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Not the best picture, but I had to share the rare sunset through the rain!

Not the best picture, but I had to share the rare sunset through the rain!

ANIMAS FORKS - REMNANTS OF A BOARDING HOUSE FROM AN ABANDONED SILVER MINING CAMP IN COLORADO’S SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS tumblr_ms1q2lpN6J1qeo01wo1_500.jpg (500×375)

Animas Forks ~ Remnants of a boarding house from an abandoned silver mining camp in Colorado’s San Juan mountains.

Old mining camp near Silverton, Colorado.

Old mining camp near Silverton, Colorado.

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Boulder Creek-Flood - Located at the base of Boulder Canyon This foot bridge was the only way across Boulder Creek during the flood of 1894. Also note the Railroad bridge, which is under repair. REPRODUCTIONS

1894 - Boulder Creek-Flood - Located at the base of Boulder Canyon This foot bridge was the only way across Boulder Creek during the flood of Also note the Railroad bridge, which is under repair.

~Grand Lake Road in Kawuneeche Valley~ ca.1922 A breath of fresh Colorado air!! Courtesy of the Rocky Mountain National Park Library

~Grand Lake Road in Kawuneeche Valley~ A breath of fresh Colorado air! Courtesy of the Rocky Mountain National Park Library

* * "Guardrails? Who Needs Guardrails?" * *  1920's motorist pause to take in the view on Berthoud Pass

1920 Bethoud Pass, CO - * * "Guardrails?" * motorist pause to take in the view on Berthoud Pass

Royal Gorge, granite canyon of the Arkansas River, Fremont County, Colorado; Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad narrow gauge passenger train runs along river; hanging suspension bridge in distance above river; hand drawn toll bridge at top of canyon.  Date between 1927 and 1931

Rio Grande Western Railroad in theRoyal Gorge Granite Canyon, Colorado River,

Detail of photo: Well-dressed(!!!) men and women stand near rock formations in a place identified as the Narrows on a cliff on a trail to Longs Peak, Boulder County, Colorado.

Detail of photo: Well-dressed(!) men and women stand near rock formations in a place identified as the Narrows on a cliff on a trail to Longs Peak, Boulder County, Colorado.

Caught the ominous clouds rolling in this evening with clear skies beyond!

Caught the ominous clouds rolling in this evening with clear skies beyond!

Pikes Peak Hill Climb (1924) | A race to the top. Elevation 14,110.

Search our Digital Photograph Collection by title, subject, call number, or date to find historical photos. Courtesy of the Special Collections department of the Pikes Peak Library District.

Gold mining was shut down entirely during World War II because it was deemed non essential to the war effort. All mines closed in the Cripple Creek Mining District by 1961.

Gold mining was shut down entirely during World War II because it was deemed non essential to the war effort. All mines closed in the Cripple Creek Mining District by

Marshall Gold Extraction Works, mouth of Boulder Canyon (1890s) - REPRODUCTIONS

Marshall Gold Extraction Works, mouth of Boulder Canyon (1890s) - REPRODUCTIONS

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