These photos are little snapshots of what it was like to live in Kansas and Colorado back in the late 1800's.
The Kansas Pacific Railway was spearheading its way further west and as it was built, small towns began to spring up along the way.
The railway operated long distant trips across Kansas and into Colorado. It was ulitmately responsible for bringing Texas cattle back to the East.
Photographer Robert Benecke, seen in the first photograph, traveled the Kansas Pacific in 1873 and documented his journey across the wild terrain.
Take a close look at the last photograph; believe it or not, those buffalo are standing in downtown Denver.