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We do not often think that our major product might be wood. The first building material for Denver was from the Pike's Peak Region's forests. Not only that but it came from Black Forest. Early ranchers knew their fortune was in the trees.

Long before the discovery of gold near Denver, they were cutting trees for lumber in Black Forest. J.A. Weir and Carl Husted were the primary saw mills in the forest, both doing business starting in the 1860s. We know Mr. Husted because in his later years he chose to live in Colorado City. Once the railroads were built they did bring in hardwoods from the...

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