Near Jefferson in Park County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
property of the State of Colorado
Extending up the creek to the mountains were the
Discovered in July, 1859.
Towns of Hamilton and Tarryall
(2 miles west) thrived in 1860s.
A newspaper and numerous business
houses flourished. The towns have
long since disappeared. Large trees
now grow in the sluice tailings on
the bluff ½ mile west. The diggings
have produced $2,000,000 in gold.
Erected 1933 by The State Historical Society of Colorado; The Mrs. J.N. Hall Foundation; and Foster Cline.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1859.
Location. 39° 19.971′ N, 105° 52.035′ W. Marker is near Jefferson, Colorado, in Park County. Marker is on U.S. 285, 0.9 miles south of Packer Lane (County Road 34), on the right when traveling south. Marker is at entrance to Cline Ranch State Wildlife Area, a 1,650-acre Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 33238 US Highway 285, Jefferson CO 80456, 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. Ralph Carr Memorial Highway (approx. 7.8 miles away); South Park (approx. 7.8 miles away); Fairplay (approx. 10.4 miles away); Caring for a Great Place (approx. 10.4 miles away); Fairplay Walking Tour (approx. 10.4 miles away); South Park City Museum (approx. 10.4 miles away); Hoosier Pass (approx. 10.7 miles away); The Little Engine / Engine 9 Returns to Summit County (approx. 13˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jefferson.
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