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Fairplay in Park County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Fairplay

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 5, 2020
1. Fairplay Marker
Inscription.  Named by the pioneer miners in expression of their determination for equal opportunity and fair dealing. Site visited by Captain John C. Fremont and Kit Carson in 1844. Fairplay diggings organized and mining laws enacted in April 1860. Seat of Park County since 1867. Stone courthouse erected in 1874.
 
Erected 1946 by The State Historical Society of Colorado; The South Park Historical Society; The American Pioneer Trails Association; Lions Club; School Children of Fairplay; and Dr. Nolie Mumey.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 39° 13.491′ N, 106° 0.126′ W. Marker is in Fairplay, Colorado, in Park County. Marker is on Main Street (State Highway 9) north of 5th Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 418 Main Street, Fairplay CO 80440, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fairplay Walking Tour (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Caring for a Great Place (about 500 feet away); South Park City Museum
Fairplay Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 5, 2020
2. Fairplay Marker
(about 500 feet away); Tarryall Diggings (approx. 10.4 miles away); Climax (approx. 14 miles away); Welcome to Climax! (approx. 14 miles away); The Big Shot (approx. 14 miles away); Water Treatment Protects Downstream Users (approx. 14 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fairplay.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 16, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 16, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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