This railroad along the Rio Grande was finished to Creede in 1891 just a year after rich silver deposits were discovered there. The result was an instant boom in growth swelling the population to 10,000 people by 1893. During it's boom Creede attracted some rather famous characters such as "Calamity" Jane Canary, con man Joseph Randolph "Soapy" Smith and lawman Bat Masterson. The last mine there closed in 1985 and the population is now 377 (Census 2000 data) in the least populated county (Mineral) in Colorado. Creede has been revitalized by artists, tourism and the renowned Creede Repertory Theatre(performing in the summer months). Most definitely a worthy destination on any trip to this area.
Thanks for looking, Tom
Colorado & Rio grande means for us the great western movies,but here it seems just like a corner of Europe.Walter
Hello Tom! A very interesantes picture. Thank you for your explanation for the history of this railway and the surrounding countryside. A backdrop as in a western movie. Many greetings from Holger.
And thanks so much for sharing, Tom. It is absolutely gorgeous!
This one I am keeping! Wonderful shot of this stunning landscape Tom! Best wishes Sam
Great shot Tom! I love Colorado and this is exactly why. I dream that one day my wife and I can move to a small mountain town and live the rest of our days.
My newest panorama. I do hope the sky is better. :)
Hello Walter. I am always amazed when someone, like yourself, notice the similarity between were they live and one of my photographs. Virginia compared to England and Ireland is very common. Thanks for stopping in.
Thank you Holger for those nice comments. It is like being in a Western when you are here. :)
Many thanks Julie for those kind words and you are welcome. :)
Hello Sam. Thank you for those very nice words, as always. And for the Y* selection. Cheers.
My wife and I have had similar thoughts Daniel. It's hard to not want to live there after visiting. :) Many thanks for the comments. The new pano looks great. I love the setting.
Best wishes to all, Tom
lovely shot tomboy could we do with some of that water.
Cheers Steve. But you are in Spring now aren't you? Wouldn't that be a wetter season for you? How about a raindance. :)
Regards from the US of A, Tom
Beautiful railway line Tom and thank you for the explanation of the background there :) Cheers, Peter
Many thanks Peter for those kind words and your welcome for the history lesson. :)
Best regards from the US of A, Tom
:O wonderful !!!
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Photo taken in Rio Grande National Forest, 1803 W. Highway 160, Monte Vista, CO 81144
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