Colorado: a history in photographs by Richard N. Ellis;Duane A. Smith

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By Richard N. Ellis;Duane A. Smith

Images in Colorado was once inspired as early as 1861, while newspaper editor William Byers wrote within the "Rocky Mountain News", 'Secure the shadow, ere the substance perish', and roused the citizenry to take photos in their households, acquaintances, panorama, houses, and turbines which will record their lives and proportion them with others. The revised version of "Colorado: A background in pictures" attracts in this wealthy legacy, portraying Colorado's historical past in photos taken from the frontier period to the current, all observed by way of a bright, up to date narrative. offering a vast view of numerous elements of existence in Colorado and together with 270 black-and-white photos, this publication will tell, entertain, and encourage all those that enjoy studying extra in regards to the historical past of the Centennial country.

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Photo by George Wakeley. Courtesy Colorado Historical Society, Denver. Page 26 (Top) John Chivington (ca. 1864), Methodist preacher and military leader, gained famein both fields. Courtesy Colorado Historical Society, Denver. (Bottom) The Cheyennes and Arapahoes lived on the eastern plains. Sometimes they warred with the Mountain Utes. Their way of life was doomed by the 1859 rush. Sadly, whites and Indians never tried to understand each other, and tragedy followed. The Plains tribes gave way by the late sixties.

Page 35 Starting with Nathaniel Hill's Black Hawk operation, smelters became familiar features of Colorado mining. They polluted the atmosphere and endangered workers and nearby residents. This is the Arkansas Valley Smelter at Leadville, ca. 1880. Photo by Brisbois. Courtesy Mining Gallery, Leadville. Page 36 Leadville was a magic town in the late 1870s and early 1880s. In this photograph from that era, a "jack train" gets ready to haul supplies to an isolated mine or a smaller mining camp nearby.

P. cm. Includes index. ISBN 0-87081-219-x (alk. paper). 1. Colorado History Pictorial works. 2. Colorado Description and travel Views. I. Smith, Duane A. II. Title. 8 dc20 91-34157 CIP The paper used in this publication meets the minimum requirements of the American National Standard for Information SciencesPermanence of Paper for Printed Library Materials. 481984 Page v For Luann and Gay Page vii CONTENTS PROLOGUE ix ACKNOWLEDGMENTS xi I. NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE (18591890) 3 II. NEVER TO COME BACK TO THEM (18901914) 49 III.

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