Frontier and pioneer life -- Colorado.
Found in 17 Collections and/or Records:
Correspondence to W. R. Wetherall mentions hunting trip to Ratoon Mountains (Colorado Territory), Colorado Pike's Peak gold rush, Lowrie's plans to accompany Kit Carson the following spring. Includes transcription.
Letters from Colorado Springs and "three miles north of Denver" to his wife "Mima" in Kansas. Tells of business activities, cattle, and crops. Letter of Aug. 9 incomplete.
Account of a journey by wagon train from Plano, Ill. to Denver, Colo. and vicinity over the Santa Fe Trail in 1859.
Handwritten letters by Denning to his family during overland trip from Pittsburgh to California; includes description of trip to Estes Park, Colorado.
Typed manuscript of biography of John Dawson by his granddaughter.
Collection contains transcripts of: "The Donovan Family Story" (1968), "The Hagus Family Story" (1964) by Lucille Hagus Imherr; transcripts contain reminiscences and genealogical information with additional historical information about Adams County, Colo. and also the military engagement at Beecher Island.
Description of life in Colorado from gold-rush days to the coming of the railroads. Emphasis on prospecting and mining, early roads and transportation, farming, ranching, and irrigation.
Collection contains autobiographical reminiscences by members; paper by Helen Frances Ingersoll about the history of the early Denver Public Library; yearbooks with organization bylaws and membership rosters (1976-1982).
Reminiscences of experiences in and around Central City, Denver, and Estes Park, Colo. 1860s.
Story "related at the insistence of [his friend] Carl Weeks to [Weeks' secretary] I.E. Carlin".
Letters home to his wife Lucia give account of miner's life in 1860s Colorado.