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    • D&RGW

    • Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad locomotive #499 is stopped on a trestle with passenger cars and an observation car near Mears Junction (Chaffee County), Colorado. The locomotive has a pilot mounted snowplow. Members of the Rocky Mountain...
    • Richardson, Robert W.
    • 1949 September 25
    • D&RGW, Mears Jct.

    • Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad narrow gauge locomotive (2-8-2) 480 and caboose 0589 are on a trestle over probably Poncha Creek at Mears Junction (Chaffee County), Colorado. Shows snow in the valley and on hillsides.
    • Richardson, Robert W.
    • 1951 February 14
    • D&RGW

    • Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad locomotive #482 (2-8-2) with a pilot mounted snowplow, box cars #3049 and #3001, and caboose #0589 cross a trestle over probably Poncha Creek at Mears Junction (Chaffee County), Colorado. The train is the last...
    • Richardson, Robert W.
    • 1951 February 15
    • D&RGW

    • Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad locomotive #482 (2-8-2), and a caboose, cross a bridge over probably Poncha Creek at Mears Junction (Chaffee County), Colorado. A second train, headed by locomotive #480 (2-8-2), with gondola cars and caboose...
    • Richardson, Robert W.
    • 1951 February 14
    • D&RGW, Mears Jct, Colo. wyeing 497, Mears Jct, fr. west switch.

    • Denver and Rio Grande Western locomotive 497 (2-8-2), with a push snowplow, vents smoke by a derail sign at Mears Junction (Chaffee County), Colorado. Shows a man, a bridge, snow, and a semaphore switch.
    • Richardson, Robert W.
    • 1950 February 16
    • Ouray, chief of the Colorado Utes, Otto Mears, interpreter

    • Sitting studio portrait of Native American (Ute) Chief Ouray, and Otto Mears, interpreter and road builder. The chief is outfitted in beaded moccasins, leggings, shirt, and fringed coat, Mears wears a three piece suit.
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    • 1880
    • D&RGW

    • View of a water tank with a spout beside Denver and Rio Grande Western tracks, and a sign that reads "Mears Junction," in Chaffee County, Colorado. Shows flat car #9445 loaded with rocks on a siding. Trees and mountains are near the valley.
    • Richardson, Robert W.
    • 1954
    • D&RGW

    • Smoke rises from Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad locomotive #482 (2-8-2), with a pilot mounted snowplow, as it rounds a bend at Mears Junction (Chaffee County), Colorado. The consist of gondola cars is on a trestle over probably Poncha...
    • Richardson, Robert W.
    • 1951 February 14
    • Ouray, Otto Mears

    • Sitting studio portrait of Native American (Tabeguache band, Southern Ute) Chief Ouray, and Otto Mears, an interpreter and businessman. Ouray wears beaded moccasins, leggings, shirt, and fringed coat, Mears wears a three piece suit.
    • Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942.
    • [1880?]
    • D&RGW

    • View of a railroad switch, and Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad locomotive #497 (2-8-2), with a mixed freight train, on an undergrade bridge at Mears Junction (Chaffee County), Colorado. Snow is on the ground. A sign reads: "Derail."
    • Richardson, Robert W.
    • 1950 February 16
    • On Marshall Pass above Mears

    • Men and women pose on a passenger car of a Denver and Rio Grande Railway train on Marshall Pass (Saguache County), Colorado. The locomotive reads "D.& R.G.R.W., 273." The women wear hats, jackets, skirts or dresses. The town of Mears (Chaffee...
    • Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942.
    • [between 1881 and 1886]
    • Railroad passes

    • A Rio Grande Southern Railroad pass of the Silverton Railroad Company. The pass is made of silver with filigree, decoration done entirely with fine wire. The inscription reads: "Issued to Mrs. N. P. Hill and family, No. 534; Otto Mears". Another...
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    • [between 1889 and 1892]
    • Mears Junct

    • Mears Junction, Chaffee County, Colorado, is a cylindrical wood water tank and a pair of railroad tracks. A engine and freight cars of the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad passes in the background.
    • Meigs.
    • [between 1900 and 1910?]
    • Ouray from Twin Peaks, 3000 feet below

    • View southeast from Twin Peaks high over the town of Ouray, Ouray County, Colorado; shows the Amphitheater, roads in the Uncompahgre River Valley, one to Camp Bird Mine, Red Mountain Highway (originally the Otto Mears Toll Road, Million Dollar...
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    • [1935]
    • Otto Mears

    • Head and shoulders portrait of Otto Mears, Colorado road builder.
    • Menchaca, Juan, 1910-
    • 1939
    • Silverton R.R., transfer of passengers

    • People pose with buggies, wagons, and horse teams by a Silverton Railroad Company locomotive, a Denver & Rio Grande Railway freight car, and a Silverton R.R. passenger car in Red Mountain Town, Ouray County, Colorado. The men wear suits, planter...
    • Goodman, Charles, d. 1912.
    • 1888 Sept. 17
    • Ouray - Silverton Toll Road at a deep gorge

    • A horse drawn carriage with passengers goes across a bridge at the Otto Mears' tollroad (Million Dollar Highway) in Ouray County between Ouray and Silverton, Colorado. A creek runs through a deep gorge below the toll road.
    • Buckwalter, Harry H.
    • [between 1890 and 1900]
    • High bridge Ouray Stage Line

    • The Ouray Stage Line, with passengers, crosses over a high wood bridge on the Otto Mears' toll road (Million Dollar Highway) between Ouray and Silverton (Ouray County) Colorado.
    • Buckwalter, Harry H.
    • [between 1890 and 1900]
    • Leaving Silverton to asend Kindel Mtn

    • View of a group of excursionists in Silverton, Colorado. Mounted on horses and burros, this group of mostly children poses in their poke bonnets and dresses, ready to ascend Mount Kendall. Men are on horses; an older woman stands in a dark dress....
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    • [1890?]
    • Million Dollar Highway valley scene

    • Frame houses, tents, and parked cars flank an Otto Mears toll road (the Million Dollar Highway), in Ouray or San Juan County, Colorado. A stream meanders through meadows; peaks are in the background.
    • Beam, George L. (George Lytle), 1868-1935.
    • [between 1920 and 1930?]
    • Tunnel on Million Dollar Highway

    • View of a tunnel on an Otto Mears toll road (the Million Dollar Highway), in San Juan or Ouray County, Colorado. A rock pinnacle is in the background.
    • Beam, George L. (George Lytle), 1868-1935.
    • [between 1920 and 1930?]
    • Tunnel on Million Dollar Highway

    • View of a tunnel on an Otto Mears toll road (the Million Dollar Highway), in Ouray or San Juan County, Colorado; shows forest and cliffs.
    • Beam, George L. (George Lytle), 1868-1935.
    • [between 1920 and 1930?]
    • Old Road San Juan County now Million $ Highway

    • View of a horse and buggy traversing a steep talus slope on an Otto Mears toll road in San Juan County, Colorado.
    • Beam, George L. (George Lytle), 1868-1935.
    • [between 1900 and 1920?]
    • Early County Rd now Million Dollar Highway

    • View of an Otto Mears toll road (the Million Dollar Highway), in San Juan or Ouray County, Colorado; shows a man on horseback (with a rifle), power poles, and a house on a ledge.
    • Beam, George L. (George Lytle), 1868-1935.
    • [between 1900 and 1920?]
    • Old road details present Million Dollar Highway

    • Power poles edge an Otto Mears toll road (the Million Dollar Highway), in San Juan or Ouray County, Colorado; a creek is far below, and a house is built on a ledge.
    • Beam, George L. (George Lytle), 1868-1935.
    • [between 1900 and 1910?]
    • Million Dollar Highway

    • Stone guard rails edge an Otto Mears toll road (the Million Dollar Highway), in San Juan or Ouray County, Colorado; a car rounds the corner and a stream runs in the foreground.
    • Beam, George L. (George Lytle), 1868-1935.
    • [between 1910 and 1920?]
    • Scene along Million Dollar Highway

    • View of an Otto Mears toll road (the Million Dollar Highway), in San Juan or Ouray County, Colorado; shows road grade, guard rails, and a stream.
    • Beam, George L. (George Lytle), 1868-1935.
    • [between 1910 and 1920?]
    • Poncha Jct. Mears Jct. 482 & train 8480 strung out on hillside

    • A Denver and Rio Grande Western train, with a pilot plow, vents smoke between Poncha Springs and Mears Junction on the approach to Poncha Pass, (Chaffee County), Colorado; Highway 285 is to the side.
    • Richardson, Robert W.
    • 1951 February 14
    • Old roadway present Million Dollar Highway

    • View of an Otto Mears toll road (the Million Dollar Highway), in Ouray or San Juan County, Colorado; shows tire tracks on a ledge cut into a steep granite cliff.
    • Beam, George L. (George Lytle), 1868-1935.
    • [between 1900 and 1910?]
    • Waterfall & bridge Million Dollar Highway

    • Pipe railing edges a concrete section of an Otto Mears toll road (the Million Dollar Highway), in Ouray or San Juan County, Colorado; a waterfall passes underneath.
    • Beam, George L. (George Lytle), 1868-1935.
    • [between 1910 and 1930?]
    • Poncha Junction - Mears Junction

    • View of a Denver and Rio Grande Western freight train between Poncha Springs and Mears Junction, (Chaffee County), Colorado. The train has three locomotives, locomotive 497 (with a snow plow) vents steam ; Highway 285 is to the side.
    • Richardson, Robert W.
    • 1950 March 23
    • Otto Mears toll road

    • View of the toll road built between Ouray and Ironton by Otto Mears. The dirt road was excavated into the side of the Uncompahgre Gorge beside the Uncompahgre River in Ouray County, Colorado. A saddled horse and a wagon are on the road. Rivulets of...
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    • [between 1890 and 1900?]
    • On Marshall Pass above Mears

    • Men and women pose on a Denver and Rio Grand Railway Company train on Marshall Pass in Saguache County, Colorado. The town of Mears (Chaffee County) is in the distance.
    • Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942.
    • [between 1882 and 1886]
    • Matchie, Shavano, Utoka, & others

    • Studio portrait of four Native American (Ute) and two white men (one unidentified.) They are (l to r seated): Charlie Grote (died 1906 in Wyoming), Matchie, Shavano, and Utoka. Otto Mears (white with beard) stands. All the Utes wear EuroAmerican...
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    • [between 1870 and 1880?]

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