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Avalanche

Added by yongli on 08/24/2022 - 13:20, last changed on 11/16/2022 - 07:38

Avalanche Path

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Avalanches are quite common in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains . They can occur anywhere there is a sizeable amount of snow and steep slopes, meaning most of Colorado’s High Country (from 10,000 to 13,000 feet) is prone to avalanches. The massive snow slides are extremely dangerous; between 1859 and...

Coal Mining in Colorado

Added by yongli on 02/16/2021 - 13:06, last changed on 11/02/2022 - 22:39
In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, coal mining was the most important industry in Colorado. Coal mines served as the crucibles of empire, churning out the fuel needed to power the railroads, precious-metal mines , and smelters that helped develop the region. They were also...

David H. Moffat

Added by yongli on 01/30/2017 - 11:14, last changed on 11/15/2022 - 11:42
David Halliday Moffat (1839–1911) left a lasting impression on Colorado from his involvement in many industries, including banking, mining , and railroads. Through his civic involvement in Denver , Moffat helped the city develop financially and industrially. His most significant contribution to...

Denver, Northwestern & Pacific Railway Hill Route (Moffat Road)

Added by yongli on 05/25/2016 - 14:44, last changed on 11/02/2022 - 06:40
Construction on the Denver, Northwestern & Pacific Railway Hill Route, also known as the Moffat Road, began in 1904 and was completed in the late 1920s. The route connected the Front Range to Middle Park via Rollins Pass . Built in part on a former Ute trail and intended as a temporary route...

Holly Santa Fe Depot (Town Hall)

Added by yongli on 09/15/2015 - 13:00, last changed on 10/29/2019 - 10:58
The Holly train depot opened in 1912, at the height of the eastern plains agricultural boom after the early twentieth-century introduction of sugar beets. For decades the depot linked farmers and consumers to the rest of the country by rail, allowing them to sell agricultural produce to distant...

Interstate 76

Added by yongli on 11/30/2021 - 09:50, last changed on 11/01/2022 - 10:42
Construction of Interstate 80 South, later known as Interstate 76, began in 1958 and reflected the desire for easier transportation across the state of Colorado. The 184-mile highway connects Denver to western Nebraska and represents a vital link between two of the longest interstates in the nation...

Loveland C&S Rail Depot

Added by yongli on 05/19/2017 - 13:01, last changed on 11/02/2022 - 06:40
Whether it was stagecoaches on the Overland Trail , steam locomotives bringing crops to market, or automobiles carrying tourists to nearby Rocky Mountain National Park , the city of Loveland has long served as a transportation hub along Colorado’s Front Range . The city’s Colorado & Southern...

Medicine Lodge Treaties

Added by yongli on 06/09/2020 - 11:40, last changed on 11/20/2022 - 22:09
The Medicine Lodge Treaties were a series of three treaties between the US government and the Comanche , Kiowa , Plains Apache , Southern Cheyenne , and Southern Arapaho American Indian nations, signed in October 1867 along Medicine Lodge Creek, south of Fort Larned, Kansas. By treating with...

Otto Mears

Added by yongli on 01/16/2020 - 16:13, last changed on 11/12/2022 - 10:10
Otto Mears (1840–1931) was a Colorado businessman who played a key role in the removal of the Nuche ( Ute ) people and is best known for building more than 450 miles of toll roads and railroads on the Utes’ former lands in the southern and southwestern parts of the state. Called the “Pathfinder of...

Precious Metal Mining in Colorado

Added by yongli on 08/09/2022 - 11:55, last changed on 08/27/2022 - 07:28
From the 1850s to the 1920s, gold and silver mining drove Colorado’s economy, making it into an urbanized, industrial state. The rapid development of Colorado’s mineral resources had political, social, and environmental consequences. The mining of gold and silver in Colorado began in earnest during...

Union Station

Added by yongli on 02/22/2017 - 09:58, last changed on 11/24/2022 - 03:42
Union Station, located in Lower Downtown Denver (LoDo) on Wynkoop Street between Eighteenth and Sixteenth Streets, is downtown Denver’s main transportation center. It opened in 1881 as the city’s first consolidated railroad depot, and a renovation completed in 2014 reinvented the station as a...
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