Historic sights in Colorado
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Not much of a park but notable for its display of a vintage narrow-gauge rotary plow and the locomotives that powered it up the famed, rugged, gut-wrenching Boreas Pass railroad (that track is one of the last remaining swatches) to keep gold-mining production open. This rail was a lifeline to miners, indie and corporate alike. Kids will dig it here.
When prohibition was enacted in 1916, John Holzwarth Sr, a Denver saloonkeeper, started a new life as a subsistence rancher. This site houses several buildings kept in their original condition, and hosts historical reenactments and ranger-led programs. The Heritage Days celebration happens in late July.
The site lies at the end of a graded ½-mile path, easily accessible with strollers.
This outstandingly preserved house, designed by the well-known architect William Lang, was built in 1889 and belonged to the most famous survivor of the Titanic disaster. Having survived the ill-fated voyage she became active in progressive politics and women’s organizations, and was a keen theater performer. She died in 1922, a woman ahead of her time.
Molly Brown House offers educational workshops, residencies and scholarships.