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Cobweb Express: Down the Creek

 

Last updated 2/5/2020 at 2:43pm

When General Palmer was starting to build the Denver and Rio Grande, he built south from Denver toward Mexico. He hired a number of surveyors to look at various routes. He had traveled the area only a few years before and was well familiar with it. As his surveyors traveled, camps in the mountains were starting to attract attention.

The Denver and Rio Grande filed a formal plan of intent to build, in their original charter. It featured a number of possible extensions into the mountains During 1871 preliminary rough surveys were done on these, and a few other lines. One of the proposed route...



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