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Pioneer Museum Park

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Southeast corner of Tomichi Ave. (U.S. 50) and S. Adams St.

This museum compound includes facsimile Ute tipis, the 1871 log cabin which served as the area's first post office at the Los Pinos Ute Agency, and the one-room Paragon School (1905) with an elaborate two-story brick bell tower. The D&RG's Gunnison and Sargent depots and a six-car D&RG narrow-gauge train round out the collection. The museum also owns the Aberdeen Quarry (1879), 7 miles southwest on South Beaver Creek, which produced the gray granite skin of the Colorado State Capitol.

Writing Credits

Author: 
Thomas J. Noel
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Thomas J. Noel, "Pioneer Museum Park", [Gunnison, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/CO-01-GU01.

Print Source

Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 537-537.

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