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Photo postcard, hand colored, 15799: Looking down the Colorado River at Burns, Colo., on the Dotsero Cutoff. Caption on verso: "'The Pagodas' in Red Canon, Colorado River. The Dotsero Cutoff, 38.1 miles long, is the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad's latest construction, connecting Dotsero, 17 miles east of Glenwood Springs, with Orestod, on the Moffat Road. This reduces the distance 175 miles from Denver to Glenwood Springs, Salt Lake City...
"An upstream view of the Colorado River and railroad, showing the former Quinlan ranch (now Kirby's). Note how the river was relocated to avoid building bridges. The Quinlans lived on and cultivated some land in the foreground area at one time." -- McCoy Memoirs p.143