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    In 1878 Adeline Hornbek and her four children settled a homestead just south of Florissant. Their one-and-a-half-story log house had four bedrooms, a kitchen, and a parlor under a steeply pitched roof.
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    In 1973 the Hornbek House became part of Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument. The National Park Service created a replica of Adeline Hornbek's homestead by moving other historic buildings in the monument to the sites of Hornbek's original ranch structures.
    Hornbek Homestead



Mary Shivers Culpin, “Hornbek House,” National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form (April 19, 1980).

“Adeline Hornbek,” Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, National Park Service.

Celinda Reynolds Kaelin, Pikes Peak Backcountry: The Historic Saga of the Peak’s West Slope (Caldwell, ID: Caxton Press, 1999).

Additional Information: 

Estella B. Leopold and Herbert W. Meyer, Saved in Time: The Fight to Establish Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Colorado (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2012).