Lafayette in Boulder County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Mary Miller Historical Mural
You are standing on the site of the Black Diamond Coal Mine, one of more than a dozen mines which were crucial to Lafayette's history as a typical mining town in Colorado.
Made possible by contributions from:
The City of Lafayette The Citizens of Lafayette
National Endowment for the Arts
SCFD Boulder County Tier III
Colorado Council on the Arts
Storage Tek Lafayette Chamber of Commerce
Design Fabricators, Inc. Roads Family
Jean Mellblom & Family
Photos courtesy of the Lafayette Historical Society
Dedicated Sunday, October 4, 1998
Location. 40° 0.029′ N, 105° 5.987′ W. Marker is in Lafayette, Colorado, in Boulder County. Marker is at the intersection of West Baseline Road and Crossing Drive, on the right when traveling Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 775 West Baseline Road, Lafayette CO 80026, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Peltier House (approx. half a mile away); Joe Rodwick House (approx. half a mile away); Miner's Museum (approx. 0.6 miles away); Colorado's Northern Coal Field (approx. 0.6 miles away); City Hall (approx. 0.6 miles away); Padfield House (approx. 0.6 miles away); George Bermont House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Kettle Dry Goods Store (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lafayette.
Also see . . .
1. Boulder / Weld Coal Field. The Colorado Geological Survey's history of the Boulder/Weld Coal Field District, which included Lafayette. Of note:"...A prominent figure of the Boulder-Weld coal field was Mary Miller. In 1862, Mary and Lafayette Miller arrived in the area near the St. Vrain River and operated a stage station along the Denver-Cheyenne Road (present day US-287). They owned Rock Creek Stage Station until 1870, when the railroad to Denver was built. They homestead land for farming near present-day Lafayette. The land was successful for farming, but after Lafayette’s untimely death in 1878 (of heat stroke), Mary carried on with (Submitted on August 23, 2015.)
2. The Coal Mining Heritage of Lafayette. (Submitted on August 23, 2015.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 23, 2015, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 372 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 23, 2015, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.