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Sep 8, 2016 - St Elmo

We spent the last 3 nights at the Iron City cg which is located right outside of St Elmo, an old mining town. At the end of the cg is an old cemetery from the late 1800s. The historical society had erected a board listing the people who were buried there and many of them had the cause of death. A 75 ft fall down a mine shaft, an explosion in the mine, gas poisoning, starvation, and freezing to death were a few causes. We took the atv 6 miles up a rough road to Tincup pass at 12,154 and then hiked about another 3/4 mile to the summit....

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Sep 3, 2013 - St. Elmo Ghost Town

We had another awesome drive in Colorado today. We drove to St. Elmo, Colorado to visit the St. Elmo ghost town. The town was founded in 1880, St. Elmo lies in the heart of the Sawatch Range, 20 miles southwest of Buena Vista and sits at an elevation of 9,961 feet. Nearly 2,000 people settled in this town when mining for gold and silver became evident. The mining industry started to decline in the early 1920s, and in 1922 the train discontinued service. The community is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the St. Elmo...

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