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

Fairplay Walking Tour

Historic Buildings Live On

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 5, 2020
1. Fairplay Walking Tour Marker
Inscription.  Fairplay was settled in 1859 near a promising gold strike on the South Platte River. Vowing that things would be different here than in Tarryall, the founders were said to proclaim, "in this camp we'll have fair play.” When Fairplay became the county seat in 1867 it had a population of about 300 miners, bar keeps, merchants, 'fancy women', and burros. Retrace their footsteps around town to experience South Park's western heritage.

Key to walking tour
1. Fairplay (Edith Tetter) School (1881)**≠ 639 Hathaway Street
2. Sheldon Jackson Memorial Chapel (1876)* (South Park Community Church) 6th & Hathaway Streets
3. Fairplay Hotel (c. 1923) 500 Main Street
4. Park County Court House (1874)*≠ (now Park County Library) 418 Main Street
5. South Park Lager Beer Brewery (mid-1870s)* (in South Park City Museum)
6. Summer Saloon (1879)* (in South Park City Museum)
7. Senate Saloon & Newspaper Office (c. 1874) Now Treadle House 433 Front Street
8. Odd Fellows Hall (c. 1874) 441 Front Street
9. McLaughlin Livery & Fairplay
Fairplay Walking Tour Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 5, 2020
2. Fairplay Walking Tour Marker
Motor Co.
(c.1874) (now Old Red Barn art gallery) 456 Front Street
10. Fairplay Bank Building (1882) (now dentist's office) 500 Front Street
11. Hand Hotel (1929) and Burro Monument 531 Front Street
12. Cohen's Store (1874) 530 Front Street

* National Register of Historic Places
** State Historic Register
≠ Local Historic Landmark

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureChurches & ReligionEducationSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 39° 13.52′ N, 106° 0.21′ W. Marker is in Fairplay, Colorado, in Park County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of 4th Street and Main Street. Marker is in front of South Park City Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 4th 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. Caring for a Great Place (a few steps from this marker); South Park City Museum (a few steps from this marker); Fairplay (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tarryall Diggings (approx. 10.4 miles away); Climax (approx. 13.9 miles away); Welcome to Climax! (approx. 13.9 miles away); The Big Shot
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(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 38 times since then and 2 times this year. 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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