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    • Open pit mining comes to Butte - to stay

    • View inside the Berkeley copper open pit mine, Silver Bow County, Montana. Shows Steam shovels and trucks.
    • Berkeley Pit (Silver Bow County, Mont.)--1950-1960.; Silver Bow County (Mont.)--1950-1960.; Copper mining--Montana--Silver Bow County--Butte--1950-1960.; Mining--Montana--Silver Bow County--Butte--1950-1960.; Steam shovels--Montana--Silver Bow...
    • October 27, 1957
    • Men with shovels standing by RR tracks

    • Workmen pose outdoors with shovels near a temporary railroad track possibly near South Lipan Street in Denver, Colorado.
    • Denver (Colo.)--1900-1910.; Construction workers--Colorado--Denver--1900-1910.; Railroad tracks--Colorado--Denver--1900-1910.
    • [either 1909 or 1910]
    • Industries construction crew of men working with shovels

    • Workmen dig with shovels at a construction site near Alameda Avenue in Denver, Colorado. A steam shovel is nearby.
    • Denver (Colo.)--1900-1910.; Construction workers--Colorado--Denver--1900-1910.; Digging--Colorado--Denver--1900-1910.; Steam shovels--Colorado--Denver--1900-1910.
    • [1909]
    • D&RGW

    • Men stand in the back of a gondola car and use shovels to transfer ore from a narrow gauge railroad car to a Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad standard gauge car in Montrose (Montrose County), Colorado. Shows metal material stacked in a...
    • Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Company--1950-1960.; Montrose (Colo.)--1950-1960.; Railroad employees--Colorado--Montrose--1950-1960.; Railroad freight cars--Colorado--Montrose--1950-1960.; Railroad shops &...
    • 1952 April 16
    • Work crew

    • Men gather around a pile of shovels and sledgehammers at a Work Projects Administration (WPA) sponsored road construction site in Colorado. The men wear coats, jackets, hats, caps and gloves.
    • Equipment--Colorado--1930-1950.; Laborers--Colorado--1930-1950.; Road construction--Colorado--1930-1950.; Shovels--Colorado--1930-1950.
    •  
    • Gold dredging

    • Two steam shovels excavate a ground pit for hydraulic placer gold mining, Summit County, Colorado.
    • Summit County (Colo.)--1900-1910.; Gold mining--Colorado--Summit County--1900-1910.; Hydraulic mining--Colorado--Summit County--1900-1910.; Mining--Colorado--Summit County--1900-1910.; Steam shovels--Colorado--Summit County--1900-1910.
    • [1900?]
    • Group of men working with shovels and pails

    • A group of workmen pose outdoors with shovels in a large trench probably in Denver, Colorado. They wear wide-brimmed hats and overalls.
    • Denver (Colo.)--1900-1920.; Laborers--Colorado--Denver--1900-1920.
    • [between 1904 and 1915?]
    • D&RGW

    • Workers in coats and hats use shovels to clear snow from railroad tracks on Cumbres Pass in Conejos County, Colorado. Smoke rises from Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad locomotive #483 and spreader snow plow "OU," both are obscured by packed...
    • Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Company--1940-1950.; Conejos County (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Cumbres Pass (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Blizzards--Colorado--Conejos County--1940-1950.; Narrow gauge railroads--Colorado--Conejos County--1940-1950.;...
    • 1949 January 21
    • 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
    • Road work in Black Hawk

    • Men with shovels clean up Main Street after a flood in Black Hawk (Gilpin County), Colorado. A Colorado & Southern locomotive pushes flat cars on temporary tracks, they are loaded with dirt and rocks. Shows the Gilpin Hotel, businesses, and men and...
    • Colorado and Southern Railway--1910-1920.; Blackhawk (Colo.)--1910-1920.; Commercial streets--Colorado--Blackhawk--1910-1920.; Digging--Colorado--Blackhawk--1910-1920.; Floods--Colorado--Blackhawk--1910-1920.;...
    • [1910?]
    • Big rock cut, on mile above Cabinet, N.P.R.R.

    • View of Northern Pacific Railroad Company construction near Cabinet (Bonner County) Idaho. Construction workers excavate a railroad cut with picks, shovels and hand carts. Cranes lift a boulder and containers. Chinese laborers wear coolie hats....
    • Northern Pacific Railroad Company--1880-1890.; Chinese--Employment--Idaho--Bonner County--1880-1890.; Bonner County (Idaho)--1880-1890.; Hoisting machinery--Idaho--Bonner County--1880-1890.; Railroad construction & maintenance--Idaho--Bonner...
    • [1882 or 1883]
    • Gold Run pit

    • Gold Run Mine, a gold placer mine near Breckenridge, Summit County, Colorado; miners operate hydraulic nozzles (monitors) fitted with rock counterbalances, miners with shovels stand inside the wash.
    • Gold Run Mine (Breckenridge, Colo.)--1880-1890.; Breckenridge (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Gold mining--Colorado--Breckenridge--1880-1890.; Hydraulic Mining--Colorado--Breckenridge--1880-1890.; Mining--Colorado--Breckenridge--1880-1890.
    • [between 1880 and 1890?]
    • Denver, great storm

    • A man shovels a pathway through drifts of snow on a sidewalk in Denver, Colorado. Shows people in distance and snow covered walls and street.
    • Denver (Colo.)--1910-1920.; Blizzards--Colorado--Denver--1910-1920.; Sidewalks--Colorado--Denver--1910-1920.; Snow removal--Colorado--Denver--1910-1920.
    • 1913
    • Cherry Creek flood damage Castlewood Dam disaster

    • Men use shovels to clear mud from the Cherry Creek flood after the Castlewood Canyon Dam break in Denver, Colorado. Teenage boys look on; storefront signs read: "Coca Cola," "Patterson's Eggs," and "233."
    • Denver (Colo.)--1930-1940.; Floods--Colorado--Denver--1930-1940.; Mercantile facilities--Colorado--Denver--1930-1940.; Mud--Colorado--Denver--1930-1940.; Ruins--Colorado--Denver--1930-1940.
    • 1933 August
    • Industries construction scene on Alameda subway project

    • Workmen pose with shovels near side-dump rail cars on a temporary railroad at the Alameda Avenue underpass construction site in Denver, Colorado.
    • Dump cars--Colorado--Denver--1900-1910.; Denver (Colo.)--1900-1910.; Construction workers--Colorado--Denver--1900-1910.; Railroad cars--Colorado--Denver--1900-1910.
    • [1909]
    • Kootenia [sic] N.F., Mont. forest fire at Thonpson [sic] Falls, Clarkfork [sic] Riv.

    • Men stand and hold probably shovels in a smoke-filled forest in Kootenai National Forest near Thompson Falls and Clark Fork River in Sanders County, Montana. Smoke is in the air above fir trees, fallen trees, tree stumps, and grass in a clearing.
    • Kootenai National Forest (Mont. and Idaho)--1920-1930.; Sanders County (Mont.)--1920-1930.; Fire fighting--Montana--Sanders County--1920-1930.; Forest fires--Montana--Sanders County--1920-1930.; Forest reserves--Montana--Sanders County--1920-1930.;...
    • 1926
    • Pueblo flood

    • Men with shovels fill wheel barrows with mud that covers railroad tracks after a flood in Pueblo, Colorado. Shows Denver and Rio Grande Western boxcars and gondola cars, some are overturned. Lettering on some of the freight cars reads: "D. & R.G....
    • Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Company--Disasters--1920-1930.; Arkansas River--1920-1930.; Pueblo (Colo.)--1920-1930.; Floods--Colorado--Pueblo--1920-1930.; Laborers--Colorado--Pueblo--1920-1930.; Mud--Colorado--Pueblo--1920-1930.; Railroad...
    • 1921
    • Forbes, Colorado probably strikebreakers

    • In Forbes, Las Animas County, Colorado, four coal miners pose on railroad tracks carrying picks and shovels. Telegraph wires are on the snowy railroad embankments.
    • Forbes (Colo.)--1910-1920.; Coal miners--Colorado--Forbes--1910-1920.; Miners' strikes--Colorado--Forbes--1910-1920.; Railroad tracks--Colorado--Forbes--1910-1920.
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    • The new Eagle Mining District, Colorado

    • Men pose by the Lady Belle mine entrance south of Eagle, Eagle County, Colorado; one man shovels ore into a canvas bag.
    • Eagle County (Colo.)--1900-1920.; Lady Belle Mine (Eagle County, Colo.)--1900-1920.; Miners--Colorado--Eagle County--1900-1920.; Mining--Colorado--Eagle County--1900-1920.
    • [between 1900 and 1920?]
    • Cabin

    • A man sits and poses beside an aspen log cabin probably near Rifle (Garfield County), Colorado. Shovels, a pick axe and a metal bucket are against the cabin wall beside a doorway.
    • Garfield County (Colo.)--1890-1910.; Log cabins--Colorado--Garfield County--1890-1910.
    • [between 1890 and 1910?]
    • Industries construction excavation probably Alameda subway

    • Workmen work with shovels and sledgehammers at the Alameda Avenue underpass in Denver, Colorado. Other workers nearby grade an access road with horse-drawn graders.
    • Underpasses--Colorado--Denver--1900-1910.; Denver (Colo.)--1900-1910.; Construction workers--Colorado--Denver--1900-1910.; Construction--Colorado--Denver--1900-1910.; Graders (Earthmoving machinery)--Colorado--Denver--1900-1910.
    • [1909]
    • Bridge on Helena & Northern approaching Marysville

    • Construction workers in sack suits and overcoats, hold shovels and pose on a Helena and Northern Railroad (a Northern Pacific short line) trestle under construction in Marysville (Lewis and Clark County), Montana. The high, wooden trestle is over a...
    • Helena and Northern Railroad Company--1880-1890.; Northern Pacific Railroad Company--1880-1890.; Marysville (Mont.)--1880-1890.; Bridge construction--Montana--Marysville--1880-1890.; Mine buildings--Montana--Marysville--1880-1890.; Railroad...
    • 1887 October
    • Rock slide

    • A Marion steam shovel, Model 40 moves rocks from a rock slide or snowslide on Great Northern Railway tracks in King County, Washington. Men use shovels to move rocks. Shows a wooden snowshed and fire damaged trees on a mountain.
    • Great Northern Railway Company (U.S.)--1910-1920.; King County (Wash.)--1910-1920.; Digging--Washington (State)--King County--1910-1920.; Landslides--Washington (State)--King County--1910-1920.; Railroad construction & maintenance--Washington...
    • 1917
    • Bonanza

    • Men and women pose on a dirt street in Bonanza (Saguache County), Colorado. Frame buildings have false fronts and signs that read: "F.F. Roby Assayer" and "Second Hand Goods." Miners hold pick axes, shovels, sledge hammers and pose near a pile of...
    • Bonanza (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Assayers--Colorado--Bonanza--1880-1890.; False fronts--Colorado--Bonanza--1880-1890.; Miners--Colorado--Bonanza--1880-1890.; Mining--Colorado--Bonanza--1880-1890.; People--Colorado--Bonanza--1880-1890.
    • [between 1882 and 1890?]
    • Pay-Me Mine Silver Creek

    • Miners pose with shovels near a mine ore car and bucket at the Pay-Me Mine in Gilpin County, Colorado.
    • Mine railroads--Cars--Colorado--Gilpin County--1920-1930.; Gilpin County (Colo.)--1920-1930.; Pay-Me Mine (Gilpin County, Colo.)--1920-1930.; Miners--Colorado--Gilpin County--1920-1930.; Mining--Colorado--Gilpin County--1920-1930.;...
    • [between 1920 and 1930]
    • Gilpin Tramway

    • Men with shovels pose in deep snow beside a Gilpin Tramway locomotive near Central City (Gilpin County), Colorado.
    • Gilpin Tramway Company--1890-1900.; Central City (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Blizzards--Colorado--Central City--1890-1900.; Narrow gauge railroads--Colorado--Central City--1890-1900.; Snow removal--Colorado--Central City--1890-1900.
    • [1899?]
    • Coke ovens and Italian coke pueblo at Tercio, Colo.

    • Coal miners pose in front of brick and stone coke ovens at Tercio (Las Animas County), Colorado. Possibly Hispanic or Italian men wear overalls or work shirts and ragged slacks and caps. Wheelbarrows, shovels, a hose, and piles of stone are near...
    • Colorado and Southern Railway--1900-1920.; Colorado and Wyoming Railway Company--1900-1920.; Coke-ovens--Colorado--Tercio--1900-1920.; Tercio (Colo.)--1900-1920.; Coal miners--Colorado--Tercio--1900-1920.; Coke...
    • [between 1902 and 1913?]
    • View of Gold Run pit

    • Gold Run Mine, a gold placer mine in Summit County, Colorado; miners use hydraulic nozzles (monitors) fitted with rock counterbalances, miners with shovels stand inside the wash.
    • Gold Run Mine (Breckenridge, Colo.)--1880-1890.; Breckenridge (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Gold mining--Colorado--Breckenridge--1880-1890.; Hydraulic Mining--Colorado--Breckenridge--1880-1890.; Mining--Colorado--Breckenridge--1880-1890.
    • [between 1880 and 1890?]
    • The Swimming Pool, Glenwood Springs, 1266

    • Water gushes out of the fountain in the middle of the Natatorium in the hot springs spa in the town of Glenwood Springs (formerly known as Defiance), Colorado, in Garfield County. The Stone Bath House and the Wooden Bath House are next to the...
    • Glenwood Springs (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Fountains--Colorado--Glenwood Springs--1890-1900.; Springs--Colorado--Glenwood Springs--1890-1900.
    • [March 24, 1896]
    • Black Hawk, flood

    • View northwest on Main Street, Black Hawk (Gilpin County), Colorado; shows the debris that choked the streets of Black Hawk after one of many floods that occurred there, and the temporary railroad track with flat cars used to transport the debris...
    • Blackhawk (Colo.)--1910-1920.; Floods--Colorado--Blackhawk--1910-1920.; Streets--Colorado--Blackhawk--1910-1920.
    • [1914?]
    • The Geyser, Silver Cliff Colo.

    • A group of miners at the Geyser Mine in Silver Cliff (Custer County), Colorado pose near the mill. Some men hold shovels, a pick axe, candles with lanterns, and hammers. They wear overalls, canvas coats and wide, slanting brimmed hats with high...
    • Geyser Mine (Custer County, Colo.)--1880-1900.; Silver Cliff (Colo.)--1880-1900.; Mine buildings--Colorado--Silver Cliff--1880-1900.; Miners--Colorado--Silver Cliff--1880-1900.; Mining--Colorado--Silver Cliff--1880-1900.
    • [between 1880 and 1900]
    • Aerial construction, setting anchor

    • A group of workers dig a hole for a Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company telephone pole in a rural area of Colorado. The men hold shovels and tools dangle from their belts. A barbed wire fence runs along a dirt road. Shows open fields.
    • Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company--People--1910-1920.; Linemen--Colorado--1910-1920.; Telephone companies--Colorado--1910-1920.
    • 1914
    • Stone quarry entryway

    • View of the entrance to a stone quarry tunnel and tramway in Colorado. Shovels lean against a nearby building.
    • Mine railroads--Colorado--1890-1910.; Mining--Colorado--1890-1910.; Quarrying--Colorado--1890-1910.
    • [between 1890 and 1910]
    • Surfacing gang, Helena & Northern R.R.

    • Construction workers hold shovels and spades and stand beside railroad ties near a trestle on Northern Pacific Railroad (Helena and Northern Railroad Company) tracks in Montana. A railroad train is in the distance. Shows talus and tree stumps.
    • Helena and Northern Railroad Company--1880-1890.; Northern Pacific Railroad Company--1880-1890.; Railroad construction & maintenance--Montana--1880-1890.; Railroad construction workers--Montana--1880-1890.; Railroads--Montana--1880-1890.
    • 1887 Fall
    • Placer Miners Como Col

    • Miners pose with shovels near a drain pipe near Como, Park County, Colorado.
    • Como (Colo.)--1880-1900.; Hydraulic mining--Colorado--Como--1880-1900.; Miners--Colorado--Como--1880-1900.; Mining--Colorado--Como--1880-1900.
    • [between 1880 and 1900]
    • Mesa Verde, excavating

    • pick ax.; Pithouses A, B and C of Step House lie at the base of a massive rock overhang in Mesa Verde National Park. The cliff dwelling site is under excavation, and men stand holding shovels in their hands. The man in the background is future...
    • Mesa Verde National Park (Colo.)--1920-1930.; Step House (Colo.)--1920-1930.; Pit dwellings--Colorado--1920-1930.; Archaeological sites--Colorado--1920-1930.; Cliff dwellings--Colorado--1920-1930.
    • [1926?]
    • Workers at coke oven

    • Workers with shovels and rakes stand near a row of coke ovens in an unidentified coal camp probably in Las Animas County, Colorado. Some men stand and sit on train cars loaded with coal. Smoke rises from the ovens.
    • Coke-ovens--Colorado--Las Animas County--1890-1930.; Coal mining--Colorado--Las Animas County--1890-1930.; Coke industry--Colorado--Las Animas County--1890-1930.; Laborers--Colorado--Las Animas County--1890-1930.; Mining--Colorado--Las Animas...
    • [between 1890 and 1930?]
    • Primos Chem. co. mine

    • Miners work inside the candle lit Primos Chemical Company vanadium mine in Vanadium (San Miguel County), Colorado, with picks, shovels, ore car, and ladder.
    • Primos Chemical Company--Facilities--1900-1910.; Mine railroads--Cars--Colorado--Vanadium--1900-1910.; Vanadium industry--Colorado--Vanadium--1900-1910.; Vanadium (Colo.)--1900-1910.; Interiors--Colorado--Vanadium--1900-1910.;...
    • [1900?]
    • View of Gold Run pit

    • Gold Run Mine, a gold placer mine in Breckenridge, Summit County, Colorado; miners use hydraulic nozzles (monitors) fitted with rock counterbalances, miners with shovels stand inside the wash; shows pipes and sluice.
    • Gold Run Mine (Breckenridge, Colo.); Breckenridge (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Gold mining--Colorado--Breckenridge--1880-1890.; Hydraulic Mining--Colorado--Breckenridge--1880-1890.; Mining--Colorado--Breckenridge--1880-1890.
    • [between 1880-1890?]
    • Tivoli Brewery crew

    • Men and boys pose with cigars, pipes, shovels, a broom, and beer bottles. Crates and labels read: "Tivoli Union Brewing Co. 1342 10th St Denver, Colo."
    • Tivoli-Union Brewing Company--People--1900-1910.; Denver (Colo.)--1900-1910.; Beer--Colorado--Denver--1900-1910.; Boys--Colorado--Denver--1900-1910.; Brewing industry--Colorado--Denver--1900-1910.; Employees--Colorado--Denver--1900-1910.
    • 1902
    • Instructor students and youngest member

    • A family poses near a placer miner who shovels dirt into a modified mine car with a screen in Colorado.
    • Mine railroads--Cars--Colorado--1920-1940.; Children--Colorado--1920-1940.; Hydraulic mining--Colorado--1920-1940.; Miners--Colorado--1920-1940.; Mining equipment--Colorado--1920-1940.; Mining--Colorado--1920-1940.; Women--Colorado--1920-1940.
    • [between 1920 and 1940]
    • Denver, snowstorm

    • Men carry shovels, a woman carries fire logs near 2377 Elm Street in Denver, Colorado. Shows dogs, and automobiles, trees, lawns and houses covered with snow from the snowstorm of 1982.
    • Denver (Colo.)--1980-1990.; Blizzards--Colorado--Denver--1980-1990.; People--Colorado--Denver--1980-1990.; Residential streets--Colorado--Denver--1980-1990.; Snow--Colorado--Denver--1980-1990.
    • 1982
    • Canyon road cribbing at Sta. 87, Uncompahgre Project, Colo

    • Men work with picks and shovels on the road south of Ouray near the Uncompahgre River Gorge in Ouray County, Colorado.
    • Ouray County (Colo.)--1890-1910.; Construction workers--Colorado--Ouray County--1890-1910.; Mountain roads--Colorado--Ouray County--1890-1910.; Road construction--Colorado--Ouray County--1890-1910.
    • [between 1890 and 1910?]
    • Black Hawk, Colo. Flood

    • View west on Gregory Street in Black Hawk, Colorado, after the flood of 1895; shows flood debris such as planks, posts, rocks, dirt and silt. Three men are holding shovels and working on clearing the street as water continues to pour past them in a...
    • Blackhawk (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Floods--Colorado--Blackhawk--1890-1900.; Streets--Colorado--Blackhawk--1890-1900.
    • 1895
    • Work Car 32, trailer and crew

    • View of streetcar tracks under construction, Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, shows men with shovels and wheelbarrows next to a maintenance streetcar and trailer.
    • Colorado Springs (Colo.)--1910-1920.; Construction--Colorado--Colorado Springs--1910-1920.; Street railroads--Colorado--Colorado Springs--1910-1920.
    • 1917
    • Denver Urban Renewal, Whittier project

    • African Americans Omar Blair, representing the Denver Urban Renewal Authority and the Rev. Cecil W. Howard, of the Shorter Community AME Church, along with Denver Mayor William H. McNichols hold shovels at the ground breaking for the Denver Urban...
    • African Americans--Colorado--Denver--1960-1970.; Denver (Colo.)--1960-1970.; Clergy--Colorado--Denver--1960-1970.; Ground breaking ceremonies--Colorado--Denver--1960-1970.; Housing--Colorado--Denver--1960-1970.;...
    • 1969 April 13
    • Denver, Snowstorms

    • A line of men with shovels and pickaxes work to remove snow after the snowstorm of 1913 in Denver, Colorado.
    • Denver (Colo.)--1910-1920.; Blizzards--Colorado--Denver--1910-1920.; Laborers--Colorado--Denver--1910-1920.; Snow removal--Colorado--Denver--1910-1920.
    • 1913 December

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