The Water Resources Artifacts Collection brings together objects connected to Colorado’s water history. The archival collection includes a Thacher calculator, four water level recorders, a 1903 cyanotype multi-image textile, a painting, and two water bottles. For more information see the findng aid.

This digital collection, with materials dated circa 1900, includes images of a water level recorder constructed by Mechanical Engineering students at Colorado Agricultural College and a watercolor painting of Benjamin Eaton’s cabin in Weld County painted by Jennie Eaton (1870-1906), daughter of Colorado Governor Benjamin Eaton (1833-1904).

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  • Water level recorder 

    Author(s):Colorado Agricultural College
    Date:1900
    Constructed by Mechanical Engineering students of the Colorado Agricultural College (now Colorado State University)
  • Watercolor painting of Benjamin Eaton's cabin 

    Artist(s):Eaton, Jennie
    Date:1900?
    Painted by Jennie Eaton (1870-1906), daughter of Colorado Governor Benjamin Eaton (1833-1904) who was one of the early settlers and irrigators in the Cache la Poudre River Valley