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Durango in La Plata County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Durango - Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

 
 
Durango - Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Landmark Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 14, 2020
1. Durango - Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Landmark Markers
Inscription.  

has been designated a
Registered National
Historic Landmark

under the provisions of the
Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935
This site possesses exceptional value
in commemorating or illustrating
the history of the United States

U.S. Department of the Interior
National Park Service
1967
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National Historic
Civil Engineering Landmark

Durango - Silverton
Narrow Gauge Branch

Completed 1882

ASCE 1968


 
Erected 1967 by National Park Service and American Society of Civil Engineers.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EnvironmentIndustry & CommerceRailroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks, and the National Historic Landmarks series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is August 21, 1935.
 
Location. 37° 16.149′ N, 107° 52.948′ W. Marker is in Durango, Colorado, in La Plata
Durango - Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Depot and Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 14, 2020
2. Durango - Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Depot and Markers
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County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Avenue and 5th Street, on the right when traveling south on Main Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 479 Main Avenue, Durango CO 81301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Trails to Rails (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Trails to Rails (within shouting distance of this marker); Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bradshaw Circle (about 400 feet away); Main St., Durango circa 1890 (about 500 feet away); The Newman Block (approx. ¼ mile away); Jack Dempsey (approx. 0.4 miles away); Old Main Post Office Professional Building (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Durango.
 
Also see . . .
1. Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad History. (Submitted on November 16, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Durango - Silverton Narrow Gauge Branch of the D&RGWR (ASCE Landmark). (Submitted on November 16, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Durango Depot image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 14, 2020
3. Durango Depot
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 16, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 47 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 16, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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