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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Salida, Colorado
Location of Salida, Colorado
► Chaffee County (11) ► Fremont County (26) ► Gunnison County (32) ► Lake County (20) ► Park County (20) ► Pitkin County (14) ► Saguache County (4)
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[Roll of Honored Dead]
Frank J. Coscarelli • Jack Rundell • Joe A. Barnhill
Frank Holman • Roy J. Barnhill • John T. Fowler
Raymond Thorpe • John N. Maestas • Cyril J. Coster
Theodore D. Benjovsky • Laverne F. Knipp • Philip F. Scholl . . . — — Map (db m158549) WM|
|Frustrated in their attempt to climb Pike’s Peak on November 27, 1806, Zebulon Pike and his party of 15 trudged on through South Park looking for the Red River, southern boundary of the Louisiana Purchase. After crossing Trout Creek Pass, the . . . — — Map (db m127876) HM|
| Marker A:Finding Our Roots Following ancient paths The history of Chaffee County as part of the United States began in 1803, with the purchase of the Louisiana Territory from France. But human history was established here centuries . . . — — Map (db m116085) HM|
|Electricity was introduced in Salida in 1887 when a group of local townsfolk created The Electric Illuminating Company. In 1892 the then-named Salida Light and Power Company built a 1000-kilowatt steam generating plant at this location on the banks . . . — — Map (db m52403) HM|