At 14,011 feet, Mount of the Holy Cross towers above the surrounding White River National Forest. The iconic, cross-shaped snowfield near the summit has drawn thousands of visitors since it was first photographed by William Henry Jackson in 1873. This photo dates to the late nineteenth century and may have been one of the first that Jackson took of the mountain.
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Mount of the Holy Cross
1873 or 1893
Image courtesy of Denver Public Library, Western History/Genealogy Department.