Historical Photographs of Durango, Colorado
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Four Native American horsemen race in front of the wooden grandstands at the La Plata County Fairgrounds.
The train is stopped on the High Line–the narrow shelf blasted out of the rock above the Animas River just north of Rockwood.
The D&RGW locomotive #470 pulling passenger train #116–the San Juan Express –is departing south from the Durango Depot.
Colorado-New Mexico Fair
Sep. 23-26, 1919
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Denver & Rio Grande, Silverton Branch
circa 1884

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Denver & Rio GrandeWestern
Aug. 31, 1938

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This view of Durango is looking south from 12th Street along First Street (now Main Avenue).
This view of Durango looks south down Main Avenue from the 900 block.
This view of Durango is from 9th Street looking north along Main Avenue. The Colorado State Bank, Richey's Store, and Sam Wall Drug Store are prominent businesses on the east side of the street.
Durango, Colorado, circa 1888
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Durango, Colorado,circa 1895
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Durango, Colorado, circa 1900
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Behind the Navajo riders, the spires of Shiprock rise 1800 feet above the desert valley.
In this photograph, there are three Navajo women weaving. Two women work at the first loom, while another works at the loom behind.
This Rio Grande Southern train is operating a northbound rotary snowplow between Ophir and Telluride in the Ames Slide area.
Navajos at Shiprock, circa 1920
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Navajo Weavers, circa 1920
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Rio Grande Southern Rotary Snowplow, circa 1915
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Built in 1887 by Cleveland pharmacist Henry Strater, the Strater Hotel was constructed using 376,000 native red bricks and hand-carved sandstone detailing.
Charley Buck, or Sapiah, was born to an Apache mother and a Mouache Ute father in 1840. He married Te-Wee, also known as Emma Buck.
Southern Ute Chief Charley Buck, nicknamed Buckskin Charley, is the 5th from the left; Chief Severo (1844-1913), leader of the Capote Ute band, is 6th from the left; Charley’s wife, Emma Buck, is 8th from the left.
Strater Hotel, circa 1892
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Chief Buckskin Charley & Emma Naylor Buck
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Buckskin Charley, his Chiefs and Family
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Frequently, Chief Charley Buck, nicknamed Buckskin Charley, and the Southern Ute Indians rode into Durango from Ignacio, in full headdress, on 4th of July holidays, to participate in parades and rodeos.
This photograph is believed to be Ute Chief Dick Charley.
Ute women were responsible for making and erecting their tepees, tanning hides, drying food, and making clothing.
Ute Indians in 4th of July Parade
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Ute Chief
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Ute Women & Children
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Wolf Creek Pass in Mineral County, Colorado crosses the Continental Divide at an elevation of 10,850 ft (3,307 m) and passes through both the Rio Grande and the San Juan National Forests.
Wolf Creek Pass, circa 1920
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