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Platte Canon, Colorado

Platte Canon, Colorado

Detroit Publishing Co., no. 59011. Copyright deposit. State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

Platte Canon, Colorado
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

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 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

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

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 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

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

Fall view of the north folk of the South Platte River, near the town of Shawnee in Park County, Colorado

Fall view of the north folk of the South Platte River, near the town o...

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 South Platte River as it crosses from Douglas into 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

View of the South Platte River as it crosses from Douglas into Jeffers...

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

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

View of the South Platte River as it crosses from Douglas into 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

View of the South Platte River as it crosses from Douglas into Jeffers...

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

Why is art depicting a rhinocerous present on this multi-unit garage in Denver, Colorado? Most likely because it's found in the city's artsy "RiNo Neigborhood, "RiNo" (pronounced "Rhino") being short for "River North." The river in question is the South Platte

Why is art depicting a rhinocerous present on this multi-unit garage i...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Mural artist: Esoteric Art. Gift; Carol M. Highsmith Photography, Inc.; 2017; (DLC/PP-2002:038-13). Forms part of: Gates Frontiers Fun... 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

A Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep and her ewe amble on the rocks beside the South Platte River, which rushes through Waterton Canyon, one of Colorado outdoor enthusiasts' favorite venues. Above the river, a 6.2-mile hiking, biking, and horseback-riding trail winds between Jefferson and Douglas counties within the canyon, below Denver

A Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep and her ewe amble on the rocks beside t...

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

View of the South Platte River as it crosses from Douglas into 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

View of the South Platte River as it crosses from Douglas into Jeffers...

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

Wildflowers above the South Platte River in Waterton Canyon, where one of Colorado outdoor enthusiasts' favorite hiking, biking, and horseback trails winds between Jefferson and Douglas counties, below Denver

Wildflowers above the South Platte River in Waterton Canyon, where one...

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

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

A Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep and her ewe amble on the rocks beside the South Platte River, which rushes through Waterton Canyon, one of Colorado outdoor enthusiasts' favorite venues. Above the river, a 6.2-mile hiking, biking, and horseback-riding trail winds between Jefferson and Douglas counties within the canyon, below Denver

A Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep and her ewe amble on the rocks beside t...

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 Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep and her ewe amble on the rocks beside the South Platte River, which rushes through Waterton Canyon, one of Colorado outdoor enthusiasts' favorite venues. Above the river, a 6.2-mile hiking, biking, and horseback-riding trail winds between Jefferson and Douglas counties within the canyon, below Denver

A Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep and her ewe amble on the rocks beside t...

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 South Platte River as it flows through Waterton Canyon from Douglas County into Jefferson County, 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

View of the South Platte River as it flows through Waterton Canyon fro...

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 South Platte River as it crosses from Douglas into 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

View of the South Platte River as it crosses from Douglas into Jeffers...

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

Wildflowers above the South Platte River in Waterton Canyon, where one of Colorado outdoor enthusiasts' favorite hiking, biking, and horseback trails winds between Jefferson and Douglas counties, below Denver

Wildflowers above the South Platte River in Waterton Canyon, where one...

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

Wildflowers along the road leading to Cheesman Dam in Jefferson County, Colorado, one of the dams that slows and captures water from the South Platte River for use as part of Denver's drinking-water supply

Wildflowers along the road leading to Cheesman Dam in Jefferson County...

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 rider on a recreational tricycle zips along the 6.2-mile Waterton Canyon Trail, which follows the South Platte River as it crosses between Jefferson and Douglas River below Denver. The canyon, managed by the Denver Water utility and the U.S. Forest Service, is one of Colorado's favorite venues for hikers, bikers, and horseback riders

A rider on a recreational tricycle zips along the 6.2-mile Waterton Ca...

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 South Platte River as it flows through Waterton Canyon from Douglas County into Jefferson County, 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

View of the South Platte River as it flows through Waterton Canyon fro...

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 Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep and her ewe amble on the rocks beside the South Platte River, which rushes through Waterton Canyon, one of Colorado outdoor enthusiasts' favorite venues. Above the river, a 6.2-mile hiking, biking, and horseback-riding trail winds between Jefferson and Douglas counties within the canyon, below Denver

A Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep and her ewe amble on the rocks beside t...

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

A Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep and her ewe amble on the rocks beside the South Platte River, which rushes through Waterton Canyon, one of Colorado outdoor enthusiasts' favorite venues. Above the river, a 6.2-mile hiking, biking, and horseback-riding trail winds between Jefferson and Douglas counties within the canyon, below Denver

A Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep and her ewe amble on the rocks beside t...

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

Strollers and a sunbather enjoy Denver, Colorado's, downtown South Platte River Trail

Strollers and a sunbather enjoy Denver, Colorado's, downtown South Pla...

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

Wildflowers along the road leading to Cheesman Dam in Jefferson County, Colorado; one of the dams that slows and captures water from the South Platte River for use as part of Denver's drinking-water supply

Wildflowers along the road leading to Cheesman Dam in Jefferson County...

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

A Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep ewe takes a swim in the South Platte River, which rushes through Waterton Canyon, one of Colorado outdoor enthusiasts' favorite venues. Above the river, a 6.2-mile hiking, biking, and horseback-riding trail winds between Jefferson and Douglas counties within the canyon, below Denver

A Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep ewe takes a swim in the South Platte Ri...

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 South Platte River as it flows through Waterton Canyon from Douglas County into Jefferson County, 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

View of the South Platte River as it flows through Waterton Canyon fro...

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 South Platte River as it crosses from Douglas into 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

View of the South Platte River as it crosses from Douglas into Jeffers...

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 South Platte River as it crosses from Douglas into 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

View of the South Platte River as it crosses from Douglas into Jeffers...

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

Wildflowers along the road leading to Cheesman Dam in Jefferson County, Colorado; one of the dams that slows and captures water from the South Platte River for use as part of Denver's drinking-water supply

Wildflowers along the road leading to Cheesman Dam in Jefferson County...

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

Deer graze in a valley along the South Platte River near Buffalo Creek, Colorado

Deer graze in a valley along the South Platte River near Buffalo Creek...

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

An old mining tunnel, high above Waterton Canyon, which carries the South Platte River 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

An old mining tunnel, high above Waterton Canyon, which carries the So...

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

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

View of the South Platte River as it crosses from Douglas into 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

View of the South Platte River as it crosses from Douglas into Jeffers...

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

Brantner Ditch, South Platte River, Brighton, Adams County, CO

Brantner Ditch, South Platte River, Brighton, Adams County, CO

Significance: The ditch is the oldest irrigation system in Water District No. 2 of the South Platte River in Colorado. The ditch was constructed by pioneer farmers and continues to serve as an important compone... More

Brantner Ditch, South Platte River, Brighton, Adams County, CO

Brantner Ditch, South Platte River, Brighton, Adams County, CO

Significance: The ditch is the oldest irrigation system in Water District No. 2 of the South Platte River in Colorado. The ditch was constructed by pioneer farmers and continues to serve as an important compone... More

Brantner Ditch, South Platte River, Brighton, Adams County, CO

Brantner Ditch, South Platte River, Brighton, Adams County, CO

Significance: The ditch is the oldest irrigation system in Water District No. 2 of the South Platte River in Colorado. The ditch was constructed by pioneer farmers and continues to serve as an important compone... More

Brantner Ditch, South Platte River, Brighton, Adams County, CO

Brantner Ditch, South Platte River, Brighton, Adams County, CO

Significance: The ditch is the oldest irrigation system in Water District No. 2 of the South Platte River in Colorado. The ditch was constructed by pioneer farmers and continues to serve as an important compone... More

Brantner Ditch, South Platte River, Brighton, Adams County, CO

Brantner Ditch, South Platte River, Brighton, Adams County, CO

Significance: The ditch is the oldest irrigation system in Water District No. 2 of the South Platte River in Colorado. The ditch was constructed by pioneer farmers and continues to serve as an important compone... More

Brantner Ditch, South Platte River, Brighton, Adams County, CO

Brantner Ditch, South Platte River, Brighton, Adams County, CO

Significance: The ditch is the oldest irrigation system in Water District No. 2 of the South Platte River in Colorado. The ditch was constructed by pioneer farmers and continues to serve as an important compone... More

Brantner Ditch, South Platte River, Brighton, Adams County, CO

Brantner Ditch, South Platte River, Brighton, Adams County, CO

Significance: The ditch is the oldest irrigation system in Water District No. 2 of the South Platte River in Colorado. The ditch was constructed by pioneer farmers and continues to serve as an important compone... More

Keystone Bridge, Spanning South Platte River, Waterton, Jefferson County, CO

Keystone Bridge, Spanning South Platte River, Waterton, Jefferson Coun...

Significance: The bridge is a pin connected iron Pratt through truss, manufactured by the Keystone Bridge Company of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was probably built originally for the Denver, South Park, and Pa... More

Keystone Bridge, Spanning South Platte River, Waterton, Jefferson County, CO

Keystone Bridge, Spanning South Platte River, Waterton, Jefferson Coun...

Significance: The bridge is a pin connected iron Pratt through truss, manufactured by the Keystone Bridge Company of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was probably built originally for the Denver, South Park, and Pa... More

Keystone Bridge, Spanning South Platte River, Waterton, Jefferson County, CO

Keystone Bridge, Spanning South Platte River, Waterton, Jefferson Coun...

Significance: The bridge is a pin connected iron Pratt through truss, manufactured by the Keystone Bridge Company of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was probably built originally for the Denver, South Park, and Pa... More

Keystone Bridge, Spanning South Platte River, Waterton, Jefferson County, CO

Keystone Bridge, Spanning South Platte River, Waterton, Jefferson Coun...

Significance: The bridge is a pin connected iron Pratt through truss, manufactured by the Keystone Bridge Company of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was probably built originally for the Denver, South Park, and Pa... More

Keystone Bridge, Spanning South Platte River, Waterton, Jefferson County, CO

Keystone Bridge, Spanning South Platte River, Waterton, Jefferson Coun...

Significance: The bridge is a pin connected iron Pratt through truss, manufactured by the Keystone Bridge Company of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was probably built originally for the Denver, South Park, and Pa... More

Keystone Bridge, Spanning South Platte River, Waterton, Jefferson County, CO

Keystone Bridge, Spanning South Platte River, Waterton, Jefferson Coun...

Significance: The bridge is a pin connected iron Pratt through truss, manufactured by the Keystone Bridge Company of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was probably built originally for the Denver, South Park, and Pa... More

Keystone Bridge, Spanning South Platte River, Waterton, Jefferson County, CO

Keystone Bridge, Spanning South Platte River, Waterton, Jefferson Coun...

Significance: The bridge is a pin connected iron Pratt through truss, manufactured by the Keystone Bridge Company of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was probably built originally for the Denver, South Park, and Pa... More

Keystone Bridge, Spanning South Platte River, Waterton, Jefferson County, CO

Keystone Bridge, Spanning South Platte River, Waterton, Jefferson Coun...

Significance: The bridge is a pin connected iron Pratt through truss, manufactured by the Keystone Bridge Company of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was probably built originally for the Denver, South Park, and Pa... More

Keystone Bridge, Spanning South Platte River, Waterton, Jefferson County, CO

Keystone Bridge, Spanning South Platte River, Waterton, Jefferson Coun...

Significance: The bridge is a pin connected iron Pratt through truss, manufactured by the Keystone Bridge Company of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was probably built originally for the Denver, South Park, and Pa... More

Keystone Bridge, Spanning South Platte River, Waterton, Jefferson County, CO

Keystone Bridge, Spanning South Platte River, Waterton, Jefferson Coun...

Significance: The bridge is a pin connected iron Pratt through truss, manufactured by the Keystone Bridge Company of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was probably built originally for the Denver, South Park, and Pa... More

High Line Canal, Mouth of South Platte River to confluence with Second Creek, Denver, Denver County, CO

High Line Canal, Mouth of South Platte River to confluence with Second...

Significance: The first major irrigation project on the Front Range, it was the largest and most expensive canal ever built in Colorado before the advent of transmontane water diversion. Also called the "Englis... More

High Line Canal, Mouth of South Platte River to confluence with Second Creek, Denver, Denver County, CO

High Line Canal, Mouth of South Platte River to confluence with Second...

Significance: The first major irrigation project on the Front Range, it was the largest and most expensive canal ever built in Colorado before the advent of transmontane water diversion. Also called the "Englis... More

High Line Canal, Mouth of South Platte River to confluence with Second Creek, Denver, Denver County, CO

High Line Canal, Mouth of South Platte River to confluence with Second...

Significance: The first major irrigation project on the Front Range, it was the largest and most expensive canal ever built in Colorado before the advent of transmontane water diversion. Also called the "Englis... More

High Line Canal, Mouth of South Platte River to confluence with Second Creek, Denver, Denver County, CO

High Line Canal, Mouth of South Platte River to confluence with Second...

Significance: The first major irrigation project on the Front Range, it was the largest and most expensive canal ever built in Colorado before the advent of transmontane water diversion. Also called the "Englis... More

High Line Canal, Mouth of South Platte River to confluence with Second Creek, Denver, Denver County, CO

High Line Canal, Mouth of South Platte River to confluence with Second...

Significance: The first major irrigation project on the Front Range, it was the largest and most expensive canal ever built in Colorado before the advent of transmontane water diversion. Also called the "Englis... More

High Line Canal, Mouth of South Platte River to confluence with Second Creek, Denver, Denver County, CO

High Line Canal, Mouth of South Platte River to confluence with Second...

Significance: The first major irrigation project on the Front Range, it was the largest and most expensive canal ever built in Colorado before the advent of transmontane water diversion. Also called the "Englis... More

High Line Canal, Mouth of South Platte River to confluence with Second Creek, Denver, Denver County, CO

High Line Canal, Mouth of South Platte River to confluence with Second...

Significance: The first major irrigation project on the Front Range, it was the largest and most expensive canal ever built in Colorado before the advent of transmontane water diversion. Also called the "Englis... More

High Line Canal, Mouth of South Platte River to confluence with Second Creek, Denver, Denver County, CO

High Line Canal, Mouth of South Platte River to confluence with Second...

Significance: The first major irrigation project on the Front Range, it was the largest and most expensive canal ever built in Colorado before the advent of transmontane water diversion. Also called the "Englis... More

High Line Canal, Mouth of South Platte River to confluence with Second Creek, Denver, Denver County, CO

High Line Canal, Mouth of South Platte River to confluence with Second...

Significance: The first major irrigation project on the Front Range, it was the largest and most expensive canal ever built in Colorado before the advent of transmontane water diversion. Also called the "Englis... More

High Line Canal, Mouth of South Platte River to confluence with Second Creek, Denver, Denver County, CO

High Line Canal, Mouth of South Platte River to confluence with Second...

Significance: The first major irrigation project on the Front Range, it was the largest and most expensive canal ever built in Colorado before the advent of transmontane water diversion. Also called the "Englis... More

High Line Canal, Mouth of South Platte River to confluence with Second Creek, Denver, Denver County, CO

High Line Canal, Mouth of South Platte River to confluence with Second...

Significance: The first major irrigation project on the Front Range, it was the largest and most expensive canal ever built in Colorado before the advent of transmontane water diversion. Also called the "Englis... More

High Line Canal, Mouth of South Platte River to confluence with Second Creek, Denver, Denver County, CO

High Line Canal, Mouth of South Platte River to confluence with Second...

Significance: The first major irrigation project on the Front Range, it was the largest and most expensive canal ever built in Colorado before the advent of transmontane water diversion. Also called the "Englis... More

Nineteenth Street Bridge, Spanning South Platte River at Nineteenth Street, Denver, Denver County, CO

Nineteenth Street Bridge, Spanning South Platte River at Nineteenth St...

Significance: Completed in 1888, the bridge is the oldest surviving wrought iron bridge and oldest vehicular bridge still in use within Colorado. Although a once common truss type, the two span Pratt through br... More

Nineteenth Street Bridge, Spanning South Platte River at Nineteenth Street, Denver, Denver County, CO

Nineteenth Street Bridge, Spanning South Platte River at Nineteenth St...

Significance: Completed in 1888, the bridge is the oldest surviving wrought iron bridge and oldest vehicular bridge still in use within Colorado. Although a once common truss type, the two span Pratt through br... More

Nineteenth Street Bridge, Spanning South Platte River at Nineteenth Street, Denver, Denver County, CO

Nineteenth Street Bridge, Spanning South Platte River at Nineteenth St...

Significance: Completed in 1888, the bridge is the oldest surviving wrought iron bridge and oldest vehicular bridge still in use within Colorado. Although a once common truss type, the two span Pratt through br... More

Nineteenth Street Bridge, Spanning South Platte River at Nineteenth Street, Denver, Denver County, CO

Nineteenth Street Bridge, Spanning South Platte River at Nineteenth St...

Significance: Completed in 1888, the bridge is the oldest surviving wrought iron bridge and oldest vehicular bridge still in use within Colorado. Although a once common truss type, the two span Pratt through br... More

Nineteenth Street Bridge, Spanning South Platte River at Nineteenth Street, Denver, Denver County, CO

Nineteenth Street Bridge, Spanning South Platte River at Nineteenth St...

Significance: Completed in 1888, the bridge is the oldest surviving wrought iron bridge and oldest vehicular bridge still in use within Colorado. Although a once common truss type, the two span Pratt through br... More

Nineteenth Street Bridge, Spanning South Platte River at Nineteenth Street, Denver, Denver County, CO

Nineteenth Street Bridge, Spanning South Platte River at Nineteenth St...

Significance: Completed in 1888, the bridge is the oldest surviving wrought iron bridge and oldest vehicular bridge still in use within Colorado. Although a once common truss type, the two span Pratt through br... More

Nineteenth Street Bridge, Spanning South Platte River at Nineteenth Street, Denver, Denver County, CO

Nineteenth Street Bridge, Spanning South Platte River at Nineteenth St...

Significance: Completed in 1888, the bridge is the oldest surviving wrought iron bridge and oldest vehicular bridge still in use within Colorado. Although a once common truss type, the two span Pratt through br... More

Nineteenth Street Bridge, Spanning South Platte River at Nineteenth Street, Denver, Denver County, CO

Nineteenth Street Bridge, Spanning South Platte River at Nineteenth St...

Significance: Completed in 1888, the bridge is the oldest surviving wrought iron bridge and oldest vehicular bridge still in use within Colorado. Although a once common truss type, the two span Pratt through br... More

Nineteenth Street Bridge, Spanning South Platte River at Nineteenth Street, Denver, Denver County, CO

Nineteenth Street Bridge, Spanning South Platte River at Nineteenth St...

Significance: Completed in 1888, the bridge is the oldest surviving wrought iron bridge and oldest vehicular bridge still in use within Colorado. Although a once common truss type, the two span Pratt through br... More

Nineteenth Street Bridge, Spanning South Platte River at Nineteenth Street, Denver, Denver County, CO

Nineteenth Street Bridge, Spanning South Platte River at Nineteenth St...

Significance: Completed in 1888, the bridge is the oldest surviving wrought iron bridge and oldest vehicular bridge still in use within Colorado. Although a once common truss type, the two span Pratt through br... More

Deansbury Bridge, Spanning South Platte River, Waterton, Jefferson County, CO

Deansbury Bridge, Spanning South Platte River, Waterton, Jefferson Cou...

Significance: It is a riveted single-span Warren through truss. It was built as a narrow gauge, railroad bridge for the Denver, South Park and Pacific Railroad and it is presently used as an access road bridge.... More