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Gunnison in Gunnison County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Rainbow Route Sign

 
 
Rainbow Route Sign and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 11, 2020
1. Rainbow Route Sign and Marker
Inscription.  

This sign was place[d] on Monarch Pass
in 1916 by the DAR to commemorate
the Gunnison Country's abundance
of rainbow trout in the Gunnison River.
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[Back]
This sign was placed by the D.A.R.
on Old Monarch Pass in 1916. It was
preserved by Margaret Flick. It was
restored by James Stell in 1978
and in 2008 by Elinda Card and
Laura Easley, Gunnison Valley Chapter [D.A.R.]

 
Erected by Gunnison Pioneer Museum and the Gunnison Valley Chapter, D.A.R.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkParks & Recreational AreasRoads & Vehicles.
 
Location. 38° 32.653′ N, 106° 55.064′ W. Marker is in Gunnison, Colorado, in Gunnison County. Marker is at the intersection of Tomichi Avenue (U.S. 50) and Adams Street, on the right when traveling east on Tomichi Avenue. Marker
Rainbow Route Sign and Marker (back) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 11, 2020
2. Rainbow Route Sign and Marker (back)
is on the grounds of the Gunnison Pioneer Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 803 East Tomichi Avenue, Gunnison CO 81230, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Engine #268 (Cinderella) (a few steps from this marker); Mine Ore Cart (a few steps from this marker); Jaw Crusher-Roll Jaw- (a few steps from this marker); Bell Grinder (a few steps from this marker); Water Pump (within shouting distance of this marker); Jaw Crusher (within shouting distance of this marker); Potato Digger (within shouting distance of this marker); Potato Planter (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gunnison.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Rainbow Route. Montrose Daily Press article, November 6, 2000 (Submitted on October 24, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

2. U.S. Highway 50: A Brief History of America's Backbone. (Submitted on October 24, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. The Gunnison Pioneer Museum. (Submitted on October 24, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Rainbow Route Sign and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 11, 2020
3. Rainbow Route Sign and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 24, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 51 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 24, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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