“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Golden in Jefferson County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)


Tourism Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Charles T. Harrell, July 4, 2011
1. Tourism Marker
Inscription.   Clear Creek Canyon was also a popular tourist area. Resorts such as Beaver Brook Pavilion were built along the creek. Early travel was mostly by train. In the early 1900s automobiles became a viable way to tour. Golden Tourist Park was a popular camping ground. Located in Golden, it provided easy access to Lookout Mountain Drive and to the rest of the Lariat Loop tourist route. This designated Colorado Scenic Byway was, and remains, a renowned tourist attraction.

Castle Rock Mountain Railway, Courtesy Golden Pioneer Museum.
Golden Tourist Park advertisement, circa 1930s, Courtesy Garner Collection. Background: Lariat Loop Road, c. 1930. Courtesy Denver Public Library, Western history Department.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EntertainmentNotable Places. A significant historical year for this entry is 1930.
Location. 39° 45.412′ N, 105° 13.37′ W. Marker is in Golden, Colorado, in Jefferson County. Marker can be reached from Washington Avenue Bridge. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Golden CO 80401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance

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of this marker. Early History of Clear Creek (here, next to this marker); Settlement of Clear Creek Valley (here, next to this marker); Gold in Clear Creek (here, next to this marker); Farming (here, next to this marker); Brewing on Clear Creek-Coors History (a few steps from this marker); Settler Farm Wife’s Initiative (a few steps from this marker); First Bicycle Mishap in Golden (a few steps from this marker); A Daring Rescue (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Golden.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 23, 2012, by Charles T. Harrell of Woodford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 565 times since then and 9 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on January 23, 2012, by Charles T. Harrell of Woodford, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Oct. 4, 2023