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By Mark Hilton, July 30, 2016
Charles Kelly Boulevard Marker
Colorado (Adams County), Aurora — Charles Kelly Boulevard
In honor of Major Charles L. Kelly, MSC, U.S. Army 1925 - 1964 Dust-Off Pilot Extraordinary Killed in action by small arms fire while attempting to approach a hot LZ near Vinh Long, Viet Nam on 1 July 1964 after . . . — Map (db m96555) WM
Colorado (Adams County), Aurora — Colorado Freedom Memorial
"It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here... to the great task remaining before us... that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion, . . . — Map (db m75613) WM
Colorado (Adams County), Aurora — Sharon A. Lane Drive
In honor of 1Lt Sharon A. Lane, ANC, U.S. Army 1943 - 1969 FAMC Staff Nurse, 1968 - 1969 Killed by enemy mortar round while serving with honor 312th Evac Hospital, Chu Lai, Viet Nam Only ANC Officer to die as a result . . . — Map (db m96560) WM
Colorado (Adams County), Aurora — WWI Medical Staff Memorial
1917     1918 In Memory of the Officers Nurses and Enlisted Men of the Medical Department United States Army Who Lost Their Lives During the World War This Tablet is Erected by their Coworkers of the Medical Department . . . — Map (db m96553) WM
Colorado (Adams County), Bennett — 218 — Front Range Flight
The Rocky Mountains proved a formidable barrier to early aviation, leaving Colorado in a familiar position: bypassed. As with the railroads fifty years earlier, transcontinental air traffic went through Wyoming; Colorado had to make do with a . . . — Map (db m70525) HM
Colorado (Adams County), Brighton — Dedicated to the Pioneer Spirit of our Early Settlers
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Colorado (Adams County), Buckley Air Force Base — Buckley
In honor of 1Lt John Harold Buckley (1896-1918) Longmont, Colorado Lost his life in World War I, on a mission behind German lines. Buckley Field 1942-1947 Denver Naval Air Station 1947-1959 Buckley Air National Guard Base . . . — Map (db m75593) HM WM
Colorado (Adams County), Commerce City — Early Years of Statehood
Early Years of Statehood In the early years of statehood, silver strikes at Leadville and Aspen brought settlers and money into Colorado. Rail lines, smelters, and refineries were built, and large coalfields were opened up. The High . . . — Map (db m119387) HM
Colorado (Adams County), Commerce City — Habitat for Wildlife - A Rich History
Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge Located just eleven miles northeast of downtown Denver, the Refuge is the largest contiguous open space in the Denver metropolitan area. A major environmental restoration program will be . . . — Map (db m119390) HM
Colorado (Adams County), Commerce City — Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge
In 1942, women and men of the U.S. Army built this Arsenal that helped achieve victory in WWII and the Cold War. With thanks to our partners, the U.S. Army, Shell Oil Company and their contractors, we dedicate this flagpole to the employees of . . . — Map (db m119380) HM
Colorado (Adams County), Commerce City — The Fourteeners
The Fourteeners There are 58 peaks in the Colorado Rocky Mountains that are above 14,000 feet in height. While 54 are generally acknowledged to be "14ers", most people who want to climb them want to climb all 58. They are contained in six . . . — Map (db m119395) HM
Colorado (Adams County), Commerce City — Where's the Water?
Commerce City Commerce City was incorporated as Commerce Town in 1952 and became Commerce City in 1970. In 2004 the Prairie Gateway, a 917-acre parcel of land located along the western edge of the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife . . . — Map (db m119381) HM
Colorado (Adams County), Westminster — 12 — Ma Barker GangLloyd William Barker
Ma Barker's infamous son, Lloyd "Red" Barker traded in a life of crime for a life in Westminster in the 1940s. Lloyd grew up as part of the Barker Gang, described by FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover as "the toughest gang of hoodlums the FBI has ever . . . — Map (db m69547) HM
Colorado (Adams County), Westminster — WFD Volunteers 1934 - 2000
The value of one's life can be measured by how he or she has added value to the lives of others. In 2003 this statue was dedicated to those who gave freely of their time to serve Westminster Citizens through the fire service and community activities. — Map (db m4648) HM
Colorado (Alamosa County), Alamosa — "The Magic Dog"
The Utes called this valley “Tavi-we-a-gat” or Big Valley. They came here following in the footsteps of their ancestors along this Camino; their dogs pulled their belongings along the now paved byway. This fertile valley provided . . . — Map (db m71876) HM
Colorado (Alamosa County), Alamosa — ... Los Caminos Antiguos Scenic & Historic Byway
You have entered the land of the Rio Bravo del Norte, the northernmost outpost of sixteenth century Spain. To the Spanish people, the San Luis Valley was a wild and unexploited place known only to the Native people. Amidst the beauty and . . . — Map (db m71878) HM
Colorado (Alamosa County), Alamosa — Lt. Zebulon Pike's Southwestern Expedition1806 - 7
Travel the route of these explorers and read Lt. Pike’s own words from his journal. U.S. Army Expedition to explore the United States new southwest boundary with New Spain. The men: Lt. Zebulon M. Pike Dr. John H. Robinson Sgt. . . . — Map (db m71882) HM
Colorado (Alamosa County), Alamosa — On Sacred Ground
Majestic Mount Blanca that stands bgefore you is surrounded by history and legend from the first people who inhabited this valley. Many Native American groups believe that this valley is the source of life where humans and spirit enter and leave . . . — Map (db m71875) HM
Colorado (Alamosa County), Alamosa — Welcome "Caminante" to ...
¡Bienvenidos! Caminantes! Come! Take a walk with us. We know an old song, El Caminante, which tells of taking a long walk along the ancient roads. Like the first prehistoric inhabitants, you too are a ‘caminante’, or one who walks upon this . . . — Map (db m71877) HM
Colorado (Alamosa County), Mosca — "Totally Unique and Unexpected"Park Visitor
Welcome to the high elevation desert that is Great Sand Dunes! Does this landscape strike you as amazing, bizarre or totally out of place. If so, you’re not alone. For many, the unexpected combination of massive dunes surrounded by alpine peaks and . . . — Map (db m71050) HM
Colorado (Alamosa County), Mosca — A Landmark for People
“We can see the Dunes and the Crestone Needles from all over our ranch. When we are lost, that’s what we navigate by.” --local rancher Whether traveling on foot, by horseback, Model A, or the . . . — Map (db m71051) HM
Colorado (Alamosa County), Mosca — DimensionsGreat Sand Dunes National Monument
The scale of the Great Sand Dunes can be difficult to judge. The dunes you see from here are only the front lines of a sea of dunes that covers many square miles.

How far do the dunes extend into the distance? The dunes are 8 miles (13km) . . . — Map (db m104717) HM

Colorado (Alamosa County), Mosca — Sangre de Cristo EcosystemGreat Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve
Different Life Zones Exist in the Mountains Imagine climbing the mountain in front of you. You might notice it gets cooler as you ascend. As the temperature drops, moisture in the air condenses, precipitation increases, and creates different . . . — Map (db m71056) HM
Colorado (Alamosa County), Mosca — Stepping into WildernessGreat Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve
You are about to step into the Great Sand Dunes Wilderness. Its mood changes with the seasons, from the spacious solitude of winter, to spring and summer fun and play. Whatever the season of your visit, this unexpected wilderness offers . . . — Map (db m71057) HM
Colorado (Alamosa County), Mosca — The Mountain Barrier
Mountains and passes were important in the formation of the sand dunes. You are looking at the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Prevailing southwesterly winds carrying sand across the San Luis Valley were blocked by the mountains. As the . . . — Map (db m71055) HM
Colorado (Alamosa County), Mosca — Zebulon Pike's "sand-hills"Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve
On January 28, 1807, Lt. Zebulon Pike and his small band of tattered, hungry, foot-sore soldiers camped near here, having just crossed this snowy Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Under orders from General James Wilkinson to explore the southwestern . . . — Map (db m71884) HM
Colorado (Arapahoe County), Bennett — 218 — High-Five Plains Towns / Ten Miles a Day
High-Five Plains Towns Watkins, Bennett, Strasburg, Byers, Peoria, Deer Trail, Agate, Godfrey, Cedar Point, Riverbend—most of these Colorado high plains towns were founded around the time when the Kansas Pacific Railroad arrived in . . . — Map (db m70522) HM
Colorado (Arapahoe County), Littleton — A Memorial to the Pioneers
A Memorial to the pioneers of the Upper Platte Valley who began settlement here in 1859 — Map (db m96186) HM
Colorado (Arapahoe County), Littleton — Littleton War Memorial
This memorial is dedicated to the millions of men and women of the United States who served their country during World War II. The cause was freedom. Their actions and sacrifices will always be remembered. November 11, 2000

American Theater of . . . — Map (db m46114) HM

Colorado (Arapahoe County), Strasburg — Comanche Crossing Centennial
Erected by Union Pacific Railroad in commemoration of Comanche Crossing Centennial Marking point where rails were joined to form the first continuous land link by railroad across the U.S. — Map (db m107232) HM
Colorado (Arapahoe County), Strasburg — First Transcontinental Railroad
A continuous chain of rails, from the Atlantic to the Pacific had long been a vision of pioneer railroaders and frontier tamers. It became a reality at 3:00 pm on August 15, 1870 at a point 928 feet east of railroad milepost 602, near Comanche . . . — Map (db m87596) HM
Colorado (Arapahoe County), Strasburg — The Rail Chains Final LinkPacific       Atlantic
A continuous chain of rails from Atlantic to Pacific -- long a vision of pioneer railroaders and frontier-tamers -- became reality at 3:00 P.M. on August 15, 1870. At a point 3,812 ft. east of the depot in what now is Strasburg, Colorado. Near . . . — Map (db m17596) HM
Colorado (Archuleta County), Pagosa Springs — Pagosa Springs
Pagosa Springs has a rich history, beginning with the Anasazi Indians. Later the Utes, Navajos and Apaches inhabited this beautiful corner of the Southwest. They also visited the great “Pagosah” hot springs which they believed had . . . — Map (db m27527) HM
Colorado (Baca County), Campo — Changing Hands --- Changing Lands
"There really is a Place Called Baca County; I think she’s mighty fine; She was good enough for my dad’s kids; Likewise she’ll do for mine; Her sunrises are all colors; Her sunsets are all the same; The only thing she needs more . . . — Map (db m106474) HM
Colorado (Baca County), Springfield — Baca County Trails
The Cimarron Cutoff and Granada Road were branches of the Santa Fe Trail from Missouri to Santa Fe. The Aubrey and Penrose were other trails. From 1866-97 thousands of Texas cattle were driven to Montana on the XIT and National Cattle trails. — Map (db m120040) HM
Colorado (Bent County), Las Animas — Boggsville
This tablet is the property of the State of Colorado — Boggsville Established in 1866. Named for Thomas O. Boggs, first settler on this site. Home of Kit Carson and John W. Prowers, noted . . . — Map (db m119664) HM
Colorado (Bent County), Las Animas — From Trail to TownSanta Fe National Historic Trail — Boggsville Historic Site
"...On crossing the river [Purgatoire] we found a large well-filled ranch...which had only just been built by two enterprising Yankees.:" –William Bell, railroad surveyor, 1867 Boggsville was established in the early . . . — Map (db m120701) HM
Colorado (Bent County), Las Animas — Santa Fe Trail1822 — 1872
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Colorado (Bent County), Las Animas — Welcome to Bent County
This region was once buffalo hunting grounds for the Cheyenne, Apache, Arapaho, Kiowa and Comanche. Tribes followed the buffalo throughout the plains and controlled the land. During this time, everything south of the Arkansas river was Mexico and . . . — Map (db m120709) HM
Colorado (Bent County), Las Animas — Welcome to Boggsville
The Arkansas River Valley is a historical frontier in both the American and European sense. Americans view the frontier as unsettled or a sparsely settled area lands on the edge of "civilization." To Europeans, frontiers are boundaries or borders . . . — Map (db m120698) HM
Colorado (Boulder County), Boulder — At the Foot of The Slabs
(Left Panel) Climbing -- A Longtime Boulder Passion Scrambling, tramping, hiking, climbing, mountaineering...No matter the name, early Colorado Chautauquans reveled in their outings into the adjacent foothills. In 1908, . . . — Map (db m88253) HM
Colorado (Boulder County), Boulder — Boulder County Courthouse FountainRenovated in 1998
The fountain was erected in 1936 by the Boulder Lions Club. Its smooth terra cotta cladding and strong vertical lines complement the 1933 Art Deco Style courthouse. The courthouse and fountain were designed by local architect Glen H. Huntington. . . . — Map (db m87600) HM
Colorado (Boulder County), Boulder — The Gettysburg Address
Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great Civil War, testing whether that nation, . . . — Map (db m87645) HM
Colorado (Boulder County), Boulder — L-02-1 — The Holiday Drive-In Marquee 1953
This sign marks the site of The Holiday Drive-In, which operated from 1953 until 1988. Drive-In theaters were popular in the 1950s and 1960s, especially among young families and amorous couples, where films could be viewed from the relative . . . — Map (db m18299) HM
Colorado (Boulder County), Boulder — L-90-1 — White-Davis Mercantile Building1874
This building was the site of a continuously operated dry goods store from 1874 until the closing of Brooks-Fauber in 1986. It is one of the oldest commercial structures in the downtown historic district. — Map (db m87716) HM
Colorado (Boulder County), Lafayette — City Hall201 East Simpson Street — Historic Lafayette Walking Tour
1907 - 1985 Construction Complete February, 1907 Cost - $1555.00 — Map (db m120673) HM
Colorado (Boulder County), Lafayette — Colorado's Northern Coal FieldLest We Forget
Colorado's immense northern coal field, centered beneath these rolling hills, contributed to the early development and growth of Colorado and to the birth of nearby towns. Miners and mine owners in this area battled over issues of workers' . . . — Map (db m120145) HM
Colorado (Boulder County), Lafayette — 31 — George Bermont House203 East Cleveland Street
George Bermont came to Lafayette in 1890
and owned the store at 309 East Simpson. — Map (db m120679) HM
Colorado (Boulder County), Lafayette — 2 — Joe Rodwick House103 East Simpson Street — Historic Lafayette Walking Tour
One of the first homes built of locally manufactured brick — Map (db m120694) HM
Colorado (Boulder County), Lafayette — 6 — Kettle Dry Goods Store208 East Simpson Street — Historic Lafayette Walking Tour
Began business in 1909 as a cafe. Operated as a beauty shop from 1934 to 1992. — Map (db m120555) HM
Colorado (Boulder County), Lafayette — Mary Miller Historical Mural
This mural is a composite of two historical photographs. One is the 1862 image of our town's founder, Mary Miller with her husband, Lafayette, (D. 1878), for whom she named the town. Mary platted 150 acres and sank the first coal mine shaft in 1887. . . . — Map (db m87606) HM
Colorado (Boulder County), Lafayette — Miner's Museum
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m120143) HM
Colorado (Boulder County), Lafayette — 5 — Padfield House206 East Simpson Street — Historic Lafayette Walking Tour
This home has the original gingerbread intact. — Map (db m120693) HM
Colorado (Boulder County), Lafayette — 32 — Peltier House107 South Public Road — Historic Lafayette Walking Tour
Peter Peltier built this house in 1900 and opened the Elkhorn Saloon at the north end of this same block — Map (db m120692) HM
Colorado (Boulder County), Superior — The Denver-Boulder Turnpike
The Denver-Boulder highway near this marker stands as a memorial to those men of vision who brought it into existence. Planning for such a highway began in 1927 by Professor Roderick L. Downing, whose University engineering students later . . . — Map (db m87611) HM
Colorado (Broomfield County), Broomfield — Columbine Mine / Coal Field Country
Front Colorado's Northern Coal Field: Lest We Forget Colorado's immense northern coal field, centered beneath these rolling hills, contributed to the early development and growth of Colorado and to the birth of nearby towns. . . . — Map (db m119521) HM
Colorado (Chaffee County), Buena Vista — Getting from There to Here
Native peoples traveled through the Upper Arkansas Valley for centuries before European and American explorers. Ute, Comanche and other tribes traveled on foot until the arrival of the Spanish and the introduction of the horse in the 1600’s. . . . — Map (db m107827) HM
Colorado (Chaffee County), Buena Vista — Stagecoach Road to Riches
With the discovery of gold in California Gulch in 1860, getting to Oro City (now Leadville) meant an opportunity for fame and fortune. It would, however, be twenty years before railroad service traversed the Upper Arkansas . . . — Map (db m107833) HM
Colorado (Chaffee County), Buena Vista — The Placers In Between
In the late 1800’s, transportation of goods and people could be an arduous undertaking. Gold and silver fever led many to endure travel up the Arkansas River from Canon City to Leadville. Although arguably the largest and most notorious, . . . — Map (db m107835) HM
Colorado (Chaffee County), Poncha Springs — The Jackson Hotel
The Jackson Hotel was built in 1878 by Henry A. Jackson who left his home in Kentucky looking for a place where his family could escape the turmoil of post-Civil War reconstruction. A former Memphis steamboat captain, Jackson found himself high and . . . — Map (db m117048) HM
Colorado (Chaffee County), Salida — 130 — Christmas 1806
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 m107403) HM
Colorado (Chaffee County), Salida — Finding Our Roots / New Faces Along the River / Pike Explores the Valley
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 . . . — Map (db m116085) HM
Colorado (Chaffee County), Salida — The Salida Steam Plant
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
Colorado (Cheyenne County), Cheyenne Wells — Cheyenne County JailBuilt in 1894
Eastern Colorado Historical Society Museum Established 1962 Placed on the National Register of Historic Places June 16, 1988 — Map (db m77899) HM
Colorado (Cheyenne County), Cheyenne Wells — 207 — Trails West
Smoky Hill Trail The Smoky Hill Trail was the most direct route to Denver and the goldfields of the central Rockies. Immigrants heading west through central Kansas followed the Kansas River, then headed up its Smoky Hill River branch into the . . . — Map (db m77898) HM
Colorado (Cheyenne County), Kit Carson — 150 — Kit Carson
Named for the great western scout, guide, trapper, and Indian fighter. Located on famous trails – at the junction of the Smoky Hill stagecoach route and the Texas – Montana, Potter and Bacon, and Chisum cattle trails. On the old Kansas . . . — Map (db m88444) HM
Colorado (Cheyenne County), Kit Carson — Old Cattle Trail
The Texas-Montana, Bacon and Potter, and J.S. Chisum trails converged in this vicinity. Over these routes great herds of Texas Longhorns, scions of hardy stock from Spain, moved northward. Big Springs, 2.4 miles west, was an important cattle . . . — Map (db m87888) HM
Colorado (Cheyenne County), Kit Carson — The Kit Carson Railroad Depot
In many American small towns, the railroad depot was the portal to the rest of the world. More than any other public building, the depot touched the lives of all people in the town. Everything important to the existence of the town came and went . . . — Map (db m77890) HM
Colorado (Clear Creek County), Georgetown — Hamill House Museum
Georgetown-Silver Plume National Historic Landmark District Hamill House 1867/1879 The Hamill House represents the height of prosperity achieved during Georgetown's mining era. The centerpiece of Historic Georgetown's properties, this . . . — Map (db m69625) HM
Colorado (Clear Creek County), Georgetown — 3 — Old Town Jail1883 — Georgetown-Silver Plume National Historic Landmark District
The town of Georgetown built this small stone jail in the summer of 1883, using steel cells donated by the county. Built at a cost of $700, the stone jail was known for awhile as the "Hotel de Barr," after town Marshall Barr and for the "vertical . . . — Map (db m39338) HM
Colorado (Clear Creek County), Idaho Springs — Drexel Lacey
In Memoriam DREXEL LACEY 1892-1930 Resident Engineer State Highway Department Completed the survey of this highway August 13, 1926 — Map (db m76801) HM
Colorado (Clear Creek County), Idaho Springs — Idaho Springs Opera House1535 Miner Street
Mrs. Coddington owned a two-story brick double on the corner lot. It was occupied by W.K. Townsend (grocer) and Paul Lanius (hardware). Townsend imported glassware and crockery and was said to have the best selection of cigars in town. "Lets all . . . — Map (db m76856) HM
Colorado (Clear Creek County), Idaho Springs — Mining Exchange Building1517 - 1523 Miner Street
J.J. Elliott had his assay office in the building which was built in 1879. Often during the boom days of the 1880's dozens of ore wagons were parked on Miner Street in front of the "Exchange". Elliott promoted himself in the city directories of the . . . — Map (db m76854) HM
Colorado (Clear Creek County), Idaho Springs — The Charlie Tayler Waterwheel
Charlie Tayler used this waterwheel to power a stamp mill at his gold mining operations on Ute Creek. Tayler, who attributed his good health to the fact that he never kissed woman or took baths, built the waterwheel in 1893. It was moved to its . . . — Map (db m74371) HM
Colorado (Clear Creek County), Idaho Springs — University of DenverMeyer Womble Observatory
Mt. Evans, Colorado Elevation 14,125 ft. “The World’s Highest Operational Observatory” Building Dedication August 19, 1996 “...for educational purposes in astrophysics and astronomy...” — Map (db m3364) HM
Colorado (Clear Creek County), Silver Plume — Argentine Central Railway
Argentine Central Shay Locomotive No. 1 in Silver Plume, 1905. The Argentine Central Railway, incorporated in 1905 and built to service the Argentine Mining District in the Waldorf area, reached the summit of Mt. McClellan in 1906. The railroad . . . — Map (db m13629) HM
Colorado (Conejos County), Antonito — Cumbres Pass
This memorial is the property of the State of Colorado Cumbres Pass Near Continental Divide between the waters of the Rio Grande and the San Juan ”Cumbres” is Spanish for “Summits” Altitude . . . — Map (db m125500) HM
Colorado (Conejos County), Manassa — "The Manassa Mauler"
This monument is dedicated to Mary Celia Dempsey mother of William Harrison "Jack" Dempsey born June 24, 1895 He fought his way to become world heavyweight champion on July 4, 1919 and became known as the legendary "Manassa Mauler" My . . . — Map (db m80896) HM
Colorado (Conejos County), Sanford — 43 — Pike's Stockade
Near here, on the banks of the Conejos River, Zebulon M. Pike built a log stockade in early February, 1807, and for the first time raised an American flag over what is now Colorado. Pike's trek of 1806-07 was the second official United States . . . — Map (db m22701) HM
Colorado (Costilla County), Fort Garland — Costilla County Veterans Memorial
Honoring with Pride Costilla County Veterans A list of veterans from the Civil War through Operation Desert Shield is engraved on the marker.Map (db m64065) WM
Colorado (Costilla County), Fort Garland — 16 — Fort Garland
This memorial is the property of the State of Colorado ——— Fort Garland United States military outpost to protect settlers from hostile Indians. Named for Brig. Gen. John . . . — Map (db m22731) HM
Colorado (Costilla County), Fort Garland — 190 — Fort Garland / Buffalo Soldiers
Front The Soldier’s Life Fort Garland housed infantry and cavalry units. During the 1870’s the famed Buffalo Soldiers—African-American cavalrymen—were also posted here. For all soldiers—and their . . . — Map (db m71032) HM WM
Colorado (Crowley County), Crowley — Crowley — Biggest Little Town
Times of Thriving, Times of Striving Fertile soil and plenty of irrigation water set the stage for farms that thrived for forty years, beginning in 1919. The area around Crowley was bursting with orchards, vegetable farms, an alfalfa . . . — Map (db m119634) HM
Colorado (Crowley County), Crowley — Crowley Communities / National Sugar Company / Last Days of the Buffalo / Crowley Country
Crowley Communities If the dry summers of the late 1920s spelled trouble for Crowley County, the Dust Bowl of the 1930s spelled disaster. Many farmers simply packed up and left, and their acreage reverted to grasslands and became cattle . . . — Map (db m120745) HM
Colorado (Custer County), Westcliffe — Mining and Ranching / Early Settlement / Westcliffe and Silver Cliff / Westcliffe Country
Mining and Ranching For a time, the Wet Mountain Valley appeared destined for mining glory. Silver strikes at Rosita (about fifteen miles southeast of here) in 1872, Querida (about twelve miles southeast) in 1877, and Silver Cliff (six . . . — Map (db m120228) HM
Colorado (Delta County), Delta — Fort Uncompahgre
One of the many trading posts built by Antoine (Anton French) Robidoux, First built around 1828 at the juncture of the Grand (Gunnison) and Uncompahgre Rivers then a territory of Mexico and Ute Indian country on the well traveled "Old . . . — Map (db m120059) HM
Colorado (Delta County), Delta — Ute Council Tree
This ancient tree was once part of a grove of native cottonwoods under which the local Ute Indians would camp and hold council prior to 1881. An Indian trail passed nearby. It has been identified as the Ute Council Tree since 1930, when the local . . . — Map (db m119897) HM
Colorado (Delta County), Delta — Western Slope Agriculture / Delta County
Western Slope Agriculture According to an 1888 U.S. Department of Agriculture report, western Colorado's thin soils, high altitude, and lack of rainfall rendered the region totally unfit for cultivation. The document’s author apparently . . . — Map (db m120123) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — 15th / Wazee Street1865-1875 — Lower Downtown Walking Tour
At the very heart of Denver’s rough beginnings, Fifteenth Street actually followed the old military trails from Santa Fe, Fort Union and trading posts north and south of Denver. It was here that General Larimer expropriated the one . . . — Map (db m118601) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — 18th St. Atrium / Littleton Creamery Beatrice Cold Storage Warehouse — Lower Downtown Walking Tour
18th St. Atrium 1919 One of the last buildings constructed in "Warehouse Row," which stretched from Cherry Creek to the 1900 blocks of Wynkoop Street, 1621 18th Street originated as the warehouse and offices for Bourk, . . . — Map (db m97346) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Alfred Dach
This masonry labor for this memorial is donated by Stephan Dach in loving memory of his father Alfred who perished in the early years of World War II in a Nazi Concentration Camp. May this be a reminder of him and all those others who have perished . . . — Map (db m46101) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Armenian Genocide
April 24, 1915, in memory of one and one half million Armenians, victims of the first genocide of the twentieth century. — Map (db m46057) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Barney Ford Building1863 — Lower Downtown Walking Tour
The significance of 1514 Blake St. lies in its connection to the remarkable life of black pioneer Barney Ford. Ford was born a slave on January 22, 1822 in Stafford, Virginia, but escaped to Chicago, where he worked with the underground railroad . . . — Map (db m118597) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Barteldes, Hartig Building1906 — Lower Downtown Walking Tour
For more than a century, Denver's warehouse district has centered on Wynkoop. Stimulated by the arrival of the railroads in 1870 and the subsequent need for distribution services, an impressive array of three-to-five story warehouses, flat roofed . . . — Map (db m97395) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Blake Street AreaLower Downtown Historic District — Established 1988
Blake Street was named after Charles Blake, who came to Denver in 1858, and established supply depots throughout Lower Downtown. Originally, the area was Denver's warehouse, brothel, and sporting house district. Some of the most infamous . . . — Map (db m97357) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Boeing RB-52B StratofortressUSAF Serial Number 52-0005
The B-52 program had its roots in 1945, when the United States Army Air Forces sought to expand its capabilities with a long-range heavy bomber and jet powered flight. This resulted in the development of the Boeing YP-52 prototype that made its . . . — Map (db m119433) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — C. S. Morey Mercantile Building1896 — Lower Downtown Walking Tour
Constructed in 1896 for $75,000, the Morey Mercantile Building was the first notable warehouse to be built after the 1893 silver crash. Designed by Gove & Walsh, the structure included a spice grinding mill, roasting plant, extract laboratory and . . . — Map (db m97396) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Civil War ArtilleryG.A.R. Memorial
(This memorial is made up to three plaques, each found at the base of a different piece of artillery.) Civil War Artillery 13-inch Seacoast Mortar Donated in 1897 by the Grand Army of the Republic Civil War Artillery 11-inch . . . — Map (db m61985) WM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Clark and Gruber Mint1860 — Lower Downtown Walking Tour
In the 1860’s, when gold from Colorado’s grubstakes began flowing into Denver at a mad pace, the costly and risky problem of shipping it to banks back East was neatly solved by Clark, Gruber and Co. In a building near this site, the banking firm . . . — Map (db m51712) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Colorado Soldier's Monument
(West side): Colorado Territory - Organized February 28, 1861 Colorado Admitted as a State August 1, 1876 Census of Territory in 1861 - 23,331 War Governors William Gilpin Richard Ed Whitsitt Adjutant General 1861-1862 John . . . — Map (db m4745) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Colorado State Capitol Time Capsule
Memorial Stone commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the laying of the cornerstone of the Colorado State Capitol. The time capsule beneath this stone contains messages and memorabilia from the people of Colorado in 1990 to its people in 2090. . . . — Map (db m46059) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Colorado State Veterans Memorial
Dedicated by the people of Colorado in gratitude and respect for the men and women who have proudly served and sacrificed in our nation’s armed forces. — Map (db m46079) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Colorado Volunteers1898-1899
(West Side:) Puerta Real, Royal Gate through which officers of the American Army entered the walled city to negotiate the Surrender of Manila Map of the Philippine Islands emblematic of the territory and . . . — Map (db m75608) WM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Constitution Hall
The First National Bank of Denver made its first home here in 1866, with a building constructed for a cost of $45,000. The bank stayed at this location for 10 years, enlarging rooms, installing fancy gas lights, and in 1875, adding a third floor . . . — Map (db m27508) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Denver CityLower Downtown Historic District — Established 1988
The area known today as Lower Downtown, is the Location of the original town of Denver. Gold seekers from Lawrence, Kansas staked the first claim in September of 1858, under the name St. Charles Town Association, but they left only one man to . . . — Map (db m27493) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Denver City Railway Building1883 — Lower Downtown Walking Tour
Originally built as the stables for the Denver City Railway Company in 1883, this building was the birthplace of Denver's Public Transportation system. Horse drawn trolleys, soon replaced by one of America's most extensive cable car networks, . . . — Map (db m97394) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Denver's Old City Hall
This bell is the only existing relic of Denver's old city hall. Built on this site in 1883 and razed in 1936. — Map (db m27292) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Edward W. Wynkoop
This building is named for Edward W. Wynkoop (1836-1891) to honor his peacemaking efforts, though unsuccessful, to resolve the Indian-white conflict which resulted tragically in the Sand Creek Massacre in 1864. Exaggerated reports of . . . — Map (db m97294) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — General Electric Building
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m119861) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Henry Lee Building - 1907Lower Downtown Walking Tour
The pattern of ownership of 1545 Wazee Street symbolizes the development of Denver's rail age boom as an industrial and supply city requiring large scale warehousing. Its first owner and occupant, Henry Lee, was an agriculturist, pioneer gardener . . . — Map (db m27242) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Hop Alley/Chinese Riot of 1880 — Lower Downtown Walking Tour
During the 1860's, the first Chinese settled in Colorado. Drawn here by the completion of the transcontinental railroad as well as by other demands for cheap manual labor. Existing amidst persecution, poverty and wretched living conditions, the . . . — Map (db m96238) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — In Honor of Christopher Columbus
In Honor of Christopher Columbus (Cristoforo Colombo 1451-1506) Italian Visionary and Great Navigator This bold explorer was the first European to set foot on uncharted land, on a West Indies beach in 1492. His four voyages brought . . . — Map (db m4743) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — In Memory of Sadie M. Likens
1840-1920 Who devoted many years of her life aiding the survivors of the Civil War and other wars. Erected A.D. 1923 By the Grand Army of the Republic, affiliated orders and friends. — Map (db m5616) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Irving Hale
Scholar, Soldiers, Citizen Valedictorian of the first class, Denver high School, 1877. Graduated from United States Military Academy 1884 with record of 2070.4 out of possible 2075. War with Spain, Colonel 1st Colorado infantry U.S.V. His regiment . . . — Map (db m46108) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Joe P. Martinez
Dedicated to honor Private Joe P. Martinez, Colorado’s first Congressional Medal of Honor recipient of World War II. — Map (db m46100) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Larimer StreetLower Downtown Historic District — Established 1988
General William H. Larimer, Jr., founder of Denver City which was established on November 22, 1858, named the city after the Governor of the Kansas Territory and the principal street after himself. Some of Denver’s first cabins were located at the . . . — Map (db m51710) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — 17 — Let the Buyer BewareWall Street of the Rockies — Seventeenth Street. Denver, Colorado
In the 1880s and 1890s Denver was the nation's headquarters for "con" men, a dubious honor that it maintained into the early years of the 20th century. The most famous con man was "Soapy" Smith who sold $5.00 bars of soap from 17th Street, . . . — Map (db m52186) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Local Transit Through the AgesLook How Far We've Come — 1871-Present
"Visitors to Denver will certainly find a great improvement because they will… step aboard any one of the different lines right at the door of Union Station." The Denver Post, May 26, 1918 (opening day of the Denver Tramway . . . — Map (db m118591) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Logan’s Memorial Day Order
General Orders, No. 11, Headquarters Grand Army of the Republic, Washington D.C. May 5, 1868. I. The 30th day of May, 1869, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of . . . — Map (db m46107) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Manny's Bridge
This bridge symbolizes the revitalization of lower downtown Denver in the late twentieth century and represents one of the many contributions made to our community by Emanuel "Manny" Salzman. After moving to LoDo in 1980, Manny and his wife, Joanne, . . . — Map (db m97412) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Merchandise Mart1930 — Lower Downtown Walking Tour
Built in 1930-31 as a multi-tenant warehouse, 1863 Wazee Street is representative of the final building period in Lower Downtown until the boom of the 1980's. Architect Montana Fallis used the modernistic style to establish this building as Denver's . . . — Map (db m97348) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Mint RobberyFebruary 1864
The first man to rob the Denver Mint was “Small Bad Jim” – James Clark. The gold bars were so heavy that he began dropping them only one mile away in what is now Cheesman Park. Six days later, the desperado was captured 25 miles . . . — Map (db m100808) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Oxford Hotel and AnnexLower Downtown Walking Tour
1891 The Oxford Hotel, built in 1891, is Denver's Oldest Hotel. Bankrolled by Brewer Adolph Zang and his partners Philip Feldhauser and William Mygatt, the hotel was designed by Denver's greatest 19th century architect, Frank E. Edbrooke. Through . . . — Map (db m6674) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — 73 — Passing of the Street Car
This tablet is the Property of the State of Colorado —— This plaque was presented to the City of Denver by the Colorado State Historical Society and the American Pioneer Trails Association on June 3, 1951, the day . . . — Map (db m4679) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Red Light District Market Street1890 - 1912 — Lower Downtown Walking Tour
'The wickedest street in the city' from the 1880's to 1912, Holliday (now Market Street) was awash in cheap cribs and elaborate bordellos, dance halls and seedy saloons where over 1,000 women sold their charms. In the bustling underground economy of . . . — Map (db m96234) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — 280 — Sand Creek Massacre
The controversy surrounding this Civil War Monument has become a symbol of Coloradens' struggle to understand and take responsibility for our past. On November 29, 1864, Colorado's First and Third Cavalry, commanded by Colonel John Chivington, . . . — Map (db m6755) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Silas S. Soule
At this location on April 23, 1865, assassins shot and killed 1st Colorado Cavalary Officer Capt. Silas S. Soule. During the infamous Sand Creek Massacre of November 29, 1864, Soule had disobeyed orders by refusing to fire on Chief Black Kettle's . . . — Map (db m67133) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — 40 — Smoky Hill Trail
This tablet is the Property of the State of Colorado —— Here was the end of the famous Smoky Hill Trail Immigrant and stage road extending from the Missouri River to Denver. Traversed by pioneers in 1858. . . . — Map (db m4678) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Spratlen-Anderson Building1906 — Lower Downtown Walking Tour
On the original site of the Washington Hotel and Studebaker Buggy and Carriage House, this building was constructed in 1906 as a four-story warehouse for the Spratlen-Anderson Mercantile Co. Frank Edbrooke designed the original structure, as well as . . . — Map (db m97415) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — St. Elmo Hotel1896 — Lower Downtown Walking Tour
The St. Elmo Hotel, constructed in 1896, joined a pantheon of grand and small hotels clustered in lower downtown to serve railroad travelers. In 1870, the first Denver Pacific locomotive pulled into Denver, and prosperity followed close on its . . . — Map (db m97391) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Sugar Building 1906Lower Downtown Walking Tour
The sweet smell of success pervaded the Sugar Building from 1906, when it was constructed by the Great Western Sugar Company. During the 1920's, GW became the largest producer of sugar beets in the country. The original building was four stories . . . — Map (db m22304) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — The Auraria Townsite and Ninth Street Historic Park
The Auraria higher education center is located on the site of Denver’s oldest continuously occupied settlement. In 1858, William Green Russell and his brothers found gold nearby and established this pioneer town of Auraria, which merged with Denver . . . — Map (db m51708) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — The Buckhorn ExchangeEstablished 1893 — Denver’s Oldest Restaurant
In November 1893, Henry H. “Shorty Scout” Zietz opened a saloon in this building, which was built about 1886 by Neef Brothers Brewery. Known as the Rio Grande Exchange, the saloon catered to the railroaders working across Osage Street at . . . — Map (db m51709) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — The City BeautifulLower Downtown Historic District — Established 1988
Denver's municipal facts book of 1909 states "Denver is known in every civilized country as the 'City of Lights.'" Electric light bulbs were considered a miraculous new invention and Denver took full advantage of the ease and elegance these . . . — Map (db m118598) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — The Edbrooke Lofts
This site has been home to: 1880 • The Washington Hotel 1896 • Studebaker Buggy & Carriage Works 1902 • The Spratlen-Anderson Wholesale Grocery Company 1923 • Davis Brothers Drug Company 1957 • Lande Manufacturing 1990 • Edbrooke . . . — Map (db m97417) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — The House of Mirrors1942 Market Street
This building was constructed by madam Jennie Rogers in 1889 and became the classiest bordello in the Rocky Mountain West. Another famous pleasure queen, Mattie Silks, operated the business from 1911 until it was closed by federal edict in . . . — Map (db m96236) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — The Molly Brown House
Has been designated a Registered National Historic Building under the provisions of the historic site act of 1935. This site possesses exceptional value in commemorating or illustrating the history of the State of Colorado United States Department . . . — Map (db m47192) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — The People of the Stationand the Stories they Tell — Voices from the Past
”Union Station belongs to all of us.” Union Station neighbor, 2002 Rich or poor, famous or anonymous, everybody passed through Union Station from the time it opened in 1881. A trip to the station meant something new was . . . — Map (db m118585) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — 32 — The Rocky Mountain News
This tablet is the Property of the State of Colorado On this site stood the original home of Rocky Mountain News First newspaper established in the Pike's Peak Gold Region Founded by Wm. N.Byers, April 23, 1859, . . . — Map (db m5780) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Union Station1880 / 1914 — Lower Downtown Walking Tour
Denver's Union Station was constructed to consolidate rail activity in the City and to replace the four separate stations serving the boom town. When completed in 1890 in an Italianate style of Colorado Rhyolite with sandstone trim, the station . . . — Map (db m118592) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Union Station AreaLower Downtown Historic District — Established 1988
Denver's emergence as the metropolis of the Rockies is directly related to its role as the regional rail hub. When the transcontinental railroad chose Cheyenne and not Denver as its gateway to the west, Denverites rallied. Civic leaders such as . . . — Map (db m4641) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Union Station Timeline1881-2014
1881: Union Depot, constructed in the High Victorian Eclectic style, opened on June 1 at a cost of $525,000 1883: On November 18, the railroads instituted a time zone system specifically to keep trans on time at Union Depot and across the . . . — Map (db m118576) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — USS Colorado BB-45
Dedicated to the men who served aboard the U.S.S. Colorado (BB-45) March 1921-June 1959. Tarawa • Kwajalein • Eniwetok • Saipan-Guam • Tinian • Leyte • Mindoro • Luzon • Okinawa • Japan. Dedicated March 21, 1997 — Map (db m46195) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — 17 — Wall Street of the Rockies
Four Corners The four corners of 17th and Champa Streets are occupied by the Boston Building (1890), the Colorado National Bank (1915), the Railway Exchange (Title) Building (1937), and the Ideal Cement (Colorado Federal) Building (1907). All . . . — Map (db m4659) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — WarehousesLower Downtown Historic District — Established 1988
Denver grew from its humble beginnings along the banks of Cherry Creek in the 1860’s, to a well-organized and prosperous city by the turn of the century. The “rail-age” of Denver’s history brought tremendous growth and turned thought . . . — Map (db m118595) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Welcome to Union StationDenver's Transportation Hub — 1881 - Present
"Without railroads, Denver would be too dead to bury." Thomas Durant, Vice President Union Pacific Railroad, 1867 A survivor of fire and floods, Union Station is at the head of our railroad history. Landlocked, Denver needed . . . — Map (db m118570) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — When the Depot Became a Station1914
”This is our history – from the Transcontinental Railroad to the Hoover Dam, to the dredging of our ports and building of our most historic bridges – our American ancestors prioritized growth and investment in our . . . — Map (db m118589) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Windsor Farm Dairy Building / The Crocker Cracker Factory — Lower Downtown Walking Tour
Windsor Farm Dairy Building 1918 A building with a milky past, the Windsor Farm Dairy was built in 1918 for $30.000. A leading Denver architectural firm, Fisher & Fisher, designed this red brick structure with terra cotta . . . — Map (db m97358) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — WWII 10th Mountain DivisionUnited States Army
This monument is dedicated to the World War II 10th Mountain Division soldiers. Their unique talents and heroic deeds contributed to the Aleutian Islands Campaign and the earlier termination of the war in the Italian Theater of Operations. Special . . . — Map (db m105783) HM WM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Wynkoop Street RR Bridge1908 — Lower Downtown Walking Tour
Denver's first settlement was along the confluence of the South Platte River and Cherry Creek. Arapahoe Indians named Cherry Creek for the wild chokecherries they harvested here in the fall. They respected the stream's power and warned the first . . . — Map (db m96283) HM
Colorado (Dolores County), Rico — Rico, Colorado
The Rico area was originally inhabited by natives including the Utes. In the 1700’s Spanish explorers were in the area. In 1833, trappers like W. Walton of the St. Louis Fur Co., came and reported remains of Spanish smelters. Mining began about . . . — Map (db m118655) HM
Colorado (Douglas County), Castle Rock — Good Roads in Colorado / The Great North-South Highway
Even before people began driving automobiles in Colorado, they clamored for good roads. In the late 1880s men, women, and children of all backgrounds jumped on breezy bicycles known as “velocipedes” or “Wheels” but cursed the . . . — Map (db m46118) HM
Colorado (Douglas County), Castle Rock — Castle Rock
The founders of Castle Rock platted their town beneath a prominent rock outcrop of the same name in 1874, and proudly advertised it as a year-round resort, knowing the value of beautiful scenery to attract settlers and tourists. But even greater . . . — Map (db m49803) HM
Colorado (Douglas County), Castle Rock — City Hotel
This property has been designated as a Historic Landmark by the Castle Rock Historic Preservation Board City Hotel 1874 — Map (db m120797) HM
Colorado (Douglas County), Castle Rock — Denver & Rio Grande Railroad Depot
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior Secondary plaque This property has been designated as a Historic . . . — Map (db m105505) HM
Colorado (Douglas County), Castle Rock — Douglas
The reasons for Douglas County’s popularity in the late twentieth century-rolling landscapes, pastoral scenery, and the proximity to a big city-also attracted late-nineteenth century settlers. In November 1861, territorial legislators created . . . — Map (db m46117) HM
Colorado (Douglas County), Castle Rock — Founders Village
Founders' Founding Frank X. Flierl and Frank Hagg were neighboring homesteaders on the southern portion of the land that would become Founders Village in the late 20th century. They, like many other residents of the Ridge Road-Lower Lake . . . — Map (db m120794) HM
Colorado (Douglas County), Castle Rock — Keystone Hotel
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Second plaque This property has been designated as a Historic . . . — Map (db m120800) HM
Colorado (Douglas County), Castle Rock — The Rock / Gray Gold
A geologic phenomenon known as a “glowing avalanche” formed Castle Rock and the other buttes of Douglas County 36.7 million years ago. A volcanic eruption near Mount Princeton, about 95 miles southwest of here, spewed a frothy, gleaming . . . — Map (db m46142) HM
Colorado (Douglas County), Castle Rock — Victoria’s House
This property has been designated as a Historic Landmark by the Castle Rock Historic Preservation Board Victoria's House 1889 — Map (db m120799) HM
Colorado (Douglas County), Franktown — 57 — Franktown
This tablet is the property of the State of Colorado —— Franktown Named for J. Frank Gardiner, a pioneer who settled here in 1859. First known as "California Ranch," it was a way . . . — Map (db m96174) HM
Colorado (Douglas County), Franktown — 288 — Russellville - History of Franktown / Franktown Country - Timber Industry
Panel 1 Russellville For a few exciting months, Russellville felt like Colorado's gold-rush capital. The town rose five miles southeast of here in late 1858, after William Green Russell discovered a few gleaming . . . — Map (db m97969) HM
Colorado (Douglas County), Larkspur — Southwest Rises The Summit of Pikes Peak
This mountain, 14,110 feet above the sea and the most celebrated peak in America, is named for the explorer, Capt. Zubulon M. Pike, who saw it first in 1806. He attempted to climb it, failed and reported it unclimbable. Ascended in 1820 by Dr. Edwin . . . — Map (db m4846) HM
Colorado (Douglas County), Parker — Ave Maria Chapelat Matthew's Episcopal Church — 19580 E. Pilgrim Place
Responding to the growing religious needs of the community, G. W. Parker sold a piece of land on the north side of today's Mainstreet to build a chapel. Ten months later the foundation was laid for the Ave Maria Catholic Church. The first Mass was . . . — Map (db m97974) HM
Colorado (Douglas County), Parker — 559 — Cherry Creek CampDouglas County 20 Mile Camp
In 1846 the unsettled area that is now Parker, Colorado, consisted of wild open plains, inhabited only by local Indian tribes and passing trappers and traders. The Crosby-Brown Company, otherwise known as the Mississippi Saints, and detachments of . . . — Map (db m97420) HM
Colorado (Douglas County), Parker — Dedication to Parker's Most Significant Early Doctor
Celebrated as Parker's "most significant early doctor," Dr. Walter Heath was born in 1867 and died in 1912. In addition to serving patients in Parker, Dr. Heath was known for making "patient house calls" via carriage and then . . . — Map (db m97576) HM
Colorado (Douglas County), Parker — Hood House — Town of Parker Landmark
In September of 1911, Fredrick B. Hood had come to Parker not only as a stock holder in the newly formed Parker State Bank, but to serve as the bank's cashier and manager as well. He purchased land on what was then called Rural Road (now Pikes Peak . . . — Map (db m97575) HM
Colorado (Douglas County), Parker — Newcomb House10965 Pikes Peak Drive — Town of Parker Landmark
In 1910, newlyweds James and Victoria Newcomb bought this property from George Parker for $150. In January of 1911 they built their first home, which is the central portion of the present house. Reputedly, it was built quickly, "up and all closed . . . — Map (db m97972) HM
Colorado (Douglas County), Parker — 54 — Twenty Mile House
This tablet is the property of the State of Colorado — — Due West ¼ mile stood the TWENTY MILE HOUSE (Twenty miles from Denver) First house built in Parker, 1864. On the . . . — Map (db m96176) HM
Colorado (Eagle County), Edwards — Skiing in Colorado / The Ski Industry Snowballs / Ski Colorado / Edwards Country
Skiing in Colorado The earliest recorded use of skis in Colorado dates to 1857, when mountain guide Jim Bridger fashioned a crude pair to bail out an army unit snowbound in the San Juan Mountains. Such was the function of "snowshoes" . . . — Map (db m120241) HM
Colorado (Eagle County), Red Cliff — 1 — Construction of Camp Hale10th Mountain Division — U.S. Army
Camp Hale is the only site developed by the United States Army specifically for mountain and winter warfare training. The location provided natural features necessary for training and convenient access by both a Federal Highway and the Denver & Rio . . . — Map (db m69168) HM
Colorado (El Paso County), Cascade — The Continental Divide
The Rocky Mountains are the longest chain of mountains in the world. They divide the United States watershed between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Colorado has 53 peaks over 14,000 feet. One inch on the Horizon equals about 38 miles. — Map (db m4838) HM
Colorado (El Paso County), Cascade — Zebulon Montgomery Pike
In recognition of the notable career of Zebulon Montgomery Pike, · Soldier -- Explorer · The people of Colorado have placed this tablet on the summit of the great mountain first seen by Pike, November 15, 1806. General Pike was born at . . . — Map (db m4865) HM
Colorado (El Paso County), Colorado Springs — A Look From The Top
Pikes Peak You are at 13,380 feet, 4,078 meters Feeling Spacey? In the United States you can not get much closer to outer space than this! Are you dizzy and short of breath? No wonder, you are 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) above sea level! There is 40% . . . — Map (db m45815) HM
Colorado (El Paso County), Colorado Springs — A Mountain of Many Names
The Ute Indians say they have always lived in the hills of Colorado. They referred to the Rocky Mountain’s easternmost peak as Sun Mountain because it vibrantly catches the early morning rays. In the late 1700s, Spaniards referred to the peak as El . . . — Map (db m45922) HM
Colorado (El Paso County), Colorado Springs — A New Home in the Hills
Soon after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Homestead Act in 1862, homesteaders moved west across the prairies and spread into the hills of Pikes Peak. In the 1870s, the Crowe family claimed 160 acres in this valley that later came to be known . . . — Map (db m45936) HM
Colorado (El Paso County), Colorado Springs — A Plentiful Harvest
The abundant seeds of piñon and juniper trees draw wildlife to this ecosystem like a magnet. Chipmunks, foxes, piñon mice and squirrels munch the blue or copper-colored juniper berries. The berries last through the winter. They provide food for . . . — Map (db m45982) HM
Colorado (El Paso County), Colorado Springs — America the Beautiful
Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the inspiration of “America the Beautiful” by Katharine Lee Bates, 1859-1929. Following her visit to this Summit on July 22, 1893. Dedicated July 4, 1993 by Hank Brown, United States Senator. Lon . . . — Map (db m45817) HM
Colorado (El Paso County), Colorado Springs — B-52D Stratofortress"Diamond Lil" — 1957 - 1983
Dedicated to the men and women of the Strategic Air Command who flew and maintained the B-52D throughout its 26-year history in the command. Aircraft 55-083, with over 15,000 flying hours, is one of two B-52Ds credited with a confirmed MIG . . . — Map (db m43208) HM
Colorado (El Paso County), Colorado Springs — Bloomer Girl; A Colorado Trailblazer
In 1858, a young woman from Kansas climbed to the summit of Pikes Peak. Julia Archibald Holmes was the first Anglo woman on record to make the climb, and she became famous for that accomplishment as well as for the way she did it.

Julia had . . . — Map (db m46001) HM

Colorado (El Paso County), Colorado Springs — Evergreen Cemetery Pioneers Memorial
This monument erected in memory of those unsung pioneers who helped build the Pikes Peak Region, the infants born to pioneer families of this area, and those later residents, both known and unknown, who came to this final resting place: Blocks 20, . . . — Map (db m19080) HM
Colorado (El Paso County), Colorado Springs — Forests Without Fire
Without fires, forests grow dense with trees that compete for nutrients, sunlight and space. Competition and stress leave forests susceptible to disease, insects and fire. Many plants on the forest floor die competing for nutrients adding to the . . . — Map (db m45935) HM
Colorado (El Paso County), Colorado Springs — Garden of the Gods Park
The beauty of Garden of the Gods Park, with its dramatic red rock formations framing Pikes Peak, serves as a magnificent eastern gateway to Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. The park’s towering red sandstone rocks have long been recognized as a landmark. . . . — Map (db m45983) HM
Colorado (El Paso County), Colorado Springs — Goerke & Son Photography
A Privately-Owned Balanced Rock In the 1890s, photographer Paul Goerke shrewdly purchased the land around Balanced Rock. Goerke and his son, Curt, snapped photos of tourists for .25 cents each. The Goerkes then developed the plates in their . . . — Map (db m45981) HM
Colorado (El Paso County), Colorado Springs — Indian Trail
This stone marks the Indian Trail used by the Plains Indians to Ute Pass — Map (db m52001) HM
Colorado (El Paso County), Colorado Springs — Old Fort and Stockade
This marks the site of the Old Fort and Stockade built by Pioneers of Colorado City used in defense against the Indians in 1864 and 1868 Constructed of logs set on end _____ Erected by Old . . . — Map (db m96054) HM
Colorado (El Paso County), Colorado Springs — Pick a Climate
As you drive up Pikes Peak, you’ll feel it get colder. You’ll also notice that the plants change. See if you can pick out four different life zones on the way to and from the summit. A life zone is a plant and animal community that exists at a . . . — Map (db m45929) HM
Colorado (El Paso County), Colorado Springs — Pike's Peak
Has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935 this site possesses exceptional value in commemorating and illustrating the history of the United States. US Department of . . . — Map (db m45816) HM
Colorado (El Paso County), Colorado Springs — Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site
Welcome! Rock ledge Ranch Historic Site is a living history museum that allows visitors to experience the lives of the people who dwelled, worked, hunted, herded and raised families here from the 1700s to the early 20th century. This . . . — Map (db m46002) HM
Colorado (El Paso County), Colorado Springs — Take a Closer Look...Alpine/Subalpine Life Zone
Alpine and subalpine tundra is the low-growing vegetation found in the “land above the trees.” At this high elevation, the climate is harsh with searing winds, intense sunlight and frigid temperatures that limit the growing season. In . . . — Map (db m45927) HM
Colorado (El Paso County), Colorado Springs — Take a Closer Look...Foothills Life Zone
The foothills of Colorado’s eastern slope form the dramatic meeting place of the Great Plains and the Rocky Mountains. In this transition area between the prairie and the mountains, grasslands intermix with scrublands of mountain mahogany and scrub . . . — Map (db m45925) HM
Colorado (El Paso County), Colorado Springs — Take a Closer Look...Montane Life Zone
When artists and photographers portray Colorado’s mountainous beauty, they usually capture the classic views of evergreen forests, stands of quaking aspens, and meadows of brilliant wildflowers. The montane area above 8,000 feet contains just such . . . — Map (db m45926) HM
Colorado (El Paso County), Colorado Springs — Test Your Bird I.Q.
Watch and listen to see how many different birds you can discover on Pikes Peak. From the foothills to the summit, there are about 225 species. This variety is due to the number of habitats on the mountain. Can you match the birds to the habitat? . . . — Map (db m45920) HM
Colorado (El Paso County), Colorado Springs — The Amazing Balanced Rock
Around 300 million years ago, the Ancestral Rockies once stood here. Over time, the forces of wind and water eroded the magnificent peaks into swift streams full of sediments. These sediments were eventually pressed and cemented into solid rock. The . . . — Map (db m45979) HM
Colorado (El Paso County), Colorado Springs — The Making of America's Mountain
The granite that make up Pikes Peak was once molten (or liquid) rock. It slowly cooled and hardened miles beneath the earth’s surface, giving the crystals time to grow. Over the last 500 million years several tectonic plates (the earth’s outer . . . — Map (db m45921) HM
Colorado (El Paso County), Colorado Springs — The United States Air Force Academy
Directly in front of you is the Academy which is dedicated to producing highly qualified and motivated officers for your U.S. Air Force. Its four year program combines Military and academic instruction and athletic competition. The airfield in the . . . — Map (db m4884) HM
Colorado (El Paso County), Colorado Springs — United States Air Force Academy
Welcome to Colorado Springs History of Colorado Springs Founded as a resort town in 1871 by Civil War hero General William Jackson Palmer, the region has drawn visitors world-wide since its beginning. People traveled near and far to . . . — Map (db m107277) HM
Colorado (El Paso County), Colorado Springs — Ute Pass
Passage from prairie to high plains If you had been standing on this spot for the last 10,000 years, you would have seen the history of Colorado progress below you. This ancient route through the Rocky Mountains is named for Colorado’s Ute . . . — Map (db m45761) HM
Colorado (El Paso County), Colorado Springs — Welcome to America’s Mountain
Take Your Time and Enjoy Your Trip: Allow at least two hours to make the 38-mile round-trip to the summit and back. Uphill traffic has the right-of-way at all times. Watch for maintenance equipment. Driving Up: If your engine begins to labor on . . . — Map (db m45932) HM
Colorado (El Paso County), Colorado Springs — Welcome to Garden of the Gods Park
The Central Garden Trail is a moderate, one-mile round-trip loop. It is paved and wheelchair accessible. This trail will take you between the towering Gateway Rocks into the heart of Garden of the Gods Park. Along the way you will have the . . . — Map (db m72936) HM

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