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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Gunnison County, Colorado
Adjacent to Gunnison County, Colorado
► Chaffee County (11) ► Delta County (18) ► Hinsdale County (0) ► Mesa County (26) ► Montrose County (34) ► Ouray County (1) ► Pitkin County (14) ► Saguache County (4)
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Used for grinding ore rocks, preparing
them for the mill. This type of rock crusher
had a bell shaped object in the crushing
mechanism that turned and when rocks were
poured into the hopper the bell shaped object
would turn, thus . . . — — Map (db m158584) HM|
|Welcome to the south rim of the Black Canyon. The view here at Tomichi Point is just a sample of the spectacular scenery that is ahead. There are eleven more viewpoints between here and the end of the road at High Point, six miles away. Some of the . . . — — Map (db m92693)|
On October 30, 1919, a group of thirty returned soldiers met at the Court House to formulate plans for an American Legion post. The Charter of which was granted November 22, 1919. The Post was named Bruce-Frew, honoring two men from Gunnison . . . — — Map (db m158730) HM|
Columbine High School
in Littleton, Colorado
April 20th, 1999
Lauren Townsend John Tomlin Daniel Rohrbough
Cassie Bernall Rachel Scott Corey Depooter
Kelly Fleming Matt Kechter Daniel Mauser . . . — — Map (db m158797) HM|
Built in 1882 by Baldwin Class C-16 2-8-0
Worked in Gunnison for 73 years (1882-1955)
Fire put out for the last time on July 1, 1955
The paint scheme on the engine was done in 1949
for the Chicago Railroad Fair. Later #268 appeared
in . . . — — Map (db m158567) HM|
The Dillon Pinnacles are one example of many spires found within Curecanti. Pinnacles are a product of erosion. Wind, rain, and ice are carving away at the landscape. This process happens everywhere, so why does the rock here form pinnacle shapes? . . . — — Map (db m158868) HM|
[Clockwise from top right]
Glenwood Canyon. In 1993 the Colorado Department of Transportation completed the final link of Interstate 70 through this remarkable canyon.
Glenwood's Natural Hot Springs have soothed and healed human ailments . . . — — Map (db m158790) HM|
"If I get through it will be a triumph-
but I must try at least and try I shall."
John W. Gunnison, 1853
1853 Gunnison Railroad Expedition
In 1853 Capt. John W. Gunnison (1812-1853) led a survey party through the Central Rockies . . . — — Map (db m158720) HM|
With just a little help from a geologist, you can see what can't be seen — and travel through time for millions of years. These rocks reveal long-gone river valleys, open oceans, and enormous volcanoes.
Roll back the clock and geology shows . . . — — Map (db m158870) HM|
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The Coal Miners
Crested Butte's early miners were mostly Anglo-Saxons from Cornwall, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland. This changed in the 1890s when the mines were worked by cheap labor drawn from southern Europe—Slavs, Greeks, and . . . — — Map (db m158787) HM|
Though our land be continually tried & hallowed,
freedom does still ring
We are forever grateful and proud of you...
our country's service personnel
in the Middle East war
PFC Sean A. Ray 1st Lt. James S. Sammons Lt. NIck Starika . . . — — Map (db m158557) WM|
Used in the Carter Mine,
Ohio City, Co. Northeast of Gunnison — — Map (db m158574) HM|
"Highest Collegiate Football Field in the World"
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
Coach, Willard "Pete" Pederson · 1954
Coach, O. Kay Dalton · 1963-64-65
Coach, "Ollie" Woods · 1966
Coach, William "Bill" Noxon . . . — — Map (db m158732) HM|
L. Richard "Dick" Bratton '54
In celebration of Western's 100-year anniversary (since opening its doors), WSC Foundation commissioned Joshua Tobey '00 to sculpt Western's mascot, the Mountaineer. It was fitting to . . . — — Map (db m158778) HM|
The Independent Order of Odd Fellows, IOOF, is an international fraternal organization that was founded on the North American continent in 1819. The command of the IOOF is to "visit the sick, relieve the distressed, bury the dead and educate the . . . — — Map (db m158806) HM|
Used to dig potatoes from the ground.
Note the bars in the back of the machine.
These bars when in operation would vibrate
the excess dirt off of the potatoes. — — Map (db m158613) HM|
Note the knives at the bottom of the
potato bin, which sliced the potato before
it dropped into the ground. Potatoes were
grown in Gunnison in the early pioneer days.
Donated by the
Jim and Zeta Graham Family
in memory of Partick . . . — — Map (db m158642) HM|
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This sign was place[d] on Monarch Pass
in 1916 by the DAR to commemorate
the Gunnison Country's abundance
of rainbow trout in the Gunnison River.
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Even before this area was protected as a national recreation area, anglers came to this stretch of the Gunnison River in search of the legendary trout. Guest ranches and fishing resorts lined the river prior to the construction of Blue Mesa . . . — — Map (db m158551) HM|
LIGHTING THE "W": One of the great traditions of the West is repeated each year at WSC's Homecoming, often on July 4th, and on some other special occasions. College students ignite oil-soaked rags which outline the legs of the "W." A beautiful . . . — — Map (db m158715) HM|
Before there was a reservoir here, three towns existed along the banks of the Gunnison River. The Denver & Rio Grande Railroad hauled both freight and passengers to the towns of Iola, Cebolla, and Sapinero. Sightseers came for the Rocky Mountain . . . — — Map (db m158858) HM|
Before there was a reservoir here, three towns existed along the banks of the Gunnison River. The Denver & Rio Grande Railroad hauled both freight and passengers to the towns of Iola, Cebolla, and Sapinero. Sightseers came for the Rocky Mountain . . . — — Map (db m158865) HM|
Thunder in the Black Canyon
The Black Canyon thwarted explorer John W. Gunnison, and years later railroad engineers declared it impassable. But General William Jackson Palmer, president of the Denver & Rio Grande Railway, believed his men . . . — — Map (db m158726) HM|
In tribute to
the Veterans of
Gunnison County, Colorado — — Map (db m158554) WM|
has been placed on the
of Historic Places
by the United States
Department of the Interior
Gunnison County . . . — — Map (db m158795) HM|
Standing in silent requiem, honoring the
memory of all who made the supreme
sacrifice during the Vietnam War.
Memorial Day 1996 — — Map (db m158556) WM|
Used in placer mining. By pouring water
over the mined material, the heavier metals
such as gold or silver sink to the bottom
for easy retrieval. This item would be an
industrial type water pump. — — Map (db m158588) HM|
Four bridges once stood southwest of the original town site of Sapinero. Cars and trucks used the high bridge to travel between Gunnison and Montrose. Anglers used the low bridge to access the river.
The Denver & Rio Grande Railroad needed two . . . — — Map (db m158933) HM|
Congressman Wayne N. Aspinall devoted most of his life to the service of the people of Colorado and the Nation. After 16 years in the Colorado General Assembly, including 2 years as Speaker of the House and 10 years as Party Leader in the Senate, . . . — — Map (db m158931) HM|