Hayden Expedition

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In 1873, the Hayden Expedition traversed through West Brush Creek, just east of Crested Butte, and under the foot of Teocalli Mountain. Along on the expedition were the best cartographers and artists of the day, including famed photographer William Henry Jackson – who took the photo featured in this story.

Every year the expedition would file a report on their findings, including photographs and field notes. Reproduction limitations of the day requires etchings or engravings to be made from photos. This led to multiple impressions being “copied” from one another for reproduction.

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