Chaffee County Newspaper Digitization

Mountain Mail poster

The Mountain Mail has been Salida, Colorado’s local newspaper since 1880. The Salida Library is happy to present the online digitization of the Mail. The project includes the years from 1880 through 1916.

The Salida Record (Salida’s competing newspaper) is also available for the years 1898-1916. Recently added are the Chaffee County Record, the Turret Gold Belt, and the St. Elmo Mountaineer.

The Mountain Mail 1880-1883

The Salida Mail 1884-1922 – the Mountain Mail was renamed the Salida Mail in 1884.


The Salida Record 1898-1916 -the Salida Record was Salida’s competing newspaper with the Mountain Mail.


Other Chaffee County newspapers:

The Turret Gold Belt 1904-1909

The St. Elmo Mountaineer – 4 issues from 1885.

The Chaffee County Record 1898


Thank you to the State Internet Portal Authority (SIPA) for their generous grant. And thank you to Jeff Donlan for his vision and support of this project.

Jeff’s Mountain Mail article for December 9, 2015

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