Trails Among the Columbine – 1995/1996

D&RG's Calumet Branch / Turret Mining Area

    by Dick Dixon

ISBN No. 091358262X


    The Calumet Mine produced iron ore, and the D&RG carried it down the steep 7.0-percent grade to Salida, where it was picked up by regular trains to go to the steel mill at Pueblo. This branch was built in 1881, and the Colorado Fuel & Iron's mine at Calumet is featured. The gold camp of Turret attracted a lot of attention in this beautiful landscape during the 1880s; however, no rich strikes were ever made. A detailed text tells the newspaper accounts of this region, where the editor always wrote glowing tales of its “great potential.” Contains 320 pages, with 300 black-and-white views and 17 full-color pictures.
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