Idaho Springs in Clear Creek County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
The Charlie Tayler Waterwheel
Charlie Tayler used this waterwheel to power a stamp mill at his gold mining operations on Ute Creek. Tayler, who attributed his good health to the fact that he never kissed woman or took baths, built the waterwheel in 1893. It was moved to its present site in 1946, a gift to the people of Idaho Springs by his estate. It was restored during the spring and summer of 1988 by volunteers and private contributions. It was dedicated during Gold Rush Days, July 16-17, 1988.
Bruce Bell, Larry Cox, David George, Joe Feistner, Kristian Loevlie, David McIntyre Wendall Upright, project engineer
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Landmarks.
Location. 39° 44.44′ N, 105° 30.959′ W. Marker is in Idaho Springs, Colorado, in Clear Creek County. Marker is on Interstate 70 0.2 miles east of Chicago Creek Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Idaho Springs CO 80452, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Mead and Cooper Building (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Idaho Springs Opera HouseMining Exchange Building (about 500 feet away); Arrastra (approx. 0.2 miles away); Central City (approx. 4.1 miles away); Central City Opera (approx. 4.1 miles away); The AOUW Building (approx. 4.1 miles away); The Ignatz Meyer Building (approx. 4.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Idaho Springs.
Also see . . .
1. Charlie Tayler Waterwheel-Idaho Springs, CO. A Panoramic view of the waterwheel and surrounding area. The marker is also seen. (Submitted on January 1, 2011, by Bob (peach) Weber of Dewey, Arizona.)
2. Charles Taylor. A biography of Charles Taylor written by his great grandson. (Submitted on January 1, 2011.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 21, 2010, by Bob (peach) Weber of Dewey, Arizona. This page has been viewed 2,687 times since then. Last updated on June 13, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 21, 2010, by Bob (peach) Weber of Dewey, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.