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Documenting the communities damaged by the Hayman and Schoonover fires of 2002.

Hayman Fire Affected History

Communities in Douglas, Jefferson, Teller and El Paso Counties before the 2002 fires. The Schoonover and Hayman Fires of May and June 2002 burned more than 138,000 acres and 133 homes in 20 days. It still holds the record for being Colorado's largest wildfire ever. Most of the fire (72%) stayed on the Pike National Forest south and west of Denver and northwest of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Enough fire escaped national forest lands to cause significant private damage. When residents came back to the burned over areas after the evacuations, if they found their home in tact, they found the landscape vastly different. This community documents not only the fire but the impacts on the land before and after the blaze.

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Road above Phelps

Road above Phelps
Collection: Photographs - Western History
Title: Road above Phelps
Description: Shares album page with X-21415, X-21417, X-21418; verso page X-21419, X-21420, X-21421, and X-21422.; Title and "Deckers, 39" hand written on album page.; R7100214163
Subject: Deckers (Colo.)--1900-1910.; Roads--Colorado--Deckers--1900-1910.
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Prospectors, West Creek district.

Prospectors, West Creek district.
Collection: Photographs - Western History
Title: Prospectors, West Creek district.
Creator: Poley, H. S. (Horace Swartley)
Description: Formerly: 703B; Penciled on back: "Mining. Miners. Colorado, Teller County. -12"; Title on front of print.; R7001725784
Subject: Douglas County (Colo.)--1900-1910.; Donkeys--Colorado--Douglas County--1900-1910.; Miners--Colorado--Douglas County--1900-1910.; Mining--Colorado--Douglas County--1900-1910.; Packtrains--Colorado--Douglas County--1900-1910.
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Polly pry at Cheeseman [sic] Dam

Polly pry at Cheeseman [sic] Dam
Collection: Photographs - History Colorado
Title: Polly pry at Cheeseman [sic] Dam
Creator: Buckwalter, Harry H.
Description: "BPF "Polly Pry" at Cheeseman Dam Polly Pry saved Bonfils from death after he got Packer freed" handwritten on back of photoprint.; Accession number: 90.156.75; History Colorado.; Title, "BPF" and "Polly pry saved Bonfils from death after he got Packer freed" handwritten on negative envelope.; R72003111267
Subject: Cheeseman Dam (Colo.)--1900-1910.; Douglas County--1900-1910.; Dam construction--Colorado--Douglas County--1900-1910.; Polly Pry.
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Platte River above "Deckers"

Platte River above "Deckers"
Collection: Photographs - Western History
Title: Platte River above "Deckers"
Description: Shares album page with X-21399, X-21400, X-21401; verso page X-21403, X-21404, X-21405, and X-21406.; Title and "41" hand written on album page.; R7100214024
Subject: Douglas County (Colo.)--1900-1910.; South Platte River (Colo. and Neb.)--1900-1910.; Rivers--Colorado--Douglas County--1900-1910.
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Platte River above "Deckers"

Platte River above "Deckers"
Collection: Photographs - Western History
Title: Platte River above "Deckers"
Description: Shares album page with X-21399, X-21401, X-21402; verso page X-21403, X-21404, X-21405, and X-21406.; Title and "41" hand written on album page.; R7100214008
Subject: Douglas County (Colo.)--1900-1910.; South Platte River (Colo. and Neb.)--1900-1910.; Rivers--Colorado--Douglas County--1900-1910.
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Road above Phelps

Road above Phelps
Collection: Photographs - Western History
Title: Road above Phelps
Description: Shares album page with X-21415, X-21417, X-21418; verso page X-21419, X-21420, X-21421, and X-21422.; Title and "Deckers, 39" hand written on album page.; R7100214163
Subject: Deckers (Colo.)--1900-1910.; Roads--Colorado--Deckers--1900-1910.
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Prospectors, West Creek district.

Prospectors, West Creek district.
Collection: Photographs - Western History
Title: Prospectors, West Creek district.
Creator: Poley, H. S. (Horace Swartley)
Description: Formerly: 703B; Penciled on back: "Mining. Miners. Colorado, Teller County. -12"; Title on front of print.; R7001725784
Subject: Douglas County (Colo.)--1900-1910.; Donkeys--Colorado--Douglas County--1900-1910.; Miners--Colorado--Douglas County--1900-1910.; Mining--Colorado--Douglas County--1900-1910.; Packtrains--Colorado--Douglas County--1900-1910.
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Polly pry at Cheeseman [sic] Dam

Polly pry at Cheeseman [sic] Dam
Collection: Photographs - History Colorado
Title: Polly pry at Cheeseman [sic] Dam
Creator: Buckwalter, Harry H.
Description: "BPF "Polly Pry" at Cheeseman Dam Polly Pry saved Bonfils from death after he got Packer freed" handwritten on back of photoprint.; Accession number: 90.156.75; History Colorado.; Title, "BPF" and "Polly pry saved Bonfils from death after he got Packer freed" handwritten on negative envelope.; R72003111267
Subject: Cheeseman Dam (Colo.)--1900-1910.; Douglas County--1900-1910.; Dam construction--Colorado--Douglas County--1900-1910.; Polly Pry.
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Platte River above "Deckers"

Platte River above "Deckers"
Collection: Photographs - Western History
Title: Platte River above "Deckers"
Description: Shares album page with X-21399, X-21400, X-21401; verso page X-21403, X-21404, X-21405, and X-21406.; Title and "41" hand written on album page.; R7100214024
Subject: Douglas County (Colo.)--1900-1910.; South Platte River (Colo. and Neb.)--1900-1910.; Rivers--Colorado--Douglas County--1900-1910.
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Platte River above "Deckers"

Platte River above "Deckers"
Collection: Photographs - Western History
Title: Platte River above "Deckers"
Description: Shares album page with X-21399, X-21401, X-21402; verso page X-21403, X-21404, X-21405, and X-21406.; Title and "41" hand written on album page.; R7100214008
Subject: Douglas County (Colo.)--1900-1910.; South Platte River (Colo. and Neb.)--1900-1910.; Rivers--Colorado--Douglas County--1900-1910.
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