Dolores in Montezuma County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Big Bend and McPhee
In 1926 the logging town of McPhee was established. It was abandoned in 1948, when a major fire destroyed the entire mill. The town was situated 11 miles south of Dolores, where the present McPhee Dam is located. Of the three settlements, Dolores is the only one left.
Erected 1999 by Al Packer Chapter No. 100, Matt Warner Chapter No. 1900, Lost Dutchman Chapter No. 5917+4, E Clampus Vitus.
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 37° 28.253′ N, 108° 31.058′ W. Marker is in Dolores, Colorado, in Montezuma County. Marker is on County Road 28, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located at the Dolores Cemetery entrance. Marker is in this post office area: Dolores CO 81323, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 Mancos Valley (approx. 12.9 miles away); Natural Seep Springs (approx. 13½ miles away); A Monument to Time (approx. 13.6 miles away).
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 29, 2011, by Frank Houdek of Kingman, Arizona. This page has been viewed 651 times since then and 6 times this year. Last updated on February 9, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 29, 2011, by Frank Houdek of Kingman, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.