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Empire Chief Mine and Mill

Added by yongli on 05/17/2017 - 15:18, last changed on 12/28/2017 - 13:43
The Empire Chief Mine and Mill site is an abandoned nineteenth-century metal mining complex in Hinsdale County , located several miles west of Lake City on the southern slope of Sheep Mountain (83 Sunny Ave, Empire, CO 80438). The mine was established in 1885 after the discovery of the Bonanza Lode...

Hinsdale County

Added by yongli on 11/14/2016 - 13:05, last changed on 08/20/2018 - 01:07

Hinsdale County

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Established in 1874, Hinsdale County is a mountainous, sparsely populated county of 1,123 square miles in southwest Colorado. The county was named for George A. Hinsdale , a prominent politician and newspaperman in nineteenth-century Colorado. The county currently has a population of 786. Lake City...

Lake City

Added by yongli on 05/19/2017 - 11:29, last changed on 01/10/2018 - 01:07
At an elevation of 8,661 feet in the heart of the San Juan Mountains , the historic mining town of Lake City is the only incorporated town in Hinsdale County . Named for nearby Lake San Cristobal , the town was founded in 1874 in a broad valley along the Lake Fork of the Gunnison River . Between...

Lost Trail Ranch

Added by yongli on 07/05/2017 - 13:13, last changed on 12/15/2018 - 01:07
Lost Trail Ranch was established in 1877 as a way station and resupply spot along Stony Pass Road from the San Luis Valley to the mining camps of the San Juan Mountains . Located at an elevation of 9,800 feet along the Rio Grande , the way station served travelers until the early 1880s, when...

San Juan Mountains

Added by yongli on 08/01/2016 - 15:16, last changed on 01/08/2018 - 01:07
The San Juan Mountains are the largest mountain range by area in the Centennial State, spanning thirteen counties in southwestern Colorado. In addition to being the home of the Ute Indians for hundreds of years, the mountains intrigued Spaniards , lured the prospectors of the Colorado Gold Rush ,...

“Little Rome”

Added by yongli on 06/02/2017 - 14:13, last changed on 12/28/2017 - 13:43
“Little Rome” was a residential area in Henson, a San Juan mining camp a few miles west of Lake City that peaked in the 1890s. Henson is notable for being the site of an 1899 strike carried out at the Ute Ulay and Hidden Treasure mines by Italians affiliated with the Western Federation of Miners ...
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