Elevation 10,830 feet
—White River National Forest —Founded July 4, 1879 when gold was discovered, Independence was the first community in the Roaring Fork Valley. A thriving mining camp, stagecoach and layover stop for all travel across Hunter's Pass, it became a ghost town in the late 1800's when trains came into Aspen and the gold played out.
|Placed By||Aspen Historical Society and the U.S. Forest Service|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, June 26th, 2017 at 3:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||13S E 361348 N 4329845|
|Decimal Degrees||39.10673333, -106.60358333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 6.404', W 106° 36.215'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 6' 24.24" N, 106° 36' 12.9" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 39182-42640 CO-82, Aspen CO 81611, US|
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