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Near Frisco in Summit County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Stone Huts

 
 
Stone Huts Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 7, 2018
1. Stone Huts Marker
Inscription. These stone structures appear to be the remains of historic labor camps. Occupied during the late 19th Century, they were used as temporary dwellings by immigrant workers completing railroad construction in Ten Mile Canyon.

The architecture of these buildings is unique. Native stone was dry laid or mortared with packed earth to form the walls. Roofs were constructed of log and brush. The interior was rough, with dirt floors and a hearth in the corner.

At one time over 50 structures existed in the canyon, housing 100 to 300 laborers. Many dwellings were destroyed or altered in recent years, due to increased development, such as highway construction.

Please respect Colorado's historical sites for the enjoyment of future generations. Do not remove or relocate any artifacts.
 
Erected by USDA Forest Service, Summit County, City of Frisco, Frisco Historical Society.
 
Location. 39° 32.247′ N, 106° 8.512′ W. Marker is near Frisco, Colorado, in Summit County. Marker can be reached from County Road 1220 near Interstate 70, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located near the Officer's Gulch parking area. Marker is in this post office area: Frisco CO 80443, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
Stone Huts Marker with the dry laid floor stones in background. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 7, 2018
2. Stone Huts Marker with the dry laid floor stones in background.
markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Foote's Rest (approx. 3.6 miles away); 10th Mountain Division (approx. 4.1 miles away); Vail / Vail Pass Country (approx. 4.1 miles away); Mount of the Holy Cross (approx. 4.1 miles away); Riverwalk - Blue River Restoration (approx. 6.4 miles away); Summit County Courthouse (approx. 6.4 miles away); The Exchange (approx. 6.4 miles away); Barney L. Ford (approx. 6˝ miles away).
 
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Stone Huts Marker on left with the Interstate 70 Officers Gulch exit on right. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 7, 2018
3. Stone Huts Marker on left with the Interstate 70 Officers Gulch exit on right.
Officer's Gulch is named after James Officer, an early day Ten Mile Canyon resident who mined the gulch.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 10, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 10, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 51 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 10, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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