About the Cover Photograph

By Mike Rosso Our cover photo this month is a single panel from a panoramic shot of Marshall Pass, taken between 1890-1900 by renowned photographer William Henry Jackson, a partner with the Detroit Photographic Co. The original print was 8 1/2 x 22 inches and is labeled as a Photochrom, a process for producing colorized …

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About the Cover Photographer: Tom Purvis

Salida resident Tom Purvis is one of the three founding members of Salida Mountain Trails, begun nearly 10 years ago. He was the director of SMT from 2007 through 2009. He has been working as a volunteer, doing trail maintenance and advocacy, for almost 20 years. Tom is a lifelong cyclist, having ridden his first century ride (100 miles) as a ten-year-old. He’s been mountain biking for 25 years.

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About the Cover Artist: Alan Cammack

When I was about eight years old, my mother put an old Pentax K1000 fully manual camera in my hand. We were on a trip to New York City for a opening of her artwork at a gallery there, and to this day the thing I remember the most about the trip was taking those first photos out the back window of a speeding cab. I remember how that simple act of encouragement changed my life. I realized that there is something new and interesting to see everywhere.

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About the Cover Photo

Robert Martin Stein was seven years old when this photograph of him was taken in 1919 in front of the 365-foot tall brick smokestack near Salida, built for the long-since defunct Ohio and Colorado Smelting and Refining Company.

Robert is wearing his first suit, which happened to be homemade, and is posing in front of “his rock” which he used to leap from as a child. His father helped in the construction of the smokestack, which is still standing in 2012.

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Reintroducing the Tabors: A Series

Baby Doe Tabor, 1934.

Part 7: An “afternoon interlude”with Baby Doe

by Francisco A. Rios

Note: This is the last in a series of letters chosen from hundreds from the Tabor Collection at the Colorado Historical Society and cataloged by Dr. Rios, a retired professor from the University of Colorado at Denver.

An exchange of letters in the summer of 1951 between Edgar C. McMechan, Curator of the Colorado History Museum, and Mr. Deck Wilmoth of Tulsa, Oklahoma, induced the latter to write a delightful narrative of an afternoon spent in the company of Mrs. Tabor in the late years of her life. In the same letter he discusses a snap shot that he had taken of Mrs. Tabor in the late winter of 1933 and one photograph of him and Mrs. Tabor together. Mr. Deck wonders if the pictures “have any historical value.”

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