The rough route to Mesa Verde in the early 1900s

The rough route to Mesa Verde in the early 1900s

As interest in ancient dwellings increased, tourists arrived by Oldsmobiles, in caravans, by the hundreds
A group tour from Denver to Mesa Verde. Part of the trip was on flat cars, and the rest, in 1917 Oldsmobiles.
C.R. Beers and his tour car en route to Mesa Verde from Mancos. Note the chains on the rear tires.
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