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Animas Canyon Toll Road

Added by yongli on 07/06/2020 - 16:38, last changed on 10/26/2022 - 09:44
The Animas Canyon Toll Road was built in 1876–78 to connect the mining town of Silverton to the coal beds and agricultural produce of the Animas Valley near what is now Durango . The roughly thirty-mile wagon road operated for about five years before it was overtaken by the Denver & Rio Grande...

Conejos County

Added by yongli on 11/04/2016 - 15:55, last changed on 03/22/2023 - 05:37

Conejos County

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Conejos County covers 1,287 square miles of the southern San Luis Valley and eastern San Juan Mountains in south central Colorado. It is bordered by Archuleta County to the west, Rio Grande and Alamosa Counties to the north, Costilla County to the east, and New Mexico’s Taos and Rio Arriba Counties...

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

Added by yongli on 11/18/2016 - 15:13, last changed on 11/02/2022 - 06:40
Rising about 2,800 feet over its famously scenic forty-five-mile route, the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad was originally built in 1881–82 as part of the Denver & Rio Grande Railway ’s effort to reach the mines of the San Juan Mountains . For decades the line hauled ore from...

Grand Junction

Added by yongli on 01/24/2017 - 16:26, last changed on 11/02/2022 - 20:44
With a population of nearly 60,000, Grand Junction is the largest city on Colorado’s Western Slope . The city takes its name from its location at the junction of the Gunnison and Colorado (formerly the Grand) Rivers, in the heart of the Grand Valley . Grand Junction lies near some of the state’s...

William Jackson Palmer

Added by yongli on 08/01/2016 - 13:33, last changed on 11/12/2022 - 08:43
William Jackson Palmer (1836–1909) was a military general, railroad tycoon, and founder of Colorado Springs . Though a Quaker from Delaware, Palmer fought for the Union Army during the Civil War . After the war, he moved west and became a civil engineer and philanthropist who played an integral...
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