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Howardsville - Howardsville is an unincorporated community in San Juan County, Colorado, United States, along the Animas River at the mouth of Cunningham Creek. Its elevation is 9,747 feet (2,971 m). Established and laid out by the Bullion City Company as Bullion City in 1874, it was renamed later in the year, either for Lieutenant Howard, a once-prominent local figure, or for George Howard, who once had a cabin in the area.

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Duncan - Duncan, Colorado was a post office in Saguache County, Colorado about 8 miles south of Crestone, Colorado. Only one house remains, John Duncan's cabin. The place, considered a ghost town, was on the Luis Maria Baca Grant No. 4 but is now within Rio Grande National Forest.

Duncan, Colorado – The Story of a Short-Lived Town on the Edge of the Great Sand Dunes – Colorado Central Magazine

Dunton - A popular resort area now, Dunton was first established in 1885 due to many claims on the West Dolores River. The peak population was about 300 people. By 1918 the mines played out and the town was abandoned and sold to Joe and Dominica Roscio who turned it into a dude ranch. The family still owns the dude ranch at the site and has kept many of the buildings original.

Dunton - A popular resort area now, Dunton was first established in 1885 due to many claims on the West Dolores River. The peak population was about 300 people. By 1918 the mines played out and the town was abandoned and sold to Joe and Dominica Roscio who turned it into a dude ranch. The family still owns the dude ranch at the site and has kept many of the buildings original.

Chivington - Chivington is an unincorporated community in Kiowa County, Colorado, United States. The U.S. Post Office at Eads (ZIP Code 81036) now serves Chivington postal addresses.[2]

Chivington - Chivington is an unincorporated community in Kiowa County, Colorado, United States. Post Office at Eads (ZIP Code now serves Chivington postal

Coalmont - Coalmont is an unincorporated community and U.S. Post Office in Jackson County, Colorado, United States. The Coalmont Post Office has the ZIP Code 80430.[2] The area is named for the strip mine located there, soft coal was shipped out on the Union Pacific Coalmont branch to the mainline at Laramie, Wy.

Coalmont - Coalmont is an unincorporated community and U.S. Post Office in Jackson County, Colorado, United States. The Coalmont Post Office has the ZIP Code 80430.[2] The area is named for the strip mine located there, soft coal was shipped out on the Union Pacific Coalmont branch to the mainline at Laramie, Wy.

Apex - In the 1870's, Richard Mackey was prospecting and found an outcropping of gold. With no money to work the claim, he found a partner and together they raised money to work the mine. They mined about $30,000 of the "easy" gold, and the next morning, his new partner disappeared on him. Running out of money, Richard worked and worked to find the vein but ran out of money again.

Apex - In the 1870's, Richard Mackey was prospecting and found an outcropping of gold. With no money to work the claim, he found a partner and together they raised money to work the mine. They mined about $30,000 of the "easy" gold, and the next morning, his new partner disappeared on him. Running out of money, Richard worked and worked to find the vein but ran out of money again.

The Gold Coin Mine in 1930.

The center of the Cripple Creek mining district, Victor is home to numerous historic buildings, old mines, and equipment that tells the story of its heydays

San Juan Chief Mine, CO

San Juan Chief Mine, CO

Brandon - Just like its neighbor to the west, Chivington, I wasn't able to find out much of the history. Brandon was probably started in the late 1800's and abandoned in the early 1900's. When I go back this summer I am going to go to the Lamar library to see if I can find any information and will submit it then. However, if any of you folks know anything about the town please send it in..

Brandon - Just like its neighbor to the west, Chivington, I wasn't able to find out much of the history. Brandon was probably started in the late 1800's and abandoned in the early 1900's. When I go back this summer I am going to go to the Lamar library to see if I can find any information and will submit it then. However, if any of you folks know anything about the town please send it in..

Carson - Carson was one of the most inaccessible mining camps in Colorado. Sitting on top of the Continental Divide at an elevation of almost 12,000 feet, it took the hardiest of the hardy to survive the winters. Had it not been for the severe winters, Carson might well have been the biggest town in all the San Juans. Carson reached its peak during the late 1890s and early 1900s when 400 to 500 miners worked the mountaintop.

Carson - Carson was one of the most inaccessible mining camps in Colorado. Sitting on top of the Continental Divide at an elevation of almost 12,000 feet, it took the hardiest of the hardy to survive the winters. Had it not been for the severe winters, Carson might well have been the biggest town in all the San Juans. Carson reached its peak during the late 1890s and early 1900s when 400 to 500 miners worked the mountaintop.

Couple and their five little girls outside of their residence :: History Colorado

Couple and their five little girls outside of their residence :: History Colorado

Agate - The town of Gebhard was founded in 1876, but changed its name to Agate in 1882. The old town itself is almost empty, but new homes are being built nearby

Agate - The town of Gebhard was founded in but changed its name to Agate in The old town itself is almost empty, but new homes are being built nearby

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