Welcome to Silverton Colorado History!
As I walked the streets in Silverton Colorado in 2016, I noticed brass plaques on many of the buildings; displaying the building's address and year built, which sited the source for this information as the "Historical Walking Tour".
Wondering over to the San Juan County Historical Society to see if I could buy a copy of the walking tour to get more details on the buildings. Oddly, the "Historical Walking Tour" mentioned on the plaques was not available, so I bought a different book on the town's history. In turn, has lead to buying dozens of books about Silverton and San Juan County Colorado, and countless web searches learning about the city's history.
It is now 2018, and I have collected huge amounts of information and photos about the people and the building of Silverton, and it surrounding ghost towns from 1880s - 1940s. Additionally, I have photos of Silverton "today" so anyone looking through the wiki pages of the old Silverton can see what the buildings look like today.
Sourced information not sorted into categories
City Map Listed By Blocks
Sanborn Map & Publishing Co., Limited of Silverton, Colorado
Silverton, Colorado Residents by Last Name
Silverton, Colorado Building and Business by Name
Silverton, Colorado by Clubs, Organization, and Churches by Name
This area contains groups that require membership or meetings.
Silverton, Items Not Covered in Other Categories
Forgotten Items such as Jobber, and Pigeon Hole pool
References to be used in Wiki
For the true history buffs, all facts will be well cited or credited "as a told by".
Here is a list of some of the source I will be using.
|Silverton||Jack L. Benham||9780941026024||0941026027|
|The Grand Imperial Hotel Story 1882-Present, Silverton, Colorado||Allan G. Bird|
|Silverton Gold||Allan G. Bird||9780961938222||0961938226|
|Silverton Then & Now: A pictorial journey through Silverton, Colorado, 1874 to 1922 and beyond||Allan G. Bird||9780961938246||0961938242|
|Jeep Trails to Colorado Ghost Towns||Robert L. Brown||9780870040214||0870040219|
|Silverton and the Alpine Loop (Images of America)||Jeff Corr||9781531676230||1531676235|
|Ghosts and Gold||Scott Fetchenhier||9780967147901||0967147905|
|In the San Juan: Sketches||Rev. J.J. Gibbons||9781932738629||1932738629|
|A Simpler Way: Silverton, Colorado||John T, Marshall; Daniel M. Mesich|
|Many More Mountains: Silverton Roots Volume 1||Allen Nossaman||9780913582473||0913582476|
|Many More Mountains: Ruts into Silverton Volume 2||Allen Nossaman||9780913582572||0913582573|
|Many More Mountains: Rails into Silverton Volume 3||Allen Nossaman||9780913582640||0913582646|
|The Silverton story||Mary Ann Olsen||year 1962|
|Cinders & Smoke: A Mile by Mile Guide for the Durango to Silverton Narrow Gauge Trip||Doris B. Osterwald||9780931788000||0931788005|
|The Story of Hillside Cemetery, Silverton, San Juan County, Colorado: A-L||Freda Carley Peterson||9780927562225||0927562225|
|The Story of Hillside Cemetery, Silverton, San Juan County, Colorado: M-Z||Freda Carley Peterson||9780927562508||0927562508|
|Walking Silverton||Beverly Rich and Casey Carroll||9781887805384||1887805389|
|Of Record and Reminiscence: Ouray and Silverton||Ruth Rathmell||Digitized:Sep 13, 2011|
|Silver & Sawdust Life in the San Juans||Ken Reyher||9781890437459||189043745X|
|Images of the San Juans||P. David Smith||9781890437121||1890437121|
|Mountains of Silver: Life in Colorado's Red Mountain Mining District||P. David Smith||9781890437367||1890437360|
|A Brief History of Silverton (2nd Edition)||Duane A. Smith||9781890437954||1890437954|
|Silverton: A Quick History||Duane A. Smith||9781889459189||1889459186|
|The Trail of Gold and Silver: Mining in Colorado, 1859-2009||Duane A. Smith||9781607320753||1607320754|
|THREE FEET TO SILVERTON. A Mile-by-Mile Guide to the Silverton Train, Plus Brief Histories of The Towns of Durango and Silverton.||Don Stott||9781890437954||1890437956|
|Notorious San Juans Wicked Tales from Ouray, San Juan & La Plata Counties||Carol Turner||9781609492601||1609492609|
|Basin of Silver||Eric Twitty||9781932738445||1932738444|
|Snowflakes and Quartz||Louis Wyman||9780963202819||0963202819|