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San Juan County

Added by yongli on 06/27/2016 - 15:27, last changed on 11/11/2019 - 10:11

Town of Silverton

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San Juan County was established just before Colorado became a state in 1876. It initially stretched from the Utah border in the west to its present border in the east. The next year, the first state assembly allocated most of San Juan County’s western portion to the newly formed Ouray County, and...

San Juan Mountains

Added by yongli on 08/01/2016 - 15:16, last changed on 11/13/2019 - 11:47
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 ,...

Silverton

Added by yongli on 02/01/2017 - 14:17, last changed on 11/13/2019 - 11:45
Silverton is a historic mining town established in 1874 in Baker’s Park in the heart of the San Juan Mountains . After the Denver & Rio Grande Railway (now the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad ) reached the town in 1882, the surrounding region experienced a mining boom that lasted...

Western Slope

Added by yongli on 01/23/2017 - 16:14, last changed on 11/13/2019 - 09:09
“A Fantasy land,” “a mystique,” “a state of mind”—these are only some of the expressions used to describe the Western Slope of Colorado, commonly defined as the roughly one-third of the state that lies west of the Continental Divide . The serpentine divide forms the region’s eastern boundary,...
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