City Directories & Phone Books

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Colorado Telephone Company – 1905 city directory– lists subscribers in Salida and Turret, and Buena Vista.

Colorado Telephone Company – 1907 city directory – includes Red Cliff, Salida, and Turret.

R.L. Polk and Company’s Salida City & Chaffee County 1907-1908 Directory (vol. III): including the towns of Brown Canon, Buena Vista, Centerville, Garfield, Granite, Hortense, Nathrop, Newett, Poncha Springs, St. Elmo, Turret, and Winfield. Containing a complete alphabetical list of business firms, corporations, and private citizens of the City of Salida; a miscellaneous directory of city and county officers: banks, churches, colleges and schools, labor organizations, newspapers, secret and benevolent societies, etc.; and a carefully compiled list of the land owners and taxpayers of Chaffee County, with number of acres owned, assessed valuation, and owner’s post office address. Also, a complete classified business directory.

1907 – 1908 directory part one

1907 – 1908 directory part two

1907 – 1908 directory part three

Salida Mail’s City Directory of Salida, Colorado1909 directory

& 1909 map of Salida from directory

R.L. Polk and Company’s Salida & Chaffee County 1911-1912 Directory (vol. IV): including the towns of Buena Vista, Centerville, Garfield, Granite, Hortense, Nathrop, Newett, Poncha Springs, St. Elmo, Turret, and Winfield. Containing a complete alphabetical list of business firms, corporations, and private citizens of the City of Salida; a miscellaneous directory of city and county officers: churches, colleges and schools, labor organizations, newspapers, secret and benevolent societies, etc.; and a carefully compiled list of the land owners and taxpayers of Chaffee County, with number of acres owned, assessed valuation, and owner’s post office address. Also, a complete classified business directory.

1911 – 1912 directory part one

1911 – 1912 directory part two

1911 – 1912 directory part three

R.L. Polk and Company’s Salida City and Chaffee County 1913-1914 Directory (vol. V): including the towns of Buena Vista, Centerville, Garfield, Granite, Hortense, Nathrop, Newett, Poncha Springs, St. Elmo, and Turret. Containing a complete alphabetical list of business firms, corporations, and private citizens of the City of Salida; a miscellaneous directory of the city and county officers; churches, colleges, and schools, labor organizations, secret and benevolent societies, etc.; and a carefully compiled list of the land owners and taxpayers of Chaffee County, with number of acres owned, assessed valuation, and owner’s post office address. Also, a complete classified business directory.

1913 – 1914 directory part one

1913 – 1914 directory part two

The library has Salida City Directories for the years 1903 through 1908 and 1911 through 1914 on microfilm. The library also has Leadville City Directories for the years 1882 through 1911 on microfilm.


Chaffee County Directory — 1936-1937. From the Donna Nevens Collection.

The following directories are available from the Archive. Please ask librarian if you would like to see any of these.
R.L. Polk and Company’s Salida City and Chaffee County directory – 1922-1923: including the towns of Buena Vista, Garfield, Nathrop, Poncha Springs, and Turret; containing a complete alphabetical list of business firms, corporations, and private citizens of the city of Salida; a miscellaneous directory of the city and county officers; churches, colleges and schools, labor organizations, secret and benevolent societies, etc. and a carefully compiled list of the land owners of Chaffee County, showing number of acres owned, assessed valuation, and owner’s post office address.

R.L. Polk Directory Company’s Salida City and Chaffee County directory – 1927-1928: including the towns of Buena Vista, Centerville, Garfield, Nathrop, Poncha Springs, and Turret; containing a complete alphabetical list of business firms, corporations, and private citizens of the city of Salida; a miscellaneous directory of the city and county officers; churches, colleges, and schools, labor organizations, secret and benevolent societies, etc. and a carefully compiled list of the land owners of Chaffee County, and owner’s post office address.

Polk’s Salida (Colorado) city directory – 1930-1931 (vol. IX): including Buena Vista, Centerville, Garfield, Nathrop, Poncha Springs, and Turret; containing an alphabetical directory of business concerns and private citizens, a street and avenue guide and directory of householders, (Rural Routes) and much information of a miscellaneous character; also a buyers’ guide and a complete classified business directory.

Telephone Directory for Salida, Buena Vista, and Howard – February 1941. Published by Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company.

Telephone Directory for Salida, Buena Vista, and Howard – February 1942. Published by Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company.

Telephone Directory for Salida, Buena Vista, and Howard – February 1943. Published by Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company.

Telephone Directory for Salida, Buena Vista, and Howard – February 1944. Published by Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company.

Telephone Directory for Salida, Buena Vista, and Howard – February 1945. Published by Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company.

Telephone Directory for Salida, Buena Vista, and Howard – February 1946. Published by Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company.

Telephone Directory for Salida, Buena Vista, and Howard – February 1947. Published by Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company.

Telephone Directory for Salida, Buena Vista, and Howard – August 1948. Published by Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company.

Telephone Directory for Salida, Buena Vista, and Howard – March 1949. Published by Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company.

Telephone Directory for Salida, Buena Vista, and Howard – October 1950. Published by Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company.

Salida City Directory – 1951. Published by Rocky Mountain Directory Co., Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Telephone Directory for Salida, Buena Vista, and Howard – November 1951. Published by Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company.

Telephone Directory for Salida, Buena Vista, and Howard – September 1952. Published by Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company.

Telephone Directory for Salida, Buena Vista, and Howard – Summer 1953. Published by Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company.

Telephone Directory for Salida, Buena Vista, and Howard – Summer 1954. Published by Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company.

Telephone Directory for Salida, Buena Vista, and Howard – Spring 1955. Published by Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company.

Salida City Directory – 1951: [includes street directory, city and county officials, the story of Salida, and classified business directory]. Published by Rocky Mountain Directory Co., Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Salida City Directory – 1961: including an alphabetical list of names, a street and avenue guide, a classified business directory, a reverse telephone directory and much information of a miscellaneous character. Published by Rocky Mountain Directory Co., Loveland, Colorado.

Salida, Colorado City Directory – 1963: including an alphabetical list of names of city and rural residents, a street and avenue guide, a classified business directory, a reverse telephone directory and much information of a miscellaneous character. Published by Rocky Mountain Directory CO., Loveland, Colorado.

Salida and Poncha Springs, Colorado City Directory – 1965: (also includes Buena Vista area) including and alphabetical list of names of city and rural residents, a street and avenue guide, a classified business directory, a reverse telephone directory and much information of a miscellaneous character. Published by Rocky Mountain Directory Co., Loveland, Colorado.

Telephone Directory for Buena Vista, Salida, and Fairplay – March 1968. Published by Mountain States Telephone.

Telephone Directory for Buena Vista, Salida, and Fairplay – February 1969. Published by Mountain States Telephone.

Telephone Directory for Buena Vista, Salida, and Fairplay – March 1970. Published by Mountain Bell Telephone.

Telephone Directory for Buena Vista, Salida, and Fairplay – March 1971. Published by Mountain Bell Telephone.

Telephone Directory for Buena Vista, Salida, and Fairplay – March 1972. Published by Mountain Bell Telephone.

Telephone Directory for Buena Vista, Salida, and Fairplay – March 1973. Published by Mountain Bell Telephone.

Telephone Directory for Buena Vista, Salida, and Fairplay – March 1974. Published by Mountain Bell Telephone.

Telephone Directory for Buena Vista, Salida, and Fairplay – March 1976. Published by Mountain Bell Telephone.

Center of the Rockies: Criss-cross & Market Guide – 1976-1977: contains alphabetical directory, classified business directory, street and avenue guide, and telephone locator.

Telephone Directory for Buena Vista, Salida, and Fairplay – March 1977. Published by Mountain Bell Telephone.

Telephone Directory for Buena Vista, Salida, and Fairplay – March 1978. Published by Mountain Bell Telephone.

Telephone Directory for Buena Vista, Salida, and Fairplay – March 1979. Published by Mountain Bell Telephone.

Telephone Directory for Buena Vista, Salida, and Fairplay – March 1980. Published by Mountain Bell Telephone.

Lomar’s Local Directory for Buena Vista, Salida, and the Poncha Springs Area – April 1980: [includes Alder, Bonanza, Coaldale, Cotopaxi, Granite, Howard, Maysville, Nathrop, Villa Grove, and Wellsville. Published by Lomar, Inc., Loveland, Colorado.

Telephone Directory for Buena Vista, Salida, and Fairplay – March 1981. Published by Mountain Bell Telephone.

Telephone Directory for Buena Vista, Salida, and Fairplay – March 1982. Published by Mountain Bell Telephone.

Telephone Directory serving Hooper, Mosca, Moffat, and Crestone, Colorado – February 1983. Published by Columbine Telephone Company, Hooper, Colorado.

Telephone Directory for Buena Vista, Salida, and Fairplay – March 1983. Published by Mountain Bell Telephone.

Telephone Directory for Buena Vista, Fairplay-Alma, and Salida – March 1984. Published by USWest Direct.

The White & Yellow Pages for Buena Vista, Fairplay-Alma, Salida – April 1985. Published by USWest Direct.

Mid-Mountain Regional Telephone Directory – February 1985-1986. Listings for Alma, Buena Vista, Climax, Coaldale, Cotopaxi, Fairplay, Garfield, Hartsel, Howard, Jefferson, Leadville, Nathrop, Poncha Springs, Salida, Silver Cliffe, Texas Creek, Westcliffe. Published by Modern Marketing Concepts, Inc.

The White & Yellow Pages for Buena Vista, Fairplay-Alma, and Salida – April 1986. Published by USWest Direct.

Mid-Mountain Regional Telephone Directory – February 1986-1987. Listings for Alma, Buena Vista, Canon City, Climax, Coaldale, Cotopaxi, Fairplay, Florence, Garfield, Hartsel, Howard, Jefferson, Leadville, Nathrop, Penrose, Poncha Springs, Salida, Silver Cliffe, Texas Creek, Westcliffe. Published by Modern Marketing Concepts, Inc.

The White & Yellow Pages for Buena Vista, Fairplay-Alma, and Salida – April 1987/1988. Published by USWest Direct.

Mid-Mountain Regional Telephone Directory – February 1987-1988. Listings for Alma, Buena Vista, Canon City, Climax, Coaldale, Cotopaxi, Fairplay, Florence, Garfield, Hartsel, Howard, Jefferson, Leadville, Nathrop, Penrose, Poncha Springs, Salida, Silver Cliffe, Westcliffe. Published by Modern Marketing Concepts, Inc.

The Phone Book – Summer 1988: listings for Alma, Buena Vista, Canon City, Coaldale, Cotopaxi, Fairplay, Florence, Garfield, Hartsel, Howard, Jefferson, Nathrop, Penrose, Poncha Springs, Salida, Silver Cliff, Westcliffe. Published by Regional Telephone Directory Co.

The White & Yellow Pages for Buena Vista, Fairplay-Alma, and Salida – April 1989/1990. Published by USWest Direct.

Mid-Mountain Regional Area Wide Telephone Book – 1989-1990. Published by Old Heritage Adv. & Pub., Inc.

The White & Yellow Pages for Buena Vista, Fairplay-Alma, and Salida – April 1990/1991. Published by USWest Direct.

The White & Yellow Pages for Buena Vista, Fairplay-Alma, and Salida – April 1991/1992. Published by USWest Direct.

Salida – Alamosa – Buena Vista – Monte Vista Area Wide Telephone Book – 1991/92. Published by Old Heritage Adv. & Pub., Inc.

Mid-Mountain Regional Directory – 1992 edition: serving the communities of Brookside, Buena Vista, Canon City, Coalcreek, Coaldale, Cotopaxi, Garfield, Granite, Greenwood, Florence, Hillside, Howard, Johnson’s Village, Leadville, Maysville, Monarch, Nathrop, Parkdale, Penrose, Pike Trails, Poncha Springs, Rockvale, Salida, Silver Cliff, Stringtown, Texas Creek, Twin Lakes, Vallie, Wellsville, Westcliffe, Wetmore, Williamsburg. Published by Desert Bloom, Woodland Park, Colorado.

The White & Yellow Pages for Buena Vista, Fairplay-Alma, and Salida – May 1992/1993. Published by USWest Direct.

The White & Yellow Pages for Buena Vista, Fairplay-Alma, and Salida – May 1993/1994. Published by USWest Direct.

The White & Yellow Pages for Buena Vista, Fairplay-Alma, and Salida – May 1994/1995. Published by USWest Direct.

The Directory – October 1995-1996: Howard, Westcliffe, Coaldale, Cotopaxi, Hillside, Pike Trails, Texas Creek; including Canon City and Salida. Published by PTI Communications.

The White & Yellow Pages for Buena Vista, Fairplay-Alma, and Salida – May 1995/1996. Published by USWest Direct.

The White & Yellow Pages for Buena Vista, Fairplay-Alma, and Salida – May 1996/1997. Published by USWest Direct.

Mid-Mountain Regional Directory – 1997 Phone Directory: including Buena Vista, Leadville, Salida, Alma, Bonanza, Coaldale, Como, Cotopaxi, Fairplay, Garfield, Granite, Hartsel, Hillside, Howard, Jefferson, Monarch, Nathrop, Pike Trails, Poncha Springs, Saguache, Silver Cliff, Texas Creek, Twin Lakes, Villa Grove & Westcliffe. Published by Phone Directories Company, Inc.

The White & Yellow Pages for Buena Vista, Fairplay-Alma, and Salida – May 1997/1998. Published by USWest Dex.

Mid-Mountain Regional Directory – 1998 Phone Directory: includes community information guide with seating charts for stadiums, theaters, & civic centers in the Denver area and includes a cross-reference guide. Published by Phone Directories Company, Inc.

The White & Yellow Pages for Buena Vista, Fairplay-Alma, and Salida – May 1998/1999. Published by USWest Dex.

Upper Arkansas River Valley Mid-Mountain 1999 Phone Directory. Published by Phone Directories Company, Inc.

The White & Yellow Pages for Buena Vista, Fairplay-Alma, and Salida – May 1999/2000. Published by USWest Dex.

Upper Arkansas River Valley Mid-Mountain 2000 Phone Directory. Published by Phone Directories Company, Inc.

The White & Yellow Pages for Buena Vista, Fairplay-Alma, and Salida – May 2000/2001. Published by USWest Dex.

The White & Yellow Pages for Buena Vista, Fairplay-Alma, and Salida – May 2001/2002. Published by USWest Dex.

Planet Pages – June 2002/2003: Salida, Leadville, Gunnison, Buena Vista, Crested Butte, Fairplay, Saguache and Surrounding Mid-Mountain Area Directory. Published by McLeod USA.

Yellow Book – 2003-2004: Salida/Leadville, Gunnison/Buena Vista and Alma, Almont, Coaldale, Cotopaxi, Crested Butte, Fairplay, Howard, Lake City, Nathrop, Poncha Springs, Saguache, and surrounding areas. Published by McLeod USA.

Yellow Book – 2004-2005: Salida/Leadville, Gunnison/Buena Vista and Alma, Almont, Coaldale, Cotopaxi, Crested Butte, Fairplay, Hartsel, Howard, Jefferson, Lake City, Nathrop, Poncha Springs,Ā  and surrounding areas. Published by McLeod USA.

Yellow Book – 2005-2006: Salida/Leadville, Gunnison/Buena Vista and Almont, Coaldale, Cotopaxi, Crested Butte, Hartsel, Howard, Lake City, Nathrop, Parlin, Pitkin, Poncha Springs, Twin Lakes, and surrounding areas. Published by McLeod USA.

Dex Official Directory for Buena Vista, Fairplay-Alma/Salida – May 2005. Published by Dex Media.

Dex Official Directory for Buena Vista, Fairplay-Alma/Salida- May 2006. Published by Dex Media.

Dex Official Directory for Salida, Alma, Buena Vista, Fairplay, and Surrounding Area- May 2007. Published by Dex Media.

Dex Official Directory for Salida and Buena Vista, Alma, Fairplay, and Surrounding Area – May 2009. Published by Dex Media.

Dex Official Directory for Salida and Buena Vista, Alma, Fairplay, and Surrounding Area – May 2011. Published by Dex Media.

Dex Official Directory for Salida and Buena Vista, Alma, Fairplay, and Surrounding Area – May 2012. Published by Dex Media.

Dex Official Directory for Salida and Buena Vista, Alma, Fairplay, and Surrounding Area – May 2013. Published by Dex Media.

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