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Creede Railroad Depot/Museum

Added by yongli on 06/28/2017 - 13:46, last changed on 09/28/2020 - 01:07
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 03/18/2020 - 13:13
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...

San Juan Mountains

Added by yongli on 08/01/2016 - 15:16, last changed on 01/29/2021 - 17:38
The San Juan Mountains are the largest mountain range by area in the Centennial State, spanning thirteen counties in southwestern Colorado. In addition to being the home of the Ute Indians for hundreds of years, the mountains intrigued Spaniards , lured the prospectors of the Colorado Gold Rush ,...

West Fork Complex Fires

Added by yongli on 01/25/2021 - 16:48, last changed on 03/23/2021 - 01:07
The West Fork Complex refers to three separate wildfires ignited by lightning strikes in southern Colorado’s San Juan Mountains in June 2013. The West Fork, Windy Pass, and Papoose Fires broke out between June 5 and June 19. By the time they were contained on July 15, the three blazes scorched a...
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