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Florissant in Teller County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

The Fossil Beds

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument

 
 
The Fossil Beds Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 20, 2000
1. The Fossil Beds Marker
Inscription.  Explosive volcanic eruptions, a quiet freshwater lake, towering redwoods. A picture of this valley 35 million years ago is revealed by studying the rocks that are here today.
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Natural Features.
 
Location. 38° 54.774′ N, 105° 17.098′ W. Marker is in Florissant, Colorado, in Teller County. Marker is on Teller County Route 1. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Florissant CO 80816, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Welcome to Florissant, the Northern Gateway to The Gold Belt Tour National Scenic Byway (approx. 2.4 miles away); You are Standing Where the Ute Indians Once Lived (approx. 2.4 miles away); Living Artifacts, Landmarks and Trails of the Ute People (approx. 2.4 miles away); Fairley Bros. & Lampman Building (approx. 12.9 miles away); “The Old Homestead House” of Myers Avenue (approx. 13 miles away);
The Fossil Beds image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 20, 2000
2. The Fossil Beds
Old Homestead Parlour House (approx. 13 miles away); Victor City Hall (approx. 16 miles away); Welcome to Victor Colorado (approx. 16 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florissant.
 
The Fossil Beds image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 20, 2000
3. The Fossil Beds
The Fossil Beds image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 20, 2000
4. The Fossil Beds
Sign at the entrance to the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 20, 2000
5. Sign at the entrance to the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 16, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 239 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 16, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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