See Your Name in Print

Do you have old photographs, videos, stories, or documents relating to Rollins Pass handed down through the generations?

What if spring cleaning your closet or attic could result in seeing your name and family photograph(s) in print?

We’re hard at work on another book about Rollins Pass and the Moffat Tunnel! We’d love your help: museums, research centers, and other resources are closed due to COVID-19—yet this allows us to reach out more widely to those who might have family stories and photographs.

What are we looking for?

  • Scenes featuring Rollins Pass, the Moffat Tunnel, Tolland, East Portal, West Portal, Rollinsville, Fraser, and Winter Park from the 1860s to the year 2000.
  • Photographs, images, slides, stereograph cards, documents, and postcards. If you’re scanning something, scans should be at least 600 DPI—if your scanner is capable, scans of 1200 DPI (or more) are preferred.
  • Be sure you (or your family) took the photographs so that we can clear the appropriate copyright with you.
  • Don’t have or can’t find photographs but have stories? Still reach out to us: we’d love to include as many of those as possible, too!

To get started, please email [email protected]


Common Questions and Answers:

Q: What if I don’t remember or know the year something was taken? A: No worries—we’ll still accept it and we can determine approximate dates.

Q: Are you looking for any pictures in particular? A: We’re accepting any image, but would love to see anything that would make a reader turn the page, see your photo, and say, “WOW!”

Q: Will I be paid for my contributions? A: Writing books is more a labor of love than it is a retirement project—we donated our first book’s royalties to Colorado State University’s field school students who perform archaeology fieldwork atop Rollins Pass in the summers. If your photographs are selected and will be used, we would be happy to give you a signed copy of not only our first book, but also our second book when it ultimately publishes in the middle of next year. We would also give you/your family credit in the book for each photo as well as special call-out in the Acknowledgements of the upcoming book and special mention at our book launch event.

Q: I have a box of snapshots but no scanner, what should I do? A: We can pay for shipping both ways and not only scan the photos for you for free but also send you all of the photos digitally, too, to help preserve these memories for future generations.

To begin, please email [email protected]

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Contact us to get started!

A massive project is underway, covering the history of Rollins Pass in Colorado. To best capture every angle as well as the history of this beloved mountain pass, we are seeking high-resolution photo contributions from you, your family, and friends. From historic photos of the wagon days, to the railroad era, to family excursions by car—your photos are requested (covering Moffat Depot in Denver all the way to Tabernash… and everywhere in between). Open old family photo albums and consider contributing your images to an upcoming book.

Authorization, Disclaimer, Waiver, and Release
By choosing to upload and submit images, I hereby irrevocably authorize and grant permission to The Authors of “Rollins Pass” the right to reproduce, take, edit, alter, copy, exhibit, publish, distribute, and make use of any and all photos I contribute to be used in and/or for financial gain including, but not limited to, publications, books, flyers, posters, newsletters, brochures, advertisements, press kits, publicizing a book, associated programs, marketing materials/exhibitions and submissions to book publishers, websites, social networking sites, or other print and digital communications or for any other related lawful purpose without payment or any other consideration. This authorization extends to all languages, media, formats, and markets now known or hereafter devised. The authorization shall continue indefinitely. I understand and agree that these digital materials shall become the property of The Authors and will not be returned. In addition, I understand that images and/or content I contribute may not be included in the final work product(s). I further waive the right to inspect or approve the finished product, including written or electronic copy. I waive any right to royalties, other compensation, or other monetary or non-monetary benefit arising or related to the use of the content and/or photograph(s). I further hereby hold harmless and forever release and discharge The Authors from all liability, petitions, claims, demands, and causes of action which I, my heirs, representatives, executors, administrators, or any other persons acting on my behalf or on behalf of my estate have or may have by reason of this authorization.

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