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Water spills over the venerable Cheesman Dam in Jefferson County, Colorado. Cheesman is one of the dams that slows and captures water from the South Platte River for use as part of Denver's drinking-water supply. Cheesman Dam, which was named for Walter Scott Cheesman, a Denver druggist, railroad builder, and designer of water infrastructure, was the world's tallest at 221 feet when it was completed in 1905

Water spills over the venerable Cheesman Dam in Jefferson County, Colo...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Cheesman was the first reservoir of Denver's mountain storage facilities that helped expand Denver Water's system. Built by immigrant ... More

View of the Cheesman Dam from its vast reservoir in Jefferson County, Colorado. Cheesman is one of the dams that slows and captures water from the South Platte River for use as part of Denver's drinking-water supply. Cheesman Dam, which was named for Walter Scott Cheesman, a Denver druggist, railroad builder, and designer of water infrastructure, was the world's tallest at 221 feet when it was completed in 1905

View of the Cheesman Dam from its vast reservoir in Jefferson County, ...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Cheesman was the first reservoir of Denver's mountain storage facilities that helped expand Denver Water's system. Built by immigrant ... More

This is not a work of art, but it could be. It's a Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, almost posing on the very wall of Cheesman Dam, one of the dams that slows and captures water from the South Platte River for use as part of Denver's drinking-water supply. Dam workers say the nimble sheep rightly feel protected from predators there. Cheesman Dam, which was named for Walter Scott Cheesman, a Denver druggist, railroad builder, and designer of water infrastructure, was the world's tallest at 221 feet when it was completed in 1905

This is not a work of art, but it could be. It's a Rocky Mountain bigh...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Cheesman was the first reservoir of Denver's mountain storage facilities that helped expand Denver Water's system. Built by immigrant ... More

Water spills over the venerable Cheesman Dam in Jefferson County, Colorado. Cheesman is one of the dams that slows and captures water from the South Platte River for use as part of Denver's drinking-water supply. Cheesman Dam, which was named for Walter Scott Cheesman, a Denver druggist, railroad builder, and designer of water infrastructure, was the world's tallest at 221 feet when it was completed in 1905

Water spills over the venerable Cheesman Dam in Jefferson County, Colo...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Cheesman was the first reservoir of Denver's mountain storage facilities that helped expand Denver Water's system. Built by immigrant ... More

This is not a work of art, but it could be. It's a Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, almost posing on the very wall of Cheesman Dam, one of the dams that slows and captures water from the South Platte River for use as part of Denver's drinking-water supply. Dam workers say the nimble sheep rightly feel protected from predators there. Cheesman Dam, which was named for Walter Scott Cheesman, a Denver druggist, railroad builder, and designer of water infrastructure, was the world's tallest at 221 feet when it was completed in 1905

This is not a work of art, but it could be. It's a Rocky Mountain bigh...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Cheesman was the first reservoir of Denver's mountain storage facilities that helped expand Denver Water's system. Built by immigrant ... More

This is not a work of art, but it could be. It's a Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, almost posing on the very wall of Cheesman Dam, one of the dams that slows and captures water from the South Platte River for use as part of Denver's drinking-water supply. Dam workers say the nimble sheep rightly feel protected from predators there. Cheesman Dam, which was named for Walter Scott Cheesman, a Denver druggist, railroad builder, and designer of water infrastructure, was the world's tallest at 221 feet when it was completed in 1905

This is not a work of art, but it could be. It's a Rocky Mountain bigh...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Cheesman was the first reservoir of Denver's mountain storage facilities that helped expand Denver Water's system. Built by immigrant ... More

A view of Cheesman Reservoir and a bit of the curve of Cheesman Dam, one of the dams that slows and captures water from the South Platte River for use as part of Denver's drinking-water supply. The dam, which, like the reservoir, was named for Walter Scott Cheesman, a Denver druggist, railroad builder, and designer of water infrastructure, was the world's tallest at 221 feet when it was completed in 1905

A view of Cheesman Reservoir and a bit of the curve of Cheesman Dam, o...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Cheesman was the first reservoir of Denver's mountain storage facilities that helped expand Denver Water's system. Built by immigrant ... More

Water spills over the venerable Cheesman Dam in Jefferson County, Colorado. Cheesman is one of the dams that slows and captures water from the South Platte River for use as part of Denver's drinking-water supply. Cheesman Dam, which was named for Walter Scott Cheesman, a Denver druggist, railroad builder, and designer of water infrastructure, was the world's tallest at 221 feet when it was completed in 1905

Water spills over the venerable Cheesman Dam in Jefferson County, Colo...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Cheesman was the first reservoir of Denver's mountain storage facilities that helped expand Denver Water's system. Built by immigrant ... More

Water cascades down venerable Cheesman Dam in Jefferson County, Colorado. Cheesman is one of the dams that slows and captures water from the South Platte River for use as part of Denver's drinking-water supply. Cheesman Dam, which was named for Walter Scott Cheesman, a Denver druggist, railroad builder, and designer of water infrastructure, was the world's tallest at 221 feet when it was completed in 1905

Water cascades down venerable Cheesman Dam in Jefferson County, Colora...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The reservoir the dam created was the first in Denver's mountain storage facilities that helped expand Denver Water's system. Built by... More

Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep ewes stare warily from the rocks near Cheesman Dam, one of the dams that slows and captures water from the South Platte River for use as part of Denver's drinking-water supply. Cheesman Dam, which was named for Walter Scott Cheesman, a Denver druggist, railroad builder, and designer of water infrastructure, was the world's tallest at 221 feet when it was completed in 1905

Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep ewes stare warily from the rocks near Che...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Cheesman was the first reservoir of Denver's mountain storage facilities that helped expand Denver Water's system. Built by immigrant ... More

View of the Cheesman Dam from its vast reservoir in Jefferson County, Colorado. Cheesman is one of the dams that slows and captures water from the South Platte River for use as part of Denver's drinking-water supply. Cheesman Dam, which was named for Walter Scott Cheesman, a Denver druggist, railroad builder, and designer of water infrastructure, was the world's tallest at 221 feet when it was completed in 1905

View of the Cheesman Dam from its vast reservoir in Jefferson County, ...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Cheesman was the first reservoir of Denver's mountain storage facilities that helped expand Denver Water's system. Built by immigrant ... More

View of the Cheesman Dam from its vast reservoir in Jefferson County, Colorado Cheesman is one of the dams that slows and captures water from the South Platte River for use as part of Denver's drinking-water supply. Cheesman Dam, which was named for Walter Scott Cheesman, a Denver druggist, railroad builder, and designer of water infrastructure, was the world's tallest at 221 feet when it was completed in 1905

View of the Cheesman Dam from its vast reservoir in Jefferson County, ...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Cheesman was the first reservoir of Denver's mountain storage facilities that helped expand Denver Water's system. Built by immigrant ... More

Water spills over the venerable Cheesman Dam in Jefferson County, Colorado. Cheesman is one of the dams that slows and captures water from the South Platte River for use as part of Denver's drinking-water supply. Cheesman Dam, which was named for Walter Scott Cheesman, a Denver druggist, railroad builder, and designer of water infrastructure, was the world's tallest at 221 feet when it was completed in 1905

Water spills over the venerable Cheesman Dam in Jefferson County, Colo...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Cheesman was the first reservoir of Denver's mountain storage facilities that helped expand Denver Water's system. Built by immigrant ... More

This is not a work of art, but it could be. It's a Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, almost posing on the very wall of Cheesman Dam, one of the dams that slows and captures water from the South Platte River for use as part of Denver's drinking-water supply. Dam workers say the nimble sheep rightly feel protected from predators there. Cheesman Dam, which was named for Walter Scott Cheesman, a Denver druggist, railroad builder, and designer of water infrastructure, was the world's tallest at 221 feet when it was completed in 1905

This is not a work of art, but it could be. It's a Rocky Mountain bigh...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Cheesman was the first reservoir of Denver's mountain storage facilities that helped expand Denver Water's system. Built by immigrant ... More

The South Platte River, far below Cheesman Dam in Jefferson County, Colorado. Cheesman is one of the dams that slows and captures water from the South Platte for use as part of Denver's drinking-water supply. The dam, which, like the reservoir it created, was named for Walter Scott Cheesman, a Denver druggist, railroad builder, and designer of water infrastructure, was the world's tallest at 221 feet when it was completed in 1905

The South Platte River, far below Cheesman Dam in Jefferson County, Co...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Cheesman was the first reservoir of Denver's mountain storage facilities that helped expand Denver Water's system. Built by immigrant ... More

A Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep ewe keeps a close eye on her lamb in the rocks below Cheesman Dam, one of the dams that slows and captures water from the South Platte River for use as part of Denver's drinking-water supply. Cheesman Dam, which was named for Walter Scott Cheesman, a Denver druggist, railroad builder, and designer of water infrastructure, was the world's tallest at 221 feet when it was completed in 1905

A Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep ewe keeps a close eye on her lamb in th...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Cheesman was the first reservoir of Denver's mountain storage facilities that helped expand Denver Water's system. Built by immigrant ... More

Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep ewes stare warily from the rocks near Cheesman Dam, one of the dams that slows and captures water from the South Platte River for use as part of Denver's drinking-water supply. Cheesman Dam, which was named for Walter Scott Cheesman, a Denver druggist, railroad builder, and designer of water infrastructure, was the world's tallest at 221 feet when it was completed in 1905

Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep ewes stare warily from the rocks near Che...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Cheesman was the first reservoir of Denver's mountain storage facilities that helped expand Denver Water's system. Built by immigrant ... More

Water spills over the venerable Cheesman Dam in Jefferson County, Colorado. Cheesman is one of the dams that slows and captures water from the South Platte River for use as part of Denver's drinking-water supply. Cheesman Dam, which was named for Walter Scott Cheesman, a Denver druggist, railroad builder, and designer of water infrastructure, was the world's tallest at 221 feet when it was completed in 1905

Water spills over the venerable Cheesman Dam in Jefferson County, Colo...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Cheesman was the first reservoir of Denver's mountain storage facilities that helped expand Denver Water's system. Built by immigrant ... More

This is not a work of art, but it could be. It's a Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, almost posing on the very wall of Cheesman Dam, one of the dams that slows and captures water from the South Platte River for use as part of Denver's drinking-water supply. Dam workers say the nimble sheep rightly feel protected from predators there. Cheesman Dam, which was named for Walter Scott Cheesman, a Denver druggist, railroad builder, and designer of water infrastructure, was the world's tallest at 221 feet when it was completed in 1905

This is not a work of art, but it could be. It's a Rocky Mountain bigh...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Cheesman was the first reservoir of Denver's mountain storage facilities that helped expand Denver Water's system. Built by immigrant ... More

Water spills over the venerable Cheesman Dam in Jefferson County, Colorado. Cheesman is one of the dams that slows and captures water from the South Platte River for use as part of Denver's drinking-water supply. Cheesman Dam, which was named for Walter Scott Cheesman, a Denver druggist, railroad builder, and designer of water infrastructure, was the world's tallest at 221 feet when it was completed in 1905

Water spills over the venerable Cheesman Dam in Jefferson County, Colo...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Cheesman was the first reservoir of Denver's mountain storage facilities that helped expand Denver Water's system. Built by immigrant ... More

Water spills over the venerable Cheesman Dam in Jefferson County, Colorado. Cheesman is one of the dams that slows and captures water from the South Platte River for use as part of Denver's drinking-water supply. Cheesman Dam, which was named for Walter Scott Cheesman, a Denver druggist, railroad builder, and designer of water infrastructure, was the world's tallest at 221 feet when it was completed in 1905

Water spills over the venerable Cheesman Dam in Jefferson County, Colo...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Cheesman was the first reservoir of Denver's mountain storage facilities that helped expand Denver Water's system. Built by immigrant ... More

Water spills over the venerable Cheesman Dam in Jefferson County, Colorado. Cheesman is one of the dams that slows and captures water from the South Platte River for use as part of Denver's drinking-water supply. Cheesman Dam, which was named for Walter Scott Cheesman, a Denver druggist, railroad builder, and designer of water infrastructure, was the world's tallest at 221 feet when it was completed in 1905

Water spills over the venerable Cheesman Dam in Jefferson County, Colo...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Cheesman was the first reservoir of Denver's mountain storage facilities that helped expand Denver Water's system. Built by immigrant ... More

This is not a work of art, but it could be. It's a Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, almost posing on the very wall of Cheesman Dam, one of the dams that slows and captures water from the South Platte River for use as part of Denver's drinking-water supply. Dam workers say the nimble sheep rightly feel protected from predators there. Cheesman Dam, which was named for Walter Scott Cheesman, a Denver druggist, railroad builder, and designer of water infrastructure, was the world's tallest at 221 feet when it was completed in 1905

This is not a work of art, but it could be. It's a Rocky Mountain bigh...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Cheesman was the first reservoir of Denver's mountain storage facilities that helped expand Denver Water's system. Built by immigrant ... More

A Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep ewe keeps a close eye on her lamb in the rocks below Cheesman Dam, one of the dams that slows and captures water from the South Platte River for use as part of Denver's drinking-water supply. Cheesman Dam, which was named for Walter Scott Cheesman, a Denver druggist, railroad builder, and designer of water infrastructure, was the world's tallest at 221 feet when it was completed in 1905

A Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep ewe keeps a close eye on her lamb in th...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Cheesman was the first reservoir of Denver's mountain storage facilities that helped expand Denver Water's system. Built by immigrant ... More

This is not a work of art, but it could be. It's a Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, almost posing on the very wall of Cheesman Dam, one of the dams that slows and captures water from the South Platte River for use as part of Denver's drinking-water supply. Dam workers say the nimble sheep rightly feel protected from predators there. Cheesman Dam, which was named for Walter Scott Cheesman, a Denver druggist, railroad builder, and designer of water infrastructure, was the world's tallest at 221 feet when it was completed in 1905

This is not a work of art, but it could be. It's a Rocky Mountain bigh...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Cheesman was the first reservoir of Denver's mountain storage facilities that helped expand Denver Water's system. Built by immigrant ... More

Water spills over the venerable Cheesman Dam in Jefferson County, Colorado. Cheesman is one of the dams that slows and captures water from the South Platte River for use as part of Denver's drinking-water supply. Cheesman Dam, which was named for Walter Scott Cheesman, a Denver druggist, railroad builder, and designer of water infrastructure, was the world's tallest at 221 feet when it was completed in 1905

Water spills over the venerable Cheesman Dam in Jefferson County, Colo...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Cheesman was the first reservoir of Denver's mountain storage facilities that helped expand Denver Water's system. Built by immigrant ... More

Water spills over the venerable Cheesman Dam in Jefferson County, Colorado. Cheesman is one of the dams that slows and captures water from the South Platte River for use as part of Denver's drinking-water supply. Cheesman Dam, which was named for Walter Scott Cheesman, a Denver druggist, railroad builder, and designer of water infrastructure, was the world's tallest at 221 feet when it was completed in 1905

Water spills over the venerable Cheesman Dam in Jefferson County, Colo...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Cheesman was the first reservoir of Denver's mountain storage facilities that helped expand Denver Water's system. Built by immigrant ... More

A Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep ewe keeps a close eye on her lamb in the rocks below Cheesman Dam, one of the dams that slows and captures water from the South Platte River for use as part of Denver's drinking-water supply. Cheesman Dam, which was named for Walter Scott Cheesman, a Denver druggist, railroad builder, and designer of water infrastructure, was the world's tallest at 221 feet when it was completed in 1905

A Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep ewe keeps a close eye on her lamb in th...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Cheesman was the first reservoir of Denver's mountain storage facilities that helped expand Denver Water's system. Built by immigrant ... More

A view of Cheesman Reservoir and a bit of the curve of Cheesman Dam, one of the dams that slows and captures water from the South Platte River for use as part of Denver's drinking-water supply. The dam, which, like the reservoir, was named for Walter Scott Cheesman, a Denver druggist, railroad builder, and designer of water infrastructure, was the world's tallest at 221 feet when it was completed in 1905

A view of Cheesman Reservoir and a bit of the curve of Cheesman Dam, o...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Cheesman was the first reservoir of Denver's mountain storage facilities that helped expand Denver Water's system. Built by immigrant ... More

This is not a work of art, but it could be. It's a Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, almost posing on the very wall of Cheesman Dam, one of the dams that slows and captures water from the South Platte River for use as part of Denver's drinking-water supply. Dam workers say the nimble sheep rightly feel protected from predators there. Cheesman Dam, which was named for Walter Scott Cheesman, a Denver druggist, railroad builder, and designer of water infrastructure, was the world's tallest at 221 feet when it was completed in 1905

This is not a work of art, but it could be. It's a Rocky Mountain bigh...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Cheesman was the first reservoir of Denver's mountain storage facilities that helped expand Denver Water's system. Built by immigrant ... More

Water spills over the venerable Cheesman Dam in Jefferson County, Colorado. Cheesman is one of the dams that slows and captures water from the South Platte River for use as part of Denver's drinking-water supply. Cheesman Dam, which was named for Walter Scott Cheesman, a Denver druggist, railroad builder, and designer of water infrastructure, was the world's tallest at 221 feet when it was completed in 1905

Water spills over the venerable Cheesman Dam in Jefferson County, Colo...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Cheesman was the first reservoir of Denver's mountain storage facilities that helped expand Denver Water's system. Built by immigrant ... More

Water spills over the venerable Cheesman Dam in Jefferson County, Colorado. Cheesman is one of the dams that slows and captures water from the South Platte River for use as part of Denver's drinking-water supply. Cheesman Dam, which was named for Walter Scott Cheesman, a Denver druggist, railroad builder, and designer of water infrastructure, was the world's tallest at 221 feet when it was completed in 1905

Water spills over the venerable Cheesman Dam in Jefferson County, Colo...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Cheesman was the first reservoir of Denver's mountain storage facilities that helped expand Denver Water's system. Built by immigrant ... More

Water spills over the venerable Cheesman Dam in Jefferson County, Colorado. Cheesman is one of the dams that slows and captures water from the South Platte River for use as part of Denver's drinking-water supply. Cheesman Dam, which was named for Walter Scott Cheesman, a Denver druggist, railroad builder, and designer of water infrastructure, was the world's tallest at 221 feet when it was completed in 1905

Water spills over the venerable Cheesman Dam in Jefferson County, Colo...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Cheesman was the first reservoir of Denver's mountain storage facilities that helped expand Denver Water's system. Built by immigrant ... More

This is not a work of art, but it could be. It's a Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, almost posing on the very wall of Cheesman Dam, one of the dams that slows and captures water from the South Platte River for use as part of Denver's drinking-water supply. Dam workers say the nimble sheep rightly feel protected from predators there. Cheesman Dam, which was named for Walter Scott Cheesman, a Denver druggist, railroad builder, and designer of water infrastructure, was the world's tallest at 221 feet when it was completed in 1905

This is not a work of art, but it could be. It's a Rocky Mountain bigh...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Cheesman was the first reservoir of Denver's mountain storage facilities that helped expand Denver Water's system. Built by immigrant ... More

Water spills over the venerable Cheesman Dam in Jefferson County, Colorado. Cheesman is one of the dams that slows and captures water from the South Platte River for use as part of Denver's drinking-water supply. Cheesman Dam, which was named for Walter Scott Cheesman, a Denver druggist, railroad builder, and designer of water infrastructure, was the world's tallest at 221 feet when it was completed in 1905

Water spills over the venerable Cheesman Dam in Jefferson County, Colo...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Cheesman was the first reservoir of Denver's mountain storage facilities that helped expand Denver Water's system. Built by immigrant ... More

Water spills over the venerable Cheesman Dam in Jefferson County, Colorado. Cheesman is one of the dams that slows and captures water from the South Platte River for use as part of Denver's drinking-water supply. Cheesman Dam, which was named for Walter Scott Cheesman, a Denver druggist, railroad builder, and designer of water infrastructure, was the world's tallest at 221 feet when it was completed in 1905

Water spills over the venerable Cheesman Dam in Jefferson County, Colo...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Cheesman was the first reservoir of Denver's mountain storage facilities that helped expand Denver Water's system. Built by immigrant ... More

Cascading water from Cheesman Dam's spillway in Jefferson County, Colorado. Cheesman is one of the dams that slows and captures water from the South Platte River for use as part of Denver's drinking-water supply. The dam, which, like the reservoir it created, was named for Walter Scott Cheesman, a Denver druggist, railroad builder, and designer of water infrastructure, was the world's tallest at 221 feet when it was completed in 1905

Cascading water from Cheesman Dam's spillway in Jefferson County, Colo...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Cheesman was the first reservoir of Denver's mountain storage facilities that helped expand Denver Water's system. Built by immigrant ... More

Water spills over the venerable Cheesman Dam in Jefferson County, Colorado. Cheesman is one of the dams that slows and captures water from the South Platte River for use as part of Denver's drinking-water supply. Cheesman Dam, which was named for Walter Scott Cheesman, a Denver druggist, railroad builder, and designer of water infrastructure, was the world's tallest at 221 feet when it was completed in 1905

Water spills over the venerable Cheesman Dam in Jefferson County, Colo...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Cheesman was the first reservoir of Denver's mountain storage facilities that helped expand Denver Water's system. Built by immigrant ... More

Water spills over the venerable Cheesman Dam in Jefferson County, Colorado. Cheesman is one of the dams that slows and captures water from the South Platte River for use as part of Denver's drinking-water supply. Cheesman Dam, which was named for Walter Scott Cheesman, a Denver druggist, railroad builder, and designer of water infrastructure, was the world's tallest at 221 feet when it was completed in 1905

Water spills over the venerable Cheesman Dam in Jefferson County, Colo...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Cheesman was the first reservoir of Denver's mountain storage facilities that helped expand Denver Water's system. Built by immigrant ... More

A Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep ewe keeps a close eye on her lamb in the rocks below Cheesman Dam, one of the dams that slows and captures water from the South Platte River for use as part of Denver's drinking-water supply. Cheesman Dam, which was named for Walter Scott Cheesman, a Denver druggist, railroad builder, and designer of water infrastructure, was the world's tallest at 221 feet when it was completed in 1905

A Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep ewe keeps a close eye on her lamb in th...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Cheesman was the first reservoir of Denver's mountain storage facilities that helped expand Denver Water's system. Built by immigrant ... More

Water spills over the venerable Cheesman Dam in Jefferson County, Colorado. Cheesman is one of the dams that slows and captures water from the South Platte River for use as part of Denver's drinking-water supply. Cheesman Dam, which was named for Walter Scott Cheesman, a Denver druggist, railroad builder, and designer of water infrastructure, was the world's tallest at 221 feet when it was completed in 1905

Water spills over the venerable Cheesman Dam in Jefferson County, Colo...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Cheesman was the first reservoir of Denver's mountain storage facilities that helped expand Denver Water's system. Built by immigrant ... More

A view of Cheesman Reservoir and a bit of the curve of Cheesman Dam, one of the dams that slows and captures water from the South Platte River for use as part of Denver's drinking-water supply. The dam, which, like the reservoir, was named for Walter Scott Cheesman, a Denver druggist, railroad builder, and designer of water infrastructure, was the world's tallest at 221 feet when it was completed in 1905

A view of Cheesman Reservoir and a bit of the curve of Cheesman Dam, o...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Cheesman was the first reservoir of Denver's mountain storage facilities that helped expand Denver Water's system. Built by immigrant ... More

Water spills over the venerable Cheesman Dam in Jefferson County, Colorado. Cheesman is one of the dams that slows and captures water from the South Platte River for use as part of Denver's drinking-water supply. Cheesman Dam, which was named for Walter Scott Cheesman, a Denver druggist, railroad builder, and designer of water infrastructure, was the world's tallest at 221 feet when it was completed in 1905

Water spills over the venerable Cheesman Dam in Jefferson County, Colo...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Cheesman was the first reservoir of Denver's mountain storage facilities that helped expand Denver Water's system. Built by immigrant ... More

In Kassler, Colorado; once a thriving small town where employees of the Denver Water utility lived and managed the dams, reservoirs, and 6.2-mile hiking, biking, and horseback-riding trail through Waterton Canyon. Today (in 2016), Kassler is nearly a ghost town, save for some administrative activities, tours, and lectures

In Kassler, Colorado; once a thriving small town where employees of th...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: Gates Frontiers Fund Colorado Collection within the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photograp... More

A diversion dam slows the waters of the South Platte River in Waterton Canyon in Jefferson County, Colorado, in plain sight of one of metropolitan Denver's favorite workout venues. It's the wide canyon trail where bicylists, hikers, walkers, and horseback riders exercise in a beautiful, invigorating, patrolled environment managed by Denver Water, the city's public water utility, and the U.S. Forest Service

A diversion dam slows the waters of the South Platte River in Waterton...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: Gates Frontiers Fund Colorado Collection within the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photograp... More

Vintage equipment in a field in Kassler, Colorado, once a thriving small town where employees of the Denver Water utility lived and managed the dams, reservoirs, and 6.2-mile hiking, biking, and horseback-riding trail through Waterton Canyon. Today (in 2016), Kassler is nearly a ghost town, save for some administrative activities, tours, and lectures

Vintage equipment in a field in Kassler, Colorado, once a thriving sma...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: Gates Frontiers Fund Colorado Collection within the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photograp... More

Young Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep rams calmly share the Waterton Canyon trail with human outdoor enthusiasts. The wide, scenic trail in Jefferson County, Colorado, is one of metropolitan Denver's favorite workout vanues, where bicylists, hikers, walkers, and horseback riders exercise in a beautiful, invigorating, patrolled environment managed by Denver Water, the city's public water utility, and the U.S. Forest Service

Young Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep rams calmly share the Waterton Cany...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: Gates Frontiers Fund Colorado Collection within the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photograp... More

The South Platte River, coursing through Waterton Canyon in Jefferson County, Colorado. There, the Denver Water utility dams the river twice and captures its water for consumption in metropolitan Denver, while active Coloradans hike, bike, and ride horses on the wide Waterton Canyon Trail beside the rushing stream

The South Platte River, coursing through Waterton Canyon in Jefferson ...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Gift; Carol M. Highsmith Photography, Inc.; 2017; (DLC/PP-2002:038-13). Forms part of: Gates Frontiers Fund Colorado Collection within... More

A diversion dam slows the waters of the South Platte River in Waterton Canyon in Jefferson County, Colorado, in plain sight of one of metropolitan Denver's favorite workout venues. It's the wide canyon trail where bicylists, hikers, walkers, and horseback riders exercise in a beautiful, invigorating, patrolled environment managed by Denver Water, the city's public water utility, and the U.S. Forest Service

A diversion dam slows the waters of the South Platte River in Waterton...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: Gates Frontiers Fund Colorado Collection within the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photograp... More

In full view of some Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, the roaring Strontia Springs diverts water from a giant reservoir into a 3.4 mile-long tunnel under the mountains to the Foothills Water Treatment Plant near Denver, Colorado. Completed in 1983, this dam towers 243 feet above the South Platte River streambed, forming a 1.7-mile-long lake with 98 surface acres

In full view of some Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, the roaring Stronti...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Most of this takes place in plain sight of one of metropolitan Denver's favorite workout venues, the Waterton Canyon Trail, where bicy... More

Bikers and hikers take a break at a shelter along the 6.2-mile-long Waterton Canyon Trail, which crosses from Jefferson to Douglas counties in Colorado, below Denver. The trail, managed by the Denver Water utility and the U.S. Forest Service, is one of fitness-conscious Coloradans' favorite exercise venues

Bikers and hikers take a break at a shelter along the 6.2-mile-long Wa...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: Gates Frontiers Fund Colorado Collection within the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photograp... More

Cheesman Reservoir in Jefferson County, Colorado, which supplies a great deal of nearby Denver's water supply. Except for one small arm of the lake where fishing is permitted, the water is off-limits to human activity. There is nothing preventing a herd of elk from taking a swim, however

Cheesman Reservoir in Jefferson County, Colorado, which supplies a gre...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: Gates Frontiers Fund Colorado Collection within the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photograp... More

A "water landmark" in the (mostly) ghost town of Kassler in Waterton Canyon in Jefferson County, Colorado. Kassler was once the home of employees of the city water agency, now called Denver Water, that supervised activities in and along the South Platte River in the canyon, which has become one of metropolitan Denver's favorite workout venues where bicylists, hikers, walkers, and horseback riders exercise in a beautiful, invigorating, patrolled environment. Kassler is now mostly a collection of administrative buildings used by Denver Water

A "water landmark" in the (mostly) ghost town of Kassler in Waterton C...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: Gates Frontiers Fund Colorado Collection within the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photograp... More

Young Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep rams within a few yards of human outdoor enthusiasts in Waterton Canyon. The wide, scenic trail in Jefferson County, Colorado, is one of metropolitan Denver's favorite workout venues where bicylists, hikers, walkers, and horseback riders exercise in a beautiful, invigorating, patrolled environment managed by Denver Water, the city's public water utility, and the U.S. Forest Service

Young Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep rams within a few yards of human ou...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: Gates Frontiers Fund Colorado Collection within the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photograp... More

Young Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep rams calmly share the Waterton Canyon trail with human outdoor enthusiasts. The wide, scenic trail in Jefferson County, Colorado, is one of metropolitan Denver's favorite workout venues, where bicylists, hikers, walkers, and horseback riders exercise in a beautiful, invigorating, patrolled environment managed by Denver Water, the city's public water utility, and the U.S. Forest Service

Young Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep rams calmly share the Waterton Cany...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: Gates Frontiers Fund Colorado Collection within the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photograp... More

The roaring Strontia Springs Dam in Douglas, County, Colorado, diverts water from a giant reservoir into a 3.4 mile-long tunnel under the mountains to the Foothills Water Treatment Plant near Denver. Completed in 1983, this dam towers 243 feet above the South Platte River streambed, forming a 1.7-mile-long lake with 98 surface acres

The roaring Strontia Springs Dam in Douglas, County, Colorado, diverts...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Most of this takes place in plain sight of one of metropolitan Denver's favorite workout venues; the 6.2-mile Waterton Canyon Trail th... More

Wall of an old building in Kassler, Colorado, once a thriving small town where employees of the Denver Water utility lived and managed the dams, reservoirs, and 6.2-mile hiking, biking, and horseback-riding trail through Waterton Canyon. Today (in 2016), Kassler is nearly a ghost town, save for some administrative activities, tours, and lectures

Wall of an old building in Kassler, Colorado, once a thriving small to...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: Gates Frontiers Fund Colorado Collection within the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photograp... More

Fishermen try their luck in the South Platte River as it crosses from Douglas into to Jefferson County, Colorado, in Waterton Canyon, south of Denver. The 6.2-mile trail along the canyon, which is managed by the Denver Water utility and the U.S. Forest Service, is one of fitness-conscious Coloradans' favorite hiking, biking, and horseback-riding venues

Fishermen try their luck in the South Platte River as it crosses from ...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: Gates Frontiers Fund Colorado Collection within the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photograp... More

Former home and an old water wagon in Kassler, Colorado, once a thriving small town where employees of the Denver Water utility lived and managed the dams, reservoirs, and 6.2-mile hiking, biking, and horseback-riding trail through Waterton Canyon. Today (in 2016), Kassler is nearly a ghost town, save for some administrative activities, tours, and lectures

Former home and an old water wagon in Kassler, Colorado, once a thrivi...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: Gates Frontiers Fund Colorado Collection within the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photograp... More

Wildflowers along the wide trail in Waterton Canyon in Jefferson County, Colorado, one of metropolitan Denver's favorite workout venues, where bicylists, hikers, walkers, and horseback riders exercise in a beautiful, invigorating, patrolled environment managed by Denver Water, the city's public water utility, and the U.S. Forest Service

Wildflowers along the wide trail in Waterton Canyon in Jefferson Count...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: Gates Frontiers Fund Colorado Collection within the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photograp... More

Young Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep rams calmly share the Waterton Canyon trail with human outdoor enthusiasts. The wide, scenic trail in Jefferson County, Colorado, is one of metropolitan Denver's favorite workout venues, where bicylists, hikers, walkers, and horseback riders exercise in a beautiful, invigorating, patrolled environment managed by Denver Water, the city's public water utility, and the U.S. Forest Service

Young Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep rams calmly share the Waterton Cany...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: Gates Frontiers Fund Colorado Collection within the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photograp... More

Distant view of the Strontia Springs Dam in Douglas, County, Colorado, which diverts water from a giant reservoir into a 3.4 mile-long tunnel under the mountains to the Foothills Water Treatment Plant near Denver

Distant view of the Strontia Springs Dam in Douglas, County, Colorado,...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Completed in 1983, this dam towers 243 feet above the South Platte River streambed, forming a 1.7-mile-long lake with 98 surface acres... More

The roaring Strontia Springs Dam in Douglas, County, Colorado, diverts water from a giant reservoir into a 3.4 mile-long tunnel under the mountains to the Foothills Water Treatment Plant near Denver. Completed in 1983, this dam towers 243 feet above the South Platte River streambed, forming a 1.7-mile-long lake with 98 surface acres

The roaring Strontia Springs Dam in Douglas, County, Colorado, diverts...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Most of this takes place in plain sight of one of metropolitan Denver's favorite workout venues; the 6.2-mile Waterton Canyon Trail th... More

The roaring Strontia Springs Dam in Douglas, County, Colorado, diverts water from a giant reservoir into a 3.4 mile-long tunnel under the mountains to the Foothills Water Treatment Plant near Denver. Completed in 1983, this dam towers 243 feet above the South Platte River streambed, forming a 1.7-mile-long lake with 98 surface acres

The roaring Strontia Springs Dam in Douglas, County, Colorado, diverts...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Most of this takes place in plain sight of one of metropolitan Denver's favorite workout venues; the 6.2-mile Waterton Canyon Trail th... More

Of note on the Waterton Canyon Trail in Waterton Canyon in Jefferson County, Colorado, one of metropolitan Denver's favorite workout venues, besides the bicylists, hikers, walkers, and horseback riders, is the little box on the roadside sign. In it is a sophsticated sensor that collects a usage count on the trail by detecting passersby's body heat. The trail is a patrolled environment managed by Denver Water, the city's public water utility, and the U.S. Forest Service

Of note on the Waterton Canyon Trail in Waterton Canyon in Jefferson C...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: Gates Frontiers Fund Colorado Collection within the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photograp... More

Young Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep rams within a few yards of human outdoor enthusiasts in Waterton Canyon. The wide, scenic trail in Jefferson County, Colorado, is one of metropolitan Denver's favorite workout venues where bicylists, hikers, walkers, and horseback riders exercise in a beautiful, invigorating, patrolled environment managed by Denver Water, the city's public water utility, and the U.S. Forest Service

Young Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep rams within a few yards of human ou...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: Gates Frontiers Fund Colorado Collection within the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photograp... More

Fishermen try their luck in the South Platte River as it crosses from Douglas into to Jefferson County, Colorado, in Waterton Canyon, south of Denver. The 6.2-mile trail along the canyon, which is managed by the Denver Water utility and the U.S. Forest Service, is one of fitness-conscious Coloradans' favorite hiking, biking, and horseback-riding venues

Fishermen try their luck in the South Platte River as it crosses from ...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: Gates Frontiers Fund Colorado Collection within the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photograp... More

Fishermen try their luck in the South Platte River as it crosses from Douglas into to Jefferson County, Colorado, in Waterton Canyon, south of Denver. The 6.2-mile trail along the canyon, which is managed by the Denver Water utility and the U.S. Forest Service, is one of fitness-conscious Coloradans' favorite hiking, biking, and horseback-riding venues

Fishermen try their luck in the South Platte River as it crosses from ...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: Gates Frontiers Fund Colorado Collection within the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photograp... More

Young Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep rams calmly share the Waterton Canyon trail with human outdoor enthusiasts. The wide, scenic trail in Jefferson County, Colorado, is one of metropolitan Denver's favorite workout venues, where bicylists, hikers, walkers, and horseback riders exercise in a beautiful, invigorating, patrolled environment managed by Denver Water, the city's public water utility, and the U.S. Forest Service

Young Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep rams calmly share the Waterton Cany...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: Gates Frontiers Fund Colorado Collection within the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photograp... More

Brick shed in a field that used to be a vast sand pit that filtered water from the South Platte River in Kassler, Colorado, once a thriving small town where employees of the Denver Water utility lived and managed the dams, reservoirs, and 6.2-mile hiking, biking, and horseback-riding trail through Waterton Canyon. Today (in 2016), Kassler is nearly a ghost town, save for some administrative activities, tours, and lectures

Brick shed in a field that used to be a vast sand pit that filtered wa...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: Gates Frontiers Fund Colorado Collection within the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photograp... More

The Denver Water utility's headquarters for canyon activities in Waterton Canyon in the now mostly deserted old town of Kassler in Jefferson County, Colorado. The canyon is one of metropolitan Denver's favorite workout venues, where bicylists, hikers, walkers, and horseback riders exercise in a beautiful, invigorating, patrolled environment managed by Denver Water and the U.S. Forest Service. The unchecked foliage in front is an example of xeriscaping, in which native plants and flowers are left to fend for themselves in human environments, as they would in wild places

The Denver Water utility's headquarters for canyon activities in Water...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: Gates Frontiers Fund Colorado Collection within the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photograp... More

Stairs down to an old pulley system that once carried water-speed measurement equipment over and into the South Platte River in Waterton Canyon, which crosses from Jefferson to Douglas counties in Colorado, below Denver. The 6.2-mile Waterton Canyon Trail along the river, managed by the Denver Water utility and the U.S. Forest Service, is one of fitness-conscious Coloradans' favorite exercise venues

Stairs down to an old pulley system that once carried water-speed meas...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: Gates Frontiers Fund Colorado Collection within the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photograp... More

The South Platte River, coursing through Waterton Canyon in Jefferson County, Colorado. There, the Denver Water utility dams the river twice and captures its water for consumption in metropolitan Denver, while active Coloradans hike, bike, and ride horses on the wide Waterton Canyon Trail beside the rushing stream

The South Platte River, coursing through Waterton Canyon in Jefferson ...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: Gates Frontiers Fund Colorado Collection within the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photograp... More

Young Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep rams calmly share the Waterton Canyon trail with human outdoor enthusiasts. The wide, scenic trail in Jefferson County, Colorado, is one of metropolitan Denver's favorite workout venues, where bicylists, hikers, walkers, and horseback riders exercise in a beautiful, invigorating, patrolled environment managed by Denver Water, the city's public water utility, and the U.S. Forest Service

Young Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep rams calmly share the Waterton Cany...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: Gates Frontiers Fund Colorado Collection within the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photograp... More

In full view of some Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, the roaring Strontia Springs Dam in Douglas, County, Colorado, diverts water from a giant reservoir into a 3.4 mile-long tunnel under the mountains to the Foothills Water Treatment Plant near Denver. Completed in 1983, this dam towers 243 feet above the South Platte River streambed, forming a 1.7-mile-long lake with 98 surface acres

In full view of some Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, the roaring Stronti...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Most of this takes place in plain sight of one of metropolitan Denver's favorite workout venues; the 6.2-mile Waterton Canyon Trail th... More

Onetime home in Kassler, Colorado, once a thriving small town where employees of the Denver Water utility lived and managed the dams, reservoirs, and 6.2-mile hiking, biking, and horseback-riding trail through Waterton Canyon. Today (in 2016), Kassler is nearly a ghost town, save for some administrative activities, tours, and lectures

Onetime home in Kassler, Colorado, once a thriving small town where em...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: Gates Frontiers Fund Colorado Collection within the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photograp... More

View of the rushing South Platte River in Waterton Canyon in Jefferson County, Colorado, one of metropolitan Denver's favorite workout venues, where bicylists, hikers, walkers, and horseback riders exercise in a beautiful, invigorating, patrolled environment managed by Denver Water, the city's public water utility, and the U.S. Forest Service

View of the rushing South Platte River in Waterton Canyon in Jefferson...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: Gates Frontiers Fund Colorado Collection within the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photograp... More

The roaring Strontia Springs Dam in Douglas, County, Colorado, diverts water from a giant reservoir into a 3.4 mile-long tunnel under the mountains to the Foothills Water Treatment Plant near Denver. Completed in 1983, this dam towers 243 feet above the South Platte River streambed, forming a 1.7-mile-long lake with 98 surface acres

The roaring Strontia Springs Dam in Douglas, County, Colorado, diverts...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Most of this takes place in plain sight of one of metropolitan Denver's favorite workout venues, the 6.2-mile Waterton Canyon Trail th... More

Bikers and hikers take a break at a shelter along the 6.2-mile-long Waterton Canyon Trail, which crosses from Jefferson to Douglas counties in Colorado, below Denver. The trail, managed by the Denver Water utility and the U.S. Forest Service, is one of fitness-conscious Coloradans' favorite exercise venues

Bikers and hikers take a break at a shelter along the 6.2-mile-long Wa...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: Gates Frontiers Fund Colorado Collection within the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photograp... More