Denver & Rio Grande Exhibit at the 1913 Panama-Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco, California
The Colorado State Archives has two cubic feet of photographic material originating with and donated by the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad Company. Unlike many railroad collections the majority of this collection's material is not primarily of trains and railroads. The material in the D & RG collection is focused on the daily life and industry that brought people to Colorado via the train. This means that many of the photos are of such agricultural topics as peach orchards in the Grand Valley, wheat fields in western Colorado, hog farms, and apple orchards. There is also a focus on the natural beauty of the Rocky Mountains and its wonders like the Royal Gorge, Colorado River, mountain lakes, streams, and waterfalls. It appears that this collection of photographs was used primarily for advertising Colorado, not only as a tourist's destination, but also as a place to live and do business in. An index to this collection is available on-line along with a thumb nail sampling of the collection's photographic materials. If you would like to obtain a photograph from this collection please contact the Colorado State Archives.
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last modified June 18, 2003