Elevation 10,830 feet
— White River National Forest —
In 1980, the Aspen Historical Society, in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service, began preservation efforts to retain Independence for future generations.
Erected by Aspen Historical Society and the U.S. Forest Service.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is July 4, 1879.
Location. 39° 6.404′ N, 106° 36.215′ W. Marker is near Aspen, Colorado, in Pitkin County. Marker is on State Highway 82, on the right when traveling east. This is not an "all year highway" and is closed during the winter. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Aspen CO 81611, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Welcome to the Ghost Town of Independence (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Welcome to the Ghost Town of Independence
Credits. This page was last revised on July 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 25, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 749 times since then and 55 times this year. Last updated on July 16, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 25, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.