South Park City in Fairplay, CO Photos

Fairplay, CO derives its name from the fairer way that gold claims were allotted. Many of Fairplay's miners had been driven from nearby Tarryall where a few miners grabbed more claims than they could work. Gold was found in Fairplay in 1859. Today a section of the original main street has been turned into a major open air museum called South Park City. Not only are Fairplay's buildings preserved, but over 40 frontier structures have joined the collection, including some from Tarryall. South Park City has a rail collection of note.

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South Park City open air museum on site of 1859 Fairplay gold rush. Fairplay, CO.South Park City buildings against Rocky Mountain range. Fairplay, CO.South Park City rail collection. Fairplay, CO.South Park City Rail Depot. Fairplay, CO.
South Park City open air museum on site of 1859 Fairplay gold rush. Fairplay, CO.South Park City buildings against Rocky Mountain range. Fairplay, CO.South Park City rail collection. Fairplay, CO.South Park City Rail Depot. Fairplay, CO.
Steam locomotive # 22 & water tower at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.Porter Mogul steam locomotive # 22 built by H.K. Porter Co., Pittsburgh at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.Side view of Denver South Park & Pacific RR locomotive at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.Fairplay's Front Street turned into open air museum named South Park City. Fairplay, CO.
Steam locomotive # 22 & water tower at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.Porter Mogul steam locomotive # 22 (1914) built by H.K. Porter Co., Pittsburgh at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.Side view of Denver South Park & Pacific RR locomotive at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.Fairplay's Front Street turned into open air museum named South Park City. Fairplay, CO.
Denver & Rio Grande box cars at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.Mine gallows frame for lifting ore from mine shaft, with tracked push cart at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.Nozzle for placer mining at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.Model of placer mining at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.
Denver & Rio Grande box cars at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.Mine gallows frame for lifting ore from mine shaft, with tracked push cart at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.Nozzle for placer mining at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.Model of placer mining at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.
Dyer Memorial Chapel of logs used by Itinerant circuit rider at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.Log Park City Courthouse , Garo Log Cabin & sandstone Summer Saloon at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.Park City Courthouse at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.Interior of Park City Courthouse at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.
Dyer Memorial Chapel of logs used by Itinerant circuit rider at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.Log Park City Courthouse (1862), Garo Log Cabin & sandstone Summer Saloon (1879) at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.Park City Courthouse (1862) at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.Interior of Park City Courthouse at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.
Log assay office at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.Leonhard Summer Saloon at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.Freight wagon on street of South Park City. Fairplay, CO.Rache's Place Saloon at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.
Log assay office at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.Leonhard Summer Saloon (1879) at South Park City. Fairplay, CO. On National Register.Freight wagon on street of South Park City. Fairplay, CO.Rache's Place Saloon at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.
Bar in Rache's Place Saloon at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.National Cash Register in Rache's Place Saloon at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.Milwaukee Lager Beer of Denver sign in Rache's Place Saloon at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.Diamond match book dispenser in Rache's Place Saloon at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.
Bar in Rache's Place Saloon at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.National Cash Register in Rache's Place Saloon at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.Milwaukee Lager Beer of Denver sign in Rache's Place Saloon at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.Diamond match book dispenser in Rache's Place Saloon at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.
Antique liquor bottles on bar in Rache's Place Saloon at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.Nude woman painting in Rache's Place Saloon at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.Pioneer home on original site at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.Dining room table in original Pioneer home at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.
Antique liquor bottles on bar in Rache's Place Saloon at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.Nude woman painting in Rache's Place Saloon at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.Pioneer home on original site at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.Dining room table in original Pioneer home at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.
Kitchen stove in original Pioneer home at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.Pitcher in shape of corn husk in original Pioneer home at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.One room school house interior at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.Table set for travelers at Stage Coach Inn at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.
Kitchen stove in original Pioneer home at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.Pitcher in shape of corn husk in original Pioneer home at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.One room school house interior at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.Table set for travelers at Stage Coach Inn at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.
Cooking stove in Stage Coach Inn at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.Victorian dentist's office with antique dental instruments at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.Cooking stove in early U.S. Forestry Service Ranger Station at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.Desk & oil lamp in early U.S. Forestry Service Ranger Station at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.
Cooking stove in Stage Coach Inn at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.Victorian dentist's office with antique dental instruments at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.Cooking stove in early U.S. Forestry Service Ranger Station at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.Desk & oil lamp in early U.S. Forestry Service Ranger Station at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.
Doctor's office desk at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.Early medical devices in Doctor's office at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.Newspaper office with printing press at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.Decorated antique spice cabinet in general store at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.
Doctor's office desk at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.Early medical devices in Doctor's office at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.Newspaper office with printing press at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.Decorated antique spice cabinet in general store at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.
Bank of Alma at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.Bank of Alma safe by Hall's Safe & Lock Co. at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.Painted country scene on front of safe in Bank of Alma at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.J.A. Merriam Drug Store with medicines & soda fountain at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.
Bank of Alma at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.Bank of Alma safe by Hall's Safe & Lock Co. at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.Painted country scene on front of safe in Bank of Alma at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.J.A. Merriam Drug Store with medicines & soda fountain at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.
Antique medicine bottles in J.A. Merriam Drug Store at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.Soda fountain fixtures in J.A. Merriam Drug Store at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.Antique syrup dispenser of soda fountain in J.A. Merriam Drug Store at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.Poster for St. Jakobs Oel from Baltimore, MD in drug store at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.
Antique medicine bottles in J.A. Merriam Drug Store at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.Soda fountain fixtures in J.A. Merriam Drug Store at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.Antique syrup dispenser of soda fountain in J.A. Merriam Drug Store at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.Poster for St. Jakobs Oel (oil) from Baltimore, MD in drug store at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.
Multistage laundry tub in museum of South Park City. Fairplay, CO.Horse-drawn camping wagon used for hunting excursions at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.Concord mud wagon made specialized for rough mountain travel by Abbot, Downing & Co., Concord, NH, at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.Specialized Concord Coach made with higher sides for mountain travel at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.
Multistage laundry tub in museum of South Park City. Fairplay, CO.Horse-drawn camping wagon used for hunting excursions at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.Concord mud wagon made specialized for rough mountain travel (c1870) by Abbot, Downing & Co., Concord, NH, at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.Specialized Concord Coach made with higher sides for mountain travel at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.
Horse-drawn hearse at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.Beaded Ute Indian vest in museum of South Park City. Fairplay, CO.Landscape on US24 west of Florissant, CO.Landscape on US24 west of Florissant, CO.
Horse-drawn hearse at South Park City. Fairplay, CO.Beaded Ute Indian vest in museum of South Park City. Fairplay, CO.Landscape on US24 west of Florissant, CO.Landscape on US24 west of Florissant, CO.
Landscape on US24 west of Florissant, CO.


Landscape on US24 west of Florissant, CO.



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