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Ranchland Farm Newspaper building in Simla, ColoradoRanchland Farm Newspaper building in Simla, ColoradoImageColorado -- Elbert County
Colorado -- Simla
Newspapers
Type:Image
Subject:Colorado -- Elbert County
Colorado -- Simla
Newspapers
Description: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.
Simla main street, looking north toward the Rock Island Railroad lineSimla main street, looking north toward the Rock Island Railroad line ImageColorado -- Elbert County
Colorado -- Simla
Type:Image
Subject:Colorado -- Elbert County
Colorado -- Simla
Description: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 wafts in the background. The photographer was likely at the intersection of what is now Sioux Avenue and Caribou Street (now Highway 24) when taking this picture. [show more]
Simla Standard Gas Station and Round-Up CafeSimla Standard Gas Station and Round-Up CafeImageColorado -- Elbert County
Colorado -- Simla
Service stations -- United States -- History
Type:Image
Subject:Colorado -- Elbert County
Colorado -- Simla
Service stations -- United States -- History
Description: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. The image features lettering identifying the name of the service station, advertisements for "gas" and "de-icer," and rooftop lettering stating, "We like Simla." Service garages and a dog are shown prominently in the foreground. Local residents indicate that the service station also housed the Round-Up cafe for years. [show more]
The Tripp family and homesteadThe Tripp family and homesteadImageColorado -- Elbert County
Colorado -- Simla
Frontier and pioneer life -- Colorado
Type:Image
Subject:Colorado -- Elbert County
Colorado -- Simla
Frontier and pioneer life -- Colorado
Description: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.
Simla Drug Dealer PostcardSimla Drug Dealer PostcardimageColorado -- Elbert County.

Colorado -- Simla.
Type:image
Subject:Colorado -- Elbert County.

Colorado -- Simla.
Description:Colorful postcard sold by Simla Drug Dealer with pictures of the Arkansas river
Coal mine north of FondisCoal mine north of FondisImageColorado -- Elbert County.
Colorado -- Fondis.
Colorado -- Simla
Mines and mineral resources -- Colorado.
Type:Image
Subject:Colorado -- Elbert County.
Colorado -- Fondis.
Colorado -- Simla
Mines and mineral resources -- Colorado.
Description:An image of a coal mine one and a quarter mile north of the unincorporated town of Fondis in the early 20th century.
Donald A. Lemley Oral HistoryDonald A. Lemley Oral HistoryMoving ImageColorado -- Elbert County.
Colorado -- Simla
Type:Moving Image
Subject:Colorado -- Elbert County.
Colorado -- Simla
Description: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 were so very honored to have him share his life story and history with us. May he rest in peace. http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/ [show more]
Fred Isgar picking cornFred Isgar picking cornImageColorado -- Elbert County.
Colorado -- Matheson
Agriculture -- Colorado.
Type:Image
Subject:Colorado -- Elbert County.
Colorado -- Matheson
Agriculture -- Colorado.
Description:An image of farmer Fred Isgar picking corn in the Matheson area of Elbert County, Colorado.
Moody the PeddlerMoody the Peddler ImageColorado -- Elbert County.
Colorado -- Simla
Peddlers -- United States
Type:Image
Subject:Colorado -- Elbert County.
Colorado -- Simla
Peddlers -- United States
Description:Moody the Peddler selling goods somewhere in the Simla area of Elbert County, Colorado at the beginning of the 20th century.
Page from booklet - picture of Duncan MathesonPage from booklet - picture of Duncan Matheson Image
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Colorado -- Elbert County.
Colorado -- Matheson
Type:Image
Text
Subject:Colorado -- Elbert County.
Colorado -- Matheson
Description:Brief history of Duncan Matheson & his farm on the Big Sandy River.