Historic Sites - Colorado
Here are links to some notable historc sites found along Route 40.
|Denver Mint (Denver, CO)|
"Built in 1897. It is the largest producer of coins in the world......."
|Colorado State Capitol (Denver, CO)|
"Opened in 1894. It's dome is made of real gold plate. The 13th step on the west side of the building is exactly 5,280 feet above sea level (the elev......"
|Jack Kerouac's House (Lakewood, CO)|
"Beat writer Jack Kerouac lived in this house in June and July of 1949. It is a private residence and not open for tours......."
|Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum (Golden, CO)|
"Just off Route 40 is Buffalo Bill's grave. Many people are surprised to find William F. Cody buried here in Colorado since he is so closely identified......"
|Central City (Central City, CO)|
"This former mining town is a pleasant diversion from Route 40. The gold discoveries here gave the city the nickname 'The Richest Square Mile on Earth......"
|Bridal Veil Falls and Waterwheel (Idaho Springs, CO)|
"Built by miner Charlie Tayler in 1891. Tayler lived a long live life because he never bathed nor kissed women. I think there's a causal relationship......"
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Last updated: 2010-08-10 20:12:24