15.5 linear feet + 1 flat box (16x20x8 in.) + 3 Oversize boxes (11x29 in) + 1 folio
Charles W. Hurd Collection, 1879-1979
Collection consists of correspondence, articles, scrapbooks, maps, and other material related to Charles Wesley Hurd. Born in Canada in 1876, Hurd spent most of his adult life working for the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad. Hurd served as a station agent in Las Animas, Colorado, from 1920 until 1963. In addition to his railroad career, Hurd was an historian and wrote a number of articles and other material pertaining to the history of Colorado, and was an acknowledged expert on Bent's Fort, an early-day trading post on the Arkansas River near present-day La Junta, Colorado.
Charles W. Hurd Collection, 1879-1979, MSS.964, History Colorado, Denver, Colorado.