Title: FLORENCE, COLORADO, photo #539, panorama ...
Publisher: None listed, Not listed
Publication Date: 1894
Binding: No Binding
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket
Edition: 1st Edition
FLORENCE, COLORADO, photo #539, published in 1894. Hand-tinted albumen of the City of Florence, Fremont County, Colorado. Panorama mounted on original cream-colored mat board. Photograph dimensions: 36 inches by 6 inches. Mat dimensions: 37 inches by 10 inches. Photograph in original wood frame. This artistic image is in near fine condition, having only a slight bit of damage in the trees on the photograph¿s right side. This area has been repaired and is barely noticeable. Tones rich and details clear and precise. Photographer not identified; possible attributions: C. A. Erickson or S. D. Hopkins of Florence; or, G. B. Sanborn of Denver. Florence, near the Arkansas River, was founded as a loading point for trains servicing the nearby coal mines. In 1881, oil was discovered, lending a strong growth impetus to the settlement. In 1894, after the completion of The Florence & Cripple Creek Railway, the City of Florence became a processing center for the Cripple Creek Mining District¿s gold ores. Bookseller Inventory # 000076
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