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Lizard Head Peak Towers over Pass (editor't title)

Rio Grande Southern Geese 3 and 5 stop at Lizard Head Pass in 1951 with towering mountains in the background. The pass is named for the peak at the right which resembles a lizard's head. The area was once covered by columbines, the Colorado state flower, but the sheep grazing there destroyed them. RGS crossed four mountain passes; Lizard Head was the highest at 10,250 feet.
Source Fred Springer Collection
Coverage Spatial, Lizard Head Pass, Colorado; Temporal, June 29, 1951
Rights Center for Railroad Photography & Art
Date Created 1951-06-29
Resource Type
Extent 2-1/4 in. by 3-1/4 in.
Depicted Railroad
Location Lizard Head Pass, Colorado
Creator Description Fred Springer grew up in Houston, Texas, graduated in engineering from Missouri School of Mines in Rolla, Missouri, and worked for Mobil Oil Corporation and subsidiary companies. His rail photographs from the early 1940's until 1963 were largely Texas and the Southwest U.S. including New Mexico and Colorado. He had three tours of duty in the New York City headquarters, 1963-67, 1968-76, and 1983-85, at which time he retired and moved back to Texas. After retirement he and his wife, Dale, traveling the world by train, visiting almost every country in South America and Europe plus South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Jordan, Syria, Australia, and New Zealand . When he lived in Texas he made many trips to Mexico when steam was still alive in the 1960's and 70's.
Collection Fred Springer Collection
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