Colorado Boulevard, Idaho Springs, CO
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member MountainWoods
N 39° 44.553 W 105° 30.542
13S E 456386 N 4399307
A Blue Star Memorial Highway Marker in historic Idaho Springs, CO
Waymark Code: WMHP59
Location: Colorado, United States
Date Posted: 07/29/2013
Published By:Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 13

Idaho Springs is one of many towns in Colorado that is heavily associated with historic mining. Right next to this marker a farmers market was in full swing along Colorado Boulevard.

A couple of blocks away is a wonderful museum to visit: the Argo Mill and Tunnel. The Argo (in spite of some map POIs) was not a mine itself. It was a very long tunnel that connected a bunch of separate mines (with different owners) so that gold ore could be railroaded out through the Argo Tunnel to the Argo Mill for processing. Mine owners got a fraction of the money produced by the Argo Tunnel and Mill from their own mine's ore. You'll have to visit the Argo Mill Museum to find out what catastrophe occured in 1943.

Complete list of Garden Clubs and Organizations that placed this marker:
National Council of Garden Clubs
Columbine Garden Club of Idaho Springs
City of Idaho Springs
Colorado Department of Transportation

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