Colorado Mining History in Images
Train passing through upper hanging rocks, Clear Creek canyon.
Photographer W.H. Jackson in Upper Williams Canyon.
Clear Creek and Fall River stage road from Idaho Springs to Georgetown.
Strange rock formation Garden of the Gods 1876
Early Colorado 1876 trout fishing Manitou.
Alex Martin photographer view of Gray's Peak
Mine owner and miners in a mine standing by cribbing at Red Cliff Colorado.
Women resident of early Central City 1876
W.H. Jackson Colorado series. Jackson's landscapes often contained figures to illustrate the scale and majesty of the West.
Miner's above Empire Colorado July 18 1901. photographer R.L. Dabe
Fisherman seated, and hunter on the right at camp at Twin Lakes near Leadville. Photographed by J. Collier.
No. 2207 Bridal Veil above Georgetown, Clifford Griffin on the left.
B. A. Lindquist , Photographer Central City Colorado.
Identified as Bill Thomas killed in a mine accident in the sleepy Hollow Mine.
William, Thomas, d. 29 Aug 1895, Aged 34 years, "At rest"' Their bodies are buried in the dust, but their names shall live evermore. He is one of the twelve miners, who died in the sleepy hollow mine.',
Three bodies were unidentified.
DROWNED IN A MINE
The Pathfinder - John C. Fremont
between 1855 and 1865
Photographer Mathew Brady
Silver Mining in Colorado. No. 131 Gurnsey's Rocky Mountain Views. The Greyhound Lode (Galena) Cheyenne Mountain.
Tenting on the Old Camp Ground Colorado.
1513 Looking across Toltec Gorge, W.H. Jackson photographer
Criterion Mine ore chute near Alma Colorado, T.C. Miller photographer
Ouray's residence 20 miles from Ouray.
Wedding Couple Georgetown, Colorado. Photographed by L McLean.
Residents of early Central City photographed by O.L. Peers, the studio was located across from the Teller House. Peers worked with Alexander Martin for a while and created several images of trains in Clear Creek Canyon.
Tin type Photograph of early Central City resident.
Early Central City resident.
Resident of Central City Colorado. Photographer Chas Weitfle
Resident of Georgetown Colorado
Charles Weitfle, Gold Retorts,
1,370 oz.; value $22,500 ca. 1878
Head of the Platte River T.C. Miller Alma Colorado.
Consider the difficulty in capturing the image above given the equipment of the time period and the mode of transportation and the remote location, in contrast with today's digital photography.
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