Near Jefferson in Park County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
property of the State of Colorado
Spread before you lies the famous
Entered by Kenosha Pass, elevation 10,000 feet
The Bayou Salado of early trappers.
Favorite Indian hunting ground
and frequent battleground.
Visited by Z. M. Pike in 1806.
Crossed by J. C. Fremont in 1844.
Permanent settlement inaugurated
by gold discoveries in 1859.
Erected 1932 by The State Historical Society of Colorado; The Mrs. J. N. Hall Foundation; and State Civil Service Employees of Colorado.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Exploration • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1806.
Location. 39° 24.208′ N, 105° 45.268′ W. Marker is near Jefferson, Colorado, in Park County. Marker is on U.S. 285, on the right when traveling north. Marker is in a pullout at Kenosha Pass. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jefferson CO 80456, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker Ralph Carr Memorial Highway (here, next to this marker); Tarryall Diggings (approx. 7.8 miles away); Shawnee Historic District (approx. 10.7 miles away); University of Denver (approx. 14.1 miles away); Drexel Lacey (approx. 14.1 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on July 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 17, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 138 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 17, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. 3. submitted on July 18, 2020. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.