Simla area

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Simla area


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Colorado -- Elbert County.
Colorado -- Simla.

Collection Items

Simla Drug Dealer Postcard
Colorful postcard sold by Simla Drug Dealer with pictures of the Arkansas river

Donald A. Lemley Oral History
Don was a founding member of the Simla Historical Society, which began in 2012 at the Simla Library. As a founder and lifelong resident of the Simla area, he helped the society record his oral history back in 2013. Don lived from 1931 to 2019. We…

Albert and Sarah Tripp Homestead near Simla, Colorado
A picture of the Albert and Sarah Tripp homestead and surrounding landscape somewhere in the vicinity of Simla, Colorado provided by their grandson Rolla Cusick.

Pete and Clarence Ashcraft photos of mail wagon and baseball pose near the train depot in the Simla and Matheson, Colorado area.
A photocopy of two photos from the early 1900s. One photo shows a man next to a wagon. Cursive handwriting next to this photo indicates that it is Pete Ashcraft next to a mail wagon. The other photo shows children playing baseball, with one child…

Simla Standard Gas Station and Round-Up Cafe
An image of the Standard Gas Station and Round-Up Cafe in Simla, Colorado on the northeastern corner of the intersection of Highway 24 (Caribou) and Pueblo Avenue in Simla, Colorado. The station was owned and operated by a resident named Dean Tracy.…

Ranchland Farm Newspaper building in Simla, Colorado
An image of the Ranchland Farm Newspaper building on the corner of Sioux Avenue and Buffalo Street in Simla, Colorado. In the top right of the image, "09-3-1971" is handwritten.

Crowds and traffic in Simla, Colorado
An image of Simla, Colorado, most likely at the intersection of what is now Highway 24 (Caribou) and Sioux Avenue.

Simla main street, looking north toward the Rock Island Railroad line
An iconic image of Simla's main street (Sioux) in the early 1900s, probably the 1920s, as indicated by the automobiles and attire of individuals. The picture looks north toward the Rock Island Railroad line and steam or smoke from a departing engine…

Ruth, Lula, Lee, and Elmber Tripp harvesting pumpkins from a patch on their family homestead
An image of Ruth, Lula, Lee, and Elmber Tripp harvesting pumpkins on the land of their family homestead in southern Elbert County, Colorado some time in the late 19th or early 20th century.

The Tripp family and homestead
An image of the Tripp family outside their homestead of southern Elbert County in the late 19th to early 20th century, courtesy of great grandson Rolla Cusick.
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