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Rio Grande Tracks in Aspen Valley, Colorado, 1984

D&RGW track in Colorado
Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad track along the Roaring Fork River near Aspen, Colorado, in 1984. The line was originally built as a narrow gauge route in 1886-1887 and widened to standard gauge in 1890, and it served silver mines and other industries in the Aspen Valley. Business diminished slowly throughout the latter half of the 20th century, and the track was removed in 2006, despite efforts to open a tourist railway.
Source Stuart Klipper, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Coverage Spatial, Colorado; Temporal, 1984
Rights Stuart Klipper
Date Created 1984
Resource Type
Extent 6 x 17 cm
Depicted Railroad
Location near Aspen, Colorado
Creator Description Stuart Klipper was born in The Bronx in 1941, near the massive Van Ness yards of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad. He attended the University of Michigan where he received an AA degree. For nearly 30 years he has made photographs in all 50 states, distilling and crystallizing the defining characteristics of American regions. His photographs have been exhibited and collected by major national and international museums including: the Museum of Modern Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, the Walker Art Center, and the The Victoria and Albert Museum, among numerous others. Klipper has been the recipient of major grants and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Bush Foundation, and the McKnight Foundation. He currently resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Collection Stuart Klipper Collection
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