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By Sharon Rossino, September 3, 2013
Hamill House Museum Marker
Colorado (Clear Creek County), Georgetown — Hamill House Museum
Georgetown-Silver Plume National Historic Landmark District Hamill House 1867/1879 The Hamill House represents the height of prosperity achieved during Georgetown's mining era. The centerpiece of Historic Georgetown's properties, this . . . — Map (db m69625) HM
Colorado (Clear Creek County), Georgetown — 3 — Old Town Jail1883 — Georgetown-Silver Plume National Historic Landmark District
The town of Georgetown built this small stone jail in the summer of 1883, using steel cells donated by the county. Built at a cost of $700, the stone jail was known for awhile as the "Hotel de Barr," after town Marshall Barr and for the "vertical . . . — Map (db m39338) HM
Colorado (Clear Creek County), Idaho Springs — Drexel Lacey
In Memoriam DREXEL LACEY 1892-1930 Resident Engineer State Highway Department Completed the survey of this highway August 13, 1926 — Map (db m76801) HM
Colorado (Clear Creek County), Idaho Springs — Idaho Springs Opera House1535 Miner Street
Mrs. Coddington owned a two-story brick double on the corner lot. It was occupied by W.K. Townsend (grocer) and Paul Lanius (hardware). Townsend imported glassware and crockery and was said to have the best selection of cigars in town. "Lets all . . . — Map (db m76856) HM
Colorado (Clear Creek County), Idaho Springs — Mining Exchange Building1517 - 1523 Miner Street
J.J. Elliott had his assay office in the building which was built in 1879. Often during the boom days of the 1880's dozens of ore wagons were parked on Miner Street in front of the "Exchange". Elliott promoted himself in the city directories of the . . . — Map (db m76854) HM
Colorado (Clear Creek County), Idaho Springs — The Charlie Tayler Waterwheel
Charlie Tayler used this waterwheel to power a stamp mill at his gold mining operations on Ute Creek. Tayler, who attributed his good health to the fact that he never kissed woman or took baths, built the waterwheel in 1893. It was moved to its . . . — Map (db m74371) HM
Colorado (Clear Creek County), Idaho Springs — University of DenverMeyer Womble Observatory
Mt. Evans, Colorado Elevation 14,125 ft. “The World’s Highest Operational Observatory” Building Dedication August 19, 1996 “...for educational purposes in astrophysics and astronomy...” — Map (db m3364) HM
Colorado (Clear Creek County), Silver Plume — Argentine Central Railway
Argentine Central Shay Locomotive No. 1 in Silver Plume, 1905. The Argentine Central Railway, incorporated in 1905 and built to service the Argentine Mining District in the Waldorf area, reached the summit of Mt. McClellan in 1906. The railroad . . . — Map (db m13629) HM

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