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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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Interview with Alberta Mitchell on December 13, 2004. Alberta was born on July 1, 1926 and died on August 29, 2011. She discusses growing up in Salida, her career as chief surgical nurse at the Denver & Rio Grande Hospital, and all of the people who made the Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center a reality.
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The Denver & Rio Grand Railroad Hospital and Annex. Alice Chinn Collection.
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Interview with Janet Murphy and Opal Heister, dated October 21, 2004. Janet and Opal discuss their work with the Heart of the Rockies Hospital Auxiliary, and the history and people who used to work at the hospital.
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The Rio Grande Hospital opened in November 1885, described as “one of the finest buildings of similar size in the West and...the especial pride of the town.” Railroad workers throughout the line paid fifty cents each month to a fund to cover the operation of the hospital. The substantial two- and-a-half-story brick building resembled a fine residence and featured a wrap-around verandah surmounted by a balcony. The landscape...
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The Rio Grande Hospital opened in November 1885, described as “one of the finest buildings of similar size in the West and...the especial pride of the town.” Railroad workers throughout the line paid fifty cents each month to a fund to cover the operation of the hospital. The substantial two- and-a-half-story brick building resembled a fine residence and featured a wrap-around verandah surmounted by a balcony. The landscape...
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The Rio Grande Hospital opened in November 1885, described as “one of the finest buildings of similar size in the West and...the especial pride of the town.” Railroad workers throughout the line paid fifty cents each month to a fund to cover the operation of the hospital. The substantial two- and-a-half-story brick building resembled a fine residence and featured a wrap-around verandah surmounted by a balcony. The landscape...
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Interview with George Koenig, born July 13, 1919 and died June 8, 2007. George did one of everything! He discusses his service in the U.S. Navy, owning a business in Salida, being a member of the Elks, Masons, Shriners, and the American Legion Drum and Bugle Corps. George was also a state highway commissioner, was on the board of HRRMC and the Chamber of Commerce, was the first president of the South Arkansas Fire Protection District and as one of...
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The Rio Grande Hospital opened in November 1885, described as “one of the finest buildings of similar size in the West and...the especial pride of the town.” Railroad workers throughout the line paid fifty cents each month to a fund to cover the operation of the hospital. The substantial two-and-a-half-story brick building resembled a fine residence and featured a wrap-around verandah surmounted by a balcony. The landscape...
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The Denver & Rio Grande Hospital opened in November 1885, described as “one of the finest buildings of similar size in the West and...the especial pride of the town.” Railroad workers throughout the line paid fifty cents each month to a fund to cover the operation of the hospital. The substantial two- and-a-half-story brick building resembled a fine residence and featured a wrap-around verandah surmounted by a balcony. ...
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Dr. Frank N. Cochems established the Red Cross Hospital in the building at 123 G Street, which had been erected in the early 1890s and used as a brothel. Dr. Cochems reportedly founded the facility because “the people of Southern and Western Colorado and Northern New Mexico were sorely in need of a hospital in which the confidence of all would repose unreserved.” The institution was...
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Denver & Rio Grande Hospital in Salida, Colorado. This image is from the Anonymous Photo Collection.
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Denver & Rio Grande Hospital in Salida, Colorado. This image is from the Anonymous Photo Collection.
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Red Cross Hospital, located on the corner of 3rd and G Streets, in Salida, Colorado. This building was completed in 1908 at a cost of about $40,000 to house the Red Cross Hospital. The 2 1/2 story building (addressed historically as 247 G Street) had 62 rooms and 65 patients, more than twice the capacity of the old building at 123 G Street. It featured electric nurse-call buttons for patients. Nurse training also took place in the facility. The...
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The Red Cross Hospital was located on the corner of 3rd and G Streets in Salida, Colorado. Red Cross Hospital, located on the corner of 3rd and G Streets, in Salida, Colorado. This building was completed in 1908 at a cost of about $40,000 to house the Red Cross Hospital. The 2 1/2 story building (addressed historically as 247 G Street) had 62 rooms and 65 patients, more than twice the capacity of the old building at 123 G Street. It featured electric...
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The Red Cross Hospital on the northeast corner of 3rd and G Streets. This building no longer has a second floor. This image is from the Bob Rush Photo Collection.
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The Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad Hospital in Salida, Colorado. This image is from the Bob Rush Photo Collection.
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The Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad Hospital in Salida, Colorado. This building was rebuilt after the catastrophic fire of 1899. This image is from the Bob Rush Photo Collection.
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The Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad's Hospital on First Street in Salida, Colorado. This image is from the Bob Rush Photo Collection.