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A trip through the Black Canyon: by J.E. Pelton, J.A. Curtis, M.F. Hovey, E.B. Anderson, and Will Torrence

Identifier: C Photo Album 264

Scope and Contents

Views of a boat trip, in Colorado, down the Gunnison River through the Black Canyon of the Gunnison made by J.E. Pelton, J.A. Curtis, M.F. Hovey, E.B. Anderson, and Will Torrence. Images of the river, camp sites, rapids, portages, wrecked boats. A few images of spectators on the canyon rim and of Montrose, Colorado.


  • 1900

Language of Materials

Material is in English unless otherwise noted.

Conditions Governing Access

Contact Western History/Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library, Denver, Colo.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

This trip was made to determine if a hillside irrigation ditch, rather than a 3 1/2 mile water tunnel through the mountains, could be built from the Gunnison River in the Black Canyon of the Gunnison to the farms in the Uncompahgre Valley. The fourteen mile trip, starting at the junction of the Cimmaron River, took these men 21 days.


1 photo box

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source: unknown.


Title from label pasted in album.


An article pasted in the front cover, "Colorado men brave dangers and hardships between the frowning walls of rock," from the December 9, 1900, Denver Republican describes the trip.


Formerly PAFI Album # 264


The items in this album are cataloged and digitized.

Processing Information

the album cover is worn, the photographic prints are discolored.

Finding Aid for the A trip through the Black Canyon[graphic] :by J.E. Pelton, J.A. Curtis, M.F. Hovey, E.B. Anderson, and Will Torrence /photographs by Will Torrence Montrose, Colo
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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

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