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Leadville in Lake County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

David May

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 20, 2009
1. David May Marker
Inscription.  
The nationwide
May Department Stores
mercantile empire was born
in September, 1877 when
David May
opened his first store in a tent
300 feet south of this tablet.

From 1881 to 1888 the May Store
occupied this site, at 318 Harrison Avenue

Erected by The May Company, Denver
September, 1952 Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the founding of his first store by David May.
 
Erected 1952 by The May Company.
 
Location. 39° 14.812′ N, 106° 17.459′ W. Marker is in Leadville, Colorado, in Lake County. Marker is on Harrison Avenue south of West 4th Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 316 Harrison Avenue, Leadville CO 80461, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Temple Israel: A Frontier Synagogue and Museum (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Healy House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hebrew Cemetery: Final Resting Place of Leadville Jews
David May Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 19, 2009
2. David May Marker
The marker is to the left of the Hyman Block. The Tabor Opera House is to the right.
(approx. 0.9 miles away); John B. "Texas Jack" Omohundro (approx. 1.1 miles away); Matchless Mine (approx. 1.2 miles away); 10th Mountain Division Memorial (approx. 8 miles away); Office of Stratigic Services (O.S.S.) NORSO (Rype Group) Special Force (approx. 8 miles away); Norwegian Memorial (approx. 8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Leadville.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
The Tabor Opera House image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 19, 2009
3. The Tabor Opera House
The Tabor Opera House image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 19, 2009
4. The Tabor Opera House
The Tabor Opera House image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 19, 2009
5. The Tabor Opera House
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 20, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 1,164 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 20, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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