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Silverton Standard and Miner

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1875, George Wright, builder. 1257 Greene St.

By tracing its roots to the La Plata Miner, established in 1875, the Silverton Standard and Miner claims to be the oldest continuously published newspaper in western Colorado. This small clapboard building houses a cylinder press (R. Hoe and Company, New York, 1830), once used to publish Ouray's Solid Muldoon as well as the Standard and Miner. Opened as a saloon, the building later saw stints as a dry goods, a cafe, a tailor shop, and a barbershop before the newspaper moved in, along with a bookstore, in 1952.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


What's Nearby


Thomas J. Noel, "Silverton Standard and Miner", [Silverton, 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, 564-564.

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