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Monthly Archives: February 2016


This residence is the finest example of Queen Anne architecture in Telluride. It was built in 1893 and looks much the same as it did back then.  

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San Miguel County Courthouse

The iconic courthouse on Colorado Blvd. was built in 1897 and is still in use today. The first photo dates to 1910.  

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Mule Train

It was not uncommon to see lengthy mule trains in downtown Telluride while the mines were florishing. Here they are crossing Colorado Blvd. in 1909 (click to enlarge).  

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New Sheridan Hotel

The anchor of Telluride was the Sheridan Hotel built in 1892. Five years later the new, three-story Sheridan was built next door. It was the site of William Jennings Bryan’s famous “Cross of Gold” speech on July 4, 1903. After that, in 1906, the original hotel burned and the lot was empty until the hotel … Continue reading »

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The Telluride Community Hospital, which was seen in the flood picture in last month’s post, was filled to overflowing during the worldwide flu pandemic of 1918. One in ten Telluride citizens died. Today the building looks remarkably as it did then and now houses the Telluride Museum.  

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