Talk:Granite, Colorado

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These are from Wikipedia Commons and are free to use:,_by_Martin,_Alexander,_d._1929.jpg (for Granite article),_on_the_way_to_Leadville,_Col,_by_Kilburn_Brothers.jpg (perhaps for Leadville),%22_Colorado,_U.S.A,_from_Robert_N._Dennis_collection_of_stereoscopic_views_2.jpg (for Pikes Peak article)

From Denver Arts Museum - Sluice box and workers - need to find out about free use

Gold panning tourist attraction at Gold Camp, near Granite, Colorado 1954

Pine Creek Rapids, Arkansas River, two miles south of Granite, Colorado 1954

Market Street, Granite, Colorado pre 1890

Granite, Colorado one-room school 1955


Test upload of picture hosted on Flicker. Picture is: Granite Market st lkg north Flicker might not be the ideal host because there doesn't seem to be a way to link to the picture without the flicker page. Marynigel (talk) 23:44, 24 November 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia suggests Flicker. I'll look for the info and post it here. I believe that everything must get uploaded to Wikipedia Commons first. Gandydancer (talk) 23:31, 25 November 2010 (UTC)
If you go to wiki main page you will see the commons area listed at the bottom of the page. I ended up here and I quess that this is what needs to be done. You may run into a problem with "ColoradoGuy" photos (from "Granite photos" at the bottom of the page). He said I may use his work if I say they are from him. I asked him to upload them to the Commons to make it easier, but he never got back to me.Gandydancer (talk) 23:53, 25 November 2010 (UTC)
Next picture: Scan 4.jpg : Gold panning tourist attraction at Gold Camp, near Granite, Colorado 1954 (from my collection) Would you like me to move these links to under the appropriate headings you've just added? Nigel.Marynigel (talk) 22:25, 25 November 2010 (UTC)
Go ahead. We can move stuff around as needed since this is not a very busy site. I'd suggest you look at other sites, Leadville, etc., if you want to guess at how to place them, if you are not sure. I am sending 2 more. One of the school can be cropped and one of the rapids needs some work on the color. Gandydancer (talk) 23:31, 25 November 2010 (UTC)

Here's the latest two. I altered the colour on the picture of the Rapids as much as I could whilst keeping the detail. Tell me if it's still not suitable. !! Ah!! I see I'm muddling things up. Sorry. It's Friday night and I'm 'tired'. We'll carry on after the weekend if that's ok? Love and Peace. Niggy. Marynigel (talk) 23:02, 26 November 2010 (UTC) Pine Creek Rapids, Arkansas River, two miles south of Granite, Colorado 1954

Take your time Nig, there's no rush. Also, you may want to take a look at the Gandy dancer article. "Richard" has been adding photos and I've tried to figure out how he places them, but for the life of me I CAN'T. But he sure did figure out how to place a lot of photos in that rather short article. I'm going to ask him to read my article and make comments if he's interested in doing that. Have a good weekend. Perhaps some gardening? There is no more gardening here in Maine - I think the ground is now frozen. Gandydancer (talk) 17:28, 27 November 2010 (UTC)
Well, I did speak with "ColoradoGuy" and now he says he has changed his mind about his photos. So I will cross him off, but there are other fish in the ocean. I found a few old photos my dad took (around 1930), one of mine of a caved-in miner's cabin, and my sis found a few. This article SHALL HAVE PHOTOS!!! Gandydancer (talk) 21:56, 28 November 2010 (UTC)
Nig, I spoke with Richard for help with the Denver library pic and I believe he entered some of the pics at Wikipedia Commons. I have no yet had time to look them up. More later. Gandydancer (talk) 18:40, 30 November 2010 (UTC)

Photo plan so far[edit]

LEDE 1. My sis has a 1955 overview, not sent yet

HISTORY 2. vintage Granite from Suzy 3. sterograph of pack mules (Dyer mine)

GEOLOGY AND MINING 4. Abandoned mineshaft head frame From my dad, not yet sent 5. Abandoned hoist From dad, not yet sent


6. train wreck from Suzy: "Train Wreck Sept 1926"

GHOST TOWNS 7. Pinecreek cabin (not sent)

GRANITE TODAY 8. my photo of panners Gold panning tourist attraction at Gold Camp, near Granite, Colorado 1954 (from my collection)

9. my photo of school One-room school, Granite, Colorado 1955

Uploading photos[edit]

On Nov. 25 I asked about the Denver photo here:

In the reply this site was offered:

I knew the process was complicated, however it may be even more complicated than I thought. The more I read the more it seems that I should urge ColoradoGuy to enter his photos at wiki commons and if he doesn't, I may not be able to use them. This surprises me since he has his work all over the net, and obviously wants it to be seen. As for Suzy's two photos, it may be necessary for her to send an email to wiki before they are used if we say that they are hers. I would start by saying they are from my/your own collection since she has not asked that I don't use them without attributing them to her. Gandydancer (talk) 16:25, 26 November 2010 (UTC)




Where the Bodies Are and

Twin Lakes

[1] Ghost towns


Getting ready for new section:

Local soils consist of course gravel laid down by glacial runoff from the retreating glacial period about 10,000 years ago and summer rains are rare, thus most flowering plants bloom during early spring and summer as they take advantage of the moisture left by winter snows. The first plants to bloom in spring include hedgehog cactus and pasque flower followed by Indian paintbrush, fairy trumpets, blue penstemon, and purple lupine. Also common in dry soils are sulphurflower buckwheat, baby' breath, desert pincushion, common evening primrose, and Spanish bayonet (yucca). Along moist creeks grow wild blue columbine, chiming bells (blue bells), and mariposa lilies. Photos and Latin names are listed at the Colorado Wildflower link below.


La Plate Creek
Arkansas River between the La Plata and Twin Lakes. Chaffee County, Colorado. Taken in 1873 for the Department of the Interior. General Land Office. U.S. Geological and Geographic Survey of the Territories. (1874 - 06/30/1879)


Copied to Talk:Chaffee County, Colorado. Anna Frodesiak (talk) 22:59, 19 August 2012 (UTC)

Clear Creek File:Great morain on the Arkansas, Clear Creek. Chaffee County, Colorado. - NARA - 516988.tif

National Archives [3]

Orr City [4]

Scouting -Big