Granite, Colorado

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wide strip

* Rock Talk Category:Unincorporated communities in Chaffee County, Colorado Category:Unincorporated communities in Colorado Category:Populated places on the Arkansas River At its headwaters, the Arkansas runs as a steep mountain torrent through the Rockies in its narrow valley, dropping 4,600 feet (1.4 km) in 120 miles (193 km). This section (including ''The Numbers'' near Granite, Colorado, ''Brown's Canyon'', and the Royal Gorge) sees extensive whitewater rafting in the spring and summer. *'''Grand View Estates''' (Grand View Estates, Colorado) in Douglas County (Douglas County, Colorado), Colorado, is an unincorporated community and a census designated place served by the Parker (Parker, Colorado) Post Office (United States Postal Service) 80134 (Parker, Colorado) *'''Granite''' (Granite, Colorado) in Chaffee County (Chaffee County, Colorado), Colorado, is an unincorporated town served by U.S. Post Office (United States Postal Service) 81228 (Granite, Colorado) *'''Grant''' (Grant, Colorado) in Park County (Park County, Colorado), Colorado, is an unincorporated town served by U.S. Post Office (United States Postal Service) 80448 (Grant, Colorado)


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midway between Leadville to the north, and Buena Vista (Buena Vista, Colorado) to the south. It is in close proximity to the second and third highest peaks in the contiguous United States, Mount Elbert and Mount Massive. The town has a rich history from its days during the Pike's Peak Gold Rush, when it began as a mining camp and quickly boomed into a city of 3,000, holding the county seat. Early prospectors, such as Horace Tabor, were attracted to the area. Geography

ranges: Mosquito Range to the east and the Sawatch Range to the west, and it is within approximately 10 miles of two of the highest peaks in the contiguous United States. To the northwest lies Mount Elbert, the highest of the fourteeners in the Sawatch Range and second highest peak in the contiguous United States. Neighboring Mount Massive is the third highest peak. Nearby Independence Pass (Independence Pass (Colorado)), at 12,100 feet (3,687 m), is the highest paved

enrollment had dwindled to only thirteen and the school was closed. The railroad ended service in the 1980s. Chaffee County lists the school and the Denver & Rio Grande railroad building and several other still-standing buildings including a blacksmith-livery and a stage stop as sites of historical interest. Today this area draws whitewater rafting enthusiasts. The rapids were created by a massive glacial flood which spread boulders down the river for over


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midway between Leadville to the north, and Buena Vista (Buena Vista, Colorado) to the south. It is in close proximity to the second and third highest peaks in the contiguous United States, Mount Elbert and Mount Massive. The town has a rich history from its days during the Pike's Peak Gold Rush, when it began as a mining camp and quickly boomed into a city of 3,000, holding the county seat. Early prospectors, such as Horace Tabor, were attracted to the area. Geography

, Colorado Lake County , once one of the two largest of the Colorado Territory’s original 17 counties. As the site of some of the richest placer (placer deposit) gold strikes in Lake County, Granite held the position of county seat, but in 1878 they lost out to booming silver-rich Leadville, 17 miles to the north. However, Granite did manage to remain the county seat, but not of Lake County. They redrew the county lines creating Chaffee County (Chaffee County, Colorado), with Granite

;Leadville’s Last Whorehouse will re-open as a restaurant Colorado Central Magazine Colorado news, stories, essays, history and more! Furthermore, they needed transport for their silver ore to the smelters in Denver or coal-rich southern Colorado, or a way to transport the coal from the southern coal mines to the upper Arkansas to fuel not only smelters


historical interest

* Rock Talk Category:Unincorporated communities in Chaffee County, Colorado Category:Unincorporated communities in Colorado Category:Populated places on the Arkansas River At its headwaters, the Arkansas runs as a steep mountain torrent through the Rockies in its narrow valley, dropping 4,600 feet (1.4 km) in 120 miles (193 km). This section (including ''The Numbers'' near Granite, Colorado, ''Brown's Canyon'', and the Royal Gorge) sees extensive whitewater rafting in the spring and summer. *'''Grand View Estates''' (Grand View Estates, Colorado) in Douglas County (Douglas County, Colorado), Colorado, is an unincorporated community and a census designated place served by the Parker (Parker, Colorado) Post Office (United States Postal Service) 80134 (Parker, Colorado) *'''Granite''' (Granite, Colorado) in Chaffee County (Chaffee County, Colorado), Colorado, is an unincorporated town served by U.S. Post Office (United States Postal Service) 81228 (Granite, Colorado) *'''Grant''' (Grant, Colorado) in Park County (Park County, Colorado), Colorado, is an unincorporated town served by U.S. Post Office (United States Postal Service) 80448 (Grant, Colorado)


year early

. Popular culture Doc Holliday, gambler, gunfighter, and dentist of the American Old West and most remembered for his involvement in the 1881 Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, left Arizona by rail and then took the Leadville stage from Buena Vista , north through Granite, and on to Leadville in 1882. In 1954, 7th grade Granite student Juliann Horvath, a year young for her class because she had started school a year early, won the Chaffee County combined 7th and 8th grade spelling bee. Juliann was one of only three Granite 7th grade students, and the total school enrollment that year was less than twenty. See also *State of Colorado **Chaffee County, Colorado **History of Lake County, Colorado (Lake County, Colorado#History) References * Rock Talk Category:Unincorporated communities in Chaffee County, Colorado Category:Unincorporated communities in Colorado Category:Populated places on the Arkansas River At its headwaters, the Arkansas runs as a steep mountain torrent through the Rockies in its narrow valley, dropping 4,600 feet (1.4 km) in 120 miles (193 km). This section (including ''The Numbers'' near Granite, Colorado, ''Brown's Canyon'', and the Royal Gorge) sees extensive whitewater rafting in the spring and summer. *'''Grand View Estates''' (Grand View Estates, Colorado) in Douglas County (Douglas County, Colorado), Colorado, is an unincorporated community and a census designated place served by the Parker (Parker, Colorado) Post Office (United States Postal Service) 80134 (Parker, Colorado) *'''Granite''' (Granite, Colorado) in Chaffee County (Chaffee County, Colorado), Colorado, is an unincorporated town served by U.S. Post Office (United States Postal Service) 81228 (Granite, Colorado) *'''Grant''' (Grant, Colorado) in Park County (Park County, Colorado), Colorado, is an unincorporated town served by U.S. Post Office (United States Postal Service) 80448 (Grant, Colorado)


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midway between Leadville to the north, and Buena Vista (Buena Vista, Colorado) to the south. It is in close proximity to the second and third highest peaks in the contiguous United States, Mount Elbert and Mount Massive. The town has a rich history from its days during the Pike's Peak Gold Rush, when it began as a mining camp and quickly boomed into a city of 3,000, holding the county seat. Early prospectors, such as Horace Tabor, were attracted to the area. Geography

). National Gardening Association Surrounded by moisture-robbing mountains, the climate is semiarid, though deep winter snows are common. Early history thumb 250px Oro City ~ circa 1874 - 1879 (File:Oro City, near Leadville. Lake County, Colorado - NARA - 517025.jpg) The Pike's Peak Gold Rush that began in 1859 brought an unprecedented number of people into the Colorado

history lakewars.htm Colorado history - Buena Vista, Salida, Leadville The early prospectors included Horace Tabor, who later moved up the valley to Leadville where he was to find his fortune in the Colorado Silver Boom that swept Leadville in 1879. In a much-publicized scandal Tabor divorced his wife and married young and beautiful Elizabeth "Baby Doe" McCourt (Baby Doe Tabor), twenty years his junior. File:Granite, Colorado


numerous gold

www.historycolorado.org thumb left Garbutt Mine hard rock miners (File:GarbuttMine.gif) Among the earliest gold discoveries in the Colorado gold rush were placer (placer mining) deposits discovered in 1859 at the headwaters of the Arkansas River near Granite. By late 1860 most of the streams had been prospected, and numerous gold placers were reported along the Arkansas River to Buena Vista and beyond. The deposits along the Arkansas River and Cache


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year young

. Popular culture Doc Holliday, gambler, gunfighter, and dentist of the American Old West and most remembered for his involvement in the 1881 Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, left Arizona by rail and then took the Leadville stage from Buena Vista , north through Granite, and on to Leadville in 1882. In 1954, 7th grade Granite student Juliann Horvath, a year young for her class because she had started school a year early, won the Chaffee County combined 7th and 8th grade spelling bee


free gold

Colorado mining districts the easily discovered and worked placers were the first big strikes of a typical gold rush. But the free gold supply in stream beds quickly became depleted, and the initial phase was followed by prospecting for veins of lode gold that were the original source of the placer gold. The hills above Granite are pockmarked with numerous old mining tunnels from hard rock mining, evidence of the second stage of a gold rush cycle. Their neighbors in Leadville went on to discover silver, resulting in a silver rush, but Granite never got that far. In just a few years their ore began to play out, and the town's population, once as high as 7000, began to decline. Stagecoach and railways Leadville Stagecoach Road File:View of the Arkansas River, between the La Plata and Twin Lakes. Chaffee County, Colorado. - NARA - 516989.tif thumb right "Arkansas River between the La Plata creek and Twin Lakes (Twin Lakes (Colorado)). Chaffee County, Colorado. (1874 - 06 30 1879)" The earliest mode of transportation used by the growing number of settlers in Granite and the surrounding area was horseback and pack mules or burros. The Santa Fe Trail, built in 1822, had a north fork up to Denver (founded in 1858), and by 1877 the Leadville Stagecoach Road was running from Canyon City, through Granite, Leadville, colorado stagecoach canon city to leadville - Google zoeken and north to Denver. Reliable transportation was important to deliver supplies for the growing communities, and the route was used more as a supply and mail route than for transportation of passengers. An old schedule from 1980 with the stage stops from Canyon City to Leadville shows that the trip was 126 miles and took 26 (jarring) hours. The distance today is 120 miles, illustrating the fact that in these high mountains the routes for passage are very limited. However, with modern-day transportation the trip now takes only about two hours. The distance to Granite was 108 miles and the fare was $13.50 The stage road from Cañon City to Leadville Colorado Central Magazine Colorado news, stories, essays, history and more! The Canyon City to Leadville stage ran three times daily. * Rock Talk Category:Unincorporated communities in Chaffee County, Colorado Category:Unincorporated communities in Colorado Category:Populated places on the Arkansas River At its headwaters, the Arkansas runs as a steep mountain torrent through the Rockies in its narrow valley, dropping 4,600 feet (1.4 km) in 120 miles (193 km). This section (including ''The Numbers'' near Granite, Colorado, ''Brown's Canyon'', and the Royal Gorge) sees extensive whitewater rafting in the spring and summer. *'''Grand View Estates''' (Grand View Estates, Colorado) in Douglas County (Douglas County, Colorado), Colorado, is an unincorporated community and a census designated place served by the Parker (Parker, Colorado) Post Office (United States Postal Service) 80134 (Parker, Colorado) *'''Granite''' (Granite, Colorado) in Chaffee County (Chaffee County, Colorado), Colorado, is an unincorporated town served by U.S. Post Office (United States Postal Service) 81228 (Granite, Colorado) *'''Grant''' (Grant, Colorado) in Park County (Park County, Colorado), Colorado, is an unincorporated town served by U.S. Post Office (United States Postal Service) 80448 (Grant, Colorado)

Granite, Colorado

'''Granite''' is an unincorporated community (Unincorporated area) with a U.S. Post Office (United States Postal Service) in Chaffee County (Chaffee County, Colorado), Colorado, United States. The zip code of Granite is 81228. According to the 2010 census, the population is 116. Best Places to Live in the United States

Situated between the Mosquito (Mosquito Range) and the Sawatch (Sawatch Range) mountain ranges, Granite is a high mountain town located on the Arkansas River midway between Leadville to the north, and Buena Vista (Buena Vista, Colorado) to the south. It is in close proximity to the second and third highest peaks in the contiguous United States, Mount Elbert and Mount Massive.

The town has a rich history from its days during the Pike's Peak Gold Rush, when it began as a mining camp and quickly boomed into a city of 3,000, holding the county seat. Early prospectors, such as Horace Tabor, were attracted to the area.

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