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A Look Back

Images from Colorado Springs' past

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Riding the train to Cañon City. In no particular order — The Ashton Potters, Charles MacNeills, the Baldwins, Chalomer Schleys, Mrs. Hugh McMillan, Mrs. J.T. Anderson, Mrs. C.Farnsworth, Butler Williamson, Ganson Depew Jr. and Fred Sherwin. BALDWIN FAMILY COLLECTION, COURTESY OF PIKES PEAK LIBRARY DISTRICT, 263-6942

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A herd of Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep are pictured in a residential area in this November 1957 photograph by noted photographer Myron Wood. Wood made Colorado Springs his home, but his best-known work is of Native Americans of Taos Pueblo, N.M., and the Catholic Penitente brotherhoods of northern New Mexico and southern Colorado. PHOTO BY MYRON WOOD, MYRON WOOD COLLECTION, COURTESY OF PIKES PEAK LIBRARY DISTRICT, 002-3012

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Wayne E. “Kid” Ryer is pictured in 1930 at age 18. The photograph is one of 11 that is mounted on a scrapbook page. Ryer was a friend and colleague of Clarence Coil, who became the manager of Stewarts Commercial Photographers, chronicling Colorado Springs events and institutions for decades. RAY TURNER PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION, COURTESY OF PIKES PEAK LIBRARY DISTRICT, 487-51

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In this 1900 photograph by James O. Hermansen, an unknown woman, who is fashionably dressed for an afternoon of outside activities, sits along a creek fishing in Colorado Springs. JAMES O. HERMANSEN PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION, COURTESY OF PIKES PEAK LIBRARY DISTRICT, 314-2361

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Sitting on a horse and covered in snow, George “Shorty” Rudolph Murray carries a newborn colt in March 1968. A note on the back of the photograph reads: “Wild colt accidentally separated from mare during wild horse hunt in Piceance Creek area, Meeker, Colo.” PHOTO BY MYRON WOOD, COURTESY OF PIKES PEAK LIBRARY DISTRICT, 002-3114

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A scrapbook belonging to Josephine Tutt shows a photo of Charles Tutt in 1905 and his Concord Coach. Tutt is one of three men sitting on the stagecoach. Charles Tutt was one of Colorado Springs’ early community leaders, starting in real estate and eventually making a fortune in gold and copper mining. Tutt helped plan and develop much of the city of Colorado Springs. MARGARETTA M. BOAS PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION, COURTESY OF PIKES PEAK LIBRARY DISTRICT, 001-670

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Santa Claus waves to the crowd while 11 reindeer pull his sleigh along Tejon Street during the holiday parade Dec. 8, 1931, in downtown Colorado Springs. The Gazette estimated the crowd at 30,000 people. Several stores that are visible along the street include Cox Brothers, The Sign of the Rose and Osborn Cigar Co. The photograph comes from the Mayall Photograph Collection. This year, Colorado Springs kicked off the holiday season with the 33rd annual Festival of Lights parade Dec. 2 through downtown. PHOTO BY STEWARTS COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHERS, COURTESY OF PIKES PEAK LIBRARY DISTRICT, 102-1121

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