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Colorado Salt Works

Added by yongli on 12/02/2015 - 15:53, last changed on 12/01/2022 - 03:42
In 1866 the rancher and businessman Charles Hall added a kettle house and barn to his Colorado Salt Works in South Park . The only salt works and the second manufacturing facility built in Colorado, the buildings operated intermittently for several years before the arrival of the railroad brought...


Added by yongli on 08/24/2022 - 13:53, last changed on 11/27/2022 - 08:49
Fairplay is one of Colorado’s oldest mining and ranching towns. Situated in South Park in the mountains of central Colorado, it was part of the homelands of the Nuche or Ute people when US settlement began in 1859 during the Colorado Gold Rush . Gold seekers initially headed for Tarryall, the first...

Hayman Fire

Added by yongli on 10/14/2020 - 13:57, last changed on 03/31/2023 - 07:43
Begun on June 8, 2002, after a US Forest Service employee started a fire at a campsite, the Hayman Fire is the fourth-largest wildfire in Colorado history. Across a wide swath of foothills between South Park and Colorado Springs , the fire burned nearly 138,000 acres—including 60,000 in just one...

Park County

Added by yongli on 01/30/2017 - 11:27, last changed on 04/05/2023 - 04:38
Park County covers 2,211 square miles of the Rocky Mountains in central Colorado. Park County’s elevation rages from 7,000 to 14,000 feet. The county’s namesake and dominant geographic feature is South Park, a large, high-altitude basin containing the headwaters of the South Platte River . Park...

Trout Creek Ranch

Added by yongli on 07/05/2017 - 13:52, last changed on 08/26/2022 - 19:58
Trout Creek Ranch has its origin in lands consolidated by English investors Edward Arthur and David Chalmers along Trout Creek in the 1870s. The ranch, which stretches for about four miles in the valley between Red Hill and Reinecker Ridge southeast of Fairplay , later became part of some of the...

Wetlands and Riparian Areas

Added by yongli on 08/12/2016 - 16:25, last changed on 11/30/2022 - 21:39
Wetlands are ecosystems that are at least periodically saturated or inundated by water , creating unique habitats that support a wide variety of plant and animal species. Colorado wetlands include a diverse range of ecosystem types, each with distinctive plants and animals, hydrologic regimes, and...
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