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
I did not get a picture of the school house so I located one from Wickepedia.
Also this map shows the area.
St. Elmo is 20 miles Southwest of Buena Vista in Chaffee County.
Linking withOh, the places I've been