SILVER PLUME. No. 1846. Albumen print. Colorado, William Henry Jackson.

SILVER PLUME. No. 1846. Albumen print. Denver, Colo. W. H. Jackson Photograph and Publishing Company. Landscape Photographers, n.d. [1884]. 10.4x16.5 cm (4 1/8 6 1/2 inches); on a slightly larger cream card mount. Photographer's back mark "W. H. Jackson / Photograph and Publishing Company. / Landscape Photographers. / Denver, Colorado" stamped on the verso. Silver Plume, founded in 1869, is a silver mining town located in Clear Creek County, Colorado, along Clear Creek in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. Initial growth was slow, but by 1872 it had become a town of around 500 residents and had a thriving commercial district. Silver Plume was incorporated 24 September 1880. In 1884 a fire destroyed most of the business district, with damages said to reach $100,000 and several lives lost. With the local mining industry still enjoying prosperity, most of the town was rebuilt. The town continued to grow as the silver industry boomed in the area, reaching over 2,000 residents before 1893. Today it is a semi-ghost town and part of the federally designated Georgetown-Silver Plume Historic District which includes Silver Plume, the neighboring town of Georgetown, and the Georgetown Loop Historic Mining & Railroad Park between the two towns. Excellent condition. (#167118).

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