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Animas Forks

Added by yongli on 11/04/2015 - 13:55, last changed on 05/02/2017 - 15:35
Established in 1875 and occupied until the 1920s, Animas Forks is a ghost town northeast of Silverton in the San Juan Mountains. It sits at an elevation of about 11,200 feet. It survived primarily on the strength of speculative investment rather than productive mining, though several nearby mining...

“Little Rome”

Added by yongli on 06/02/2017 - 14:13, last changed on 06/02/2017 - 14:14
“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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