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takemetomountains:

1 | A High Country Lodge

2 | Park Scene Quintessential 

3 | Iceberg Lake from Trail Ridge Road

4 | Sheer Peaks Rise above Dream Lake 

1820

Maj. Stephen H. Long, commanding an exploring party sent out by President Madison in 1819, first sighted Longs Peak. Park area frequented by Arapaho and Ute Indians.

1843

Rufus B. Sage, another explorer, visited the area and later published earliest known description in “Rocky Mountain Life, or Startling Scenes and Perilous Adventures in the Far West During an Expedition of Three Years.”

1859

Joel Estes, the first white settler, entered the park and in 1860 built the first cabin.

1865

Charles F. Estes, first white child born in the park.

1868

First ascent of Longs Peak. The climb was made by William N. Byers, Maj. J.W. Powell, and five other men.

1868

Rocky Mountain Jim, adventurer and frontiersman, settled in area.

1869

Earl of Dunraven, famous English sportsman, first visited this area.

1871

The Hayden Geographical Survey, under Dr. E.V. Hayden, worked in this region.

1874

First stage established between Longmont and Estes Park.

1874

Albert Bierstadt, famous artist, first visited the region.

1876

First wedding in the park: Anna Ferguson and Richard Hubbell.

1878

First hotel built by Earl of Dunraven.

1881

First public school established and held in Elkhorn Lodge.

1881

The Denver, Utah & Pacific Railroad built to Lyons and projected to Pacific Ocean through Fall River and Milner Passes by Milner, chief engineer for the company.

1900

Bear Lake fire.

1904

Big Thompson Canyon road completed.

1907

Automobile stage line established between Estes Park and Loveland.

1909

Automobile stage line established between Estes Park and Lyons.

1912

Fall River road begun. Completed in 1920.

1915

Rocky Mountain National Park Act approved January 26.

1927

Bear Lake road completed.

1929

State of Colorado ceded exclusive jurisdiction to Federal Government.

1930

Never Summer Range area added to the park.

1932

Trail Ridge road opened.

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badbananas:

Benjamin Schmuck 
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holyghostzine:

foggy hills ➜ Kevin Sheth

holyghostzine:

foggy hills ➜ Kevin Sheth
Quote
"Love the quick profit, the annual raise,
vacation with pay. Want more
of everything ready-made. Be afraid
to know your neighbors and to die.
And you will have a window in your head.
Not even your future will be a mystery
any more. Your mind will be punched in a card
and shut away in a little drawer.
When they want you to buy something
they will call you. When they want you
to die for profit they will let you know.
So, friends, every day do something
that won’t compute. Love the Lord.
Love the world. Work for nothing.
Take all that you have and be poor.
Love someone who does not deserve it.
Denounce the government and embrace
the flag. Hope to live in that free
republic for which it stands.
Give your approval to all you cannot
understand. Praise ignorance, for what man
has not encountered he has not destroyed.
Ask the questions that have no answers.
Invest in the millennium. Plant sequoias.
Say that your main crop is the forest
that you did not plant,
that you will not live to harvest.
Say that the leaves are harvested
when they have rotted into the mold.
Call that profit. Prophesy such returns.
Put your faith in the two inches of humus
that will build under the trees
every thousand years.
Listen to carrion - put your ear
close, and hear the faint chattering
of the songs that are to come.
Expect the end of the world. Laugh.
Laughter is immeasurable. Be joyful
though you have considered all the facts.
So long as women do not go cheap
for power, please women more than men.
Ask yourself: Will this satisfy
a woman satisfied to bear a child?
Will this disturb the sleep
of a woman near to giving birth?
Go with your love to the fields.
Lie easy in the shade. Rest your head
in her lap. Swear allegiance
to what is nighest your thoughts.
As soon as the generals and the politicos
can predict the motions of your mind,
lose it. Leave it as a sign
to mark the false trail, the way
you didn’t go. Be like the fox
who makes more tracks than necessary,
some in the wrong direction.
Practice resurrection."

— Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front, Wendell Berry (via ropeandsaw)

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thehollowsquare:

oaxaca. sebastiao selgado, 1980

thehollowsquare:

oaxaca. sebastiao selgado, 1980

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Dusk in Autumn
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oldfishingphotos:

Source: Andrews of Arcadia Scrapbook
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