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Dutchtown, Colorado

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Built  1879
Opened  1879
Added to NRHP  29 January 1988
NRHP Reference #  76002292
Area  6 ha
Nearest city  Grand Lake
Dutchtown, Colorado
MPS  Rocky Mountain National Park MRA
Similar  Moomaw Glacier, Rowe Glacier, Agnes Vaille Shelter, Static Peak, Holzwarth Historic District

Dutchtown was a mining community high in the Never Summer Mountains of what is now Rocky Mountain National Park. The ghost town lies just below the timberline, and comprises the ruins of four cabins. The site was inhabited by squatters who were made unwelcome in Lulu City, in the Kawuneeche Valley a couple of miles to the east. Dutchtown existed to work the same silver deposits mined by Lulu City residents, but existed as a suburb of Lulu City to accommodate Dutch miners who were run out of town after a drunken affray in Lulu City. It existed from about 1879 to about 1884.

The town site was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on January 29, 1988.


Dutchtown, Colorado Wikipedia

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