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Georgetown: 1939

Georgetown: 1939

October 1939. "Georgetown, Colorado -- an old mining town in the mountains." Medium format acetate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.


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Georgetown is beautiful. Below is the same view from October of 2012.

Commonwealth Tunnel

The far-left building carries a sign for the Commonwealth Tunnel Transportation Company. How exactly does one transport a tunnel for the commonwealth, anyway?

Immortal Georgetown

Georgetown is one of my favorite spots in Colorado. This shot would have been taken in what is now the parking lot next to the Hotel de Paris which is, incidentally, where my maternal grandparents spent part of their honeymoon in 1925. The buildings on the left and right of the attached block, plus the fire tower, still exist. The building in the middle of the three is, sadly, gone.

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