“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 Park County, Colorado

Clickable Map of Park 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> Park County, CO (20) Chaffee County, CO (11) Clear Creek County, CO (29) Fremont County, CO (27) Jefferson County, CO (81) Lake County, CO (20) Summit County, CO (21) Teller County, CO (40)  ParkCounty(20) Park County (20)  ChaffeeCounty(11) Chaffee County (11)  ClearCreekCounty(29) Clear Creek County (29)  FremontCounty(27) Fremont County (27)  JeffersonCounty(81) Jefferson County (81)  LakeCounty(20) Lake County (20)  SummitCounty(21) Summit County (21)  TellerCounty(40) Teller County (40)
Fairplay is the county seat for Park County
Adjacent to Park County, Colorado
      Chaffee County (11)  
      Clear Creek County (29)  
      Fremont County (27)  
      Jefferson County (81)  
      Lake County (20)  
      Summit County (21)  
      Teller County (40)  
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1 Colorado, Park County, Alma — Hoosier Pass
This memorial is the property of the State of Colorado Hoosier Pass Across Continental Divide between South Park and the Blue River Altitude 11,542 feet Crossed by Fremont 1844 Named for Hoosier . . . Map (db m171494) HM
2 Colorado, Park County, Fairplay — Caring for a Great PlaceSouth Park Heritage Resource Area
A 900-square-mile grassland basin in the center of Colorado In 1994 a group of local ranchers gathered to discuss the future of South Park's authentic landscape. From that meeting a vision emerged for preserving our abundant open spaces, . . . Map (db m152927) HM
3 Colorado, Park County, Fairplay — Fairplay
Named by the pioneer miners in expression of their determination for equal opportunity and fair dealing. Site visited by Captain John C. Fremont and Kit Carson in 1844. Fairplay diggings organized and mining laws enacted in April 1860. Seat of Park . . . Map (db m152925) HM
4 Colorado, Park County, Fairplay — Fairplay Walking TourHistoric Buildings Live On
Fairplay was settled in 1859 near a promising gold strike on the South Platte River. Vowing that things would be different here than in Tarryall, the founders were said to proclaim, "in this camp we'll have fair play.” When Fairplay became the . . . Map (db m152926) HM
5 Colorado, Park County, Fairplay — South Park City Museum
has been listed on National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m152974) HM
6 Colorado, Park County, Hartsel — HartselAnd The Surrounding Area
At the center of Colorado, the Hartsel area served as a summer hunting ground for the Mountain Utes and other American Indian tribes. After 1860, fields of irrigated hay replaced native grasses, domestic cattle and sheep replaced the bison, and . . . Map (db m107886) HM
7 Colorado, Park County, Hartsel — HeritageCharacter and Adaptability
Sam Hartsel: Life in Hartsel has always called for character and adaptability. Sam Hartsel came to South Park in 1860 to mine but realized that he could make a better living raising food for miners. Starting with a 160-acre homestead in . . . Map (db m107890) HM
8 Colorado, Park County, Jefferson — Ralph Carr Memorial Highway
In commemoration of Ralph L. Carr Governor of Colorado (1939 - 1943) Following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, tens of thousands of Japanese Americans were forcibly sent to internment camps by the federal government. These Americans . . . Map (db m152979) HM
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9 Colorado, Park County, Jefferson — South Park
This memorial is the property of the State of Colorado Spread before you lies the famous South Park Entered by Kenosha Pass, elevation 10,000 feet The Bayou Salado of early trappers. Favorite Indian . . . Map (db m152980) HM
10 Colorado, Park County, Jefferson — Tarryall Diggings
This memorial is the property of the State of Colorado Extending up the creek to the mountains were the Tarryall Diggings Discovered in July, 1859. Towns of Hamilton and Tarryall (2 miles west) thrived in 1860s. A . . . Map (db m152978) HM
11 Colorado, Park County, Lake George — Bayou Salado "Salt Marsh"
Dubbed Bayou Salado by early European explorers, South Park is one of four high-altitude mountain parks in Colorado. The view from Wilkerson Pass looks down to a great flat plain, perhaps the best-known mountain park in the state. The name, . . . Map (db m153273)
12 Colorado, Park County, Lake George — Digging In
In 1859-60, thousands of people drawn by the promise of gold crossed over the passes into South Park. Towns named Tarryall, Fairplay, and Buckskin sprang up. This first boom receded by 1864, but the discovery of silver in 1870 spurred another . . . Map (db m153258) HM
13 Colorado, Park County, Lake George — Enough Water for Everyone?
Water is a precious commodity here and throughout the West. Forests, fisheries, wetlands, waterfowl populations, and recreation all rely on healthy watersheds. In addition, the Forest Service manages watersheds in this area that provide large . . . Map (db m153269) HM
14 Colorado, Park County, Lake George — Fire Nature's Own Cleanser
Before European settlement, healthy stands of widely spaced ponderosa pines and Douglas-firs covered the montane ccosystem. These open forests likely occurred because lightning caused and human-set fires eliminated some young trees, pine needles, . . . Map (db m153257) HM
15 Colorado, Park County, Lake George — Footpaths to Highways
South Park has long served as a crossroads and a destination for people from other places. American Indians who came to hunt, collect natural salts, and soak in hot springs established routes through the landscape as they traveled between their . . . Map (db m153262) HM
16 Colorado, Park County, Lake George — Human Lives & Landscapes Inextricably Intertwined
This landscape tells countless stories of human journeys, building homes and lives on the land. People have always been drawn here for the natural resources: wild game, water. salt, timber, minerals, open spaces, and sweeping mountain views. . . . Map (db m153277) HM
17 Colorado, Park County, Lake George — Pikes Peak and National Forests
Although Pikes Peak is not the highest peak in Colorado, it may be the best known, thanks to "America the Beautiful." On Pikes Peak, Katharine Lee Bates was inspired to write a song that praises the natural beauty of this country. As you look . . . Map (db m153280) HM
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18 Colorado, Park County, Lake George — The Blue Sky PeopleMountain Natives for Ten Thousand Years
The Utes and their ancestors migrated into South Park annually, arriving in the spring and staying into late fall. They traveled a regular circuit, following the large game herds until the mountain seeds and berries ripened. During the winter, . . . Map (db m153282) HM
19 Colorado, Park County, Lake George — Turning Gold Fields into Fields of Green
When gold became hard to find in the 1860s, some Park County gold-seekers turned to ranching. They quickly learned that irrigation was essential, and that water could turn Park County fields into rich meadows of native hay. By 1861, the rights . . . Map (db m153265) HM
20 Colorado, Park County, Shawnee — Shawnee Historic District
In 1886, James W. Price homesteaded here & in 1889 built the Grandview Hotel. In 1900 he & the Colo. & Southern Railway developed Shawnee & built Shawnee Lodge which burned in 1929. In 1900 Price built the Shawnee Mercantile Co. Store & moved the . . . Map (db m152982) HM
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Jun. 5, 2023