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Scope and Contents Copies of articles on Otto Mears include: one copy of "Otto Mears, Pathfinder of the San Juan" and two photocopies of the second page of the article by Courtney Randolph, one photocopy of Michael Kaplan's Colorado's Little Big Man", One copy of "Jewish Cowboys and Indians" by William Kramer published in the London Jewish Chronicle Magazine on September 28, 1979. A visitors guide brochure to the Colorado State Capitol and a photo copy of the first floor of the capitol is also included from...
Overview Bob Richardson, executive director of the Colorado Railroad Museum, shares his knowledge and expertise regarding the history of railroads in the West, railroad unions, and the working conditions and compensation of railroad workers. Also discusses the importance of railroads for the development of Colorado.
File — Box B216.01.0001: Series B216.01 [U186020736134]
Overview (1) mounted Rocky Mountain Empire Magazine page, 1948; (1) sheet music ''The Ballad of Otto Mears'' (1) letter from Kankakee Federal Savings regarding ballad and (1) supplemental handout about ballad; (1) file folder with photocopies of ''Western States Jewish Historical Quarterly'', clippings from London Jewish Chronicle 1979, photocopy of "Colorado's Littler Big Man: The Early Career of Otto Mears, 1840-1881", and a copy of the Visitors Guide to Colorado's Capitol and a map of the first...
File — Box B116.02.0002: Series B216.02 [U186023261502]
Overview Otto Mears (1840-1931) was an entrepreneurial businessman who built railroads and was essential to the development of Southwestern Colorado. The son of an English father and Russian mother, he immigrated to the United States after being orphaned at an early age. After making it all the way to California he was placed in a boardinghouse at eleven years old when relatives could not be found to care for him. After serving in the Civil War he moved to Colorado where he began to build his empire....
Overview Copy of receipt created by JCRS from Whitehead and Meyer detailing the cost of burial equipment and two first class railroad tickets from Denver, Colorado to New York. Each ticket costs $40.60 for a total of $81.20. There is a casket, embalming service, and shipping box included on the receipt. The total for all items amounts to $156.20
Overview Evelyn Essig discusses living at the train depot when her father worked for the railroad companies in Kokomo, Colorado and growing up on a Ute Indian Reservation and in Gunnison, Colorado. Reflects on childhood memories such as going to see movies at the theater. Essig spent much of her childhood raising her younger siblings.
Overview Fred Dow, a professor at the University of Colorado Denver, discusses the influx of Chinese immigrants into the state of Colorado providing labor for mines, railroads, and other labor industries in the 1860s and 1870s. Dow discusses his family history and heritage as a Chinese American. Dow traces the mass migration of Chinese immigrants from the 1840s, factors contributing to the "great migration," describes the mostly young, single, male population of Chinese workers, and describes the...