Shown in this vintage postcard is an old train from 1914 as seen through a fissure ( known simply as “The Crevice”) in the solid rock walls of the Royal Gorge Canyon in Colorado. The Royal Gorge Canyon is a steep gorge through the solid granite of the mountain called Fremont Peak near Cañon City, […]
This is known as the Second Tunnel in the Royal Gorge train route through the Royal Gorge Canyon. Today, the Second Tunnel in the Royal Gorge is a hiking trail and part of the Royal Gorge Park.
Shown here is what is known as The First Tunnel in the Royal Gorge train route. Today, The First Tunnel in the Royal Gorge is a hiking trail and part of the Royal Gorge Park.
This vintage postcard shows The Hanging Bridge in Royal Gorge Canyon, Colorado. As seen in this old postcard, passengers alight the Royal Gorge train to view the Arkansas River, the sheer granite cliffs towering above them and the engineering wonder of The Hanging Bridge that spans the gorge. The construction of the train route through […]
This vintage Colorado postcard shows passengers looking out the back of the a passenger car of the Royal Gorge Train as it carreens through the exciting route of the Royal Gorge Canyon, wedged between the sheer granite cliffs on one side and the racing waters of the Arkansas River on the other. The Royal Gorge […]
This vintage postcard shows the Royal Gorge Canyon in Colorado. The Royal Gorge (often called the Grand Canyon of the Arkansas) is a canyon on the Arkansas River near Cañon City, Colorado. It has a width of 50 feet at the base of the gorge and a few hundred feet at the top, with a […]
The original vintage postcard from 1910 shows the Great Pagosa Spring at Pagosa Springs, Colorado deep blue and green colors. The card reads, “Pagosa Spring is one of the worlds largest mineral hot springs located on the outskirts of Pagosa Springs on the bank of the San Juan River. This picturesque town is at the […]
The original vintage postcard, from 1906 shows The Eagle River Canyon in Colorado. The town of Gilman, Colorado and The Empire Zinc mine are shown as seen from Battle Mountain Highway. Gillman was founded in 1886 during the Colorado mining boom. The town is perched on the side of Battle Mountain and once had as […]
The original Postcard, from 1910 shows the autumn colors of The Rocky Mountains ( or “The Rockies” ) along a highland road through the mountains. The golden trees in front are most probably Aspen trees that abound in the mountains. Behind are Pines and Evergreens with snow-capped mountains. The Rocky Mountains have been described by […]
Before the Spanish arrived in New Spain in the 1500s, the area now known as Colorado was inhabited for many thousand of years by people local to the Rocky Mountains as shown by archeological finds. When the Spanish first visited the Rocky Mountains in 1598, they found Native American tribes such as Apache, Arapaho, Cheyenne, […]