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Fort Peabody

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Imogene Pass

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Built on Imogene Pass during the Western Federation of Miners strike in Telluride in 1903–4, Fort Peabody was a Colorado National Guard post intended to prevent deported union members and activists from returning to Telluride via the pass. Named after Governor James Peabody , who deployed the...

San Miguel County

Added by yongli on 08/16/2016 - 10:45, last changed on 01/29/2021 - 17:39
San Miguel County covers 1,289 square miles in southwest Colorado. Named for the river that flows northwest across its eastern flank, the county is bordered to the north by Montrose County , to the east by Ouray County , to the southeast by San Juan County , to the south by Dolores County , and to...

Smuggler-Union Hydroelectric Power Plant

Added by yongli on 12/02/2015 - 16:27, last changed on 08/12/2020 - 23:04
The photogenic Smuggler-Union Hydroelectric Power Plant sits precariously near the top of Bridal Veil Falls near Telluride . It is the last structure left from the Smuggler-Union Mining Company, one of the state’s most important mineral producers in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries...


Added by yongli on 11/16/2015 - 13:24, last changed on 10/20/2020 - 11:00
Telluride is a small town located in the San Juan range of the Rocky Mountains . It is the county seat of San Miguel County . Like many other mountain towns, it was founded as a mining center in 1878. Originally, it was named “Columbia,” but in order to avoid being mistaken for a town in California...

Telluride Flood of 1914

Added by yongli on 03/31/2017 - 14:59, last changed on 12/28/2017 - 13:43
On July 27, 1914, Telluride experienced several days of severe flooding following a cloudburst in the mountains above town. Remarkably, the destructive deluge killed only one person, and Telluride made a swift recovery, demonstrating the resilience of one of Colorado’s busiest mountain mining towns...
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