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John J. Keppel Scrapbooks

Identifier: WH209

Scope and Contents

Collection contains 2 scrapbooks of clippings, photos, certificates, business and membership cards, travel memorabilia. Includes his early days in Hugo, Colo. to later residence in Denver. Many clippings about Theodore Roosevelt's 1903 visit to Hugo, during which Keppel helped cook the president's chuck wagon breakfast.


  • 1893-1959


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Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from material in the collection should be discussed with the appropriate librarian or archivist. Permission for publication may be given on behalf of the Denver Public Library as the owner of the physical item. It is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained by the customer. The Library does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or publication rights of the manuscript held by the writer, heirs, donors, or executors. Reproduction restrictions are decided on a case-by-case basis.

Biographical / Historical

John J. Keppel was a pioneer cattleman and merchant in Hugo, Colo. early 1900s. B. July 4, 1870; Mass. Moved to Colorado 1887 from Boston and worked as a cowboy in eastern Colorado (1890s). In mercantile business Englewood, Colo. (1910s); with Chicago wholesale house (1920s); later lived in Denver. D. July 1964; Denver, Colo. Married to Mary E. Keppel (1875-1956).


2 oversize folio

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Unknown donor, no date.Source unknown.

Condition Description

Scrapbook in poor condition, with photographs fading and pages torn. Needs preservation/conservation work: microfilm scrapbook and digitize photos. Numerous photos depict the ranchers, town, and time-period


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

Finding aid for the John J. Keppel Scrapbooks
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Repository Details

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

10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy
Denver CO 80204 United States