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Peter Mulvany presumably among the ruins of the Big Fire, Jan. 2, 1888. Peter Mulvany’s hotel burned to the ground, and fire took out buildings a half a block in every direction. This photo is looking towards the west. The Hot Springs Livery (visible back left) was based at 2nd and G Streets. Bob Rush Collection.
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A major fire occurred at the Denver and Rio Grande railroad facilities in December 1892, destroying fourteen stalls in the roundhouse, seventeen locomotives, and the machine shops. Railroad employees and citizens managed to save twenty locomotives, but damages were estimated at $400,000. The Rio Grande's continuing reliance on Salida was demonstrated in its rebuilding and enlarging of the damaged structures. Bob Rush Collection....
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A photo taken after the January 2, 1886 fire that devastated downtown Salida. Fire destroyed nine of Peter Mulvany's buildings on 1st and G Streets, along with all of the contents. Mulvany quickly rebuilt a new grocery store and warehouses. Bob Rush Collection.