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Gold in them thar hills - Ashcroft, CO

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Gold in them thar hills - Ashcroft, CO

Originally named Castle Forks, then Chloride, this town was founded aroun 1880 due to the location of placer deposites in the Castle Creek Valley. There was such a boom that three years later there were 2500 residents, two newspapers, a school, two sawmills, and 20 saloons. The town soon dwindeled as the mines played out. By 1900, there was only two people left.

Uploaded on 9/23/2006 8:35:36 PM

Made with Pentax K100D Digital SLR Camera

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