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Silt (1898, 5,432 feet) was named for the soil deposited here by the Colorado River. At the Silt Wickiup Village, Ute Indians built their traditional shelters by lashing poles to trees and covering them with animal skin and brush. Silt had wooden water pipes and only one paved street until the 1980s oil shale boom. Of several venerable frame buildings in town, the most striking is a three-story shingled Victorian structure at 777 Main Street, with a full-length veranda and a second-floor porch. Local landmarks include an old bank and the Antlers School (1887), a two-room schoolhouse with an enclosed bell tower.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel

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