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These stone structures appear to be the remains of historic labor camps. Occupied during the late 19th Century, they were used as temporary dwellings by immigrant workers completing railroad construction in Ten Mile Canyon.
The architecture of …
In this valley the towns of Robinson, Kokomo and Recen existed.
Kokomo was the site of the highest Masonic Lodge in the U.S.A.
Corinthian Lodge No. 42 A.E. & A.M.
1882 - 1966
Elevation 10,618 feet
This property once served as Frisco's Post Office, General Store, and Gas Station. The main building, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, originally consisted of a one-room, wood-plank cabin, still standing today attached to the la…
Alone Against the Elements
Intense cold, high winds, drifting snow, and avalanches challenged railroaders all winter long. The endless gales prompted a standard joke in Como. Newcomer: "Does the wind always blow this way?" Old-time: "No, someti…
The Little Engine
The Denver, South Park & Pacific (DSP&P) established a crucial link between Denver and the high Rockies. The goal was to reach the Pacific Ocean but the harsh winters and challenging mountain terrain took a toll on the railroa…
Pre-Mining LandscapeThis valley once held beaver ponds, wet meadows, shrub thickets and open grasslands. Fires started by Native Americans supported herds of mountain bison and favored growth of grasses and wildflowers on the valley floor.Archeolo…
It is as if God has set His sign, His seal, His promise there - a beacon upon the very center and height of the Continent to all its people and all its generations?as if here was a great supply store and workshop of Creation, the fountain of Earth…
Marker Front:Vail Mountain stood bare just days before the resort's 1962 grand opening. As luck would have it, a late December storm blanketed the area, dumping several feet of powder on the untracked slopes. Fortune just kept smiling on the newly…
The 10th Mountain Division, created for alpine and winter combat during World War II, girded for battle on the steep, inhospitable terrain of Camp Hale (about twenty-five miles southwest of here). Built at an old railroad sheep-loading stop, the b…
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places
St. Mary's was built in 1881 and moved from Washington & High By 1890; Bell and Belfry added 1899.