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Kenton Forrest Photograph Collection

Identifier: C Photo Collection 526

Scope and Contents

The collection contains color slides dating from 1949 to 1979 that primarily document Denver streetcars, buses, and trains, as well as buildings located in the Denver's downtown, Auraria, and Highlands neighborhoods. Images of the Royal Gorge, Cheesman Dam, Victor, and Cripple Creek are also present. The collection has been arranged by date and includes a partial item-level inventory for the photographer's numbered index.


  • 1949-1979


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

Kenton Forrest was born in Florida in 1944 to Marjorie and Harvey Forrest. The family moved to Denver in 1952. Forrest graduated from Alameda High School in 1962 and later earned a degree from the University of Northern Colorado.

Forrest taught science classes at Dunston Middle School in Lakewood for 30 years. Upon retirement, he took on a volunteer curatorial role at the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden and authored and co-authored several books on Colorado history, trains, and trolleys. Kenton Forrest died in 2018.


1 photo box (.5 linear feet)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Colorado Railroad Museum, 2022.

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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