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1873–1966. Custer County 328 (Rosita Rd.), 15 miles southeast of Silver Cliff

Rosita, now a ghost town, was founded by prospectors who named it for its small wild roses. Rosita peaked in 1877 with a population of around 1,500 before newer mining settlements seduced many residents, who often took their houses with them. Today, amid newer vacation and retirement homes, almost nothing remains of the original settlement except for the hewn log assay office and the picturesque Rosita Cemetery.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "Rosita", [Westcliffe, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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