Colorado Mining History in Images
Miner's burro packed with mining equipment, including giant powder which was an early form of dynamite. Also shown is a box of nitro glycerin, old rye, gin, whiskey jug, frying pan, shovels, pots, rope, wheel barrow, saw and a miners pick.
3253. "The Colorado ship of the desert" Anchored on the backbone of of Grey's Peak. Photograph by Alexander Martin Rocky Mountain Views Series.
Prospectors and miners at Lost Trail Camp south of Lake City San Juan Mountains
W.H. Jackson #3503 Burro carrying miner's supplies at Montezuma
Cinching up a load packing the last pull
W.G. Chamberlain Argentine Pass Snake River and Breckenridge series. The locality which this view illustrates is the Argentine Pass. The Pass easily reached by carriage from Georgetown. From this pass looking west directly below, seemingly beneath your feet, flowing from springs and melting snows of Gray's peak is a fork of the Snake River. The road leading to the gorge below is a shelf just wide enough for wheel passage, and to a stranger unaccustomed to mountain travel the descent is fearful. The road is between Waldorf and Montezuma.
W.O. Lukes photograph of pack train Leadville Colorado.
W.H. Jackson #3665 Burro train packed with lumber for the mines. Bullwhacker or Muleskinner supervising mules progress up to the mines.
On the trail to Pikes Peak
Donkey Train, at Georgetown, Colorado -
Charles Weitfle Photograph #196
Weitfle photographic wagon in Clear Creek Canyon west of Idaho Springs.
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