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Christ of the Rockies

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1934. U.S. 285, 13 miles west of Bailey

This railroad stop, originally named in 1885 for DSP&P agent David N. Cassells, became a Catholic summer camp called Santa Maria. On the hill behind the camp the statue of Christ, made by Denver's Northwestern Terra Cotta Company, stands 33 feet high on a 22-foot-high pedestal, second in size only to the Cristo in Rio de Janeiro. It is a colossal copy of a statue by New York sculptor Harriet Frismuth for the John K. Mullen family plot in Mount Olivet Cemetery near Golden.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


What's Nearby


Thomas J. Noel, "Christ of the Rockies", [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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