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    • Denver Orphan's Home Historic Building Application Forms

    • Record contains both the Colorado Historical Society's Historic Record Inventory Sheet and the United State's Department of Interior's National Register of Historic Places Registration Form for the Denver Orphan's Home.
    • History Colorado. Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation.
    • 1993
    • Fred McPeck Oral History

    • Fred McPeck was born in Bellefontaine, Ohio in 1927. In 1943, he started work building airplane engines for the war effort. Three years later, he joined United States Marine Corps, and was stationed at Camp Lajeune North Carolina, Bermuda, Cuba,...
    • McPeck, Fred, 1927-
    • 2013 October 19
    • Black Hawk, Colo.

    • Blackhawk lies at the mouth of Chase Gulch near Central City in Gilpin County, Colorado. A railroad track forks in the foreground with one portion leading to the Polar Star Mill at right. The Empire Mill stands in the midground, and the Boiler Room...
    • Lake, Harry H., 1860-1952.;
    • [between 1900 and 1910?]
    • West Denver during the flood

    • View of a Cherry Creek flood in Denver, Colorado; shows businesses, streets, and water. People watch from the water's edge; signs read: "Commonwealth," "J. G. Vawter & Co," "J. B. Doyle & Co," "Keller House," "American House," and "Bell's Boarding...
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    • 1864 May 19
    • Betty Cram Oral History

    • Betty Johnson Cram was born September 18, 1922 on a farm near Niwot, Colorado. After high school she moved to Denver and worked several jobs. In 1941, she found work at the Livestock Exchange Group. She remained there for several years, working...
    • Cram, Betty Johnson, 1922-
    • 2013 September 14
    • Four pistols

    • Four pistols descriptions follow images from right to left. The first pistol was made by H. Aston & Co. from Middletown, Connecticut; U.S. Arsenal. The percussion pistol (US model 1842, military cap lock pistol) is single shot made from walnut with...
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    • [between 1860 and 1875]
    • Johnnie Dewer's Place (present town hall)

    • Men pose around the wooden bar in a saloon in Breckenridge, Colorado. One holds a corncob pipe. The backbar pediment has carving and spindlework; bunting is tacked around the mirror. A cash register and metal sculptures of swordsmen are on it, and...
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    • 1894 or 1895
    • Early placer mining

    • Placer miners work near a sluice in Russell Gulch, Gilpin County, Colorado. Their tools include wheelbarrows, shovels, picks, and pitchforks. Monitors spray water, mine buildings are on the surrounding hills. David Henderson is in the foreground,...
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    • [between 1860 and 1870]
    • Black Hawk, C.T.

    • View north from Bobtail Hill, in Black Hawk, Colorado, up four mile Gulch to Dory Hill, where the state's first cemetery was located. Central business district includes: Undertaker, Union House (on Selak Street), Drugs (brick, arched windows and...
    • Wakely, George D.
    • 1864
    • Royal Tiger Mines Co.

    • View of Royal Tiger Mine, mill, and mining ore processing facility in San Juan County, Colorado; buildings include the carpenter shop, machine shop, and concentrator. A car is by tailings.
    • Rocky Mountain Photo Company.
    • August 22, 1923
    • Taken at Lawson, Colo.

    • A group of men pose in front of a brick and wood building with a tattered awning, in Lawson, Clear Creek County, Colorado. They wear suits, ribbons with American flags and fringe, and hold their hats. Identificatin reads: Row # 1, Bishop?, George...
    • Stanton, T. B., photographer.
    • [between 1890 and 1910]
    • Dave Oletski Oral History

    • In 1954, David Oletski, was born at 4920 Logan Street in the Globeville neighborhood of Denver, Colorado. One of six children, he was raised in a large extended family of Polish Catholics. At the time of his grandmother’s death in 1978, he had...
    • Oletski, David, 1954-
    • 2013 November 2
    • East High spotlight: vol 28 no 10

    • Newspaper produced by East High School of Denver, Colorado. Included in the paper are photographs of students, articles on school events and sports.
    • East High School (Denver, Colo.)
    • 1942 February
    • Roberta Waggoner Oral History

    • Roberta Lee Waggoner was born at home in 1933. A native of the Swansea neighborhood in Denver, she attended old Swansea Elementary School. Her father was an employee with a local packing company. Her mother suffered from health problems and...
    • Waggoner, Roberta Lee, 1933-
    • 2013 October 4
    • Leadville saloon

    • Men in suits and hats stand at the bar in a saloon in Leadville, Colorado. Two men stand behind the long wooden bar, one wears a suit, bow tie and derby hat, the saloonkeeper wears a white jacket and bow tie. Both men have moustaches. The wooden...
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    • [between 1880 and 1910]
    • Smith Restaurant - Stock Show

    • Interior view of a restaurant at the National Western Stock Show, in Denver, Colorado. Men and women serve or eat food; a roast is on a spit by a fire place and a coffee machine. Signs read: "Premium Ham," "Chesterfield Cigarettes," "Cloverbloom,"...
    • Rocky Mountain Photo Company.
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    • Mixed trains, Clear Creek Canon

    • A view of a Colorado Central Railroad train (narrow gauge) on the west approach to Huntsman's Bridge in Clear Creek Canyon, Jefferson County, Colorado. A locomotive, open freight cars, and a passenger car are near Clear Creek.
    • Weitfle, Charles, 1836-
    • [between 1871 and 1890?]
    • 16th St. at Tremont Court House square at left

    • Fashionably dressed ladies walk along 16th (Sixteenth) Street, in front of the Courthouse square, at Tremont, Denver, Colorado. The business district is busy with horse drawn wagons and pedestrians. Streator Brothers Furnishings and a drug store...
    • Beam, George L. (George Lytle), 1868-1935.
    • [between 1890 and 1910]
    • American Express Co. Denver

    • American Express drivers pose by delivery trucks, horse drawn wagons and Union Station in Denver, Colorado. The wrought iron canopy and Mizpah Arch are in the background.
    • Rocky Mountain Photo Company.
    • 1917
    • Altar at Our Lady of Lourdes, Georgetown, Colorado

    • View of the carved wooden altar at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Georgetown (Clear Creek County), Colorado. Interior view shows the altar's turned spindles, niches, arches and elaborate details. Candlesticks , candelabras, and a cross are...
    • McLean, Lachlan, 1843-1929.
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    • Clark, Gruber & Co. Bank & Mint, Denver, Colo.

    • View of the Clark, Gruber & Co. building, ca. 1860-1863. On January 18, 1860, the Denver Town Company deeded three lots in Denver City to Clark, Gruber & Company for $600. The company built a two-story brick bank and mint on the corner of McGaa...
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    • [between 1860 and 1863]
    • 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."
    • Wakely, George D.
    • 1864 May 13
    • Main Street, Gunnison City

    • View north on Main Street from Tomichi Avenue, Gunnison, Colorado, shows the dirt street lined with commercial buildings, a few pedestrians and horse-drawn wagons along edge. Business include: Frank Adam's Groceries, F. D. Steele Hardware, First...
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    • 1882
    • Central City water supply

    • The Central City, Colorado, water supply wagon, which delivered water to the city from the eighteen seventies to the mid-eighties, when the city's water pipes were laid. The wagon, which is drawn by two teams of mules, stands next to the...
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    • [between 1871 and 1888?]
    • Elote, Subchief of Apaches

    • Head and shoulders studio portrait of Elote, North American Indian subchief (Apache); he wears a headdress with feathers and buffalo horns and decorated with discs and ribbons. He wwears a hairpipe necklace and has a blanket wrapped around his...
    • Rose & Hopkins.
    • c1900
    • Betty Wonder Oral History

    • Betty Gallow Wonder was born July 17, 1939, in Denver, Colorado. A life-long resident of the Elyria neighborhood, she was the only child of working parents. She and many extended family members grew up and remained in the area. Betty spent most...
    • Wonder, Betty Lee, 1939-
    • 2013 September 21
    • Judy Montero Oral History

    • Judy Hinojosa Montero was born in Corpus Christi, Texas, in 1952. After her parents divorce, her mother remarried and her step-father moved the family to Denver, Colorado in 1954. Judy attended Bryant-Webster Elementary School in Denver. The...
    • Montero, Judy Hinojosa, 1954-
    • 2013 November 20
    • East High spotlight: vol 17 no 6

    • Newspaper produced by East High School of Denver, Colorado. Included in the paper are photographs of students, articles on school events and sports.
    • East High School (Denver, Colo.)
    • 1930 November 26
    • East High spotlight: vol 17 no 8

    • Newspaper produced by East High School of Denver, Colorado. Included in the paper are photographs of students, articles on school events and sports.
    • East High School (Denver, Colo.)
    • 1931 January 14
    • Margret Escamilla Oral History

    • Margaret Escamilla was born in Denver, Colorado, in 1954. One of nine children, she was raised in a military family and lived in several countries. After she married her husband in 1971, she moved to the Globeville neighborhood of Denver,...
    • Escmilla, Margaret, 1954-
    • 2013 November 15
    • West Side Recorder Volume 7 No 3

    • Newsletter dedicated to community life in the Auraria neighborhood prior to the construction of the Auraria campus
    • West Side Recorder
    • 1970 July
    • The Real Pioneers of Colorado

    • Transcript of a document originally written by Maria Davies McGrath in 1934. This document contains transcripts of all three volumes, arranged alphabetically by pioneers last name. Within each entry is a brief biography of the individual (s) who...
    • McGrath, Maria Davies, 1865-1951.
    • 1934
    • Nora Bayes and Co. in Ladies First Broadway Theatre, Denver

    • Panoramic view of the cast of "Ladies First," a musical play presented at the Broadway Theater, 1756 Broadway, in Denver, Colorado. Men and women in hats and coats stand in front of the theater. Nora Bayes and Al Roberts stand at center at the...
    • Rocky Mountain Photo Company.
    • 1920, March 20
    • Diameter 12 ft. 2 in.

    • Men and a boy pose near a redwood log on a flatcar in the Pacfic Northwest. The railroad car is pushed by a locomotive. The area is deforested. A small dog is near the railroad tracks.
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    • [between 1890 and 1920?]
    • Susan Knapp Oral History

    • Susan Lynn Knapp was born in 1949 in Denver, Colorado. Her family had lived in the Globeville and Swansea neighborhood for several decades, within a few blocks of each other, and owned several family businesses together. Her father and his...
    • Knapp, Susan, 1949-
    • 2013 November 16
    • Mountain City bridge

    • A view of a Colorado Central Railroad train on a wooden trestle bridge at Packard Gulch near Mountain City (Gilpin County), Colorado. Men are in and on top of the train. Buildings are on a hillside in the distance.
    • Weitfle, Charles, 1836-
    • [between 1878?]
    • Mcintyre & Heath in "Hello Alexander"

    • Panoramic view of the cast of the minstrel show "Hello Alexander" with Thomas K. Heath & James McIntyre, presented at the Broadway Theater, 1756 Broadway, in Denver, Colorado. Men and women pose near the canopied front entrance to the theater in...
    • Rocky Mountain Photo Company.
    • [between 1926 and 1927?]
    • Central City, C. T.

    • View of Central City, Colorado in Gilpin County before the fire that destroyed most of the town. Piles of boards behind commercial buildings near patches of snow on the ground. Signs: "Clothing & Furnishing Goods O. K. Store Wholesale & Retail,"...
    • Wakely, George D.
    • 1864

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