George Turner, owner of Turner Moving and Storage in Denver, designed and built Tiny Town in a picturesque forested foothills valley. Some of its 125 buildings survived fires and floods, but not the moving of U.S. 285 in 1949. Bypassed, the town faded until 1989, when volunteers restored and reopened it. Hobbyists built and rebuilt more than one hundred of the miniature landmarks at varying scales, including replicas of the Stanley Mill outside Idaho Springs, the Arvada Flour Mill, and The Fort Restaurant in Morrison. A 15-inch-gauge train, capable of carrying small children, has also been restored for excursions through this Lilliputian village.
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