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New Petrified Forest

Identifier: C Photo Collection 264

Scope and Contents

Album from Singer's Petrified Forest and Broncho Dude Ranch with images of what is now Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument located in Teller County, Colorado. Views of sections of fossilized trees and the "New Petrified Forest pavilion."


  • between 1927 and 1935


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


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Biographical / Historical

The Colorado Petrified Forest was a private concession and dude ranch that featured the Big Stump. The main lodge building was the old train depot from the town of Florissant. Inside the lodge were exhibits of fossils and a massive fireplace made out of petrified wood. The Colorado Petrified Forest was owned by the Singer family and ran from the 1920's until the area became a monument. It had previously been called the Coplen Petrified Forest.


1 photo folio

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, Rosenstock Arts, 1967.

Table of Contents

[Petrified tree] three branches grew from one root system, diameter 6 feet each -- [Petrified tree stump] height 10 1/2 feet, diameter 17 1/2 feet -- [Petrified wood] height 5 feet, diameter 5 feet -- [Petrified wood] showing growth by year by rings -- Living tree on petrified stump, diameter of petrified stump 15 feet -- Petrified [tree] with roots up -- Fallen tree, diameter 12 feet -- Volcanic lava -- [New Petrified Forest pavilion] -- [Petrified stump] diameter 10 feet.

Finding Aid for the New Petrified Forest[graphic]
Finding Aid prepared from MARC data.
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Repository Details

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

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