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    • 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
    • Westward, the monarch capital makes its way

    • Union Pacific Railroad vice president, Thomas C. Durant, in a suit and a narrow brimmed hat, stands on railroad ties during railroad construction near Cozad in Lincoln County, Nebraska. Shows shovels near railroad ties set in place, and a wooden...
    • Union Pacific Railroad Company--1860-1870.; Lincoln County (Neb.)--1860-1870.; Business people--Nebraska--Lincoln County--1860-1870.; Railroad construction--Nebraska--Lincoln County--1860-1870.; Railroad tracks--Nebraska--Lincoln...
    • 1866 October
    • State Penitentiary convicts excavating for the Water Works

    • Convicts of the State Penitentiary in Canon City Colorado, wear striped prison uniforms and pose with shovels. They stand behind a rock wall among wheelbarrows and boards. Men in suits oversee; a shed, trees, and hills are in the background.
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Prison laborers--Colorado--Canon City--1880-1890.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 1880
    • Woodstock snow slide ruins

    • View of a collapsed frame, probably one-story house, in Woodstock near Pitkin (Gunnison County), Colorado west of Alpine Pass. A wooden plank supports an unstable wall. A brick chimney, wooden shingles, and rafters are in the debris pile of the...
    • Woodstock (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Avalanches--Colorado--Woodstock--1880-1890.; Houses--Colorado--Woodstock--1880-1890.; Ruins--Colorado--Woodstock--1880-1890.; Snow--Colorado--Woodstock--1880-1890.
    • 1884?
    • 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
    • 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
    • Saratoga mines - Central City

    • A miner shovels ore from a raised ore chute down into a cart on tracks, Saratoga mines, Central City (Gilpin County), Colorado. The man stands atop the cart rim and brace himself against the wall in order to complete the process.
    • Mine railroads--Cars--Colorado--Gilpin County--1880-1890.; Central City (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Saratoga Mine (Gilpin County, Colo.)--1880-1890.; Interiors--Colorado--Gilpin County--1880-1890.; Miners--Colorado--Gilpin County--1880-1890.;...
    • 1889
    • View on U.P. [sic] Railway, rotary starting up after prospecting for ice

    • View of Denver, South Park and Pacific locomotives as they push a rotary snow plow locomotive, Chaffee County, Colorado. Men stand on the plow and in the snow with snow shovels.
    • Denver, South Park, and Pacific Railroad Company--1890-1900.; Chaffee County (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Railroad snowplow locomotives--Colorado--Chaffee County--1890-1900.; Snow removal--Colorado--Chaffee County--1890-1900.; Snow--Colorado--Chaffee...
    • 1890 April 16th
    • Main Street after the flood of 1893

    • Workmen with shovels and picks on Main Street around 3:45 p.m. as pedestrians watch them clear the street after the flood. The men are wearing hats and workclothes; the onlookers are wearing suits and dresses, two are carrying umbrellas. Main...
    • Central City (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Floods--Colorado--Central City--1890-1900.; Streets--Colorado--Central City--1890-1900.
    • 1893
    • 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
    • Spanish Gulch Costilla County

    • Spanish Gulch gold placer mine, in the Grayback District, Costilla County, Colorado, consists of a stream contained by a wood flume; miners work the area with shovels. A man in the foreground runs a hydraulic "monitor" nozzle with a rock...
    • Costilla County (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Spanish Gulch (Costilla County, Colo.)--1890-1900.; Flumes--Colorado--Costilla County--1890-1900.; Hydraulic mining--Colorado--Costilla County--1890-1900.; Miners--Colorado--Costilla County--1890-1900.;...
    • 1896
    • Cleaning up ripple [sic] box, Cottonwood Placer Co.

    • Miners for the Cottonwood Placer Company pose in and near a riffle box (sluice) in Montrose County, Colorado. Two men have shovels.
    • Cottonwood Placer Company--People--1890-1900.; Montrose County (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Hydraulic mining--Colorado--Montrose County--1890-1900.; Miners--Colorado--Montrose County--1890-1900.; Mining--Colorado--Montrose County--1890-1900.;...
    • 1897 July 18
    • Group of miners working No. 6 below Hunker

    • A group of miners pose standing near a wheelbarrow, Yukon Territory. One man holds a pan full of placer ore, the others hold shovels; mining construction is behind them.
    • Yukon Territory--1890-1900.; Hydraulic mining--Yukon Territory--1890-1900.; Miners--Yukon Territory--1890-1900.; Mining--Yukon Territory--1890-1900.
    • 1899
    • Ore bins of mill

    • A miner, possibly named Trombles, shovels ore off of a wagon and into bins at the Clear Creek Mine and mill, Clear Creek County, Colorado.
    • Mine buildings--Colorado--Clear Creek County--1890-1900.; Clear Creek County (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Carts & wagons--Colorado--Clear Creek County--1890-1900.; Mills--Colorado--Clear Creek County--1890-1900.; Mining--Colorado--Clear Creek...
    • 1899
    • Snow scene, "Dogtown", 1899

    • A view of snow removal on the Gilpin Tramway near "Dogtown" in Gilpin County, Colorado. Workers with shovels pose on snowbanks near the railroad tracks. Mine buildings are in the distance.
    • Gilpin Tramway Company--1890-1900.; Gilpin County (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Blizzards--Colorado--Gilpin County--1890-1900.; Narrow gauge railroads--Colorado--Gilpin County--1890-1900.; Snow removal--Colorado--Gilpin County--1890-1900.
    • 1899
    • Snow removal, Gilpin County Tramway

    • Men with shovels pose in deep snow beside a Gilpin Tramway locomotive near Central City (Gilpin County), Colorado.
    • Gilpin Tramway Company--1890-1900.; Gilpin County (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Blizzards--Colorado--Gilpin County--1890-1900.; Laborers--Colorado--Gilpin County--1890-1900.; Narrow gauge railroads--Colorado--Gilpin County--1890-1900.; Snow...
    • 1899
    • E. P. Sutton, by mother, I was born here, Jan 21-1896

    • Men, women and children stand on the dock of the railroad depot in Brush, Morgan County, Colorado. The depot is a two-story frame building with signs: "Brush," and "Western Union Telegraph and Cable Office." Men and shovels are on a railroad...
    • Brush (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Bicycles & tricycles--Colorado--Brush--1890- 1900.; Railroad handcars--Colorado--Brush--1890-1900.; Railroad stations--Colorado--Brush--1890-1900.
    • 1899
    • Snow removal, Gilpin county tramway

    • View of a Gilpin County Tramway work crew near "Dogtown" in Gilpin County, Colorado. The men pose with shovels near a snow plow during the snow removal operation. An mine building and a wood-frame house are in the distance.
    • Gilpin Tramway Company--1890-1900.; Blizzards--Colorado--Gilpin County--1890-1900.; Laborers--Colorado--Gilpin County--1890-1900.; Narrow gauge railroads--Colorado--Gilpin County--1890-1900.; Railroad construction & maintenance--Colorado--Gilpin...
    • 1899
    • Off for the mines

    • Two miners pose with five loaded burros, Huerfano County, Colorado. Burros carry planks, barrels, stovepipes, wheelbarrow, shovels, pickaxes, and boxes of goods.
    • Huerfano County (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Donkeys--Colorado--Huerfano County--1890-1900.; Miners--Colorado--Huerfano County--1890-1900.; Mining equipment--Colorado--Huerfano County--1890-1900.; Mining--Colorado--Huerfano County--1890-1900.; Pack...
    • 1899
    • Colo. Springs, looking N. on Tejon

    • View north on Tejon Street, Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, shows workmen of the Colorado Springs Interurban Railway with picks and shovels rebuilding tracks at the Huerfano Street crossing, and the business district busy with...
    • Colorado Springs and Interurban Railway--People--1900-1910.; Colorado Springs (Colo.)--1900-1910.; Construction--Colorado--Colorado Springs--1900-1910.; Electric railroads--Colorado--Colorado Springs--1900-1910.; Street...
    • 1901
    • 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
    • Pikes Peak cog road engine

    • Men pose with snow shovels near a Pikes Peak and Manitou Railway Company engine after a snow storm on the summit of Pikes Peak in El Paso County, Colorado.
    • Manitou and Pike's Peak Railway Company--1900-1910.; El Paso County (Colo.)--1900-1910.; Pikes Peak (Colo.)--1900-1910.; Mountain railroads--Colorado--El Paso County--1900-1910.; Snow--Colorado--El Paso County--1900-1910.
    • 1902
    • Inside view wreck car 700 [sic]

    • Interior view of Denver City Tramway Company wreck car number 720 in Denver, Colorado. A work bench, lumber, shovels, and a chain are in the car.
    • Denver City Tramway Company (Denver, Colo.)--1900-1910.; Denver (Colo.)--1900-1910.; Interiors--Colorado--Denver--1900-1910.; Street railroads--Colorado--Denver--1900-1910.
    • 1904 March 18
    • Railroad workers

    • View of a railroad work crew in New Mexico. A group of men and teenage boys stand with tools that include crowbars. The men are dressed for cold weather and wear hats, caps, suits, overcoats and jackets. Farmers from southern Colorado would travel...
    • Hispanic Americans--1900-1910.; Railroad construction workers.; Teenagers.; Hispanic Americans--New Mexico--Pictorial works.; Railroad construction workers--New Mexico--Pictorial works.; Teenagers--New Mexico--Pictorial works.
    • 1905
    • Opening up a steam shovel cut at Standley Lake Dam

    • View of construction at Standley Lake Dam (Jefferson County) Colorado; shows a Kenefick-Quigley-Russell Construction Company steam shovel, flatbed cars, and Colorado & Southern Line Locomotive 105.
    • Colorado and Southern Railway--1900-1910.; Kenefick-Quigley-Russell Construction Company (Colo.)--1900- 1910.; Jefferson County (Colo.)--1900-1910.; Standley Lake Dam (Colo.)--1900-1910.; Construction workers--Colorado--Jefferson County--1900-...
    • 1909
    • Seated left, Lennard Vogel, standing right, Alphonse Thuet

    • Group of men pose outside the Adolph Coors Company brewery, Golden, Colorado; they hold long handled whisk brooms, mugs of beer, and shovels with "Wet Golden 1909," "Malt House 1909" and "Section 11 Brewery," lettered on them. Lennard Vogel sits on...
    • Golden (Colo.)--1900-1910.; Thuet, Alphonse.; Vogel, Lennard.
    • 1909
    • 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
    • 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
    • Denver, Union Station, great snowstorm

    • View of piles of snow in Union Station in Denver, Colorado; a man shovels snow near a railroad train. Shows a signal tower.
    • Union Station (Denver, Colo.)--1910-1920.; Denver (Colo.)--1910-1920.; Blizzards--Colorado--Denver--1910-1920.; Railroad stations--Colorado--Denver--1910-1920.; Railroads--Colorado--Denver--1910-1920.; Snow removal--Colorado--Denver--1910-1920.
    • 1913 December
    • Denver, Union Station, great storm

    • View of piles of snow in Union Station in Denver, Colorado; a man shovels snow near railroad trains. Shows a signal tower.
    • Union Station (Denver, Colo.)--1910-1920.; Denver (Colo.)--1910-1920.; Blizzards--Colorado--Denver--1910-1920.; Railroad stations--Colorado--Denver--1910-1920.; Railroads--Colorado--Denver--1910-1920.; Snow removal--Colorado--Denver--1910-1920.
    • 1913 December
    • The City of Denver: Volume 1 Number 8, 1913 January 25

    • Newsletter produced semi-monthly by the City of Denver highlighting the civic, administrative, and informational aspects of government within the City.
    • Local government--Colorado--Denver.; Cities and towns--Colorado--Denver.
    • 1913 January 25
    • 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
    • Const of old admin. bldg.

    • Rusticated stone and a hipped-gable metal roof finish the administration building at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. The projecting entry is on the second floor at ground level; the basement is faced by a retaining wall. Barred...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1910-1920.; Construction--Colorado--Canon City--1910-1920.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1910-1920.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 1914
    • The City of Denver: Volume 2 Number 7, 1914 January 10

    • Newsletter produced semi-monthly by the City of Denver highlighting the civic, administrative, and informational aspects of government within the City.
    • Local government--Colorado--Denver.; Cities and towns--Colorado--Denver.
    • 1914 January 10
    • Derailment, Great Northern Railway

    • Workers in overalls hold shovels and stand beside a Great Northern Railway locomotive and a derailed freight car near Stevens Pass in King County, Washington. Shows piles of lumber for snowshed construction, and eroded, fire damaged mountain slopes.
    • Great Northern Railway Company (U.S.)--1910-1920.; King County (Wash.)--1910-1920.; Lumber--Washington (State)--King County--1910-1920.; Railroad accidents--Washington (State)--King County--1910-1920.; Railroad construction &...
    • 1914 July 21
    • Sopris School pageant

    • Boys dressed as miners pose outdoors as part of the Sopris School pageant in Sopris (Las Animas County), Colorado. They hold axes, shovels, and lunch pails and wear overalls and hats with miner's lights.
    • Sopris (Colo.)--1910-1920.; Boys--Colorado--Sopris--1910-1920.; Children playing adults--Colorado--Sopris--1910-1920.; Mining--Colorado--Sopris--1910-1920.
    • 1915
    • 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
    • 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
    • Rotary plow at work, U P Blockade

    • View of an Union Pacific Railroad engine equipped with a rotary snowplow, Colorado. Men with shovels look on, from deep snow flanking the tracks. A water tower is in the background.
    • Union Pacific Railroad Company--1910-1920.; Railroad employees--Colorado--1910-1920.; Railroad snowplow locomotives--Colorado--1910-1920.
    • 1917
    • Snowshed construction

    • View of snowshed construction on Great Northern Railway tracks near Stevens Pass in King County, Washington. Shows workmen on tracks, stacks of timber beams, and a Marion steam shovel, Model 40, on an eroded hillside. Fire damaged trees are on the...
    • Great Northern Railway Company (U.S.)--1910-1920.; King County (Wash.)--1910-1920.; Railroad construction & maintenance--Washington (State)--King County--1910-1920.; Railroad facilities--Washington (State)--King County--1910-1920.;...
    • 1917
    • Men on snowshed

    • View of workmen with shovels and small gauge construction tracks on top of a wooden snowshed at probably Embro (King County), Washington. Frame buildings in Embro are beside Great Northern Railway tracks and freight cars.
    • Great Northern Railway Company (U.S.)--1910-1920.; Embro (Wash.)--1910-1920.; Railroad construction & maintenance--Washington (State)--Embro--1910-1920.; Railroad construction workers--Washington (State)--Embro--1910-1920.; Railroad...
    • 1917 August 24
    • Snow on snowshed roof

    • Men hold shovels and stand on a wooden snowshed roof near Stevens Pass (King County), Washington. Shows packed snow, probably from a snowslide. A wooden diversion flume moves water to the roof top to soften the snow. Shows fire damaged trees on the...
    • Great Northern Railway Company (U.S.)--1910-1920.; King County (Wash.)--1910-1920.; Avalanches--Washington (State)--King County--1910-1920.; Flumes--Washington (State)--King County--1910-1920.; Railroad construction workers--Washington...
    • 1917 June 10
    • Snow removal

    • Workmen hold shovels and move snow from the roof of a wooden snowshed near Stevens Pass (King County), Washington. Packed snow is in a ravine on a fire damaged hillside.
    • Great Northern Railway Company (U.S.)--1910-1920.; King County (Wash.)--1910-1920.; Avalanches--Washington (State)--King County--1910-1920.; Railroad construction workers--Washington (State)--King County--1910-1920.; Railroad maintenance &...
    • 1917 June 13

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