Near Alma in Park County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
property of the State of Colorado
Across Continental Divide between
South Park and the Blue River
Altitude 11,542 feet
Crossed by Fremont 1844
Named for Hoosier Gulch,
discovered and worked as a
placer camp by Indiana men 1860
The State Historical Society of Colorado
The Mrs. J.N. Hall Foundation
and by the State Highway Department
and the U.S. Forest Service
Erected 1929 by State Historical Society of Colorado; Mrs. J.N. Hall Foundation; State Highway Department; and U.S. Forest Service.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Exploration • Industry & Commerce • Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1844.
Location. 39° 21.707′ N, 106° 3.773′ W. Marker is near Alma, Colorado, in Park County. Marker is at the intersection of Colorado Route 9 and County Road 2, on the Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Alma CO 80420, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Climax (approx. 6.7 miles away); Welcome to Climax! (approx. 6.7 miles away); Life on the High Line (approx. 6.7 miles away); Highway in the Sky (approx. 6.7 miles away); The Big Shot (approx. 6.7 miles away); Water Treatment Protects Downstream Users (approx. 6.7 miles away); The Highest Compost Pile in the World (approx. 6.7 miles away); Skiing on Top of the World (approx. 6.7 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Hoosier Pass (Wikipedia). The name derives from Indiana, nicknamed the "Hoosier State," which was the original home of many pioneers. The pass is located on the Continental Divide at the northern end of the Mosquito Range, in a gap between Mount Lincoln (west) and Hoosier Ridge (east). The pass provides a route between the headwaters of the Blue River (tributary of the Colorado River) to the north and the headwaters of the South Platte River in South Park to the south. (Submitted on April 23, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. John C. Frémont. In Colorado, Frémont’s most prominent legacy remains his expeditions, which helped map the future Centennial State, informed (Submitted on April 23, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 21, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 23, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.