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1897–1967. Routt County 129, 6 miles north of Hahns Peak

Forest of aspen and pine is now creeping into this town of primitive log and slab homes served by a magnificent collection of outhouses. Named for the Columbine Gold Mine, the town was platted in 1897 by James R. Caron as an 11-acre grid superimposed on an 1881 gold camp. More than a dozen surviving log structures include a log barn saloon with a frame false front, a false-fronted general store, and an abandoned post office.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "Columbine", [Clark, 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, 527-527.

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