“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Ouray County, Colorado

Clickable Map of Ouray County, Colorado and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Ouray County, CO (18) Gunnison County, CO (33) Hinsdale County, CO (9) Montrose County, CO (36) San Juan County, CO (51) San Miguel County, CO (1)  OurayCounty(18) Ouray County (18)  GunnisonCounty(33) Gunnison County (33)  HinsdaleCounty(9) Hinsdale County (9)  MontroseCounty(36) Montrose County (36)  SanJuanCounty(51) San Juan County (51)  SanMiguelCounty(1) San Miguel County (1)
Ouray is the county seat for Ouray County
Adjacent to Ouray County, Colorado
      Gunnison County (33)  
      Hinsdale County (9)  
      Montrose County (36)  
      San Juan County (51)  
      San Miguel County (1)  
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1 Colorado, Ouray County, Ouray — Beaumont Restoration
Built 1886 Abandoned 1967-1998 Restoration 1998-2003 "Presidents and Celebrities Gave It Fame, Dan and Mary Gave It Life." National Trust Awards Ceremony 2004 Inaugural Presidential Preserve America Awards 2003 Inaugural Colorado . . . Map (db m186920) HM
2 Colorado, Ouray County, Ouray — Boom Towns
The history of the Red Mountain Mining District mirrors the story told in countless boom-and-bust mining areas throughout the West. As prospectors, miners, cooks, freighters, prostitutes, gamblers, saloon keepers, boarding house operators, and . . . Map (db m179030) HM
3 Colorado, Ouray County, Ouray — Idarado Houses
The history of the Idarado Mine goes back to 1896 with the creation of the Treasury Tunnel. In 1934 the San Juan Metals Company purchased the old Treasury Tunnel site and by 1937 a new 300-ton per day mill was in operation. In 1939 the Idarado . . . Map (db m179083) HM
4 Colorado, Ouray County, Ouray — It's Our Fault
You are standing at the Ouray Fault, the first step in the formation of Box Cañon Falls. Millions of years ago a deep crack in the earth caused the harder rocks to move upward, while the soft sedimentary rocks to the north moved downward. As you . . . Map (db m191376) HM
5 Colorado, Ouray County, Ouray — Larson Brothers Mine
W.C. Davis and G.C. McGee recorded the Ida L. and Dauntless mining claims in 1888. In 1893 Davis sold his interest in these and other claims to W.F. Abrams of San Diego, California. McGee kept his interest until selling it to A.G. Bruner in 1910. . . . Map (db m179090) HM
6 Colorado, Ouray County, Ouray — Mine Reclamation Improves Water Quality
Panel 1 This region was founded by gold and silver miners in the 1870s. This 17-square mile area has produced 4 million ounces of gold, 21 million ounces of silver, and 12 million tons of lead, zinc and copper. The natural resources from . . . Map (db m179088) HM
7 Colorado, Ouray County, Ouray — Ouray Elks Lodge
421 Main Street #492 Fraternal Organization 1904 Ouray County Historic BuildingMap (db m186918) HM
8 Colorado, Ouray County, Ouray — Preserving the Past
Ouray was just eleven years old when the Beaumont Hotel celebrated its grand opening on July 25, 1887. The building immediately gained fame as western Colorado's most elegant hotel, marking Ouray as a place of wealth, importance, and permanence. For . . . Map (db m186905) HM
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9 Colorado, Ouray County, Ouray — Reclaiming the Land
Before... Many of the creeks in the Red Mountain Mining District are devoid of aquatic life due to the natural geologic setting and historic mining. Within the thirty-square mile district over one hundred historic mines have been located. . . . Map (db m179029) HM
10 Colorado, Ouray County, Ouray — San Juan Travel
The San Juan Mountains have long posed a barrier to travel and, by extension, to economic development. Early miners had to transport ore via pack animals over rocky trails, a process so inefficient that it rendered many claims unworkable. Matters . . . Map (db m186903) HM
11 Colorado, Ouray County, Ouray — The Heart of the Red Mountains
Before you is the historic Red Mountain Mining District. In the early 1880s, valuable columns of silver ore called "pipes" were discovered in this valley and extraction began. By 1883, nearly forty mines were sending silver ore to smelters. . . . Map (db m179032) HM
12 Colorado, Ouray County, Ouray — The Idarado Mine
The Idarado Mining Company was founded in 1939 in a consolidation of mining claims including the Black Bear, Treasury Tunnel, Barstow, and the Imogene mines. In June 1943, work began to extend the Treasury Tunnel below the Black Bear Mine to . . . Map (db m179028) HM
13 Colorado, Ouray County, Ouray — The Silverton Railroad
The eighteen-mile Silverton Railroad was truly a "little train that could." Incorporated by Otto Mears on July 5, 1887, this narrow gauge railroad connected the communities of Albany, Ironton, Guston, Red Mountain Town, Congress (Red Mountain . . . Map (db m179033) HM
14 Colorado, Ouray County, Ouray — The Treasury Tunnel
This is the eastern end of the Idarado Mine. As one of the San Juans' larger mines, it contains nearly 100 miles of underground tunnels. Miners would enter here at the Treasury Tunnel and ride the underground trams to their work station. The . . . Map (db m179085) HM
15 Colorado, Ouray County, Ouray — The Yankee Girl
Before you, on the east side of Red Mountain Creek, is the headframe of the Yankee Girl Mine. In 1882, prospector John Robinson discovered a massive "pipe" of silver ore and staked the Yankee Girl claim. He developed an exploratory shaft and . . . Map (db m179031) HM
16 Colorado, Ouray County, Ouray — This Marker in Memory of Rev. Marvin HudsonHis Daughters Amelia & Pauline
Who were swept to their deaths 1,000 feet north of this marker in the East Riverside Slide Sunday March 3, 1963 while answering the call to Christian duty of his pastorate in Silverton, Colorado In Honor Of the many friends & . . . Map (db m179139) HM
17 Colorado, Ouray County, Ouray — Untold Stories
Nineteenth-Century Newspapers At one point in the 1880s, Ouray newspaper publisher David Day had forty-two libel suits pending against him-and he wore them like a row of combat medals. Day's broadsheet, the Solid Muldoon, placed less emphasis . . . Map (db m186909) HM
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18 Colorado, Ouray County, Ridgway — Ridgway Railroad MuseumThe Rio Grande Southern Railroad
Otto Mears was a Russian immigrant known as the "Pathfinder of the San Juans." He developed a network of toll roads and narrow gauge railroads that established the routes of most of this area's highways. Mears' crowning achievement was the Rio . . . Map (db m199594) HM
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Oct. 3, 2023