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Gunnison Tunnel Opening
The official opening of the Gunnison Tunnel by President Taft at the West Portal, 1909.
PHOTOGRAPHER: Almeron Newman, Library of Congress

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The Curecanti Needle has long been a defining symbol and landmark of this region. In 1882, the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad entered the Black Canyon and promptly designated the Curecanti Needle as their symbol.