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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Penrose, Colorado

 
Clickable Map of Fremont 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 Fremont County, CO (26) Chaffee County, CO (11) Custer County, CO (6) El Paso County, CO (332) Park County, CO (19) Pueblo County, CO (8) Saguache County, CO (4) Teller County, CO (40)  FremontCounty(26) Fremont County (26)  ChaffeeCounty(11) Chaffee County (11)  CusterCounty(6) Custer County (6)  ElPasoCounty(332) El Paso County (332)  ParkCounty(19) Park County (19)  PuebloCounty(8) Pueblo County (8)  SaguacheCounty(4) Saguache County (4)  TellerCounty(40) Teller County (40)
Location of Penrose, Colorado
    Fremont County (26)
    Chaffee County (11)
    Custer County (6)
    El Paso County (332)
    Park County (19)
    Pueblo County (8)
    Saguache County (4)
    Teller County (40)
 
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GEOGRAPHIC SORT
1Colorado (Fremont County), Penrose — Arkansas River Valley
Florence Oil Field Alexander Cassidy dug a twenty-three-foot-deep oil well near here in 1862, making this Colorado's first oil-producing region. Cassidy and others spent nearly two decades plumbing the hollows and seeps, sure that a major . . . Map (db m152994) HM
2Colorado (Fremont County), Penrose — Arkansas Valley Country
Clockwise, from top • The Pioneer Museum in Florence highlights the town's industrial past. Ample coal and water made the town an optimal site fer processing ore shipped via the Florence and Cripple Creek Railroad. At the turn of . . . Map (db m153002) HM
3Colorado (Fremont County), Penrose — Corrections Capital
When Colorado Territorial Prison opened in June 1871 just west of Cañon City, it drew a mixed reception from law-abiding locals — some daunted by the possibility of felons on the loose, others eager for the jobs and services that came with the . . . Map (db m152997) HM
4Colorado (Fremont County), Penrose — Cramer School1910
Destroyed by fire and rebuilt 1930Map (db m160887) HM
5Colorado (Fremont County), Penrose — The Royal Gorge
Royal Gorge Railroad War Racing to lay the first tracks into the Colorado Rockies in April 1878, the Denver & Rio Grande and its rival, the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe, reached the Royal Gorge in a dead heat. Competing construction crews . . . Map (db m152999) HM
 
 
 
Apr. 20, 2021