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    • Mining life in California

    • Chinese miners, some in coolie hats sit or stand near tents, or mine near a lake, in an unidentified mining camp in California. One man shaves a miners head, another braids a mans queue. Two miners cook over an open campfire near their tent. A...
    • Chinese--California--1850-1860.; Dance parties--California--1850-1860.; Hairdressing--California--1850-1860.; Miners--California--1850-1860.; Mining camps--California--1850-1860.; Outdoor cookery--California--1850-1860.
    • 1857 October 3
    • Illinois gulch (?)

    • A group of miners with shovels and pitch forks work on a system of sluices possibly in Illinois Gulch, Gilpin County, Colorado. Shows cabins, tents, sign on a business reads: "Star & Johnson, Sterling Industry Wholesale Dealers."
    • Sluices--Colorado--Gilpin County--1860-1870.; Gilpin County (Colo.)--1860-1870.; Gold mining--Colorado--Gilpin County--1860-1870.; Hydraulic mining--Colorado--Gilpin County--1860-1870.; Mining--Colorado--Gilpin County--1860-1870.
    • 1860
    • U. S. Commissioners in council with Arapahoes & Cheyennes, U.S.A. Generals, Harrison, Sherman,...

    • United States Army Generals, Harrison, Sherman, and Terry sit under a canvas tent and hold a council with Native American Arapahoes and Cheyennes.
    • Arapaho Indians--1860-1870.; Cheyenne Indians--1860-1870.; Indians of North America--1860-1870.; Generals--American--1860-1870.; Meetings--1860-1870.; Tents--1860-1870.; Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901.; Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh),...
    • 1862?
    • Representatives of the press, with the excursion

    • Journalists with the Union Pacific excursion to the 100th meridian pose in suits, overcoats, caps, wide brimmed hats or top hats; they stand near a canvas tent in probably Lincoln County, Nebraska. Shows a stove pipe near canvas tents supported...
    • Union Pacific Railroad Company--Public relations--1860-1870.; Lincoln County (Neb.)--1860-1870.; Journalists--Nebraska--Lincoln County--1860-1870.; Railroad travel--Nebraska--Lincoln County--1860-1870.; Tourists--Nebraska--Lincoln County--1860-1870.
    • 1866 October
    • The Boys that made us comfortable, All Hail

    • Men, workers for the Union Pacific excursion to the 100th meridian, pose in probably Lincoln County, Nebraska. They wear beards, suits and bow ties, overcoats, and hats or caps with narrow brims. Shows canvas tents and a stove pipe in the...
    • Union Pacific Railroad Company--Public relations--1860-1870.; Lincoln County (Neb.)--1860-1870.; Employees--Nebraska--Lincoln County--1860-1870.; Laborers--Nebraska--Lincoln County--1860-1870.
    • 1866 October
    • View of Camp No. 2 from Prospect Hill

    • Distant view of Union Pacific Railroad passenger cars beside canvas tents near the Platte River in probably Lincoln County, Nebraska. Shows people beside a Pullman car and a United States flag on a flag pole in the camp. The encampment was for...
    • Union Pacific Railroad Company--Public relations--1860-1870.; Lincoln County (Neb.)--1860-1870.; Camping--Nebraska--Lincoln County--1860-1870.; Railroad travel--Nebraska--Lincoln County--1860-1870.; Railroads--Nebraska--Lincoln County--1860-1870.
    • 1866 October
    • Life on the plains

    • Views of men in the assay room at the U.S. Mint in Denver, Colorado; an overturned covered wagon, wagon train and tents in a storm; women cooking out of doors near tents; Native Americans shoot at settlers and a wagon train; North American Indians...
    • Mint of the United States--Buildings--1860-1870.; Indians of North America--1860-1870.; Denver (Colo.)--1860-1870.; Pikes Peak (Colo.)--1860-1870.; Massacres--Colorado--Denver--1860-1870.; Mints--Colorado--Denver--1860-1870.; Outdoor...
    • 1866 October 13
    • Head Quarters, Platte City

    • Members of the Union Pacific excursion to the 100th meridian stand near a canvas tent in what is identified as Platte City in probably Lincoln County, Nebraska. George Francis Train is seated on the grass, Mrs. Train and Thomas C. Durant are near a...
    • Union Pacific Railroad Company--Public relations--1860-1870.; Lincoln County (Neb.)--1860-1870.; Business people--Nebraska--Lincoln County--1860-1870.; Railroad travel--Nebraska--Lincoln County--1860-1870.; Tents--Nebraska--Lincoln...
    • 1866 October 25
    • 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
    • Mud house at Ogalalla, Nebraska

    • Two women and a child sit on the ground beside a frame house with a shingle roof and sod siding in Ogallala (Keith County), Nebraska. The women wear dresses with full skirts. The house has a wooden lintel above a window, and a bench, a barrel and a...
    • Ogallala (Neb.)--1860-1870.; Houses--Nebraska--Ogallala--1860-1870.; Sod buildings--Nebraska--Ogallala--1860-1870.; Women--Nebraska--Ogallala--1860-1870.
    • 1867
    • Plum Creek with soldiers encamped

    • Soldiers sit or stand outside canvas tents in Plum Creek (Lexington) in Dawson County, Nebraska. Rows of tents are near a windmill and probably a water tank. Shows Union Pacific Railroad passenger cars, a frame depot and false front commercial...
    • Union Pacific Railroad Company--1860-1870.; Plum Creek (Neb.)--1860-1870.; Military camps--American--Nebraska--Plum Creek--1860-1870.; Railroad stations--Nebraska--Plum Creek--1860-1870.; Tents--Nebraska--Plum Creek--1860-1870.;...
    • 1867
    • City of Pine Bluffs, Wyoming Terr.

    • View of a canvas tent and log buildings in Pine Bluffs (Laramie County), Wyoming. A painted sign that reads "Bakery, Saloon" is beside wooden barrels in front of the tent. A log "Grocery Store" building has a grass roof, a stone chimney, and a...
    • Pine Bluffs (Wyo.)--1860-1870.; Log buildings--Wyoming--Pine Bluffs--1860-1870.; Mercantile facilities--Wyoming--Pine Bluffs--1860-1870.; Tents--Wyoming--Pine Bluffs--1860-1870.
    • 1868
    • Benton, Wyoming Territory

    • View of log and frame buildings and canvas tents in Benton (Carbon County), Wyoming. Shows a Union Pacific Railroad building or depot, freight cars, and businesses with signs that read: "U.P.R.R.[?]" and "N.C. Worth." Shows covered wagons parked on...
    • Union Pacific Railroad Company--Buildings--1860-1870.; Benton (Wyo.)--1860-1870.; Cities & towns--Wyoming--Benton--1860-1870.; Railroad facilities--Wyoming--Benton--1860-1870.
    • 1868
    • Sidney, Wyoming Terr. [sic]

    • View of buildings, Union Pacific Railroad flatbed cars, tracks and a roundhouse in Sidney (Cheyenne County), Nebraska. Shows oxen, frame buildings and canvas tents. A sign reads "Saloon" near probably the depot.
    • Union Pacific Railroad Company--1860-1870.; Sidney (Neb.)--1860-1870.; Cities & towns--Nebraska--Sidney--1860-1870.; Railroad roundhouses--Nebraska--Sidney--1860-1870.
    • 1868
    • Street view of Benton, Wyoming Territory

    • Men in sack suits and hats or caps pose outside businesses in Benton (Carbon County), Wyoming. Signs on frame and canvas buildings read: "T.A. Kent & Co. Wines & Liquors," "Chicago Ale," "Bank," "Crockery" "Apples @ $1500," "A.H. Huyett, Wholesale...
    • Benton (Wyo.)--1860-1870.; Barrels--Wyoming--Benton--1860-1870.; Dirt roads--Wyoming--Benton--1860-1870.; Mercantile facilities--Wyoming--Benton--1860-1870.; Tents--Wyoming--Benton--1860-1870.
    • 1868
    • Fort Steele, Wyoming Territory in 1868

    • View of frame buildings and canvas tents beside the North Platte River at Fort Fred Steele (Carbon County), Wyoming. Shows probably telegraph wires and barrels stacked beside buildings.
    • Fort Fred Steele (Wyo.)--1860-1870.; North Platte River--1860-1870.; Forts & fortifications--Wyoming--Fort Fred Steele--1860-1870.; Rivers--Wyoming--Fort Fred Steele--1860-1870.; Tents--Wyoming--Fort Fred Steele--1860-1870.
    • 1868
    • Dance house at Laramie

    • Men, women and boys pose outside a canvas tent painted to read "Keystone Hall" in Laramie (Albany County), Wyoming. Men and boys wear sack suits or vests and hats. Women wear dresses with full skirts. Shows frame and canvas buildings and wooden...
    • Laramie (Wyo.)--1860-1870.; Boys--Wyoming--Laramie--1860-1870.; Dance halls--Wyoming--Laramie--1860-1870.; Tents--Wyoming--Laramie--1860-1870.; Women--Wyoming--Laramie--1860-1870.
    • 1868
    • Promontory, Utah

    • Men stand and pose beside canvas tents and a Union Pacific Railroad or Central Pacific Railroad passenger car in Promontory (Box Elder County), Utah. The men wear sack suits and caps or flat brimmed hats. A sign on a tent reads: "Post Office." A...
    • Central Pacific Railroad Company--1860-1870.; Union Pacific Railroad Company--1860-1870.; Promontory (Utah)--1860-1870.; Men--Utah--Promontory--1860-1870.; Post offices--Utah--Promontory--1860-1870.; Railroad passenger...
    • 1869 June 30
    • Tent city at Promontory

    • Men pose in front of tents or false front frame buildings in possibly Promontory (Box Elder County) or Corinne (Box Elder County), Utah. Legible signs on businesses read: "G. Goldberg, Wholesale Wines, Liquors, Tobacco & Cigars," "Billiard Hall,"...
    • False fronts--Utah--1860-1870.; Stores & shops--Utah--1860-1870.; Tents--Utah--1860-1870.
    • 1869 June 30
    • Promontory, Utah

    • View of Union Pacific Railroad or Central Pacific Railroad tracks, a switch and railroad signal in possibly Promontory (Box Elder County) or Uintah (Uintah County), Utah. Shows a water tower, a railroad car, wooden wagons, tents and frame buildings...
    • Cities & towns--Utah--1860-1870.; Railroad signals--Utah--1860-1870.; Railroad tracks--Utah--1860-1870.
    • 1869 June 30
    • Yale College scientific party camp near the Uintah Mountains

    • View of a Yale College Scientific Expedition encampment near the Uinta(Uintah) Mountains in Utah; men relax by tents, horses, and a portable cook stove.
    • Yale College (1718-1887)--People--1870-1880.; Uinta Mountains (Utah and Wyo.)--1870-1880.; Camping--Utah--1870-1880.; Expeditions & surveys--Utah--1870-1880.; Outdoor cookery--Utah--1870-1880.; Scientists--Utah--1870-1880.;...
    • 1870 September
    • Camp at Boettlers, Emigrant Peak

    • View of the Hayden Survey (U.S. Geological Survey of the U.S. Territories, 1871) encampment on the ranch of Frederick and Phillip Bottler at the base of Emigrant Peak and the Yellowstone Mountains (Absaroka Range), Park County, Montana. Shows...
    • Emigrant peak (Mont.)--1870-1880.; Yellowstone National Park--1870-1880.; Camping--Yellowstone National Park--1870-1880.; Carts & wagons--Yellowstone National Park--1870-1880.; Expeditions & surveys--Yellowstone National Park--1870-1880.;...
    • 1871
    • Tee-pees or tents of Sioux Indians

    • Native American (Santee Sioux) pose outside two tepees in a brushy area.
    • Dakota Indians--1870-1880.; Indians of North America--1870-1880.; Santee Indians--1870-1880.; Tipis--1870-1880.
    • 1871?
    • Cunningham Gulch, from the Highland Mary Mine

    • A view of Cunningham Gulch from the Highland Mary Mine in San Juan County, Colorado shows Cunningham Creek and an encampment with tents. A miner stands near a tent and holds a tool or implement on his shoulder.
    • Cunningham Creek (San Juan County, Colo.)--1870-1880.; Cunningham Gulch (San Juan County, Colo.)--1870-1880.; San Juan County (Colo.)--1870-1880.; Expeditions & surveys--Colorado--Hinsdale County--1870-1880.; Mining--Colorado--San Juan...
    • 1871?
    • Canon de Chelle [sic]

    • Panoramic view of tents and a camp identified as "Camp Beauty", rock towers and canyon walls in Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Arizona. Tents and possibly a lean-two shelter are on the canyon floor near trees and talus.
    • Canyon de Chelly National Monument (Ariz.)--1870-1880.; Camping--Arizona--Canyon de Chelly National Monument--1870-1880.; Canyons--Arizona--Canyon de Chelly National Monument--1870-1880.; Expeditions & surveys--Arizona--Canyon de Chelly National...
    • 1873
    • Circle Wall, Cañon de Chelle

    • Corps of Engineer members stand beside tents at a camp in Canyon de Chelly (later Canyon de Chelly National Monument), Arizona. Eroded walls of probably Chinle Wash are in the valley. A rounded canyon wall identified as "circle wall" is nearby.
    • Chelly, Canyon de (Ariz.)--1870-1880.; Chinle Wash (Ariz.)--1870-1880.; Arroyos--Arizona--1870-1880.; Camping--Arizona--Canyon de Chelly--1870-1880.; Canyons--Arizona--Canyon de Chelly--1870-1880.; Expeditions & surveys--Arizona--Canyon de...
    • 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
    • On trip to the Mount of the Holy Cross 1874 in front of tent

    • View of party of men with a tent, a mule-drawn covered wagon, and horses, Eagle County, Colorado. Identification as follows: Col. L.W. Woods and James Stevenson stand and J.S. Delano and Thomas Moran sit, unidentified African American (Black) cook...
    • African Americans--Colorado--Eagle County--1870-1880.; Eagle County (Colo.)--1870-1880.; Artists--American--1870-1880.; Camping--Colorado--Eagle County--1870-1880.; Tents--Colorado--Eagle County--1870-1880.; Delano, J. S.; Moran, Thomas,...
    • 1874
    • View near head of Conejos River, Col.

    • Panoramic view of tents and a camp near the Conejos River in Conejos County, Colorado. The river has islands between channels. Sagebrush and trees are nearby and the foothills of the San Juan Mountains are around the valley.
    • Conejos County (Colo.)--1870-1880.; Conejos River (Colo.)--1870-1880.; Expeditions & surveys--Colorado--Conejos County--1870-1880.; Rivers--Colorado--Conejos County--1870-1880.; Geographical Surveys West of the 100th Meridian (U.S.)
    • 1874
    • Infantry camp in wickyups, on Whitewood

    • View of an infantry camp on Whitewood, Black Hills, Dakota Territory, shows soldiers in the Native American campaigns with piles of their gear around small shelters constructed of willow rods and canvas scraps.
    • Dakota Indians--War, 1876--Dakota Territory--1870-1880.; Indians of North America--War--Dakota Territory--1870-1880.; Dakota Territory--1870-1880.; Campaigns & battles--Dakota Territory--1870-1880.; Soldiers--Dakota Territory--1870-1880.;...
    • 1876
    • Gen. Crook's Army camp at Point of Rocks, near Buffalo Gap, Black H.

    • View of General George Crook's expedition camp at Point of Rocks, near Buffalo Gap, Black Hills, Dakota Territory, shows a large rock formation with wall tents and covered wagons around it. The U. S. Army was on Native American campaigns to send...
    • 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.;...
    • 1876
    • Gen. Merritt's H. Q. at the Rock of the Cross

    • View of General Wesley Merritt's headquarters in the southern Black Hills, Dakota Territory, during the Native American Sioux campaigns, shows three tents, one with regimental markings of the Fourteenth Infantry, a Sibley heating stove between...
    • Crook, George, 1829-1890--Journeys--Dakota Territory--1870-1880.; Merritt, Wesley, 1834-1910--Staff.; Dakota Indians--War--Dakota Territory--1870-1880.; Indians of North America--War--Dakota Territory--1870-1880.; Dakota Territory--1870-1880.;...
    • 1876
    • Plaza, La Veta, Colo. Beatty Mt. in background

    • People and a horse-drawn carriage are in front of the one-story adobe brick Francisco Plaza fort buildings in La Veta (Spanish Peaks, Huerfano County), Colorado (later the Francisco Fort Museum), this served as the commercial center of the town and...
    • Denver and Rio Grande Railway Company--1870-1880.; La Veta (Colo.)--1870-1880.; Commercial facilities--Colorado--La Veta--1870-1880.; Forts & fortifications--Colorado--La Veta--1870-1880.; Railroad tracks--Colorado--La Veta--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 Waltons out in the mountains (Colo) camping

    • Women, a man, and a girl pose by a canvas tent in Colorado; a United States flag is on a pole, and a surrey wagon has lettering on the cover: "J. Walton, Ypsilanti, Mich."
    • Camping--Colorado--1870-1880.; Girls--Colorado--1870-1880.; Tents--Colorado--1870-1880.; Women--Colorado--1870-1880.
    • 1876?
    • 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, 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
    • Massachusetts, opening of the four days' bicycle contest for the championship of the world, in...

    • A crowd of people is inside a tent beside a velodrome track in Boston (Suffolk County), Massachusetts. Cyclists race high-wheeler bicycles. Shows an orchestra on an elevated stage and spectators.
    • Velocipedes--Massachusetts--Boston--1870-1880.; Velodromes--Massachusetts--Boston--1870-1880.; Boston (Mass.)--1870-1880.; Bicycle racing--Massachusetts--Boston--1870-1880.; Bicycles & tricycles--Massachusetts--Boston--1870-1880.;...
    • 1879 November 22
    • Larimer St. Denver

    • Rooftop view of Larimer Street in downtown Denver, Colorado. Horse-drawn wagons, some of which read: "Tents W. L. Patten & Co." and buggies are on the street. A banner that reads: "L. N. Greenleaf & Co. Toys Wholesale & Retail" hangs above the...
    • Denver (Colo.)--1870-1880.; Carts & wagons--Colorado--Denver--1870-1880.; City & town life--Colorado--Denver--1870-1880.; Commercial streets--Colorado--Denver--1870-1880.
    • 1879?
    • Wetmore

    • Early view of the town of Wetmore, Custer County, Colorado, shows five men standing outside of a tent, dilapidated log cabins, frame and commercial buildings built among trees and brush, and snowy mountains.
    • Wetmore (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Tents--Colorado--Wetmore--1880-1890.
    • 1880
    • Tent life in Gunnison

    • Early Gunnison, Colorado residents read newspapers inside their short walled canvas tent. A large pair of antlers hang on the front support pole. A washboard, more antlers, liquor bottles, and wood for the stove are outside the tent.
    • Gunnison (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Tents--Colorado--Gunnison--1880-1890.
    • 1880
    • Tabor Stamp mill, Leadville

    • View of the Tabor Stamp Mill in Leadville, Lake County, Colorado includes mill building, smokestacks, houses, tents, and tailings.
    • Mine buildings--Colorado--Leadville--1880-1890.; Leadville (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Mills--Colorado--Leadville--1880-1890.; Mining--Colorado--Leadville--1880-1890.; Tents--Colorado--Leadville--1880-1890.
    • 1880
    • McConnellsville

    • View of McConnellsville (Eastonville) El Paso County, Colorado, shows tents, false fronts, wood frame buildings, and a Colorado and Southern railroad station.
    • McConnellsville (Colo.)--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

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