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

Lime Creek Burn 1879

 
 
Lime Creek Burn 1879 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Wyndfire, August 19, 2012
1. Lime Creek Burn 1879 Marker
Inscription.  This man-caused forest fire burned 26,000 acres consuming approximately 150,000,000 board-feet of timber. Reforestation by direct seeding and planting of seedling trees was started in 1911 and continues today.
The project was financed by federal funds and contributions from the conservation-minded Colorado Federation of Women's Clubs.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: DisastersHorticulture & Forestry. A significant historical year for this entry is 1911.
 
Location. 37° 42.921′ N, 107° 45.26′ W. Marker is in Durango, Colorado, in La Plata County. Marker is on U.S. 550, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Durango CO 81301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rails Into the San Juans (approx. 7˝ miles away); Silverton (approx. 7˝ miles away); Hard Rock Resiliency (approx. 7˝ miles away); Silver By The Ton (approx. 7.7 miles away); Silverton's Railroads (approx. 7.7 miles away); Swivel End-Dump Car (approx. 7.8 miles away); Shaft "Can" Skip (approx. 7.8 miles away); 1069 Greene (approx. 8.2 miles away).
 
Lime Creek Burn 1879 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Wyndfire, August 19, 2012
2. Lime Creek Burn 1879 Marker
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By Wyndfire, August 19, 2012
3. Lime Creek Area
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 30, 2012, by Jennifer W. of Las Cruces, New Mexico. This page has been viewed 2,711 times since then and 436 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 30, 2012, by Jennifer W. of Las Cruces, New Mexico. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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