Dutchtown, Colorado

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Dutchtown
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Nearest city Grand Lake, Colorado
Coordinates 40°26′16″N105°52′54″W / 40.43778°N 105.88167°W / 40.43778; -105.88167 Coordinates: 40°26′16″N105°52′54″W / 40.43778°N 105.88167°W / 40.43778; -105.88167
Area15 acres (6.1 ha)
Built1879
MPS Rocky Mountain National Park MRA
NRHP reference No. 76002292 [1]
Added to NRHPJanuary 29, 1988

Dutchtown was a mining community high in the Never Summer Mountains of what is now Rocky Mountain National Park. The ghost town lies just below the timberline, and comprises the ruins of four cabins. The site was inhabited by squatters who were made unwelcome in Lulu City, in the Kawuneeche Valley a couple of miles to the east. Dutchtown existed to work the same silver deposits mined by Lulu City residents, but existed as a suburb of Lulu City to accommodate Dutch miners who were run out of town after a drunken affray in Lulu City. It existed from about 1879 to about 1884. [2]

The town site was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on January 29, 1988. [1]

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References

  1. 1 2 "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places . National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. Atkins, D. Ferrel (August 5, 1975). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form: Dutchtown". National Park Service. Retrieved 25 August 2011.