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Creede Railroad Depot/Museum

Added by yongli on 06/28/2017 - 13:46, last changed on 03/17/2023 - 00:40
The Denver & Rio Grande Railroad (D&RG) built the Creede Railroad Depot in 1893 to handle freight and passenger traffic in the historic mining town of Creede . Located on the north end of town near the corner of Loma Avenue and Wall Street, the depot was a central part of Creede’s economy...

Mineral County

Added by yongli on 10/05/2016 - 16:45, last changed on 11/02/2022 - 05:48
Mineral County is a mountainous, sparsely populated county of 878 square miles in southwest Colorado. Located in the heart of the San Juan Mountains west of the San Luis Valley , the county takes its name from the rich mineral deposits found there in the nineteenth century. In 1892 miners...

Rio Grande Hotel

Added by yongli on 12/02/2015 - 13:42, last changed on 07/24/2018 - 01:07
The Rio Grande Hotel was built in the spring of 1892, when Creede faced a severe housing shortage as thousands of prospectors arrived into town on the recently completed railroad. The hotel withstood the town’s major 1892 fire and is a rare example of an early mining-camp boarding house. After...
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