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Photo Archive Friday

Car Lot on West Alameda
Fllod Battered W. Evans Bridge across Platte
W. Alemeda - west of the river

Rain, Rain, Please go away

OK, I know that I am not the only one in Colorado that feels this way. We had more than our share of rain in the last 4 days, with more to come this weekend.

Photo Archive Friday

Augie Mastrogiuseppi, Jim Hurt with Train crew
UP on Dent Branch, Frederick, Colorado s-185
UP on Dent Branch, Frederick, Colorado s-187
ATSF 5175 - 5163 inbound pushers, Gates Rubber s-430

August Mastrogiuseppi’s Collection is now organized and finding aid finished!

This is one of the most important Railroad collections that the Denver Public Library owns.

Photo Archive Friday

Royal Gorge Bridge and Train
One of the first Gondola cars
Royal Gorge Bridge and Gondola

Royal Gorge Bridge park is in peril from Wild Fires

Well, it seems to be that time of year again, "Wild Fire Season". With our first day of 100+ temperatures, we have four fires burning and thank goodness there are no fatalities.

Life on Colorado Rails: The American Passenger Car Era, 1930 to 1970

Life on Colorado Rails: The American Passenger Car Era, 1930 to 1970

Check out the wonderful new exhibit at the Colorado Railroad Museum!

Today's blog post is by Lauren Giebler, Curator of the Colorado Railroad Museum. She describes a great new exhibit at the museum that gives you a wi

Photo Archive Friday

The great race

Was this a fair race?

Here is a great image from the Otto Roach Photographic Collection C Photo Collection 67. 

Image shows a race between motorcyclists against skier. Wonder which one won.

Marbleous Marble, Colorado

Marble Quary Number 4 About the Time Lincoln Took Charge
View of Marble from the Road Leading to the Quarry
Marble Mill and Crane Support Pillars
From the Date History of Marble Colorado by Ruby Isler. Reminder Publishing Company. (1965?)

Marble for the Nation's Monuments

The little town of Marble, Colorado has had a big role in the construction of some of our country’s most hallowed monuments and important buildings.

Project Rulison or: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Natural Gas.

Rocky Mountain News, 11 November 1969, P. 1, 6
Denver Post, 16 December 1971, P. 28

From A-Bombs to Fracking in Mining

On September 10, 1969, the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC), in order to release natural gas deposits locked underground, exploded a 40-kiloton atomic bomb on Colorado’s Western Slope in what i

Creating Your Community Colorado's Social Archive to Launch March 20th

Free USB drives at Scanning Events!

Creating Your Community (CYC) Colorado's Social Archive will be live Tuesday March 20th! The CYC website is a new social archive where you can connect and preserve your Colorado History. We want to learn more about Colorado through your stories and photographs. We hope you'll join us and create your community!

The Denver Public Library (DPL) is pleased to announce the launch of Creating Your Community (CYC) a new interactive website that allows you to share your stories, upload images and create your own

Manuscript Monday: National Western Stock Show

Manuscript Monday: National Western Stock Show

The National Western Stock Show is happening right now!  Did you know Western History & Genealogy is home to several collections featuring Stock Show material? 

As you read in an earlier WHG blog, the Stock Show is taking place until the 22nd of January.

Weird Photo Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Weird Photo Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Spot the funny man for this week's Weird Photo Wednesday! 

Can you spot the funny looking man? And what is he doing? We'll let you guess and decide!