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Ute-Ulay Mine

(nr Lake City CO)In 1871 silver and lead were discovered in the canyon outside town. Over a 30 year period more than 12 million dollars worth of ore (250mil in todays dollars) was extracted. Ute-Ulay Mine The mine laid along what is now called Henson Creek where a concrete dam and flume were built to […]

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Clear Creek Canyon

(nr Creede CO) A foot path from the north falls led over a hill to a view of Clear Creek Canyon. The creek seen in a deep ravine with tall cliffs and impressive rocks. The hills and distant mountains added to the beauty. Clear Creek Canyon The far side was little more than rubble. While […]

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Río Grande Headwaters

(nr Creede CO) A long drive off the paved highway, on a good gravel road, took me to the headwaters of the Río Grande. Several creeks emptied into the canyon gradually merging to form the river. Río Grande Headwaters With the river dammed, a large reservoir was created to control the flow downstream. It was […]

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