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Old 04-12-2012, 09:58 PM   #211
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NH... Excellent! Great framing. What a special school back then. Appears to have been a sturdily built structure.
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Old 04-14-2012, 01:41 PM   #212
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Little Big Horn

Last Stand Hill, 1879.








Custers, Crow Scouts, 1908.

From left to right, White Man Runs Him, Hairy Moccasin, Curly, Goes Ahead.














Whiteman Runs Him, Hairy Mocasin, Goes Ahead.











Eric von Schmidt's painting entitled "Here Fell Custer" is considered by historians to be the most accurate portrayal on canvas of the battle on Last Stand Hill.




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Old 04-14-2012, 01:54 PM   #213
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I cant see the pics in your post but i can go to smugmug and see em....interesting.That 1879 shot is pretty raw
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Old 04-14-2012, 02:08 PM   #214
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I can't see them either, but would love to.
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Old 04-14-2012, 07:34 PM   #215
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Has to be a bunch of folks here who have pics of LBH. Can anyone match the ridge line in the center between the two riders on the right?


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Old 04-15-2012, 10:31 PM   #216
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The Colorado Midland Railroad had a line running from Colorado Springs up to the high alpine meadows of South Park. A popular stop about 100 years ago was Hartsel, where tourists would disembark for fishing in the South Platte, soaking the bones in the hot springs, and picking wildflowers in massive fields of wildflowers.. The train's wheels would sing on standard gauge track so heavier loads could be hauled. This was also known as the "Stockmen's Railroad", for among the cars in the train were those dedicated to hauling cattle and hay back to Colorado Springs.

Anyway, a large photo for reflection. Before there were nurseries, gathering huge bouquets of wildflowers was quite the pastime, and so was dressing up for the occasion...


Autos came on to the stage of life, roads were placed down, and tracks were pulled up. About 70 years ago...


Guess I could have tilted the cam a bit, and brought the bike and background closer. Dang it can be hard framing/standing where someone did long ago. That faint snowcap peak in the distance to the right is Pikes Peak. Just to the right of the bike is the old train grade. The tracks would have been coming towards us...
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Old 04-16-2012, 03:16 PM   #217
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This would be the train of Misery if you suffered from hayfever.


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Old 04-16-2012, 10:59 PM   #218
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Plus with all that fresh cut hay from the meadows of South Park.

The Colorado Misery Railroad. So close to the Colorado Midland Railroad!
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Old 04-18-2012, 10:25 PM   #219
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Central City was at ground zero for the Colorado gold rush. A lode found in a nearby gulch in 1959 had 10,000 people bringing their tents, their wares, their tools, and their hopes for fortunes. Henry Teller, Colorado's first U.S. Senator built a hotel in 1872, and at the time, it was considered the finest hotel west of the Mississippi.

Can see the Teller House in this recent image of Central City. Can also see scattered mines dotting the hills...


In 1936 an artist/painter was hired to freshen the Teller House up a bit. There was some tension and disagreement with the project manager, and the painter was asked to quit or resign. Sneaking in late at night before he departed, he painted the face of a women on the floor of the bar. Supposedly, this woman was of the temperance movement and would have found it quite disagreeable to have her image grace such a place as a bar. If ever in Central City, can still see the image...


Anyway, with the above as background, found this old image of the Teller House...


Today...


BTW, Once there was a flood crashing down this same street...
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Old 04-19-2012, 10:24 AM   #220
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This is a great thread. Thanks to all who have added to it. There's definitely opportunity for me to do some of this around where I live. I'll do my best to get some content to add in the near future.
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Old 04-21-2012, 06:33 PM   #222
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Tiny Town was built in 1915 by George Turner (A friend of William F. Cody) as a miniature town of 1/6 scale buildings for his daughter to play in and around. Well, it soon became one of the top tourist attractions in the state. It also attracted flood waters of nearby Turkey Creek, which would rampage through the structures every 10-20 years. Indeed, when I moved to Colorado in the 80's, Tiny Town was a closed and decaying place, having suffered through one too many floods. In the 90's the place was fixed up, some kind of flood control put in place, and contributors built all kinds of 1/6 scale buildings for the re-opening. Now it is common to see a full parking lot, along with children scampering all over the place during the summertime.

Back in 1925...


Today over 100 1/6 scale buildings, many of local and well-known structures, are there for exploring, along with a miniature train ride, and playground equipment. The trees have done well. From this past week, before the opening next month...
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Old 04-21-2012, 06:50 PM   #223
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I love me some colorado

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I remember riding by Tiny Town many times during my weekend jaunts while I was in CO. I do miss riding there.
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Old 04-23-2012, 10:21 AM   #225
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Craig, Colorado Train Depot

I took a train trip on the Rio Grande's Yampa Valley to Craig, Colorado during spring break in high school. This was the imposing depot then:



We took a moto trip to Craig yesterday, which is 50 years almost to the day, from the time that picture was taken. I'd like to think I have aged better than the depot:





Ride report if you're interested...
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