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December 26, 2023

35 Wonderful Photos of Colorado in the Mid-1950s

Colorado is a state in the Mountain West subregion of the Western United States. It encompasses most of the Southern Rocky Mountains, as well as the northeastern portion of the Colorado Plateau and the western edge of the Great Plains. Colorado is the eighth most extensive and 21st most populous U.S. state.

Colorado is bordered by Wyoming to the north, Nebraska to the northeast, Kansas to the east, Oklahoma to the southeast, New Mexico to the south, Utah to the west, and touches Arizona to the southwest at the Four Corners. Colorado is noted for its landscape of mountains, forests, high plains, mesas, canyons, plateaus, rivers, and desert lands. Colorado is one of the Mountain States and is often considered to be part of the southwestern United States. The high plains of Colorado may be considered a part of the midwestern United States.

Denver is the capital, the most populous city, and the center of the Front Range Urban Corridor. Colorado Springs is the second most populous city. Residents of the state are known as Coloradans.

These wonderful photos were found by Dean Avants that show what Colorado looked like in the mid-1950s.

The Glory Hole Tavern, Central City, Colorado, circa 1953

"Fairplay - Home Of Prunes The Burro" sign, Colorado, circa 1954

"Gold King Mine" road sign, Cripple Creek, Colorado, circa 1954

Colorado, circa 1954

Cripple Creek road sign, Colorado, circa 1954

Elks Opera House, Leadville, Colorado, circa 1954

Lady posing by wagon, Cripple Creek, Colorado, circa 1954

Leadville, Colorado, 1954

Man standing at Pikes Peak summit, Colorado, circa 1954

Manitou & Pikes Peak locomotive, Colorado, circa 1954

Old houses in Colorado, most likely Leadville, 1954

Sheldon Jackson Memorial Chapel, Fairplay, Colorado, circa 1954

St George's Episcopal Church, Leadville, Colorado, 1954

Twin sisters in the Rocky Mountains, Colorado, circa 1954

Two ladies at Garden of the Gods, Colorado, circa 1954

4th of July Parade, Cripple Creek, Colorado, 1956

"Black Canyon Monument" sign, Colorado, circa 1955

Cave Of The Winds, Colorado, circa 1955

Central City, Colorado, circa 1955

Durango to Silverton passenger train, Colorado, 1955

Equatorial Sundial, Denver, Colorado, circa 1955

Ghost Town, Silverton, Colorado, 1955

Man with horses, Colorado, 1955

Middleton, Colorado, circa 1955

Red Ash's Saloon, Silverton, Colorado, 1955

The Gilpin Hotel, Central City, Colorado, circa 1955

Woman posing, Colorado, 1955

Bob Womack Cripple Creek tours, Colorado, July 4, 1956

Cloud City Lounge, Leadville, Colorado, 1956

Cripple Creek Melodrama, Colorado, 4th of July parade, 1956

Crystal Palace Hotel, Leadville, Colorado, 1956

Elk Mountain Lodge, Crested Butte, Colorado, 1956

St James Hotel Bar Grill, Leadville, Colorado, 1956

Town Hall, Crested Butte, Colorado, 1956

Ye Olde Carriage House, Leadville, Colorado, 1956

1 comment:

  1. 4th pic from the bottom shows a 1960 Ford in the foreground, so it's a bit later than the mid-1950's.




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