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Beckwith Ranch

Added by yongli on 10/27/2016 - 15:11, last changed on 08/25/2017 - 08:11

Beckwith Ranch

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Located about five miles north of Westcliffe in the Wet Mountain Valley , Beckwith Ranch was established in 1870 by brothers Edwin and Elton Beckwith and grew to be one of the largest cattle operations in south-central Colorado. In the 1880s and 1890s the Beckwiths built an elaborate headquarters...

Buffalo Peaks Ranch

Added by yongli on 06/28/2017 - 16:14, last changed on 11/11/2019 - 10:31
Buffalo Peaks Ranch is one of the oldest ranches in South Park , with roots in Adolphe and Marie Guiraud’s 1862 homestead along the Middle Fork of the South Platte River between Hartsel and Fairplay . Over the next eighty years, three generations of the Guiraud family gradually expanded the ranch...

Colorado Salt Works

Added by yongli on 12/02/2015 - 15:53, last changed on 10/15/2019 - 08:36
In 1866 the rancher and businessman Charles Hall added a kettle house and barn to his Colorado Salt Works in South Park . The only salt works and the second manufacturing facility built in Colorado, the buildings operated intermittently for several years before the arrival of the railroad brought...

Fairplay Hotel

Added by yongli on 08/25/2017 - 12:54, last changed on 08/29/2017 - 08:04
The Fairplay Hotel was designed in the Rustic style by architect William Bowman and completed in 1922. Located on the site of an earlier hotel at the prominent corner of Fifth and Main Streets, the Fairplay became the largest and oldest hotel in town, hosting club meetings and dinner dances as well...

Park County

Added by yongli on 01/30/2017 - 11:27, last changed on 10/24/2019 - 13:27
Park County covers 2,211 square miles of the Rocky Mountains in central Colorado. Park County’s elevation rages from 7,000 to 14,000 feet. The county’s namesake and dominant geographic feature is South Park , a large, high-altitude basin containing the headwaters of the South Platte River . Park...
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