Estes Park Collectibles

From the Boomtime—Memorabilia & Ephemera from the very early days of Estes Park 1890 - 1929


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Peters & Reed Moss Aztec Pine Cone Vase
 circa 1920
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Van Briggle Pine Cone Pot #762
Van Briggle Pottery, Colorado Springs


Ruby Flash Toothpick Holder -
"Rocky Mountain National Park
Jan 26, 1915
Estes Park Colorado"
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Commemorating the date on which President Wilson signed the bill creating Rocky Mountain National Park

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Rocky Mountain National Park Estes Park Colorado
RARE Union Pacific RR 1921 Brochure
with map



Hand-Tinted Photo by Unknown Photographer
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Rocky Mountain National Park Estes Park Colorado
Colorado and Southern RR 1915 Brochure


Note that hotel and horses in photo on cover are superimposed.  Early on, there was a bit of "created scenery", and artistic license taken. 


Topographic Map of Rocky Mountain National Park Estes Park and Environs Colorado
Union Pacific RR 1924

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400 Wd Estes from West End 1905-1910.jpg (18564 bytes)
Estes Park from West End 1905 - 1910
From a photo by LC McClure - shows the town at a very early stage of the boom 

Rocky Mountain National Park Estes Park Colorado
Colorado and Southern RR 1922 Brochure

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400 Wd Estes Park from North St Vrain.jpg (20064 bytes)
Estes Park from North St. Vrain 1890 - 1910

View from the top of Park Hill descending into Estes Park.  This was a scene recorded by many of the great early Colorado photographers including FP Clatworthy, WH Jackson, &  LC McClure, FP Clatworthy.


Group of W.T. Parke Souvenirs ca. 1903
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Clockwise from top:  1. Match holder "East End of Big Canyon Loveland and Estes Park Road, Colo".  2. Small vase "Lake Ursula [Bear Lake] Estes Park, Colo."  3. Pin Tray "Lake Ursula Estes Park, Colo."  4. Small Dutch Shoe "Gem Lake Estes Park, Colo."

Estes Park from Mt Olympus Colo smaller.jpg (56946 bytes)
Estes Park from Mount Olympus ca 1900

The Big Thompson River meanders gracefully through the park before Lake Estes.

Ruby Glass Pin Tray Hand Painted "Souvenir of Estes Park, Colo"
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The Range - Estes Park Colorado smaller.jpg (49346 bytes)
The Range - Estes Park Colorado  ca 1910

Colorado & Southern Railway
 Souvenir of Big Thompson Canyon Road

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Mt Fairchild from Estes Park smaller.jpg (86330 bytes)
Mt Fairchild from Estes Park ca 1900
L.C. McClure Photo

400 Wd Estes Park - Arrival of the Mail.jpg (13989 bytes)
Estes Park Post Office - Arrival of the Mail 1900 - 1905,
WT Parke
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Photo includes people, horses, carriages & wagons gathered around the post office in old Estes Park. A social scene of the times!


Crags Lodge & Thompson Valley incl Somervilla smaller.jpg (58385 bytes)
Crags Lodge & Thompson Valley ca 1920

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First View of Longs Peak etc smaller.jpg (60842 bytes)
First View of Longs Peak etc. ca 1900
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