Gold & Silver Mining Towns of Colorado Photos

The Rocky Mountains of Colorado are laced with gold, silver and other metal deposits which gave rise to various gold rushes and resulting Victorian towns, many of which still maintain the look and feel of the frontier of the late 1800s. Today, they appeal to travelers seeking a glimpse into history.

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Golden Building used as territorial capitol of Colorado before government moved to Denver. Now Old Capitol Grill on Washington Ave. Golden, CO Astor House Museum built by Seth Lake came too late to get rooming house business of territorial government which moved to Denver. Golden, CO Clear Creek running through Golden. Golden, CO
Buffalo Bill Museum & Grave Poster of Buffalo Bill Combination Show at Buffalo Bill Museum. Lookout Mountain, CO Grave of William Frederick Cody & his wife Louisa Maud Cody at Buffalo Bill Museum & Grave. Lookout Mountain, CO
Colorado Railway Museum, Denver Denver & Rio Grande 2-8-2 steam locomotive #491 built by Baldwin sits beside Adolph Coors refrigerator car at Colorado Railroad Museum. CO Tail end detail of Santa Fe Super Chief Navaho at Colorado Railroad Museum. CO
Central City & Black Hawk Streetscape along Main Street with Harris Block. Central City, CO Central City Opera House home of Opera festival. Central City, CO Lace House now isolated among casinos. Black Hawk, CO
Idaho Springs Argo Gold Mine & Mill. Idaho Springs, CO Miner St. Streetscape of Idaho Springs. Idaho Springs, CO
Georgetown Streetscape of Georgetown along 6th Street with bell tower of Town Hall. Georgetown, CO Alpine Hose No. 2 firehall against mountains. Georgetown, CO Hotel de Paris by Louis Dupuy. Georgetown, CO
Georgetown Loop Railway Georgetown Loop Railroad steam locomotive #12 crosses loop bridge against mountain backdrop. Georgetown, CO Engineer greets visitors at Georgetown Loop Railroad. Silver Plume, CO
Silver Plume George Rowe Museum in Public School. Silver Plume, CO
Cripple Creek Weinberg, Aspen & Iland buildings on Bennett Ave. Cripple Creek, CO Midand Terminal Depot now Cripple Creek District Museum beside mine headframe. Cripple Creek, CO Beer Stein by Neef Bros. Brewing Co. of Denver at Cripple Creek District Museum. Cripple Creek, CO
Cripple Creek & Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad Cripple Creek Railroad 0-4-0 steam locomotive #2 built by Henschel, Germany. Cripple Creek, CO Nose of Cripple Creek Railroad steam locomotive #3. Cripple Creek, CO
South Park City in Fairplay Log Park City Courthouse , Garo Log Cabin & sandstone Summer Saloon at South Park City. Fairplay, CO Steam locomotive # 22 & water tower at South Park City. Fairplay, CO Antique medicine bottles in J.A. Merriam Drug Store at South Park City. Fairplay, CO
Salida Knights of Pythias & other heritage buildings along F Street. Salida, CO Kayakers on Arkansas River. Salida, CO Art Deco stonework reliefs on Chaffee County Court House. Salida, CO
Buena Vista Buena Vista Heritage Museum. Buena Vista, CO
Ouray City Hall against granite cliffs. Ouray, CO Elks Lodge #492 1904. Ouray, CO
Durango Strater Hotel upper story details. Durango, CO Silverton John V. Lorenzon & Joe Grivetto Chicago Saloon to right of 1234 Greene St. Silverton, CO
Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad & Museum Durango & Silverton Railroad steam locomotive 486. Durango, CO Durango & Silverton open passenger observation car. Durango, CO

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