Decades of historic Estes Park newspapers are now available for search online, 24/7, from anywhere. These digital editions are complete page-by-page reproductions of the originals, including all articles, images and advertisements. The process uses advanced optical character recognition technology that recognizes text through a digital image, making all newspapers from 1908 to 1975 searchable by word, including advertisements.
Beginning with some of Estes Park’s early journals, this multi-year project has progressed chronologically, gradually approaching completion. Since that summer, the available editions have jumped a full decade until February 1975.
The journal project is made possible thanks to a partnership between the Musée du Parc d’Estes and the Library of the Vallée d’Estes. The Museum preserves the fragile original editions of these journals, while the Library focuses on providing digital access opportunities. The effort would not have been possible without a third essential partner: the Estes Park Trail-Gazette authorized free access to their archives.
To browse these historical logs, as well as follow project updates on available years, visit https://estesvalleylibrary.org/local-history, or visit the Estes Park Museum website and link to “Museum Collection and Research”. History and discovery await you.