and children crowd into flatboats on the Peshtigo River. Shows burning trees and frame buildings, smoke and flames. Cows, pigs, sheep, and...
    • Peshtigo (Wis.)--1870-1880.; Peshtigo River (Wis.); Forest fires--Wisconsin--Peshtigo--1870-1880.; Rivers--Wisconsin--Peshtigo--1870-1880.; Ruins--Wisconsin--Peshtigo--1870-1880.; Women & children--Wisconsin--Peshtigo--1870-1880.
    • 1871 November 25

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