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A geographically correct map of the Kansas Pacific Railway showing the only direct route to Denver and all the popular Rocky Mountain resorts . . .

A geographically correct map of the Kansas Pacific Railway showing the only direct route to Denver and all the popular Rocky Mountain resorts . . .
Creator: Kansas Pacific Railway Company
Date: May 1877
This large brochure contains a full map on one side of Kansas, Colorado, and portions of surrounding states including the Black Hills of South Dakota. The reverse side has a myriad of information encouraging immigration to Kansas with the purchase of Kansas Pacific Railway lands; freighting between the Missouri River and Denver; $45.00 round trip tickets for tourists between Kansas City and Denver; enjoying the Switzerland of America and its many resorts; the railway line with Pullman sleepers, steel tracks and Westinghouse brakes; gold and silver mining in the San Juan and Black Hill regions; health resorts with pure air for weak lungs, sulfur springs, iron springs and hot springs; and a time table for the Kansas Pacific Railway. All of this was meant to promote travel on the Kansas Pacific Railway. NOTE: Because of the design of the brochure, pages 2 and 3 are duplicates but the right side up of the text is in the lower half of each image.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Rail Road. The new and direct route to the San Juan gold and silver mines

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Rail Road. The new and direct route to the San Juan gold and silver mines
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1870s or 1880s
This broadside promotes travel to the Colorado mines via the AT&SF railroad. The route began at Kansas City and traveled to Denver with various stops in between. This item demonstrates railroad companies' involvement in the promotion of mining activities and a perception of the Rocky Mountains as a tourist destination.


From the river to the mountains via the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe R. R.

From the river to the mountains via the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe R. R.
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: May 7, 1876
This table concerns the new direct route from Kansas City and Atchison to various destinations in Colorado. The route was known as the "Great Southern Route through Kansas." This early time table demonstrates the Santa Fe Railroad's promotion of Colorado as a tourist destination and recreation area for outdoor enthusiasts. The table specifically promotes the Arkansas [River] Canyon.


Kansas Pacific Railway : the only route to the Black Hills gold mines or the San Juan silver mines via Denver

Kansas Pacific Railway : the only route to the Black Hills gold mines or the San Juan silver mines via Denver
Creator: Kansas Pacific Railway Company
Date: February 1877
This Kansas Pacific Railway brochure promotes travel to the San Juan Mines of Colorado and the Black Hills gold mines. One side contains a map of the Kansas Pacific Railway lines and a time table from Kansas City to points west, ending at Denver, Cheyenne and Trinidad. The reverse side contains information related to tourism in the area, gold and silver mining, freighting and land settlement.


Kansas, take a correct county map of Kansas Pacific Railway : Kansas, Colorado, a map which shows the new Leadville mines . . .

Kansas, take a correct county map of Kansas Pacific Railway : Kansas, Colorado, a map which shows the new Leadville mines . . .
Creator: Kansas Pacific Railway Company
Date: July 1879
This brochure emphasizes the mining districts of Leadville and Ten-mile, but the brochure also encourages travel between Kansas and Colorado for reasons of health, scenery and immigration. There are three illustrations on one side and a full scale map on the reverse. The main illustration is of the Kansas Pacific Railway Depot in Kansas City while the map is of Kansas and Colorado with the Kansas Pacific Line clearly marked. There are timetables and a table of grain prices included.


Leadville silver mines and claims map

Leadville silver mines and claims map
Creator: Kansas Pacific Railway Company
Date: 1879
A map of over one hundred mining claims at Leadville, Colorado. Another small map occupies one corner and details the Kansas Pacific Railroad in Kansas and Colorado. Health and pleasure resorts are also mentioned and shown on the smaller map.


The Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe is by all odds the best line to Leadville

The Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe is by all odds the best line to Leadville
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad Company
Date: 1880
This broadside promotes an express passenger route from Atchison and Kansas City, Kansas, to Leadville, Colorado, by way of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad, and the Denver & Rio Grande Railway. The poster also mentions Pueblo, Denver, and Canon City, Colorado; the Great Bonanza Camp; the Glorious Grand Canon of the Arkansas [river]; the Denver South Park & Pacific Railroad; the Gunnison and San Jaun rivers; and the Great "Santa Fe Trail" route. The poster may have ben printed on August 7, 1880.


The Golden Belt Route of the Kansas Pacific Railway

The Golden Belt Route of the Kansas Pacific Railway
Creator: Kansas Pacific Railway Company
Date: Between 1870 and 1890
This large map of the Kansas Pacific Railway routes in Kansas and Colorado encourages travel to Leadville, Fair Play, Ten Mile, Chalk Bluff and other mining locales in Colorado.


William H Goode to Joseph Denison

William H Goode to Joseph Denison
Creator: Goode, William H.
Date: July 18, 1859
William Goode wrote to Joseph Denison from a camp at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. Goode described "forbidding" circumstances at the start of their journey West, having met a "great stampede" of settlers returning East. However, upon arrival at the mining operations, Goode found the settlement orderly, provisions plentiful, and the landscape beautiful. Though he hesitated to speculate, Goode predicted that the following year would be prosperous for mining enterprises.


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