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

Tarryall Diggings

 
 
Tarryall Diggings Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 5, 2020
1. Tarryall Diggings Marker
Inscription.  
This memorial is the
property of the State of Colorado


Extending up the creek to the mountains were the
Tarryall Diggings
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 & CommerceSettlements & Settlers.
 
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
Tarryall Diggings Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 5, 2020
2. Tarryall Diggings Marker
hunting and fishing area. 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); The Little Engine / Engine 9 Returns to Summit County (approx. 13˝ miles away); Frozen Over and Snowed Under (approx. 13˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jefferson.
 
Cline Ranch house image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 5, 2020
3. Cline Ranch house
This historic structure, built in 1928 by prominent Denver attorney Foster Cline Sr., is in disrepair, is considered threatened and is a high priority for preservation.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 17, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 36 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 17, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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