Last Dollar Ranch, Ouray County, West Slope

Special Collection

John Fielder's Colorado Collection

History Colorado is the proud steward of John Fielder's Colorado Collection, an assortment of more than 6,000 photographs which immortalize the landscapes of nearly every county in the state. This collection represents Fielder's life work and was distilled from the more than 200,000 photographs taken by Fielder over the last 50 years. Donated by Fielder in January 2023, it is now digitized and cataloged by History Colorado to make it easily accessible and searchable by the public. Please see the links below.

Since he began photographing Colorado in 1973, Fielder has effectively been to each of Colorado’s 104,984 square miles, compiling a record of the Centennial State's landscape and how it has changed over the past half-century. His photography has been featured in dozens of books, garnered him multiple awards for his service to Colorado and its people, and influenced the passage of laws to protect public lands in Colorado and beyond.

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Last Dollar Ranch, Ouray County, West Slope
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