In 1895 Coney Island was home to Sea Lion Park, the first enclosed amusement park in the USA. The park has changed a lot since then and you can help document its evolution and history by adding your photos, old and new, to the Coney Island chronicle. 📷: @nypl, @hankplyler@charlesrocket
Gray weather exposes one of the most colorful railroad histories in the world....After the discovery of gold and silver in the Rockies, railroad lines were built up nearly every canyon and mountain pass, making them the lifeline of mining camps and communities in Colorado. It was the railroads that changed Denver from a wild frontier town to a large, urban city. Pictured is Manny Bridge that was originally built for the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad, that ran from Denver all the way to El Paso, Texas. Union Station and Wynkoop Street was the core of Denver becoming a city of industry. The arrival of the railroad in the 1870s brought new businesses and an improved economy. It was a quick link to the East and a way of getting new building materials such as cast metal to make structures endure time.