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Please enjoy these photos from our Instagram, shared in chronological order.

Katy Smith of Grassroots TV monitoring election returns circa 1980. (Aspen Historical Society, Chamberlain Collection)2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment that granted some* women the right to vote. In honor of this milestone, AHS is highlighting images featuring women in the community as well as images from the AHS Collection that were taken by female photographers each #FemalePhotoFriday! #HerColorado #BecauseofHerstoryVoting is a right that, for a large portion of United States citizens, has been fought for and not easily granted. The complex and often exclusionary history makes it even more important to exercise your right to vote during this historic election year.*Despite the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920, obstacles remained that largely prevented women of color and other disenfranchised groups from voting. These barriers were not fully addressed until the Voting Rights Act was passed in 1965 outlawing discriminatory voting practices, though efforts to eliminate unfair voting practices continue.

Katy Smith of Grassroots TV monitoring election returns circa 1980. (Aspen Historical Society, Chamberlain Collection)

2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment that granted some* women the right to vote. In honor of this milestone, AHS is highlighting images featuring women in the community as well as images from the AHS Collection that were taken by female photographers each #FemalePhotoFriday! #HerColorado #BecauseofHerstory

Voting is a right that, for a large portion of United States citizens, has been fought for and not easily granted. The complex and often exclusionary history makes it even more important to exercise your right to vote during this historic election year.

*Despite the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920, obstacles remained that largely prevented women of color and other disenfranchised groups from voting. These barriers were not fully addressed until the Voting Rights Act was passed in 1965 outlawing discriminatory voting practices, though efforts to eliminate unfair voting practices continue.
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Threshing equipment on the Midland Ranch, 1915. #tbt (Photo: Aspen Historical Society Collection)

Threshing equipment on the Midland Ranch, 1915. #tbt
(Photo: Aspen Historical Society Collection)
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A map showing the four ski area boundaries and lifts of Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk Mountain and the proposed Snowmass-at-Aspen. It was published in 1965 as part of brochure packet selling condominiums and investment opportunities.The AHS Archives includes historical maps of many varieties – from early land surveys to mining claim maps to trail maps and more. Look for a new one each #MapMonday, including maps such as this, which is featured in “Maps Through the Decades,” the new display in the Archives Building Community Gallery.

A map showing the four ski area boundaries and lifts of Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk Mountain and the proposed Snowmass-at-Aspen. It was published in 1965 as part of brochure packet selling condominiums and investment opportunities.

The AHS Archives includes historical maps of many varieties – from early land surveys to mining claim maps to trail maps and more. Look for a new one each #MapMonday, including maps such as this, which is featured in “Maps Through the Decades,” the new display in the Archives Building Community Gallery.
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Tomkins Hardware and the Red Onion on Cooper Avenue, circa 1955. #tbt (Photo: Aspen Historical Society Collection)

Tomkins Hardware and the Red Onion on Cooper Avenue, circa 1955. #tbt
(Photo: Aspen Historical Society Collection)
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Just two days left to order 2021 BERKO Photo calendars at a discounted rate and support AHS! These unique calendars make great holiday gift for any fan of the area, photography, and history, with photos of Aspen and Snowmass from the BERKO's collection.Link in profile to order online - or call Travis at 970.925.3721 ext. 107 - by TOMORROW, Oct. 28th 1 calendar (December pick up*) $221 calendar with direct shipping $275 or more calendars (December pick up or ship at additional cost) $20 each* *Calendars will be available for pick up at AHS in early December; please call to order 5 or more calendars at the bulk rate (no online ordering option)

Just two days left to order 2021 BERKO Photo calendars at a discounted rate and support AHS! These unique calendars make great holiday gift for any fan of the area, photography, and history, with photos of Aspen and Snowmass from the BERKO's collection.

Link in profile to order online - or call Travis at 970.925.3721 ext. 107 - by TOMORROW, Oct. 28th

1 calendar (December pick up*) $22
1 calendar with direct shipping $27
5 or more calendars (December pick up or ship at additional cost) $20 each*

*Calendars will be available for pick up at AHS in early December; please call to order 5 or more calendars at the bulk rate (no online ordering option)
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Map of the Della S. Consolidated Mine Company, showing the workings of the Continental Divide Dev. Co. (within Smuggler Mountain). It was drawn by D.P. Rohlfing on August 1st, 1929. The AHS Archives includes historical maps of many varieties – from early land surveys to mining claim maps to trail maps and more. Look for a new one each #MapMonday, including maps that are featured in “Maps Through the Decades,” the new display in the ArchivesBuilding Community Gallery.

Map of the Della S. Consolidated Mine Company, showing the workings of the Continental Divide Dev. Co. (within Smuggler Mountain). It was drawn by D.P. Rohlfing on August 1st, 1929.

The AHS Archives includes historical maps of many varieties – from early land surveys to mining claim maps to trail maps and more. Look for a new one each #MapMonday, including maps that are featured in “Maps Through the Decades,” the new display in the Archives
Building Community Gallery.
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Aspen and Pitkin County citizens (including Josephine Mann dropping her ballot) voting in 1980 elections. (Aspen Historical Society, Aspen Times Collection)2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment that granted some* women the right to vote. In honor of this milestone, AHS is highlighting images featuring women in the community as well as images from the AHS Collection that were taken by female photographers each #FemalePhotoFriday!#HerColorado #BecauseofHerstoryVoting is a right that, for a large portion of United States citizens, has been fought for and not easily granted. The complex and often exclusionary history makes it even more important to exercise your right to vote during this historic election year.*Despite the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920, obstacles remained that largely prevented women of color and other disenfranchised groups from voting. These barriers were not fully addressed until the Voting Rights Act was passed in 1965 outlawing discriminatory voting practices, though efforts to eliminate unfair voting practices continue.

Aspen and Pitkin County citizens (including Josephine Mann dropping her ballot) voting in 1980 elections. (Aspen Historical Society, Aspen Times Collection)

2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment that granted some* women the right to vote. In honor of this milestone, AHS is highlighting images featuring women in the community as well as images from the AHS Collection that were taken by female photographers each #FemalePhotoFriday!
#HerColorado #BecauseofHerstory

Voting is a right that, for a large portion of United States citizens, has been fought for and not easily granted. The complex and often exclusionary history makes it even more important to exercise your
right to vote during this historic election year.

*Despite the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920, obstacles remained that largely prevented women of color and other disenfranchised groups from voting. These barriers were not fully addressed until the Voting Rights Act was passed in 1965 outlawing discriminatory voting practices, though efforts to eliminate unfair voting practices continue.
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A car on Independence Pass in the Narrows, circa 1925. #tbt (Photo: Aspen Historical Society Collection)

A car on Independence Pass in the Narrows, circa 1925. #tbt
(Photo: Aspen Historical Society Collection)
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Plat of Homestead Entry 113 in the Sopris National Forest, showing the area around the confluence of Conundrum and Castle Creeks for Willis Mead, re-surveyed in 1914 and submitted to the USGS office on January 25, 1916. The Homestead Act was signed into law by President Abraham Lincoln on May 20, 1862, encouraging western migration by providing settlers 160 acres of public land. In exchange, homesteaders paid a small filing fee and were required to complete five years of continuous residence before receiving ownership of the land.The AHS Archives includes historical maps of many varieties – from early land surveys to mining claim maps to trail maps and more. Look for a new one each #MapMonday, including maps such as this, which is featured in “Maps Through the Decades,” the new display in the Archives Building Community Gallery.

Plat of Homestead Entry 113 in the Sopris National Forest, showing the area around the confluence of Conundrum and Castle Creeks for Willis Mead, re-surveyed in 1914 and submitted to the USGS office on January 25, 1916. The Homestead Act was signed into law by President Abraham Lincoln on May 20, 1862, encouraging western migration by providing settlers 160 acres of public land. In exchange, homesteaders paid a small filing fee and were required to complete five years of continuous residence before receiving ownership of the land.

The AHS Archives includes historical maps of many varieties – from early land surveys to mining claim maps to trail maps and more. Look for a new one each #MapMonday, including maps such as this, which is featured in “Maps Through the Decades,” the new display in the Archives Building Community Gallery.
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A view of the 300 Block of East Hyman Avenue, circa 1960. The Crystal Palace building and the Wheeler Opera House can be seen in the background. #tbt (Photo: Aspen Historical Society, Lavinia Meeks Collection)

A view of the 300 Block of East Hyman Avenue, circa 1960. The Crystal Palace building and the Wheeler Opera House can be seen in the background. #tbt
(Photo: Aspen Historical Society, Lavinia Meeks Collection)
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A map of Pitkin County dated 1884.  The map shows Aspen and other towns in Pitkin County.  The borders of Garfield, Gunnison, Eagle and Lake Counties can be seen as well.The AHS Archives includes historical maps of many varieties – from early land surveys to mining claim maps to trail maps and more. Look for a new one each #MapMonday, including maps that are featured in “Maps Through the Decades,” the new display in the ArchivesBuilding Community Gallery.

A map of Pitkin County dated 1884. The map shows Aspen and other towns in Pitkin County. The borders of Garfield, Gunnison, Eagle and Lake Counties can be seen as well.

The AHS Archives includes historical maps of many varieties – from early land surveys to mining claim maps to trail maps and more. Look for a new one each #MapMonday, including maps that are featured in “Maps Through the Decades,” the new display in the Archives
Building Community Gallery.
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A League of Women Voters float in the 1980 Winterskol Parade. There are banners on the float that say "It Takes All Kinds" and "It Doesn't Take Cash to Register."2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment that granted some* women the right to vote. In honor of this milestone, AHS is highlighting images featuring women in the community as well as images from the AHS Collection that were taken by female photographers each #FemalePhotoFriday! #HerColorado #BecauseofHerstoryVoting is a right that, for a large portion of United States citizens, has been fought for and not easily granted. The complex and often exclusionary history makes it even more important to exercise your right to vote during this historic election year.*Despite the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920, obstacles remained that largely prevented women of color and other disenfranchised groups from voting. These barriers were not fully addressed until the Voting Rights Act was passed in 1965 outlawing discriminatory voting practices, though efforts to eliminate unfair voting practices continue.

A League of Women Voters float in the 1980 Winterskol Parade. There are banners on the float that say "It Takes All Kinds" and "It Doesn't Take Cash to Register."

2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment that granted some* women the right to vote. In honor of this milestone, AHS is highlighting images featuring women in the community as well as images from the AHS Collection that were taken by female photographers each #FemalePhotoFriday! #HerColorado #BecauseofHerstory

Voting is a right that, for a large portion of United States citizens, has been fought for and not easily granted. The complex and often exclusionary history makes it even more important to exercise your right to vote during this historic election year.

*Despite the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920, obstacles remained that largely prevented women of color and other disenfranchised groups from voting. These barriers were not fully addressed until the Voting Rights Act was passed in 1965 outlawing discriminatory voting practices, though efforts to eliminate unfair voting practices continue.
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A woman standing in the doorway of a log building that has a sign reading "Laundry" above the door, circa 1900. Red Mountain is in the background. #tbt (Photo: Aspen Historical Society)

A woman standing in the doorway of a log building that has a sign reading "Laundry" above the door, circa 1900. Red Mountain is in the background. #tbt
(Photo: Aspen Historical Society)
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Mines of the Aspen District. Aspen, Pitkin Co. Colorado. This map shows claims, faults, tunnels and mine activity by various mining companies. It was drawn in April of 1934 by D.P. Rohlfing, a local mining engineer.The AHS Archives includes historical maps of many varieties – from early land surveys to mining claim maps to trail maps and more. Look for a new one each #MapMonday, including maps such as this, which is featured in “Maps Through the Decades,” the new display in the Archives Building Community Gallery.

Mines of the Aspen District. Aspen, Pitkin Co. Colorado. This map shows claims, faults, tunnels and mine activity by various mining companies. It was drawn in April of 1934 by D.P. Rohlfing, a local mining engineer.

The AHS Archives includes historical maps of many varieties – from early land surveys to mining claim maps to trail maps and more. Look for a new one each #MapMonday, including maps such as this, which is featured in “Maps Through the Decades,” the new display in the Archives Building Community Gallery.
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Women holding a sign that reads "Inequality Hurts" at a fundraising event for the Equality Rights Amendment in 1982. (Aspen Historical Society, Aspen Times Collection).2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment that granted some* women the right to vote. In honor of this milestone, AHS is highlighting images featuring women in the community as well as images from the AHS Collection that were taken by female photographers each #FemalePhotoFriday!#HerColorado #BecauseofHerstoryVoting is a right that, for a large portion of United States citizens, has been fought for and not easily granted. The complex and often exclusionary history makes it even more important to exercise your right to vote during this historic election year!*Despite the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920, obstacles remained that largely prevented women of color and other disenfranchised groups from voting. These barriers were not fully addressed until the Voting Rights Act was passed in 1965 outlawing discriminatory voting practices, though efforts to eliminate unfair voting practices continue.

Women holding a sign that reads "Inequality Hurts" at a fundraising event for the Equality Rights Amendment in 1982. (Aspen Historical Society, Aspen Times Collection).

2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment that granted some* women the right to vote. In honor of this milestone, AHS is highlighting images featuring women in the community as well as images from the AHS Collection that were taken by female photographers each #FemalePhotoFriday!
#HerColorado #BecauseofHerstory

Voting is a right that, for a large portion of United States citizens, has been fought for and not easily granted. The complex and often exclusionary history makes it even more important to exercise your right to vote during this historic election year!

*Despite the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920, obstacles remained that largely prevented women of color and other disenfranchised groups from voting. These barriers were not fully addressed until the Voting Rights Act was passed in 1965 outlawing discriminatory voting practices, though efforts to eliminate unfair voting practices continue.
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Two Denver & Rio Grande engines leaving the Aspen yard, October 1968. #tbt(Photo: Aspen Historical Society, Shankweiler Collection)

Two Denver & Rio Grande engines leaving the Aspen yard, October 1968. #tbt
(Photo: Aspen Historical Society, Shankweiler Collection)
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The Geological Atlas of the Aspen Mining District was made to accompany a report on the Aspen Smelting Company in the Aspen Mining District by R.T. Walker in October 1925.  The atlas includes nine pages of maps, photos and geological surveys. The fourth page (shown here) is a topo map showing the geology formations color coded and overlaying Aspen and Smuggler Mountains. The report was a feasibility study to explore alternative mineral extraction in the mining belt. The AHS Archives includes historical maps of many varieties – from early land surveys to mining claim maps to trail maps and more. Look for a new one each #MapMonday, including maps such as this, which is featured in “Maps Through the Decades,” the new display in the Archives Building Community Gallery.

The Geological Atlas of the Aspen Mining District was made to accompany a report on the Aspen Smelting Company in the Aspen Mining District by R.T. Walker in October 1925. The atlas includes nine pages of maps, photos and geological surveys. The fourth page (shown here) is a topo map showing the geology formations color coded and overlaying Aspen and Smuggler Mountains. The report was a feasibility study to explore alternative mineral extraction in the mining belt.

The AHS Archives includes historical maps of many varieties – from early land surveys to mining claim maps to trail maps and more. Look for a new one each #MapMonday, including maps such as this, which is featured in “Maps Through the Decades,” the new display in the Archives Building Community Gallery.
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Residences on the 400 Block of Francis Street, 1964.  #tbt(Photo: Aspen Historical Society Collection)

Residences on the 400 Block of Francis Street, 1964. #tbt
(Photo: Aspen Historical Society Collection)
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Today is #NationalVoterRegistrationDay! During this historic election year (that also marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, the largest expansion of voting rights in U.S. history), we encourage you to heed the requests of the kids in this photo and "Get out and Vote!"This image from the Aspen Historical Society, Aspen Illustrated News Collection features 5th and 6th grade students marching through Aspen in November 1966 to encourage people to vote. The students planned the march themselves, making posters and contacting the police to let them know their plans and the chosen route. The various messages on their signs remain relevant today: "Use your privilege to vote" and "For crying out loud, vote!" With that in mind, we've included voter registration information and key dates below.Colorado offers online voter registration. You can also register to vote by mail by printing a voter registration form, filling it out, and mailing it to your local election office. You can also register to vote in person if you prefer.Election day is Nov. 3Registration deadlinesOnline: Oct. 26By mail: Received by Oct. 26In person: Nov. 3Absentee ballot deadlinesReturn by mail: Received by Nov. 3Return in person: Nov. 3 by 7:00 p.m.Early votingOct. 19 - Nov. 2, but dates and hours may vary based on where you liveAdditional informationIf you miss online or mail registration deadlines, you will not receive a ballot by mail, but you can still vote in person at a voter service and polling centerYou can also register and vote on Election Day.

Today is #NationalVoterRegistrationDay! During this historic election year (that also marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, the largest expansion of voting rights in U.S. history), we encourage you to heed the requests of the kids in this photo and "Get out and Vote!"

This image from the Aspen Historical Society, Aspen Illustrated News Collection features 5th and 6th grade students marching through Aspen in November 1966 to encourage people to vote. The students planned the march themselves, making posters and contacting the police to let them know their plans and the chosen route. The various messages on their signs remain relevant today: "Use your privilege to vote" and "For crying out loud, vote!" With that in mind, we've included voter registration information and key dates below.

Colorado offers online voter registration. You can also register to vote by mail by printing a voter registration form, filling it out, and mailing it to your local election office. You can also register to vote in person if you prefer.

Election day is Nov. 3

Registration deadlines
Online: Oct. 26
By mail: Received by Oct. 26
In person: Nov. 3

Absentee ballot deadlines
Return by mail: Received by Nov. 3
Return in person: Nov. 3 by 7:00 p.m.

Early voting
Oct. 19 - Nov. 2, but dates and hours may vary based on where you live

Additional information
If you miss online or mail registration deadlines, you will not receive a ballot by mail, but you can still vote in person at a voter service and polling center

You can also register and vote on Election Day.
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