Tagged With "Colorado"

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Re: Homes of Leadville

GarryRF ·
A wonderful display of Architecture from bygone times. I love the way colours have been woven into the fabric of the buildings. Do many American (inc Canadian ) people define eras of History by the reigning Monarch of the time ?
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Re: Homes of Leadville

DrFumblefinger ·
Hi Garry. Regarding your comment, I think the Victorian era was one that was "special" in world history. It was a time when the sun never set on the British empire and the British influence on the world (mostly good in my opinion -- a common language, parliamentary goverance, etc) was at its peak. I don't think we'll have an Elizibethian II era nor a Charles era.
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Re: Homes of Leadville

PHeymont ·
I think for the U.S., Victoria is pretty much it. We've often shared styles, but what is referred to in England as Regency is usually called Federal here. You might make an association between your Georgian and our 'Colonial.' Certainly no post-Victorian styles here are associated with reigning monarchs. I wonder what sort of style might be associated with Edward VIII... well, maybe not!
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Re: Homes of Leadville

GarryRF ·
Before its founding in 1793, Danville was a huge tobacco producer when no other crop would succeed except the “Bright Leaf” tobacco which made Danville tobacco one of the most sought after varieties and top tobacco producing areas in the world. Competing tycoons built many homes along Main Street trying to one up each other. As a result, Danville’s Millionaires’ Row of homes became a symbol of Victorian and Edwardian architecture in the early United States. George G.
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Re: June 12, 2019: Little Man Ice Cream, Denver, Colorado

DrFumblefinger ·
Nothing better than knowing another great local gem that makes an excellent sweet treat!
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Re: A Field of (Rusted) Dreams

DrFumblefinger ·
They should give these cars to the Cubans. They would have them painted, polished and running in short order. Can't help but love old cars!
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Re: A Field of (Rusted) Dreams

GarryRF ·
My English son collects old English Cars. He's rebuilt about 5 so far and enters them in shows. But he lives in Delaware ! It's not unusual to pack a replacement Floor Pan for a Mini in my Luggage when I travel from the UK to Philadelphia!
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Re: A Field of (Rusted) Dreams

Mac ·
Great story! The way restored car prices are now, these surely must be valuable to the right collector. Agree with Dr.F that the Cubans would sort them in short order.
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Re: A Field of (Rusted) Dreams

DrFumblefinger ·
Some of them look almost rusted through, but others seem to have at least decently preserved bodies that could be easily restored, I would think. I love these old cars! They certainly don't make them like this anymore.
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Re: A Field of (Rusted) Dreams

GarryRF ·
Just had a look through your extended album of 94 fascinating pix. I'd have to sit in every one of them before I could move on. Like lost dogs - and all with a story to tell !
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Re: A Field of (Rusted) Dreams

PortMoresby ·
Reminds me of the airplane boneyard near Davis-Monthan Airfield in Tucson.
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Re: A Field of (Rusted) Dreams

Travel Rob ·
This has been by far TravelGumbo's most popular blog so far. Some questions we had answered from followers. Thanks! The address of the field was 13155 North Broadway, Cortez, Colorado. According to custom rod and restoration, the bulk of the property was sold and he just took o r moved the last of the cars. So good PHeymont took the photos in the fields heyday!
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Re: A Field of (Rusted) Dreams

scubatrucker ·
I'm a truck driver and every time I pass this field I pull over and take pictures. I was there again on Dec. 20, 2013. Sadly most are now gone. Noticed some where no longer there from when I stopped in February 2013 and July 2012. There's probably only about a dozen that remain now. In fact if you view it from google earth you can see the empty spaces where they once stood. Glad I found your post. I've always wondered what the story of this field was. I just posted new shots on...
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Re: A Field of (Rusted) Dreams

Travel Rob ·
Thank you Scubatruckdriver for the update. And welcome to TravelGumbo!
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Re: Gallery: Grand Army of the Republic Highway. One of the Most Scenic Road Trips in America!

Travel Rob ·
Thank you for the great photos! I've taken the Interstate many times and it is indeed very scenic.The weather can change rapidly so your precautions people should take note of. Also make sure your car is in tip top shape. The Rockies are a tough climb and I've personally had a transmission go out on me on the journey.
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Re: Gallery: Grand Army of the Republic Highway. One of the Most Scenic Road Trips in America!

PHeymont ·
Although the car's a bit newer, that first picture is a perfect 50s postcard...
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Re: Gallery: Grand Army of the Republic Highway. One of the Most Scenic Road Trips in America!

PortMoresby ·
I've always loved the part clouds play in the landscapes of the Southwest. You've got some good ones, DrF...thanks.
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Re: Monument Valley, Arizona/Utah (Where Gumbo was #149)

Travel Rob ·
What a great piece and destination!
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Re: North America, part 2. Elk Bugling in Colorado

Travel Rob ·
A good sign to see animals adapt like that! I've always been amazed at how we don't appreciate what is near
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Re: North America, part 2. Elk Bugling in Colorado

DangTravelers ·
We just left the area and saw elk in the exact same spot. There were so many of them!
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Re: John Denver Sanctuary, Aspen

DangTravelers ·
That sanctuary is beautiful and the fact that it's free is amazing. Very nice photos! I'll have to stop there next time I'm in the area.
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Re: January 2, 2016: Cabin, Colorado

Travel Rob ·
Great photo!
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Re: Silver Plume, Colorado

PortMoresby ·
I love that part of Colorado, lived for 5 years farther down Clear Creek in Golden ("It's the water." Coors). I did some exploring but never got to Silver Plume. But to nearby Georgetown to see where my miner 3rd great grandfather, Gustavus Augustus Williams plied his trade for a number of years, according to the records. The architecture is much the same as here in California Gold Country and my family's presence in the West for generations means it looks like home to me. Thanks, DrF.
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Re: Silver Plume, Colorado

GarryRF ·
Many of my ancestors travelled to the new world in search of their fortune. A few stayed and started a new family line. And a few lost their lives to logging and other accidents. So were the few inhabitants of Silver Plume an ageing population ? Did the town have that look of a closing down sale ? I love visiting small towns with a rich history. Will it disappear into the dust of time ? Wouldn't it be great if someone did a history of these one time boom towns before they vanish.
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Re: Silver Plume, Colorado

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for your comments, Garry and PortMoresby. Those few people left in the town were a mix of older folks and some younger ones. I expect the town will continue in its present state for sometime. Those who did well in the mining booms were always those first there (who staked the claims), but even more so those who came in and provided services (groceries, hotels, restaurants, bars, brothels). The latter were often the only ones who kept any of their wealth.
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Re: The Hoover Dam, Nevada/Arizona border. Where Gumbo Was #28

Lotto ·
This year I managed to visit Hoover Dam again with friends from another country and they saw the amazing construction it is.
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Re: August 23, 2017: Wolf Creek Pass - Colorado

DrFumblefinger ·
I know it's high up, but there is still an awful lot of snow up there. What time of year did you take the photos, Samantha?
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Re: August 23, 2017: Wolf Creek Pass - Colorado

Samantha ·
Hi there DrFumblefinger, it was the middle of May! Crazy huh? lol
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Re: May 10, 2017: Frozen Lake - Clear Creek County, Colorado

GarryRF ·
Is this a location that stays frozen for most of the year ? It's unusual to see winter holding its grip until May.
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Re: May 10, 2017: Frozen Lake - Clear Creek County, Colorado

Samantha ·
HI Garry, I am not really sure. However we were pretty high up (over 8000 feet) so I think it probably does most of the year. I will let you know if we go back sometime this summer
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Re: May 10, 2017: Frozen Lake - Clear Creek County, Colorado

DrFumblefinger ·
Most of these high altitude lakes remain frozen most of the year. While it's further north, I am very familiar with Lake Louise in the Alberta Rockies. While at only 5200 ft above sea level, it receives a heavy snow fall and the ice remains on the lake until well into June, returning in the early fall. Hiking in the area is really limited to June, July and early September (unless you hike slogging through snow and slush)
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A Field of (Rusted) Dreams

PHeymont ·
Like a rusty traffic jam on a ghost highway, these cars of the past are going nowhere. We spent two weeks in the summer of 2007, criss-crossing Colorado, admiring the deep Black Canyon of the Gunnison, photographing classic F7 locomotives in the...
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Arches National Park — One of America’s Finest

DrFumblefinger ·
The United States is blessed with some beautiful geography — perhaps more varied than any other land.  Utah especially has some extremely unusual geology and is home to 5 National Parks, surpassed in number by only Alaska and California....
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 1, 2013: Piney Lake, Colorado

DrFumblefinger ·
P Piney Lake is a half hour's drive north of the mountain resort of Vail, Colorado, although the road is rough, narrow and with a steep drop-off (lotsa fun when you've pass someone going in the opposite direction).  Piney Lake is a natural lake...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct 7, 2013: Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

DrFumblefinger ·
 Mesa Verde National Park is a unique place because of its 600 cliff dwellings (many very well preserved), homes of the Ancestral Pueblo people.  Some of these cliff communities are over 1500 years old and the park is a UNESCO World Heritage...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 28, 2015: Maroon Bells, Colorado

DrFumblefinger ·
    These beautiful mountains, part of the Colorado Rockies, are the Maroon Bells which are located in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness, near Aspen.  They're among the most photographed peaks in Colorado -- and among the most...
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Buffalo Bill Cody's Grave, Lookout Mountain, Golden, Colorado

Ottoman ·
  William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody (February 26, 1846 – January 10, 1917) was an American scout, bison hunter, and showman. He was born in Le Clair, a small town in the Iowa Territory (now the U.S. state of Iowa), but he grew up for...
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Spotted on the Road: Checker Cab, Leadville, Colorado

DrFumblefinger ·
  It had been a number of years since I'd seen a Checker cab.  The last place I expected to find one was in the small mountain town of Leadville, Colorado.  Leadville is situated over 10,000 ft above sea level, the town having morphed...
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John Denver Sanctuary, Aspen

DrFumblefinger ·
    Many of you remember folksy singer, Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr ,  better known by his stage name,  John Denver .  John was a talented and very successful singer, songwriter and actor who made his home in Aspen,...
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Signs of Aspen, Colorado

DrFumblefinger ·
The small town of Aspen is a beautiful, if somewhat unusual, place to visit.  The gorgeous mountain setting is something you'd never tire of, but the town is quirky.  It's a blend of hippy, cowboy, the frontier, and recently a lot of...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 5, 2015: Junk Art

DrFumblefinger ·
  I genuinely admire clever and creative people.  When I see what some artists craft with junk metal, my own imagination (and talent) seems to be so very limited.     I like to visit and stroll through the small Colorado town of...
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Summer Colors in the Colorado Rockies

DrFumblefinger ·
  I love summer in the mountains!  Winter has its own charm, especially if you like playing in the ice and snow, but summer is my season.  Days are long and the weather is pleasant -- sometimes even warm.  People who live in the...
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May 7, 2016. Garden of the Gods

DrFumblefinger ·
A sunset photo of the unusual and beautiful sandstone rock formations in Colorado Springs Garden of the Gods.
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July 2, 2016: A summer visit to the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, Vail

DrFumblefinger ·
Colorful flower blossoms captured in early summer in the thin air of the Colorado Rocky Mountains.
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North America, part 2. Elk Bugling in Colorado

Kirsten Hines ·
Our series on Celebrating Nature on Seven Continents turns its focus on the elk of Estes Park, Colorado.
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January 2, 2016: Cabin, Colorado

DrFumblefinger ·
A small rustic cabin in Colorado...
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Plenty to See and Do in Laughlin, NV

Samantha ·
Samantha's not too fond of crowds, so she likes to head for Laughlin: not as big or as crowded as Las Vegas, but with lots of attractions—and a real river.
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Monument Valley, Arizona/Utah (Where Gumbo was #149)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting beautiful Monument Valley, at the Arizona/Utah border. This is a tribal park made famous in classic western movies.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 20, 2014: The Ski Trooper, Vail, Colorado

DrFumblefinger ·
  When you first see him at a distance, your impression is that he's real.  Walking on the bank of Gore Creek is a white garbed figure carrying skis and... a rifle?!?  You do a double take and realize it's an amazing life-sized,...
 
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