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Post Posted: Oct 12, 2017 10:11 am 
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So Kenosha House was where Dake was, wonder if the buildings formed part of the settlement.

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Some time ago, I posted on Pinecam: "Where was the Kenosha House?" And, yes, there were several differing opinions. And, that is OK. However, one reply led me to an article:

AN UPDATED ITINERARY OF THEODORE L. MEAD IN COLORADO IN 1871 by JOHN V. CALHOUN, Published August 2014

The article is based on the diary of Theodore Mead, an entomologist, included a photo of the Kenosha House and a few maps - one showing the location. In addition, brief narratives from Mr. Mead's diary make for interesting reading. I have put a few excerpts form the article on-line at:



At the bottom of the page is a link to the entire article. Since the article is in PDF format, it is searchable. Who knows what additional information can be gleaned from this article.

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i did! thanks for the link!


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Location: Bolen draws a self-portrait. artist: Drew Litton.
Since Kenosha House was in its original spot before the DSP&P built tracks, it may or may not have been in rail photographer's frame.

Here is another link to the modeler's discussion forum:

http://c-sng-discussion-forum.41377.n7. ... d6843.html

It includes a colorized view of Webster, and also the coke ovens fully built, and evidence of their crumbling while the C&S still ran as late as 1938 when the lat pic was taken.

The footing timber for the water tank is still at the mouth of Hall Valley as of 2017.

The depot was frame in construction, a bit larger than Bailey's depot, and burned completely in 1906. A smaller structure was built but Webster never was a destination stop afterwards like the time it was end-of-the-line during Kenosha Pass construction.

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Thanks for the C&S forum link!!

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Not to belabor the topic too much, here is another early map showing the location of the Kenosha House. It is from the 1877 Geological and Geographical Atlas of Colorado by F.V. Hayden.

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Note that Webster was still called "Godfrey's" on this map.


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Thanks for the links of history. I built the red roof buildings @ Webster in 1993 and also cleaned up the remnants of buildings from it's past. A couple things of interests that I have saved is a Carbide generator that was in the basement of the old white house/Depot that had been burnt down. It produced Oxyacetylene gas for lamp light through out the house.
I also found a large safe buried behind the house that had a large hole and the door blown off of it. But the Reynolds gang didn't leave any silver or gold :(


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Now, I suspect some may find old maps boring. However, I'm not one of them. This "Atlas of Colorado", printed in 1877 and probably compiled years before that has 20 pages of Geological and Geographical information accross the state. Of course, I am drawn to Park County. Others may find other areas equally as interesting. With that in mind, here is a link to entire Atlas, courtesy of the the Library of Congress,



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