Thursday, April 25, 2013

Oh The Places I've Been

St. Elmo, Colorado--Colorado's original ghost town.

St. Elmo was founded in 1880 as a mining town.  During its heyday, the Denver, South Park and Pacific Railroad lines ran through St Elmo.  When the mining industry shut down the town closed too.

Each time we visit our Son and family in Colorado we make a trip to St. Elmo the deserted ghost town in the mountains.

The chipmunks rule the town and there are sunflower seeds for sale to feed them.

Oh how they love posing by the outhouse sign.
A few of the structures
A great junk shop.

I did not get a picture of the school house so I located one from Wickepedia.

 Also this map shows the area.
 Source: Wickepedia
St. Elmo is 20 miles Southwest of Buena Vista in Chaffee County.


Annesphamily said...

Hi Ann! What a lovely story. I can amazed those chipmunks walk right up to you and eat those sunflower seeds! SO sweet!
I am always finding something good to read at your place! Thank you and have a beautiful weekend.
Hugs Anne

Babs said...

St. Elmo looks like a fun place to visit. I'd love to look at the junk shop.
Visiting from The Tablescaper.

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Good morning, Ann!

So fun touring St Elmo with you and your dear family. We were in Colorado 21 years ago visiting a dear friend that move from here to there. Should I ever have the chance to go again, I will remember St Elmo.

Great pics of your family :)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What a fun place, Ann! Loved this tour!



The Tablescaper said...

This looks like such a fun place. I can understand why you like to come back again and again.

Thanks for being a part of "Oh, the places I've been!". Looking forward to having you be a regular contributor.

- The Tablescaper

Sarah said...

What fun! Thanks for taking us along.

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

Fun post sis! Love the pic of you any your honey!

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