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Beyond The Third Rail


When 18 year old Monte George Ballough came west to the San Juan Mountains of Colorado in about 1891, he settled in the remote mining towns of Rico along the Dolores River. He worked as a miner before becoming a self-taught photographer in Rico.

Ballough left a legacy of priceless photographs of life in the San Juans, including a collection of native American portraits and Indian ruins in southwestern Colorado and eastern Utah. More than 200 photographs taken by Monte Ballough have been found and identified by Osterwald

Of particular interest to railfans are the collection of wreck phtographs Ballough took between 1910 and 1920 as General Car Foreman for the combined D&RG~RGS railroads.


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