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Two of Salida's Bravest with a dog and her litter of pups. Bob Rush Collection.
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The Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center was located at 448 E. 1st Street. It was the previous location of the Denver & Rio Grande Hospital, and is the present location of the Touber Building, which houses multiple city agencies. Bob Rush Collection.
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Denver & Rio Grande Engine No. 106 with crew in the Salida railyards. Bob Rush Collection.
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The Frantzhurst Rainbow Trout Farm, 1928. Horace Frantz Sr. and Genevieve Frantz pictured at top with Horace’s sister. Horace is pictured sitting on the lap of a man in the front row on the left. Also pictured is Kai the St. Bernard. In addition to trout the Frantz’s raised silver foxes. Bob Rush Collection.
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A view of Salida from Tenderfoot Mountain. Bob Rush Collection.
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A view of Salida, Colorado from Tenderfoot Mountain. Bob Rush Collection.
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A photograph of the Salida Regional Library, taken prior to the 1997 addition. Bob Rush Collection.
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Vaughn's was a wholesale dealer in farm implements, buggies and wagons, hardware, and feed at 126 G St.. When they moved into 136 G Street in 1922, they began selling groceries. Bob Rush Collection.
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A group of women lead a procession of what looks to be a funeral train on F Street in Salida, Colorado. Bob Rush Collection.
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In 1898, the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad Depot was rebuilt and enlarged from the original 1880 stone depot to be “the finest and most commodious on the entire great system” outside the larger cities of Denver, Colorado Springs, and Pueblo. Bob Rush Collection.
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Major fires, two years apart spurred Salidans into a spate of brick construction that eventually saved the town from more devastating damage. A couple of brick yards were in operation before the 1886 fire, but within a year after the 1888 conflagration, there were at least four in production. Clay, sand and water are stirred into a stiff mud before it is packed into molds. It was repetitive, back-wrenching work, but it was lucrative for many years....
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The Salida Band at the pavilion at Alpine Park. Bob Rush Collection.
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The 40 & 8 Band passing by the First National Bank on F Street. The titles and symbols of the Forty & Eight reflect its First World War origins. Americans were transported to the battle front on French trains within boxcars stenciled with a “40/8”, denoting its capacity to hold either forty men or eight horses. This uncomfortable mode of transportation was familiar to all who fought in the trenches; a common small misery among American soldiers...
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The India Grill was located on the corner of F and 1st Streets in downtown Salida, Colorado. Bob Rush Collection.
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Vaughn's was a wholesale dealer in farm implements, buggies and wagons, hardware, and feed at 126 G St.. When they moved into 136 G Street in 1922, they began selling groceries. Bob Rush Collection.
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The Elks float set to participate in one of Salida's many early day parades. The Elks Club #808 is on the northwest corner of 2nd and E Streets in Salida, Colorado. Bob Rush Collection.
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The Salida Fire Department with a decked out ladder truck, ready to participate in one of Salida's many early day parades. Bob Rush Collection.
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This group of men in downtown Salida may have been members of the traveling troupe Uncle Tom’s Cabin Company, which performed shows based on Stowe’s novel and traveled across the country in the early 20th century. The show featured jubilee dancers, Shetland ponies, military bands and cake walkers and generally ended with a street parade. This photo is taken on North F Street. Bob Rush Collection.
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An I.O.O.F. Parade marching up F Street in Salida, Colorado. Bob Rush Collection.
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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.