Sunday, December 25, 2011

The 1933 Flood

Resulting from the (second) failure of Castlewood Dam; and resulting in the employment of a few thousand destitute individuals, and the building of Kenwood Dam.

[Portsmouth Times, August 4, 1933.]

Monday, December 19, 2011

Spring Building has Begun

...right in the middle of the Creek! (That didn't work out so well.)

[RMN, February 8, 1862, p. 3.]

Saturday, December 10, 2011


[Littleton Independent, July 26, 1901, p. 3.]

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

A Competing Summer White House

Did Walker steal the idea from somebody else?

[Colorado Transcript, July 20, 1911, p. 1.]

Monday, December 5, 2011

The Cycling West

Anybody got a copy?

[Colorado Transcript, June 19, 1898, p. 7.]

Sunday, December 4, 2011

"John Brisben Walker..." by Rosemary Fetter

Walker article by Rosemary Fetter, Colorado Gambler, May 19, 2010

Walker Buys Morrison

[Colorado Transcript, November 1, 1906, p. 5.]

Garden of the Titans -- probably refers to Red Rocks in this case.

Walker Locombobile Up Pikes Peak

[Daily Journal (Telluride), August 13, 1901, p. 1.]

"Locomobile" was actually a brand-name for early autos, but in this case probably refers to a Stanley Steamer.

Mt. Falcon Trail is an Old Auto Road

[Colorado Transcript, August 27, 1908, p. 1.]

Walker and W. J. Bryan, 1897

[Aspen Daily Times, June 13, 1897, p. 1.]

Pardon while I skip way ahead for a while. Trying to sort out John Brisbane Walker, the summer White House, the incline railroad, the Stanley Steamers, the roads and railways, Cosmopolitan, Riverside Park, various "castles"...

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