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    In 1975 the City of Denver acquired Four Mile House, which was opened to the public as a museum in 1978. Today the nonprofit Four Mile Historic Park Inc. cares for the property, which hosts a variety of public events and educational programs.
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Margaret Long, The Smoky Hill Trail: Following the Old Historic Pioneer Trails on the Modern Highways, 3rd ed. (Denver: Kistler, 1953).

Marcia J. Tate, “The Cherry Creek Mile Houses” (Paper for History 766, CU–Denver, Thomas J. Noel)

Dwight Stroupe Trahin Jr., “The Four Mile House: A Case Study” (Master’s thesis, Colorado State University–Fort Collins, June 1977).

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Four Mile Historic Park

Wayne C. Lee and Howard C. Raynesford, Trails of the Smoky Hill: From Coronado to the Cow Towns (Caldwell, ID: Caxton Printers, 1980).

Thomas J. Noel, Denver Landmarks and Historic Districts: A Pictorial Guide (Niwot: University Press of Colorado, 1996).

Lee Whiteley, “Pikes Peakward on the Smoky Hill Trail,” Colorado Heritage (January/February 2010).