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Freighting Outfit at Rico, Colorado 1890 (colorized)
This image above, titled “Freighting Outfit, Rico Colorado – 1890” depicts teams of oxen pulling freight wagons at Rico, Colorado in 1890. Development of the mines at Rico was long-hampered by its remoteness and lack of transportation infrastructure. In 1891, just one year after this photo was taken, the railroad finally arrived at Rico, and the district experienced a new level of prosperity.
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