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To the south on Arapahoe Street is a distinctive building made of river rock. The Armory was completed in 1913 to house Company A Engineers of the Colorado National Guard, comprised of Colorado School of Mines students. Designer James H. Gow, who…
Based on Late Cretaceous fossil evidence found along this trail, this area was a delta with lakes, streams and a mosaic of swamps, scrubby forests, palm tree thickets and small open areas. Impressions of logs, leaves and palm fronds suggest a warm…
To the east stands Castle Rock, which is an outcropping of South Table Mountain. It is a frequently used symbol of Golden appearing on the city flag, as well as being an icon of the Coors Brewery for many years.
The top of Castle Rock was a p…
Known as the "Dinky," this unit was owned and operated by the Great Western Sugar Co. from 1926 to 1985.
Its primary function was to shuttle rail cars of coal, lime-rock, beets and sugar in the Ovid factory yards.
Donated to the town…
350 rods southeast of this site is the famous and hazardous Upper California Crossing of the South Platte River which was used by the intrepid riders of the Pony Express in 1860-1861. Ovid was incorporated at this site in 1925.
Erected in memor…
At the center of Colorado, the Hartsel area served as a summer hunting ground for the Mountain Utes and other American Indian tribes.
After 1860, fields of irrigated hay replaced native grasses, domestic cattle and sheep replaced the bison, and E…
Life in Hartsel has always called for character and adaptability.
Sam Hartsel came to South Park in 1860 to mine but realized that he could make a better living raising food for miners.
Starting with a 160-acre homestead in 1862,…
During World War II, the Fremont Station of the Harvard College Observatory on Ceresco Ridge was strictly off-limits to mine employees.
No one knew what went on there.
But Mine Superintendent Jack Abrahms regularly left his office so Observatory…
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
A whole lot of Colorado history has happened right here on top of Fremont Pass. And it all happened because of a metal most people have trouble pronouncing.
Molybdenum (moll-ib-den-um) is used to harden steel.
More molybdenite ore (the unrefin…