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Near Livermore in Larimer County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Site of Log Cabin, Colorado

1888-1942

 
 
Log Cabin, Colorado Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael O'Neill, April 25, 2021
1. Log Cabin, Colorado Marker
Inscription.  A stage station, post office, and hotel, on the route from Fort Collins, by way of Pingree Hill, to Home, Colorado, in the upper Poudre Canyon.

In memory of Mildred Payson Beatty
 
Erected 1983 by Cache La Poudre Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsIndustry & CommerceRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1888.
 
Location. 40° 45.564′ N, 105° 28.354′ W. Marker is near Livermore, Colorado, in Larimer County. Marker is at the intersection of Red Feather Lakes Rd (County Road 74E at milepost 16) and Boy Scout Rd (County Road 68C), on the right when traveling south on Red Feather Lakes Rd. The site was comprised of numerous farm, commercial and residential buildings, which were on both sides of the present Red Feather Lakes Rd. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Livermore CO 80536, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Virginia Dale (approx. 15 miles away).
 
Regarding Site of Log Cabin, Colorado.

Site of Log Cabin, Colorado Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael O'Neill, April 25, 2021
2. Site of Log Cabin, Colorado Marker
Looking southwest from roadside at intersection.
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The Cache la Poudre River west of Fort Collins leads to a reasonably open mountain pass allowing access to western Colorado. But in settlement days the route to this pass was blocked in the lower canyon by massive granite mountain structures that prevented road or rail building.

Above the canyon obstacles, the path in the upper canyon allowed road building and ranch development. The route through Livermore was developed to provide access to this upper canyon, over Cameron Pass, into North Park and beyond.

For 56 years Log Cabin was a crucial way station for all freight and traffic moving across this challenging terrain. By 1926 engineering technology had developed that allowed road construction through the lower Poudre Canyon.
 
Log Cabin, Colorado Marker, as mounted on local stone. image. Click for full size.
By Michael O'Neill, April 25, 2021
3. Log Cabin, Colorado Marker, as mounted on local stone.
Hotel and Post Office at Log Cabin, Colorado image. Click for full size.
From the Collection, Red Feather Historical Society, circa 1920
4. Hotel and Post Office at Log Cabin, Colorado
North side of CR 74E.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 10, 2021, by Michael O'Neill of Livermore, Colorado. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 10, 2021, by Michael O'Neill of Livermore, Colorado.   4. submitted on May 14, 2021, by Michael O'Neill of Livermore, Colorado. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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