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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Gunnison, Colorado

 
Clickable Map of Gunnison 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 Gunnison County, CO (32) Chaffee County, CO (11) Delta County, CO (18) Hinsdale County, CO (0) Mesa County, CO (26) Montrose County, CO (34) Ouray County, CO (1) Pitkin County, CO (14) Saguache County, CO (4)  GunnisonCounty(32) Gunnison County (32)  ChaffeeCounty(11) Chaffee County (11)  DeltaCounty(18) Delta County (18)  HinsdaleCounty(0) Hinsdale County (0)  MesaCounty(26) Mesa County (26)  MontroseCounty(34) Montrose County (34)  OurayCounty(1) Ouray County (1)  PitkinCounty(14) Pitkin County (14)  SaguacheCounty(4) Saguache County (4)
Location of Gunnison, Colorado
    Gunnison County (32)
    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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1Colorado (Gunnison County), Gunnison — Bell Grinder
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
2Colorado (Gunnison County), Gunnison — Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park — South Rim-Tomichi Point
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)
3Colorado (Gunnison County), Gunnison — Bruce-Frew American Legion Post No. 54 Hut and History — Gunnison County Historic Landmark
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
4Colorado (Gunnison County), Gunnison — Columbine High School Memorial
Gunnison Remembers 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
5Colorado (Gunnison County), Gunnison — Engine #268 (Cinderella) — Denver & Rio Grande Western
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
6Colorado (Gunnison County), Gunnison — Forming a Pinnacle
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
7Colorado (Gunnison County), Gunnison — Gunnison Country
[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
8Colorado (Gunnison County), Gunnison — Ho For The Gunnison!
"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
9Colorado (Gunnison County), Gunnison — If You Only Knew
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
10Colorado (Gunnison County), Gunnison — Jaw Crusher
. . . — Map (db m158612) HM
11Colorado (Gunnison County), Gunnison — Jaw Crusher-Roll Jaw-
. . . — Map (db m158578) HM
12Colorado (Gunnison County), Gunnison — King Coal
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
13Colorado (Gunnison County), Gunnison — Middle East [Desert Storm] War Memorial
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
14Colorado (Gunnison County), Gunnison — Mine Ore Cart
Used in the Carter Mine, Ohio City, Co. Northeast of Gunnison — Map (db m158574) HM
15Colorado (Gunnison County), Gunnison — Mountaineer Bowl — 1948 — Elevation 7750 Feet —
"Highest Collegiate Football Field in the World" Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Football Champions Coach, Willard "Pete" Pederson · 1954 Coach, O. Kay Dalton · 1963-64-65 Coach, "Ollie" Woods · 1966 Coach, William "Bill" Noxon . . . — Map (db m158732) HM
16Colorado (Gunnison County), Gunnison — Mountaineer Sculpture Dedication/L. Richard "Dick" Bratton '54 — Artist: Joshua Tobey '00 — December 10, 2011 —
Dedicated to 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
17Colorado (Gunnison County), Gunnison — Odd Fellows Park
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
18Colorado (Gunnison County), Gunnison — Potato Digger
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
19Colorado (Gunnison County), Gunnison — Potato Planter
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
20Colorado (Gunnison County), Gunnison — POW/MIA Memorial
. . . — Map (db m158555) WM
21Colorado (Gunnison County), Gunnison — Rainbow Route Sign
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. ————————————— . . . — Map (db m158558) HM
22Colorado (Gunnison County), Gunnison — Riverfront Recreation
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
23Colorado (Gunnison County), Gunnison — The World's Largest Collegiate Emblem! — Western State College of Colorado, Gunnison, Colorado
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
24Colorado (Gunnison County), Gunnison — Trains and Trout
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
25Colorado (Gunnison County), Gunnison — Trains and Trout
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
26Colorado (Gunnison County), Gunnison — Two Great Trains
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
27Colorado (Gunnison County), Gunnison — Veterans Memorial
In tribute to the Veterans of Gunnison County, Colorado — Map (db m158554) WM
28Colorado (Gunnison County), Gunnison — Vienna Bakery / Johnson Restaurant Building
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior ———————————— Gunnison County . . . — Map (db m158795) HM
29Colorado (Gunnison County), Gunnison — Vietnam War Memorial — "In Memory Of"
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
30Colorado (Gunnison County), Gunnison — Water Pump
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
 
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