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Golden in Jefferson County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Tourism

 
 
Tourism Marker image. Click for full size.
By Charles T. Harrell, July 4, 2011
1. Tourism Marker
Inscription. Clear Creek Canyon was also a popular tourist area. Resorts such as Beaver Brook Pavilion were built along the creek. Early travel was mostly by train. In the early 1900s automobiles became a viable way to tour. Golden Tourist Park was a popular camping ground. Located in Golden, it provided easy access to Lookout Mountain Drive and to the rest of the Lariat Loop tourist route. This designated Colorado Scenic Byway was, and remains, a renowned tourist attraction.

Pictures:
Castle Rock Mountain Railway, Courtesy Golden Pioneer Museum.
Golden Tourist Park advertisement, circa 1930s, Courtesy Garner Collection. Background: Lariat Loop Road, c. 1930. Courtesy Denver Public Library, Western history Department.
 
Location. 39° 45.412′ N, 105° 13.37′ W. Marker is in Golden, Colorado, in Jefferson County. Marker can be reached from Washington Avenue Bridge. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Golden CO 80401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Early History of Clear Creek (here, next to this marker); Settlement of Clear Creek Valley (here, next to this marker); Gold in Clear Creek (here, next to this marker); Farming (here, next to this marker); Settler Farm Wife’s Initiative (a few steps from this marker); First Bicycle Mishap in Golden (a few steps from this marker); A Daring Rescue (a few steps from this marker); Porcelain and Malted Milk (a few steps from this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Golden.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Charles T. Harrell of Woodford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 419 times since then and 30 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by Charles T. Harrell of Woodford, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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