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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

Information That Needs to be Sorted Bakers Park 1860-1874

City Map Listed By Blocks

Sanborn Map & Publishing Co., Limited of Silverton, Colorado

1883 1886 1890 1895 1902 1910


Other Sources

1920

Silverton, Colorado Residents by Last Name

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Eureka

Silverton, Colorado Building and Business by Name

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Silverton, Colorado by Clubs, Organization, and Churches by Name

This area contains groups that require membership or meetings.

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Silverton, Items Not Covered in Other Categories

Forgotten Items such as Jobber, and Pigeon Hole pool

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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.

Web Sites:

Library of Congress -- filtered on Silverton San Juan [1]

Colorado Historic Newspaper Collection[2]

Western Mining History[3]

Denver Public Library -- Digital Collection[4]

Census Records[5]

Silverton Colorado Hillside Cemetery by Freda Carley Peterson [6]

Lost Baker Brothers Lode

Books:

Book Title Author ISBN-13: ISBN-10:
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