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William A. Valentine Papers, 1991

Douglas County History Research Center
Douglas County Libraries
100 S. Wilcox Street
Castle Rock, Colorado 80104
U.S.A.
Phone: 303-688-7730
Email: localhistory@dclibraries.org
URL: http://DouglasCountyLibraries.org

© 2017



Profile Description

Creation: Encoded by Sarah Stevens 2017-08-15
Language: Finding aid is in English

Collection Summary

RepositoryDouglas County Libraries / 100 S. Wilcox St. / Castle Rock, CO 80104 / Phone: 303-688-7730
Creator William A. Valentine
Title William A. Valentine Papers
Dates: 1991
Size 1 file folder; 46 pages of presentation manuscript
Abstract: The William A. Valentine Papers contains two copies of presentation notes on the history of the Denver and New Orleans railroad.
Collection Number 1992.009
Language: English

Arrangement of the Collection

Collection contains a single item and a copy.

Scope and Content

William A. Valentine Papers contains two copies of presentations notes from a talk given by Valentine to the Parker (Colorado) Historical Society on December 3, 1991. The program discussed the Denver and New Orleans Railroad, a "ghost railroad" according to the author. Sections of the paper include: History to 1917 -- quality of the property -- equipment -- revenue -- community life -- accidents -- end of the beginning, 1899 -- handwriting on the wall, 1904 -- downhill in every direction, 1929 - 35 -- dance with abandon(ment), 1935 - 36 -- walk the line. Also included are maps and copies of newspaper clippings.


Biography / History

William "Skip" Valentine was a railroad historian.


Access Terms

Denver (Colo.)
Historians
History
Parker (Colo.)
Parker Area Historical Society
Railroads
History--Societies, etc.

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Douglas County History Research Center material is non-circulating, requires staff retrieval and is available by appointment during normal library hours.

Copy Restrictions

The collection is used in the presence of the Douglas County History Research Center staff. Some items may be fragile and may only be duplicated with permission of the Douglas County History Research Center staff.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William A. Valentine Papers, 1991 Douglas County History Research Center. Douglas County Libraries, Castle Rock, CO.

Acquisition Information

Donated by William A. Valentine to the Douglas County History Research Center in 1992.

Processing Information

Processed by Cecily North

Accruals

No further accruals are expected.


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