Colorado June 26, 2015
14 Rare Photos From Colorado That Will Take You Straight To The Past
I love old pictures (so much so that I have an entire gallery wall in my house of old, black and white family photos) — From the outfits to the location to the actual people in the photo, each old photograph tells a unique story. If you are also a fan of old pictures, you will love checking out these 14 vintage Colorado photos.
1.) Georgetown Loop (1889)
The 365 acre heritage railroad was opened in 1884 and still runs today.
2.) Cattle Branding (c. 1900)
The exact date and location of this photo are unknown.
3.) Mesa Verde Cliff Palace (1891)
The largest cliff dwelling in North America was built by the Ancestral Puebloans from c. 1190 CE through c. 1260 CE.
4.) Antlers Hotel in Colorado Springs (between c. 1901 and 1924)
This picture shows the second Antlers Hotel (the first burned down in 1898), which was open from 1901 to 1964.
5.) Bethoud Pass Chairlift (1964)
Berthoud Ski Area & Resort is claimed by some to have been the first resort and lift in Colorado. Unfortunately, the resort closed in 2002 due to financial problems.
6.) Sedalia (between c. 1910 and 1919)
The three men and young boy are seen standing in front of the L.A. Dow Blacksmith Shop in Sedalia.
7.) D. & R.G. wreck in Sedalia (1900)
The Denver and Rio Grande Railroad Company operated from 1886 to 1920.
8.) Arapahoe Glacier (between c. 1910 and 1920)
The unidentified young woman is seen sliding down an icy part of the Glacier.
9.) North Park (between c. 1910 and 1920)
The man, identified as Guy Smith, is seen standing in the doorway of a barn holding a string of 11 fish.
10.) Colorado State University Gymnasium (Dates Unknown)
The distinguished blond brick, red roofed gymnasium has stood in the same located since it was erected in 1926.
11.) Bird's Eye View Map of Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs (1882)
12.) Denver City and County Building (1941)
13.) Jewish Consumptive Relief Society (between c. 1920 and 1940)
Nurses at Denver's Jewish Consumptive Relief Society (opened from 1904-1940) are seen treating male tuberculosis patients on the porch of the facility.
14.) Garden of the Gods (Date Unknown)
The motorists are seen here posing in front of the "Three Graces" rock formation at the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs.
Which of these photos is your favorite? Did you recognize any of the locations?