Freighting Out-Fit, Rico, Colo.--1890.--No. 8. ; Freighting out-fit, Rico, Colo.
Pairs of oxen harnessed to covered wagons stand or lie on a dirt street in Rico (Dolores County), Colorado. Oxen have yokes and are connected by chains. A boy wears a hat and sits nearby. Commercial buildings on the street have signs that read: "New and 2nd Good[s]," "City Bakery," "The Fountain," "Bon Ton Restaurant," "Louis Hart, One Price Clothing House, Hats, Boots, Shoes, & c." One and two-story buildings have false fronts with gable roofs, or flat roofs and awnings over plank sidewalks. Dense trees are in the Rico Mountains.
Rico, Colorado--1890 Photo by--Charles Goodman