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1885 Greay Salt Lake Salt Lake County, Utah
Great Salt Lake, Salt Lake County, Utah, ca.1885.
Women walk on the dock of the Garfield Bathing House.
Photo by William Henry Jackson. History Colorado,Denver Public Library. Garfield Resort was built near the town of Garfield, Utah, a mining town west of Salt Lake City. From 1881 to 1893 Garfield Beach was the most famous and finest recreation resort on the shores of Great Salt Lake, with its railroad station, lunch stand, restaurant, bath houses and pier leading to the dance pavilion, and with the pioneer steamboat "City of Corinne" exhibited at anchor. Lake Point was located 1 1/2 miles west. A three story hotel erected there by Dr. Jeter Clinton became a stopping place for Overland stages.Denver Public Library.
1936 Vicksburg MS.
October 28 1922 Coconino County Arizona
Coconino County, Arizona, Oct 28, 1922.
Deadman Flat, near San Francisco Mt.
Base camp of expedition.
1890 Liberial Seward County Kansas
1870-1877 Greeley Weld County Kansas
There were no roads,there was no trails. Railroads weren't here yet.When heading west for the dream of gold, the trip was extreme,and dangerous , as they journeyed to get to the west.Thousands died ,hostile indians,starvation,robbery, bears, even got lost.We all know the Donner party story, where they headed west ,and got caught in a early winter, and had to survive,with horrid decisions. Even eating the leather from shoes.
It wasn't just for the gold,supplies were needed,tools,food clothing,entertainment.It did'nt take very long to get the roads to get there . As the wagons started rolling in,tents were comng down,trees were falling and mills were cutting the lumber that would build the towns for the boom of all booms. This photo if you noticed ,has the muscle on the stage coach,with the biggest horses in tbe world Clydesdales. Of course the railroad raced to the west soon after. Few people made comments, it was'nt just gold miners, of course it wasnt ,but most everything was done to accommodate the miners.
Granite, Chaffee County, Colorado, 1883.
The Commercial Hotel was in existence during the height of Leadville’s freighting days and later became Willard’s Hotel. From; The Salida Archive.
Until 1879 the village of Granite was located in Lake County, once one of the two largest of the Colorado Territory’s original 17 counties. As the site of some of the richest placer gold strikes in Lake County, Granite held the position of county seat, but in 1878 they lost out to booming silver-rich Leadville, 17 miles to the north. However, Granite did manage to remain the county seat, but not of Lake County. They redrew the county lines creating Chaffee County, with Granite as the county seat. But a year later an election was held resulting in a win for Buena Vista, 17 miles to the south of Granite, with 1,128 votes out of a total population of 1,200 (when women couldn’t vote). Granite declared the election fraudulent and refused to give up its position, so late one night a group of men from Buena Vista took matters into their own hands. Buena Vistans voted to make their town the county seat, but Granite refused to give up the records. So a group of men led by Ernest Wilbur "borrowed" a locomotive and flat car and went up to Granite late on the night of November 12, 1880. The men built a siding to the Granite Courthouse and kicked in the door. Sheriff John Mear and his wife investigated the noise and were forced at gunpoint to watch the removal of all the county records by the Buena Vista men. Furniture was unbolted from the floor, including the railing. Even the heat stove, with embers remaining in it from the day's use, was loaded onto the flatcar. —Buena Vista Heritage Museum.
1939 liquor store in Minneapolis, Mn.
1890 Main Street in Santa Ana, California
1907 Oraibi Arizona Territory
Oraibi, Arizona Territory, 1907.
Hopi House."Oraibi was founded sometime before the year 1100 AD, making it one of the oldest continuously inhabited settlements within the United States. Archeologists speculate that a series of severe droughts in the late 13th century forced the Hopi to abandon several smaller villages in the region and consolidate within a few population centers. As Oraibi was one of these surviving settlements its population grew considerably, and became populous and the most influential of the Hopi settlements. By 1890 the village was estimated to have a population of 905, almost half of the 1824 estimated to be living in all of the Hopi settlements at the time."
July 4 1916 Snoqualmie Pass in Washington
1937 Sheridan County Montana
August 1940 rural mailman leaving the post office in Landsaw Wolfe County Kentucky to take the mail up the paths and creek beds where no cars or wagons can pass.
1927 Rhyolite Nevada
Rhyolite, Nevada, 1927.
The deserted railroad station at Rhyolite, a town that flourished at a later date than either Bodie or Aurora, but that boasted almost as checkered a career. The Las Vegas and Tonopah Railroad started running trains to Rhyolite in 1906. Their station was a Spanish-style building that cost $130,000 to build. At one time, three different railroad companies came into Rhyolite.
In the 1930s, the old depot became a casino and bar, and later it became a small museum and souvenir shop that stayed open into the 1970s.
Photo from ; Northern Arizona University. Cline Library.
1880 Cloverdale, California
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