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Spar City

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1892–1895. 7.3. miles southwest of Creede along Colorado 149

This settlement along the Rio Grande, a stagecoach suburb of Creede, swelled to some 600 residents before the 1893 silver crash sank the community. In 1905 a group of Kansans bought the abandoned site for summer residences. These flatlanders restored two hand-hewn log cabins with double porches, the two-story log Coinage Hotel, and the jail with its original bars.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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

Print Source

Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 436-436.

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