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Rocky Mountain National Park in Grand County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

People of Kawuneeche Valley

 
 
People of Kawuneeche Valley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2015
1. People of Kawuneeche Valley Marker
Inscription. This miner's cabin is one of the oldest buildings left standing in the Kawuneeche Valley. In 1902, Joseph Fleshuts homesteaded 160 acres here with the intent to live on the land for at least five years. Life must have been hard. In 1911 he abruptly he abandoned his cabin—and was not heard from again.

Homesteaders, miners, and trappers were not the first people to inhabit this valley. Ute Indians have hunted game and gathered plants here for more than 6,000 years. The Arapaho came later in the early 1800s. Members of both tribes still return to a place that once was home.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 40° 22.338′ N, 105° 51.266′ W. Marker is in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, in Grand County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Trail Ridge Road (U.S. 34) and Ditch Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located at the Holzwarth Historic Site pullout on the west side of Trail Ridge Road. Marker is at or near this postal address: 20631 Trail Ridge Road, Grand Lake CO 80447, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Continental Divide (approx. 4 miles away);
Fleshuts miner's cabin. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2015
2. Fleshuts miner's cabin.
Old Fall River Road (approx. 7.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia article on the Kawuneeche_Valley. (Submitted on September 27, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Loveland Reporter Herald article on Kawuneeche Valley visitors. (Submitted on September 27, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Marker, cabin and homesteaded land image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2015
3. Marker, cabin and homesteaded land
Part of the Holzworth Historic Site. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2015
4. Part of the Holzworth Historic Site.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 27, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 348 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 27, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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