Magic Lantern Collection

A view of the top of Taylor Mountain, west of Salida, with views of Mts. Antero, Tabeguache and Shavano.

These are reprints from glass negatives that were loaned to Salida High School by Magic Lantern Photo, located at 212 F Street, for printing and filing in the school library as part of the Centennial History Project during the 1976-1977 school year. The project was operated by Lisa Hutchinson and teacher Dick Dixon. The photos are mainly natural feature shots in the southern Chaffee County, Buena Vista, and Chalk Creek areas. It is unknown what time these negatives were taken.

Unknown Falls

South Arkansas River near Salida

South Arkansas River with Mt. Shavano in background

Smelter Bridge on the Arkansas River

Smelter Bridge on the Arkansas River

Southeast of present Salida airport. Mts. Ouray, Chipeta, and Pahlone are in background.

Otto Mears Toll Road near Grays Creek with Mt. Ouray in background. Grays Siding runs along the railroad grade.

Mt. Vernon, Virginia

Mt. Shavano

Methodist Mountain and Arkansas River

Howard in Fremont County, with Calcite in distance

The Denton Hotel (formerly the St. Clair) on the corner of 1st and E Streets. It was razed in February 1938.

Near Highway 50 between Salida and Canon City

Unknown mason

Castle Gardens

Chalk Creek area

Rock formation at Castle Gardens

Man posing at Castle Gardens

Castle Gardens

Castle Gardens

Castle Gardens

Fisherman’s Bridge over the Arkansas River

Buena Vista County Courthouse

Cottonwood Lake west of Buena Vista

Cascade Falls near Mt. Princeton

Boss Lake with Mt. Aetna in background

Arkansas River south of Brown’s Canyon. Jones Peak and Mt. White in background.