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Rare, historic photos of Colorado Springs surface

A collection of photographs from the early 1900s taken by photographer A.J. Harlan that were sent to Gazette reporter Ryan Handy.

The Antlers Hotel and Pikes Peak Avenue. The building in the right hand corner of the photo is the Cheyenne Hotel, which later became Phantom Canyon Brewery. Photo by A.J. Harlan
The Antlers Hotel and Pikes Peak Avenue. The building in the right hand corner of the photo is the Cheyenne Hotel, which later became Phantom Canyon Brewery. Photo by A.J. Harlan

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A trolley in downtown Cripple Creek. Photo by A.J. Harlan
A trolley in downtown Cripple Creek. Photo by A.J. Harlan

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Sunny Rest Sanatorium. Photo by A.J. Harlan
Sunny Rest Sanatorium. Photo by A.J. Harlan

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A train runs along the Front Range.  Photo by A.J. Harlan
A train runs along the Front Range. Photo by A.J. Harlan

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Manitou Springs. Photo by A.J. Harlan
Manitou Springs. Photo by A.J. Harlan

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Pikes Peak from eastern Colorado Springs. Photo by A.J. Harlan
Pikes Peak from eastern Colorado Springs. Photo by A.J. Harlan

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Sunrise from the summit of Pikes Peak. Photo by A.J. Harlan
Sunrise from the summit of Pikes Peak. Photo by A.J. Harlan

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Pikes Peak from the Vista Grande, Golden Circle Railroad. Elevation 11,400 feet. Photo by A.J. Harlan
Pikes Peak from the Vista Grande, Golden Circle Railroad. Elevation 11,400 feet. Photo by A.J. Harlan

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Miners working in an unspecified mine. Photo by A.J. Harlan
Miners working in an unspecified mine. Photo by A.J. Harlan

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Miners working in an unspecified mine. Photo by A.J. Harlan
Miners working in an unspecified mine. Photo by A.J. Harlan

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The Modern Woodman Sanatorium. Photo by A.J. Harlan
The Modern Woodman Sanatorium. Photo by A.J. Harlan

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Railroad tracks headed west between Colorado Springs and Cripple Creek, on the Colorado Springs and Cripple Creek District Railroad.
Railroad tracks headed west between Colorado Springs and Cripple Creek, on the Colorado Springs and Cripple Creek District Railroad.

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Rock behind the Antlers hotel.
Rock behind the Antlers hotel.

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Cheyenne Canyon.
Cheyenne Canyon.

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Balanced Rock in Garden of the Gods.
Balanced Rock in Garden of the Gods.

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The Denver and Rio Grande Railroad winding through Royal Gorge canyon.
The Denver and Rio Grande Railroad winding through Royal Gorge canyon.

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Findley Mine west of Colorado Springs.
Findley Mine west of Colorado Springs.

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Garden of the Gods.
Garden of the Gods.

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The narrows in Williams Canyon.
The narrows in Williams Canyon.

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Mount Rosa.
Mount Rosa.

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Miners working in 700 feet underground in the Gold Coin Mine. Photo by A.J. Harlan
Miners working in 700 feet underground in the Gold Coin Mine. Photo by A.J. Harlan

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The Elkton Consolidated Gold Mine, west of Colorado Springs. Photo by A.J. Harlan
The Elkton Consolidated Gold Mine, west of Colorado Springs. Photo by A.J. Harlan

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Rainbow Falls. Photo by A.J. Harlan
Rainbow Falls. Photo by A.J. Harlan

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Cave of the Winds and Williams Canyon west of Colorado Springs. Photo by A.J. Harlan
Cave of the Winds and Williams Canyon west of Colorado Springs. Photo by A.J. Harlan

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Ute Iron Springs in Manitou Springs. Photo by A.J. Harlan
Ute Iron Springs in Manitou Springs. Photo by A.J. Harlan

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The Elkton Consolidated Gold mine. Photo by A.J. Harlan
The Elkton Consolidated Gold mine. Photo by A.J. Harlan

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The Findley mine. Photo by A.J. Harlan
The Findley mine. Photo by A.J. Harlan

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The Strong mine. Photo by A.J. Harlan
The Strong mine. Photo by A.J. Harlan

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Miners working in an unidentified mine. Photo by A.J. Harlan
Miners working in an unidentified mine. Photo by A.J. Harlan

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A view of Pikes Peak. Photo by A.J. Harlan
A view of Pikes Peak. Photo by A.J. Harlan

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The old Summit house on the top of Pikes Peak. Photo by A.J. Harlan
The old Summit house on the top of Pikes Peak. Photo by A.J. Harlan

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A driver on an unidentified road. Photo by A.J. Harlan
A driver on an unidentified road. Photo by A.J. Harlan

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The Stratton Park in southwestern Colorado Springs with Cheyenne Mountain in the distance. Photo by A.J. Harlan
The Stratton Park in southwestern Colorado Springs with Cheyenne Mountain in the distance. Photo by A.J. Harlan

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A miner working in an unidentified mine. Photo by A.J. Harlan
A miner working in an unidentified mine. Photo by A.J. Harlan

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Mary McKinney and Raven Mill mines.  Photo by A.J. Harlan
Mary McKinney and Raven Mill mines. Photo by A.J. Harlan

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A train winds through the hills outside of Florence, Colorado.  Photo by A.J. Harlan
A train winds through the hills outside of Florence, Colorado. Photo by A.J. Harlan

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Monument Park and with Pikes Peak in the background. Photo by A.J. Harlan
Monument Park and with Pikes Peak in the background. Photo by A.J. Harlan

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A steam locomotive winds through mining country. Photo by A.J. Harlan
A steam locomotive winds through mining country. Photo by A.J. Harlan

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Balanced Rock in the Garden of the Gods. Photo by A.J. Harlan
Balanced Rock in the Garden of the Gods. Photo by A.J. Harlan

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The view of Victor from Squaw Mountain. Photo by A.J. Harlan
The view of Victor from Squaw Mountain. Photo by A.J. Harlan

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Cripple Creek. Photo by A.J. Harlan
Cripple Creek. Photo by A.J. Harlan

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Manitou Springs. Photo by A.J. Harlan
Manitou Springs. Photo by A.J. Harlan

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The El Paso Gold mine. Photo by A.J. Harlan
The El Paso Gold mine. Photo by A.J. Harlan

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Miners working in an unidentified mine.  Photo by A.J. Harlan
Miners working in an unidentified mine. Photo by A.J. Harlan

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Harlan stamped the back of his photos with the address of his studio,  304 E. Pikes Peak Avenue, and his trademark: “The View Man.” Photo by A.J. Harlan
Harlan stamped the back of his photos with the address of his studio, 304 E. Pikes Peak Avenue, and his trademark: “The View Man.” Photo by A.J. Harlan

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Bennett Avenue in Cripple Creek. Photo by A.J. Harlan
Bennett Avenue in Cripple Creek. Photo by A.J. Harlan

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Altman, Colorado. Photo by A.J. Harlan
Altman, Colorado. Photo by A.J. Harlan

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Cripple Creek. Photo by A.J. Harlan
Cripple Creek. Photo by A.J. Harlan

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A community celebration in Cripple Creek. Photo by A.J. Harlan
A community celebration in Cripple Creek. Photo by A.J. Harlan

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The Joyce Hotel, somewhere on Weber Street. The hotel has since been torn down. Photo by A.J. Harlan
The Joyce Hotel, somewhere on Weber Street. The hotel has since been torn down. Photo by A.J. Harlan

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A man drives along an unidentified road. Photo by A.J. Harlan
A man drives along an unidentified road. Photo by A.J. Harlan

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Seven Falls, in south Cheyenne Canyon. Photo by A.J. Harlan
Seven Falls, in south Cheyenne Canyon. Photo by A.J. Harlan

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Cripple Creek. Photo by A.J. Harlan
Cripple Creek. Photo by A.J. Harlan

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Cripple Creek. Photo by A.J. Harlan
Cripple Creek. Photo by A.J. Harlan

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People posing for a photo on Stage Rock. Photo by A.J. Harlan
People posing for a photo on Stage Rock. Photo by A.J. Harlan

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Big Stick Rock, with Pikes Peak in the background. Photo by A.J. Harlan
Big Stick Rock, with Pikes Peak in the background. Photo by A.J. Harlan

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A man drives along an unidentified road. Photo by A.J. Harlan
A man drives along an unidentified road. Photo by A.J. Harlan

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An unidentified mine shaft. Photo by A.J. Harlan
An unidentified mine shaft. Photo by A.J. Harlan

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