Abandoned Cemetery Found - Hiking to a Gold Rush Ghost Town

submitted by DerelictDoug on 11/09/19 1

Winfield is an old mining town tucked away in the San Isabel National Forest, outside Buena Vista. There are several original buildings, an abandoned cemetery, a schoolhouse, and more. It was founded on 120 acres at the junction of the north and south forks of Clear Creek. Lots of 50×100 were free to anyone who desired to build there. A cabin was built as early at 1861 with the first prospecting done in 1867. Winfield reached its heyday around 1890 when some 1500 folks lived in town. There were 3 saloons, 3 stores, 2 hotels, a boarding house, a post office, a church, school, mill, smelter & concentrator. Mining came to an end in Clear Creek Canyon in the early 1900s. See photo & Extended Content Here: www.derelictdoug.net/derelict-doug-blog/abandoned-cemetery-found-in-a-colorado-ghost-town-winfield-graveyard To help preserve these ghost towns, please support the Buena Vista Heritage Society: www.buenavistaheritage.org Keep Up-To-Date: derelictdoug.net Follow Me On Twitter: twitter.com/Derlict_doug

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