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dc.date1941?-1951?
dc.date.accessioned2007-01-03T05:55:46Z
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-03T09:25:08Z
dc.date.available2007-01-03T05:55:46Z
dc.date.available2022-02-03T09:25:08Z
dc.identifierlibimagesNMHFM373
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11124/10046
dc.descriptionKodachrome.
dc.descriptionDate scanned: 2001-05-29.
dc.descriptionIdentifier: NMHFM-373.
dc.descriptionPlastic mount; text on front of mount.
dc.descriptionRelated photographs: NMHFM-135, NMHFM-272.
dc.descriptionHeld in the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum.
dc.descriptionDonor: Charles Burgess.
dc.description.abstractSlide showing houses in Fairplay, Park County, Colorado, with the Mosquito Mountain Range to the west. Mountain peaks shown are (from left to right) Sheep Mountain, Horseshoe Mountain and Mount Sheridan. Fairplay was established in 1859 when placer gold was discovered at the junction of Beaver Creek and the South Platte River. The founders of this new camp called it "Fair Play" referring to the treatment they vowed people would receive there as opposed to that of a nearby gold camp. During the 1860s, Fairplay developed into a supply center for the surrounding mining camps, and in 1867 it became the county seat. After most of the town burned to the ground in 1873, it was quickly rebuilt and most of the new buildings were made of stone. The Fairplay district's small placer claims were consolidated in the 1870s and only intermittently worked through the 1890s. Dredges were brought in to work the gold placers starting in 1922 and their operations continued intermittently into ...
dc.description.sponsorshipSponsored by the Colorado State Library, the regional library systems of Colorado, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
dc.publisherColorado School of Mines. Arthur Lakes Library
dc.rightsRights management statement available at: http://library.mines.edu/digital/rights.html
dc.subjectBuildings
dc.subjectScenes, snow
dc.titleFairplay and the Mosquito Range
dc.typeStillImage
dc.contributor.institutionColorado Digitization Project
dc.contributor.institutionNational Mining Hall of Fame and Museum


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