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Shawnee Trading Post

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c. 1900; rebuilt 1918 after a fire. Off U.S. 285, 6 miles west of Bailey

This white clapboard general store is the liveliest place in a sleepy hamlet overlooking the Platte Valley and the Fitzsimmons Ranch. The overnight stage stop and DSP& P depot are gone, and only the stone foundations survive of the Shawnee Lodge, which fell to fire in 1929. The Grandview Hotel (1886) has been restored as a bed and breakfast.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "Shawnee Trading Post", [Bailey, 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, 217-217.

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