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

Caring for a Great Place

South Park Heritage Resource Area

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 5, 2020
1. Caring for a Great Place Marker
Inscription.  A 900-square-mile grassland basin in the center of Colorado
In 1994 a group of local ranchers gathered to discuss the future of South Park's authentic landscape. From that meeting a vision emerged for preserving our abundant open spaces, wildlife, water resources, historic buildings and western heritage. In 1996 Colorado's Governor designated South Park a State Heritage Area, "to conserve its most outstanding local resources and utilize them to generate new sustainable economies.” As we discover what makes South Park one of Colorado's last great places, we understand our role in determining its future.
Funded in part by the State Historical Fund
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureEnvironment.
 
Location. 39° 13.526′ N, 106° 0.216′ W. Marker is in Fairplay, Colorado, in Park County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of 4th Street and Main Street (State Highway 9). Marker is located 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
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 5, 2020
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within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. South Park City Museum (a few steps from this marker); Fairplay Walking Tour (a few steps from this marker); Fairplay (about 500 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 (approx. 13.9 miles away); Water Treatment Protects Downstream Users (approx. 13.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fairplay.
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 5, 2020
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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 42 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 16, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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