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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.


L. W. Halbe collection

L. W. Halbe collection
Creator: Halbe, L. W. (Leslie Winfield), 1893-1981
Date: 1908-1912
The L. W. (Leslie Winfield) Halbe photo collection consists of 1500 glass plate negatives produced by Halbe during his teenage years. Halbe lived in Dorrance, Russell County, Kansas, and began taking photographs of the region with an inexpensive Sears and Roebuck camera when he was fifteen years old.


Lightning!! Look at the time! - Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe R.R.

Lightning!! Look at the time! - Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe R.R.
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1890 and 1910
This poster advertises a "Lightning Express Train" leaving Kansas City at 11:30 a.m. daily and arriving at Pueblo, Colorado at 3 p.m. the next day; then on to Denver, arriving at 8:30 p.m. that day. It claims to be the only direct route to the San Jaun mines. It is also called, "The Tourists' Route", because it passes through the "Great Arkansas Valley."


Map of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad

Map of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad Company
Date: Between 1870 and 1890
This Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad poster promotes travel from Kansas City to Denver, Colorado, to the San Juan gold and silver mines. The poster includes a stylized map of the route and was printed in several different colors.


Summer excursions on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad

Summer excursions on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1880 and 1910
This advertisement is for tourists from "all stations west of the Missouri River" to visit Pueblo, Denver, Manitou, Canon City, LaVeta and all the resorts of the Rocky Mountains, including the San Juan Mines.


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.


Union Pacific Rail Road Company tourist's folder

Union Pacific Rail Road Company tourist's folder
Creator: Union Pacific Railroad Company
Date: Between May 1, 1888 and September 30, 1888
This tourist folder shows time tables and site information for six routes of the Union Pacific Rail Road Company and the Kansas Pacific Rail Road Company to various tourist destinations in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado for the summer of 1888. Side one is nine panels of time tables with information about Idaho Springs and Estes Park. The reverse side has six panels describing the features of other sites. It also has a map of most of Colorado and southern Wyoming showing the routes to the different tourist sites.


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