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Historical Markers in Hinsdale County, Colorado

 
Clickable Map of Hinsdale County, Colorado and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Hinsdale County, CO (9) Archuleta County, CO (6) Gunnison County, CO (33) La Plata County, CO (32) Mineral County, CO (3) Ouray County, CO (18) Saguache County, CO (4) San Juan County, CO (51)  HinsdaleCounty(9) Hinsdale County (9)  ArchuletaCounty(6) Archuleta County (6)  GunnisonCounty(33) Gunnison County (33)  LaPlataCounty(32) La Plata County (32)  MineralCounty(3) Mineral County (3)  OurayCounty(18) Ouray County (18)  SaguacheCounty(4) Saguache County (4)  SanJuanCounty(51) San Juan County (51)
Lake City is the county seat for Hinsdale County
Adjacent to Hinsdale County, Colorado
      Archuleta County (6)  
      Gunnison County (33)  
      La Plata County (32)  
      Mineral County (3)  
      Ouray County (18)  
      Saguache County (4)  
      San Juan County (51)  
 
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1Colorado (Hinsdale County), Lake City — A Town with Three Names
Burrows Park, Argentum, or Whitecross the name may have changed, yet the community and its place in history have remained the same. Situated within a five-mile long grassy meadow known as Burrows Park, clusters of hotels, blacksmith shops, . . . Map (db m177915) HM
2Colorado (Hinsdale County), Lake City — Bonanza Empire Chief
The history of the Bonanza Empire Chief Mine and Mill mirrors the stories told of fleeting fortunes throughout the San Juan Mountains. The initial discovery of the Bonanza Lode was made on July 4, 1885. Little work was completed on the claim until . . . Map (db m177867) HM
3Colorado (Hinsdale County), Lake City — Lee's Legacy
George S. Lee arrived in Hinsdale County from Massachusetts in May, 1877 with ambitious plans for the newly formed Galena Mining District. Lee saw opportunities to invest in the future of Colorado. At the time, the two-hundred-acre town site known . . . Map (db m177868) HM
4Colorado (Hinsdale County), Lake City — Rose Lime Kiln
Rose Lime Kiln was built along the banks of Henson Creek in the spring of 1881 by local investor and businessman George S. Lee. At the time, Lee used rare technology that he believed would dramatically change construction material and development. . . . Map (db m176748) HM
5Colorado (Hinsdale County), Lake City — Tellurium or Was It Whitecross
Tellurium's history, like that of many mining camps, consisted of booms and busts. From its initial occupation in 1875, it boasted as having two groceries and a post office (1876), but in an unusual statement for a mining camp, it did not have a . . . Map (db m177910) HM
6Colorado (Hinsdale County), Lake City — Troops Enroute
Living conditions were often deplorable in the Galena Mining District. Miners often lived in company supplied boarding houses set up in close proximity to the mines. The houses were poorly built, drafty, and had leaky roofs. Although conditions at . . . Map (db m177890) HM
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7Colorado (Hinsdale County), Lake City — Ute Homeland
The Ute Indians who inhabited what is now Colorado, Utah, and northern New Mexico were organized into small family bands. They migrated seasonally between the mountains and the deserts and foothills in search of game and wild plants and to . . . Map (db m177848) HM
8Colorado (Hinsdale County), Lake City — Ute-Ulay
As the primary impetus of Lake City's initial boom and the mainstay of its survival through the mid-1900s, the Ute-Ulay Mine and Mill Complex is linked to Hinsdale's county seat and only incorporated town emotionally and irrevocably. Architecture . . . Map (db m177908) HM
9Colorado (Hinsdale County), Lake City — White Death
At 2:14 AM on March 24, 1929, the Big Slide on the north side of Gravel Mountain tore loose and buried the Bonanza Empire Chief main office building, a dining hall/bunk house, and a five-room bunkhouse. Two cooks - Mrs. Mayme Watson and Mrs. E.L. . . . Map (db m177866) HM
 
 
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Dec. 1, 2022