San Miguel and Dolores River Country

San Miguel and Dolores River Country

Photo’s courtesy of:  
Alpine Archaeology Consultants Jerald Reid, Whitewater, CO
Barnes, Horse & Wheeler John Gallery
CW Carpenter Telluride Historical Museum
Denver Public Library – Western History Department Rimrockers Historical Society
Estalee Silver Collection 1999 Rhea Calhoun (Alex) circa 1906-1915
Museum of Western Colorado
Aerial of the Townsite of Uravan and Joe Jr. Mill. Looking north.

Aerial of the Townsite of Uravan and Joe Jr. Mill. Looking north.

graded flume route constructed for the communal ditch (now the CC Ditch) out of the San Miguel River for the Nucla community.

Graded flume route constructed for the communal ditch (now the CC Ditch) out of the San Miguel River for the Nucla community.

Horseback from Gateway to Joe Jr. Camp

Horseback from Gateway to Joe Jr. Camp

John Christian – sitting on the steps of his Cabin taken between 1906 and 1915.

John Christian – sitting on the steps of his Cabin taken between 1906 and 1915.

John Christian’s Cabin 5 miles north of Uravan – made of lumber from the hanging flume; burned down after Mr. Christian’s death.

John Christian’s Cabin 5 miles north of Uravan – made of lumber from the hanging flume; burned down after Mr. Christian’s death.

John Christian’s Cabin built after the Flume was abandoned with salvaged lumber from the Flume.

John Christian’s Cabin built after the Flume was abandoned with salvaged lumber from the Flume.

Mail by Horseback, early 1900s from Naturita to Joe Jr. Camp, to Hydraulic on Mesa Creek & Uranium on Rock Creek.

Mail by Horseback, early 1900s from Naturita to Joe Jr. Camp, to Hydraulic on Mesa Creek & Uranium on Rock Creek.

O. D. “Pappy” Loutsenhizer

O. D. “Pappy” Loutsenhizer

One of the many trails used to haul material to the Flume site

One of the many trails used to haul material to the Flume site.

Original road through the Narrows.

Original road through the Narrows.

Pipeline across the Dolores River near Mesa Creek

Pipeline across the Dolores River near Mesa Creek

Road from Uravan to Gateway

Road from Uravan to Gateway

Walking bridge across the Dolores River made from salvaged materials from the hanging Flume.

Walking bridge across the Dolores River made from salvaged materials from the hanging Flume.

Water flowing in Hanging Flume , early summer 1891.
Wooden trestle flume across a small side canyon south of the Coke Oven

Wooden trestle flume across a small side canyon south of the Coke Oven.

Aerial of the Townsite of Uravan and Joe Jr. Mill. Looking north.Graded flume route constructed for the communal ditch (now the CC Ditch) out of the San Miguel River for the Nucla community.Horseback from Gateway to Joe Jr. CampJohn Christian – sitting on the steps of his Cabin taken between 1906 and 1915.John Christian’s Cabin 5 miles north of Uravan – made of lumber from the hanging flume; burned down after Mr. Christian’s death.John Christian’s Cabin built after the Flume was abandoned with salvaged lumber from the Flume.Mail by Horseback, early 1900s from Naturita to Joe Jr. Camp, to Hydraulic on Mesa Creek & Uranium on Rock Creek.O. D. “Pappy” LoutsenhizerOne of the many trails used to haul material to the Flume site.Original road through the Narrows.Pipeline across the Dolores River near Mesa CreekRoad from Uravan to GatewayWalking bridge across the Dolores River made from salvaged materials from the hanging Flume.Water flowing in Hanging Flume , early summer 1891.Wooden trestle flume across a small side canyon south of the Coke Oven.