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Steam locomotives in the roundhouse of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Scenic Railroad in Durango, Colorado

Steam locomotives in the roundhouse of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Scenic Railroad in Durango, Colorado

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Durango, La Plata County, Colorado

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Bayfield, La Plata County, Colorado

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Bayfield, La Plata County, Colorado

Clothing belonging to the farmer in Animas River Valley in La Plata County, Colorado

Oats in the shock. La Plata County, Colorado

Wheels used on railway coaches and cars. Railroad shops at Durango, Colorado

Apples are grown very successfully in the Animas River Valley. La Plata County, Colorado

Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Negatives

Untitled photo, possibly related to: Farmer in Amimas River Valley plowing, La Plata County, Colorado

Apples are grown very successfully in the Animas River Valley. La Plata County, Colorado

Farmer in Animas River Valley, La Plata County, Colorado

Oats. La Plata County, Colorado

Old brick barn, one of the first constructed in the Animas River Valley. La Plata County, Colorado

Mountain lake and meadows. La Plata County, Colorado. These high mountain meadows are utilized by sheepmen for summer grazing

Home of farmer in Animas River Valley. La Plata County, Colorado

Farmer in Animas River Valley, La Plata County, Colorado

Old brick barn, one of the first constructed in the Animas River Valley. La Plata County, Colorado

Motor locomotive of railroad equiped with snow plow. Durango, Colorado

Farmer putting hay into barn in the rich Animas River Valley in La Plata County, Colorado

Mountain lake and meadows. La Plata County, Colorado. These high mountain meadows are utilized by sheepmen for summer grazing

Oats and stone barn on farm in Animas River Valley in La Plata County, Colorado

Home of farmer in the Animas River Valley. La Plata County, Colorado

Motor locomotive of railroad equiped with snow plow. Durango, Colorado

Alfalfa field and hay barn. Animas River Valley, La Plata County, Colorado. Alfalfa is one of the main feed crops

Railroad yards. Durango, Colorado

Locomotives in roundhouse. Durango. Colorado

Oats and stone barn on farm in Animas River Valley in La Plata County, Colorado

Railroad yards. Durango, Colorado

Clothing belonging to the farmer in Animas River Valley in La Plata County, Colorado

Fireplace in home of farmer living in the Animas River Valley. La Plata County, Colorado

Residential district of Durango, Colorado. Durango is trading, shipping and distribution center of southwestern Colorado

Home of farmer in Animas River Valley. La Plata County, Colorado

Farmer in Amimas River Valley plowing, La Plata County, Colorado

Oats in the shock. La Plata County, Colorado

Durango, Colorado. Residential district

Electric fence used on farm in Animas River Valley. La Plata County, Colorado

Roundhouse and turntable of railroad at Durango, Colorado

Residential district of Durango, Colorado

Roundhouse and turntable of railroad at Durango, Colorado

Farmer in Amimas River Valley plowing, La Plata County, Colorado

Residential district of Durango, Colorado. Durango is trading, shipping and distribution center of southwestern Colorado

Wheels used on railway coaches and cars. Railroad shops at Durango, Colorado

Farmer in Animas River Valley, La Plata County, Colorado

Alfalfa field and hay barn. Animas River Valley, La Plata County, Colorado. Alfalfa is one of the main feed crops

Corners of living room in farmer's home in the Animas River Valley. La Plata County, Colorado

Farmer putting hay into barn in the rich Animas River Valley in La Plata County, Colorado

Home of farmer in the Animas River Valley. La Plata County, Colorado

Fireplace in home of farmer living in the Animas River Valley. La Plata County, Colorado

Electric fence used on farm in Animas River Valley. La Plata County, Colorado

Corners of living room in farmer's home in the Animas River Valley. La Plata County, Colorado

Residential district of Durango, Colorado

Durango, Colorado. Residential district

Farmer in Animas River Valley, La Plata County, Colorado

Locomotives in roundhouse. Durango. Colorado

View of the distant San Juan Mountains from a meadow of the James Ranch, above Durango in La Plata County, Colorado

A Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad (D&SNG) steam train crosses a trestle in La Plata County, Colorado

The Animas Museum, a local-history museum operated by the La Plata County Historical Society in the 1904 City School Building, a three-story sandstone structure constructed in 1904-1905 in what was then Animas City above what is now Durango, the seat of La Plata County in southern Colorado

A Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad (D&SNG) train proceeds along the rocky "Highline" ridge high above the Animas River Valley in La Plata County, Colorado

Rafters test the rapids of the Animas River, just below Durango, the seat of La Plata County in southern Colorado

A Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad (D&SNG) steam train crosses a trestle in La Plata County, Colorado

A quiet corner of the Strater Hotel, opened in 1888 during a mining boom in Durango, Colorado

Reception desk in the lobby of the Strater Hotel, opened in 1888 during a mining boom in Durango, Colorado

View of the Animas River from the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad (D&SNG) train as it heads north through La Plata County from Durango, Colorado

Steam locomotive in the trainyard of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Scenic Railroad in Durango, Colorado

A Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad (D&SNG) steam train crosses a trestle in La Plata County, Colorado

A Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad (D&SNG) steam train crosses a trestle in La Plata County, Colorado

A Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad (D&SNG) steam train crosses a trestle in La Plata County, Colorado

Rafters test the rapids of the Animas River, just below Durango, the seat of La Plata County in southern Colorado

The 1889 Main Avenue Furnishings Building (once home to the Balthasar Kern Saloon and more recently, in 2015, the Animas Trading Co. store) in Durango, the seat of La Plata County in southern Colorado

View of the rushing Animas River from the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad (D&SNG) train as it chugs (at 13 miles an hour) through the San Juan Forest in northern La Plata County, Colorado

A Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad (D&SNG) steam train crosses a trestle in La Plata County, Colorado

A Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad (D&SNG) steam train crosses a trestle in La Plata County, Colorado

A kayaker tests the rapids of the Animas River, just below Durango, the seat of La Plata County in southern Colorado

The 1892 Italianate building housing the El Rancho Tavern and Central Hotel on Main Avenue in Durango, the seat of La Plata County in southern Colorado

Steam locomotive and coal tender in on a roundhouse turntable in the trainyard of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Scenic Railroad in Durango, Colorado

View of the rushing Animas River from the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad (D&SNG) train as it chugs (at 13 miles an hour) through the San Juan Forest in northern La Plata County, Colorado

Steam locomotive and coal tender in on a roundhouse turntable in the trainyard of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Scenic Railroad in Durango, Colorado

Railroad worker takes a break in the trainyard of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Scenic Railroad in Durango, Colorado

The 1892, rosy purple-sandstone Burns National Bank Building in Durango, the seat of La Plata County in southern Colorado

Steam locomotives in the roundhouse of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Scenic Railroad in Durango, Colorado

View of the rushing Animas River from the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad (D&SNG) train as it chugs (at 13 miles an hour) through the San Juan Forest in northern La Plata County, Colorado

Old sign for the S. G. Wall Drug Co. on a building that is now a cafe in Durango, the seat of La Plata County in southern Colorado

Steam locomotive in the trainyard of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Scenic Railroad in Durango, Colorado

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad (D&SNG) train chugs northward from Durango through La Plata County, Colorado

A Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad (D&SNG) steam train crosses a trestle in La Plata County, Colorado

Rafters test the rapids of the Animas River, just below Durango, the seat of La Plata County in southern Colorado

A Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad (D&SNG) steam train crosses a trestle in La Plata County, Colorado

A Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad (D&SNG) steam train crosses a trestle in La Plata County, Colorado

The public library in Durango, the seat of La Plata County in southern Colorado

Steam locomotives in the roundhouse of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Scenic Railroad in Durango, Colorado

Steam locomotive and coal tender in on a roundhouse turntable in the trainyard of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Scenic Railroad in Durango, Colorado

A weathered barn in rural La Plata County, Colorado

View of the rushing Animas River from the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad (D&SNG) train as it chugs (at 13 miles an hour) through the San Juan Forest in northern La Plata County, Colorado

Steam locomotive and coal tender in on a roundhouse turntable in the trainyard of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Scenic Railroad in Durango, Colorado

Rafters test the rapids of the Animas River, just below Durango, the seat of La Plata County in southern Colorado

A Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad (D&SNG) steam train crosses a trestle in La Plata County, Colorado

View of the rushing Animas River from the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad (D&SNG) train as it chugs (at 13 miles an hour) through the San Juan Forest in northern La Plata County, Colorado

Steam locomotives in the roundhouse of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Scenic Railroad in Durango, Colorado

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