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    • 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
    • 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
    • Diary of Margaret Patten Gray Evans

    • Margaret Evans, the wife of John Evans describes her daily life in 1861. She describes her efforts to improve her children, and comments about religion.
    • Governors--Colorado.; Governors' spouses--Colorado.
    • 1861
    • 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?
    • Diary of Margaret Patten Gray Evans

    • Margaret Evans, the wife of John Evans describes her daily life in 1863. The diary also includes doodles, children's drawings and an accounting ledger.
    • Governors--Colorado.; Governors' spouses--Colorado.
    • 1863
    • Denver - early days flood

    • View of Denver, Colorado during a Cherry Creek flood. Storefront signs read: "Ladies Emporium" and "Denver Meat Market." The first U.S. Denver Branch Mint has a tower with battlements; a horse is in the foreground.
    • Cherry Creek (El Paso County-Denver County, Colo.)--1860-1870.; Denver (Colo.)--1860-1870.; Cities & towns--Colorado--Denver--1860-1870.; Floods--Colorado--Denver--1860-1870; Mints--Colorado--Denver--1860-1870.
    • 1864
    • Denver C.T.

    • View of a Cherry Creek flood in Denver, Colorado; shows businesses, houses, a corral, horse, and sheds. The first U.S. Denver Branch Mint is to the side; signs read: "Ladies Emporium," "Metropolitan Billiard Hall," and "F. A. Brocker Groceries."
    • Cherry Creek (El Paso County-Denver County, Colo.)--1860-1870.; Denver (Colo.)--1860-1870.; Cities & towns--Colorado--Denver--1860-1870.; Floods--Colorado--Denver--1860-1870.; Mints--Colorado--Denver--1860-1870.
    • 1864 May 13
    • [Receipt]

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    • J.A. Love & Co.; Stagecoach lines--West (U.S.); Central City (Colo.)--To 1876.
    • 1866
    • The Directors of the U.P.R.R. at the 100th Mer.

    • Directors of the Union Pacific Railroad pose beside the engine "Idaho," passenger railroad cars, and a painted sign with lettering that reads: "100th Meridian, 247 Miles from Omaha" in Dawson County, Nebraska. The men wear suits, overcoats, caps or...
    • Union Pacific Railroad Company--Public relations--1860-1870.; Dawson County (Neb.)--1860-1870.; Arches--Nebraska--Dawson County--1860-1870.; Business people--Nebraska--Dawson County--1860-1870.; Railroad travel--Nebraska--Dawson County--1860-1870.;...
    • 1866 October
    • Gro'p of distin. guests of U.P.R.R. at 100h mer. (2)

    • Men and women, members of the Union Pacific railroad excursion to the 100th meridian, pose beside Union Pacific Railroad engine "Idaho" and passenger cars in Dawson County, Nebraska. They stand beside a painted sign with lettering that reads:...
    • 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
    • Burnetizing works of the U.P.R.R. at Omaha (1)

    • Workers are beside flat cars stacked with railroad ties at the Union Pacific Railroad Burnetizing works in Omaha (Douglas County), Nebraska. Shows wooden buildings, tunnels and men in a rail yard where wooden ties are treated with zinc chloride to...
    • Union Pacific Railroad Company--Facilities--1860-1870.; Omaha (Neb.)--1860-1870.; Railroad facilities--Nebraska--Omaha--1860-1870.; Railroad ties--Nebraska--Omaha--1860-1870.
    • 1866 October
    • T.C. Durant, Esq. & heads of depts. U.P.R.R.

    • Thomas C. Durant poses with some of the directors of Union Pacific Railroad departments; they stand beside railroad track and engine "14" in Omaha (Douglas County), Nebraska. The men wear suits with frock coats, overcoats, ties, felt caps, derby...
    • Union Pacific Railroad Company--People--1860-1870.; Omaha (Neb.)--1860-1870.; Business people--Nebraska--Omaha--1860-1870.; Railroad employees--Nebraska--Omaha--1860-1870.; Railroads--Nebraska--Omaha--1860-1870.; Durant, Thomas C.
    • 1866 October
    • Engine House & workshops of U.P.R.R. at Omaha

    • View of Union Pacific Railroad locomotives parked inside the arched openings of the brick engine house and workshops of the Union Pacific in Omaha (Douglas County), Nebraska. Shows lumber and railroad ties piled beside railroad tracks.
    • Union Pacific Railroad Company--Buildings--1860-1870.; Omaha (Neb.)--1860-1870.; Railroad shops & yards--Nebraska--Omaha--1860-1870.
    • 1866 October
    • Burnetizing works of the U.P.R.R. at Omaha (2)

    • Workers are beside flat cars stacked with railroad ties at the Union Pacific Railroad Burnetizing works in Omaha (Douglas County), Nebraska. Shows wooden buildings, tunnels and men in a rail yard where wooden ties are treated in zinc chloride to...
    • Union Pacific Railroad Company--Facilities--1860-1870.; Omaha (Neb.)--1860-1870.; Railroad employees--Nebraska--Omaha--1860-1870.; Railroad facilities--Nebraska--Omaha--1860-1870.; Railroad switching--Nebraska--Omaha--1860-1870.; Railroad...
    • 1866 October
    • S. end E. front U.P. railroad works at Omaha

    • View of frame railroad works buildings and the brick engine house of the Union Pacific Railroad in Omaha (Douglas County), Nebraska. Piles of lumber are stacked near the railroad buildings. Shows a depression in a grassy field.
    • Union Pacific Railroad Company--Buildings--1860-1870.; Omaha (Neb.)--1860-1870.; Railroad facilities--Nebraska--Omaha--1860-1870.
    • 1866 October
    • S. end E. front U.P. Railroad works at Omaha

    • View of the brick buildings of the Union Pacific Railroad works at Omaha (Douglas County), Nebraska. Shows arched windows, gabled roofs, a brick smokestack, warehouse and engine house buildings. Stacks of lumber are nearby.
    • Union Pacific Railroad Company--Buildings--1860-1870.; Omaha (Neb.)--1860-1870.; Railroad facilities--Nebraska--Omaha--1860-1870.
    • 1866 October
    • N. end W. front U.P.R.R. Works, Omaha

    • Cows graze near Union Pacific Railroad tracks and railroad works buildings in Omaha (Douglas County), Nebraska. Multi-story probably brick buildings are near a smokestack.
    • Union Pacific Railroad Company--Buildings--1860-1870.; Omaha (Neb.)--1860-1870.; Railroad facilities--Nebraska--Omaha--1860-1870.
    • 1866 October
    • Construction train of the U.P.R.R.

    • Men sit in the grass or stand and pose beside a Union Pacific Railroad construction train and tracks in Nebraska. A horse is beside a flat car piled with rails. Shows probably a telegraph pole nearby.
    • Union Pacific Railroad Company--Equipment & supplies--1860-1870.; Railroad construction workers--Nebraska--1860-1870.; Railroad construction--Nebraska--1860-1870.; Railroads--Nebraska--1860-1870.
    • 1866 October
    • Landing of the U.P.R.R. Excursts. at Omaha (1)

    • People stand near piles of supplies stored in barrels, wooden crates and burlap sacks, in Omaha (Douglas County), Nebraska. Shows a stagecoach, horse drawn wagons, railroad tracks, a Union Pacific Railroad car, and probably the "Colorado" or the...
    • Union Pacific Railroad Company--Public relations--1860-1870.; Missouri River--1860-1870.; Omaha (Neb.)--1860-1870.; Railroad travel--Nebraska--Omaha--1860-1870.; Steamboats--Nebraska--Omaha--1860-1870.; Tourists--Nebraska--Omaha--1860-1870.
    • 1866 October
    • Landing of the U.P.R.R. Excursts. at Omaha (2)

    • People in horse drawn wagons and buggies are beside Union Pacific Railroad tracks, a railroad car, and the river steamers, the "Denver" and the "Colorado", on the Missouri River in probably Omaha (Douglas County), Nebraska. Shows United States...
    • Union Pacific Railroad Company--Public relations--1860-1870.; Missouri River--1860-1870.; Omaha (Neb.)--1860-1870.; Railroad tracks--Nebraska--Omaha--1860-1870.; Railroad travel--Nebraska--Omaha--1860-1870.; Rivers--Nebraska--Omaha--1860-1870.;...
    • 1866 October
    • Steamers Denver and Colorado, U.P.R.R.

    • People disembark at Omaha (Douglas County), Nebraska, and pose near the steamers "Denver" and "Colorado" on the Missouri River. Shows tall smokestacks on steamboats, and people behind ornate wooden railings on upper and lower story observation...
    • Union Pacific Railroad Company--Public relations--1860-1870.; Missouri River--1860-1870.; Omaha (Neb.)--1860-1870.; Railroad travel--Nebraska--Omaha--1860-1870.; Rivers--Nebraska--Omaha--1860-1870.; Steamboats--Nebraska--Omaha--1860-1870.;...
    • 1866 October
    • Group of Pawnee Warr. & Palace Cars of U.P.R.R.

    • Native American (Pawnee) men, hired for a staged performance for members of the Union Pacific excursion to the 100th meridian, wear headdresses and woven blankets, and stand in front of a Union Pacific Railroad passenger car in Nebraska. Men and...
    • Union Pacific Railroad Company--Public relations--1860-1870.; Indians of North America--Nebraska--1860-1870.; Pawnee Indians--Nebraska--1860-1870.; Railroad travel--Nebraska--1860-1870.; Railroads--Nebraska--1860-1870.;...
    • 1866 October
    • Laying the rails of U.P.R.R. - two miles a-day

    • Construction workers lay rail over railroad ties on the Union Pacific Railroad in probably Lincoln County, Nebraska. Shows a supply wagon, men in work clothes and felt hats, and members of the Union Pacific excursion to the 100th meridian, in...
    • Union Pacific Railroad Company--1860-1870.; Lincoln County (Neb.)--1860-1870.; Railroad construction workers--Nebraska--Lincoln County--1860-1870.; Railroad construction--Nebraska--Lincoln County--1860-1870.; Railroad travel--Nebraska--Lincoln...
    • 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
    • Commissioners and directors of the U.P.R.R.

    • Men, identified as the commissioners and directors of the Union Pacific Railroad, stand in a row near railroad tracks and pose with a long piece of paper in probably Lincoln County, Nebraska. The Union Pacific Railroad officials wear suits with...
    • Union Pacific Railroad Company--People--1860-1870.; Lincoln County (Neb.)--1860-1870.; Business men--Nebraska--Lincoln County--1860-1870.; Generals--Nebraska--Lincoln County--1860-1870.; Men--Nebraska--Lincoln County--1860-1870.; Railroad...
    • 1866, October
    • 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
    • U.P.R.R. Station, Willow Island, Nebr. in 1867

    • View of Union Pacific Railroad car roofs and tracks in Willow Island (Dawson County), Nebraska. Shows a windmill and frame railroad buildings. People stand on the depot platform.
    • Union Pacific Railroad Company--1860-1870.; Willow Island (Neb.)--1860-1870.; Railroad stations--Nebraska--Willow Island--1860-1870.; Railroads--Nebraska--Willow Island--1860-1870.; Windmills--Nebraska--Willow Island--1860-1870.
    • 1867
    • [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
    • United States Branch Mint at Denver

    • Men pose in front of the brick United States Mint at 16th (Sixteenth) Street and Holladay Street (later Market Street) in Denver, Colorado. Men wear hats or caps and suits. The building has a central tower with battlements and a round window, a...
    • United States Mint (Denver, Colo.)--Buildings--1860-1870.; Denver (Colo.)--1860-1870.; Flags--American--1860-1870.; Mints--Colorado--Denver--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
    • The first engine of the U.P.

    • Men pose on Union Pacific Railroad pony locomotive no. 1 (later named the "Utah") and on the platform at a passenger depot probably in Benton (Carbon County), Wyoming. A conductor in uniform stands beside men in sack suits or vests. The frame...
    • Union Pacific Railroad Company--1860-1870.; Benton (Wyo.)--1860-1870.; Railroad depots--Wyoming--Benton--1860-1870.; Railroad employees--Wyoming--Benton--1860-1870.; Railroad locomotives--Wyoming--Benton--1860-1870.
    • 1868
    • Dale Creek Bridge with first U.P. engine

    • People stand and pose on a locomotive or on the wooden Dale Creek Bridge, a Union Pacific Railroad trestle in Albany County, Wyoming. Shows guy wires in the rocky canyon.
    • Union Pacific Railroad Company--1860-1870.; Albany County (Wyo.)--1860-1870.; Railroad bridges--Wyoming--Albany County--1860-1870.; Railroad locomotives--Wyoming--Albany County--1860-1870.; Trestles--Wyoming--Albany County--1860-1870.
    • 1868
    • 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
    • Jose and Joe Clark, Hunters of U.S.G.S.

    • Two hunters for the Hayden Survey (U.S. Geological Survey of the U.S. Territories) identified as Jose and Joe Clark, pose on horseback after a successful hunt in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. One of the men is Black (African American). Shows...
    • African Americans--Yellowstone National Park--1870-1880.; Yellowstone National Park--1870-1880.; Expeditions & surveys--Yellowstone National Park--1870-1880.; Horseback riding--Yellowstone National Park--1870-1880.; Hunting--Yellowstone National...
    • 1871
    • Lower Falls of the Yellowstone

    • View of the Lower Falls on the Yellowstone River, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. Shows a deep gorge, a pool of water at the base of the falls, rock formations, talus and trees.
    • Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River--1870-1880.; Yellowstone National Park--1870-1880.; Canyons--Yellowstone National Park--1870-1880.; Expeditions & surveys--Yellowstone National Park--1870-1880.; Waterfalls--Yellowstone National...
    • 1871

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