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  • Morrison Historic District

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    Today Morrison's one main street of historic commercial buildings is largely lined with restaurants and antique shops.
    Morrison Historic District
  • Hauling Lime

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    In its early years, Morrison's economy depended on the Denver, South Park & Pacific Railroad and George Morrison's quarries, which produced sandstone, limestone, and gypsum.
    Hauling Lime
  • Morrison, 1880s

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    By the 1880s, Morrison had a population of about 500. Thanks to George Morrison, it had a bustling quarry industry, and it also served as a vital transportation link between farms and ranches in the mountains and markets on the plains.
    Morrison, 1880s
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References: 

Sam Arnold, The View From Mt. Morrison: The Story of a Colorado Town (Denver: Fur Press, 1974).

Lorene Horton, “Town of Mt. Morrison,” National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form (September 15, 1975).

Additional Information: 

Jefferson County Historical Commission, From Scratch: A History of Jefferson County, Colorado (Golden, CO: Jefferson County Historical Commission, 1985).

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