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Deadville: 1939

Deadville: 1939

October 1939. "Georgetown, Colorado. Ghost mining town." Medium format acetate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.


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Below is the same view from October of 2012.


Not so dead about 3 yrs ago. It's become quite the tourist attraction especially in the fall when the leaf peepers are heading up to Guanella Pass for the colors.

As described

deemery provided such an articulate description I decided to embed the map:

Guanella Pass

I took a "shortcut" from Grant across Guanella Pass to Georgetown and the big excitement that day was an 18-wheeler that had to reverse all the way down the pass into Georgetown after someone at the local bar told the driver that it was a shortcut to Missouri and pointed him in that direction. We followed him all the way down, he in reverse and us right in front of him.

Hotel de Paris on the left

This is Sixth Street looking west. Things are still pretty much what you see here.

The building on the left is the Hotel de Paris. The lion above the gate is still there. On the other side of the street is the town hall, which still has the bell tower. In the middle distance on the right, the three-story building has lost one of its floors but the expansive cornice and roof are still there.

I've been to Georgetown many times. It's a fun old mining town that has been pretty well preserved. And of course there's the Georgetown Loop RR, which is fun to ride.

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