Founding of Montrose

Founding of Montrose (HM298Z)

Location: Montrose, CO 81401 Montrose County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 28.681', W 107° 52.791'

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  This plaque commemorates the establishment of
the City of Montrose. First called Pomona, the
original 320 acre townsite was laid out in January
1882 by O.D. Loutsenhizer and Joseph Selig. They
were assisted by A. Pumphrey, John Baird, S. A.
Culbertson, Ben Nichols and Major Adams.
  Other early settlers were J.C. Frees, A. E.
Buddecke, Charles Diehl, Evans Willerup, Dr. W.
Cummings, Dave Wood.
  The first settlement, "Old Town", was around
the present So. 7th. and Cascade Ave. When the
D.&R.G. RR. located the depot near Main St. in June
1882, choice lots were offered to old town
residents to move to new locations along Main St.
HM NumberHM298Z
Year Placed1976
Placed ByCliolian Club and Reviewers Club
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, July 10th, 2018 at 10:03pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)13S E 248782 N 4262784
Decimal Degrees38.47801667, -107.87985000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 28.681', W 107° 52.791'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 28' 40.86" N, 107° 52' 47.46" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)970
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 21 N Rio Grande Ave, Montrose CO 81401, US
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