Independence Townsite

Independence Townsite (HM1Z6X)

Location: Aspen, CO 81611 Pitkin County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 6.404', W 106° 36.215'

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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.
In 1980, the Aspen Historical Society, in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service, began preservation efforts to retain Independence for future generations.
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HM NumberHM1Z6X
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Placed ByAspen Historical Society and the U.S. Forest Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, June 26th, 2017 at 3:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13S E 361348 N 4329845
Decimal Degrees39.10673333, -106.60358333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 6.404', W 106° 36.215'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 6' 24.24" N, 106° 36' 12.9" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)970
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 39182-42640 CO-82, Aspen CO 81611, US
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