Welcome to Your Past
Old homestead with a great view in Animas Forks ghost town in the San Juan Mountains outside Silverton. Colorado.
The Peace Valley School in Morgan County, Colorado was built in 1911 by homesteaders, and officially closed in 1946. The “prairie schools” in Morgan County, and elsewhere, were a product of the Homestead Act of 1862, which opened the American West with the promise of virtually free land. These rural school houses were North Prairie style -- made of lumber and built with a steeply pitched roof to shed the winter’s snows. Today it stands in decay, with the once busy swing set creaking in the prairie wind. Taken June 4, 2019.
Living Room with Great Views
On My Porch
Deteriorating wallpaper from a a homestead in Independence, Colorado.
This old homestead in Victor, Colorado, has several layers of wallpaper peeling off to reveal the original wallpaper...Denver newspapers dated 1899. It must have been a little girl's room, because Victorian paper dolls were cut out and pasted on top of the newspaper. Then the wallpaper covered the dolls with many layers.
The Theresa Mine started producing in 1895 and was shut down in the 1960s. You can explore the inside of this mine by hiking the Vindicator Valley Trail in Victor, Colorado. the Sangre de Cristo Mountains are in the background.
Beebe House Christmas
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This is the Beebe house, which sits in the Vindicator Valley of Independence. My Beebe was the mine foreman of the Vindicator Mine.
The ghost town of Capitol City on Engineer Pass Road outside Lake City, Colorado.
This old Victorian sits on the top of a hill behind the ghost town of Goldfield, Colorado.
This picturesque cabin sits in the ghost town of Ironton, found along the Million Dollar Highway between Silverton and Ouray.
This old mine was taken during Autumn of 2005 but has since fallen down. It's outside Cripple Creek, Colorado, near Victor.
Homestead Under the Milky Way
The Hornbeck Cabin is part of the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument in Florissant, Colorado.
Theresa Mine Under the Stars
The Theresa Mine Under the Milky Way. Located in the Vindicator Valley in the ghost town of Independence, Colorado.
This old homestead sits among colorful quaking aspens in Capitol City outside Lake City, on the Engineer Pass Road.
This peak is on Cinnamon Pass Road, which is part of the Alpine Loop Jeep Road outside Lake City and Silverton, Colorado.
This old homestead is still standing in Ironton, Colorado, on the Million Dollar Highway between Silverton and Ouray, Colorado.
Mt. Wilson Barn
This old barn is dwarfed by Mount Wilson on Last Dollar Road, outside Telluride, Colorado.
This old homestead is on a trail near the summit of Molas Pass outside of Silverton, Colorado.
Yankee Girl Mine
The Yankee Girl Mine is part of the Red Mountain Mining District outside Ouray, Colorado, along the Million Dollar Highway. Built in 1882, it produced $8M in its time.
This was an old homestead on the East side of Little Bull Hill in Independence, Colorado.
The Walsh House
The Walsh House in the ghost town of Animas Forks was the home of Evelyn Walsh McLean, daughter of Tom Walsh, who discovered the famous Campbird Mine in Ouray and was once owner of the Hope
The Gold King Boarding House
The Gold King Boarding House in Alta Lakes, outside Telluride, Colorado.
The four walls of this old homestead are all that's left of this cabin, located near the summit of Molas Pass outside Silverton, Colroado.