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Local History

Colorado Mountain History Digital Collection


This database includes historic photographs from the CMHC and LCPL collections, Leadville City Directories, Leadville City Jail records, digitized documents, maps, video and audio recordings, and other items that represent the changes of Leadville and Lake County through time. For more information or to purchase images, view our price list and order form or contact Holly Henning at or call 719-486-0569.

Copyright and Permissions

Images in this collection are copyright protected and may not be altered or reproduced without permission from Lake County Public Library. Each reproduction must be credited to Lake County Public Library, Colorado Mountain History Collection. If you have any questions regarding photo pricing and orders please view our price list and order form or contact Holly. If you agree to these terms, click here to search the database.

Colorado Historic Newspaper Collection

Colorado Historic Newspaper Collection

The Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection (CHNC) offers readers free online access to more than 909,000 digitized pages, representing 169+ individual newspaper titles published in Colorado primarily from 1859 to 1923 and some through 1962. CHNC will eventually hold more than 2.5 million pages from 275 newspapers.

Historical Records Preserved Through Digitization

Ongoing support for maintaining and providing access to CHNC is paid for with funds administered by the Colorado State Library. We continue to add new pages to the CHNC when community funding is located to pay the costs of digitization.

If you would like to help support Lake County Public Library's digitization projects please contact Holly Henning at or call 719-486-0569.