Colorado’s Most Endangered Places
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Along the way from Lake City to Silverton you’ll encounter as many as seven ghost towns and many old ruins. On any given summer day, you’re likely to see a dozen or so cars parked at the site with folks wandering around taking photos at the buildings on site.
A dredge that was built for gold mining still lies in a small pond just east of Breckenridge. It’s called the Reiling Dredge.
Jude Schuenmeyer wants to repopulate apple trees throughout Montezuma County.
Arvada is partnering with Denver Rail Heritage to restore Denver Tramway Company Streetcar No.04.
Along the banks of the Huerfano River near Walsenburg sits the Montoya Ranch which was saved from destruction by Jim Gerken.
Colfax Avenue, Colorado’s longest main street, stretches 26 miles from Golden to Aurora. It’s a street lined with businesses, and many in Denver sport neon signs from a by-gone era.
Scattered throughout Colorado are dilapidated building that are remnants of once thriving businesses that were lost when roads moved, trains came through or mines were depleted. One of them is the 4 Bar 4 Ranch.
Among the Colorado historical sites making the list of Colorado’s most endangered places is a place seeped in tragedy and pop culture, Fort Lyon.
An early pioneer cemetery in Arvada blends in with its surroundings in a neighborhood where the living seem to have forgotten the dead.