All Aboard in Idaho Springs, Colorado

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Hamm Homes

During our day long, Rocky Mountain excursion yesterday with my business partner, Belinda, we stopped in Idaho Springs and walked around the town.

Idaho Springs was formed in 1859.  The elevation is 7,540 feet and the population is 1,755. Idaho Springs is the largest town in Clear Creek County with lots of local mining history.

In the center of town is this historic train #60, Old Smoke and Cinders.

train

train

water wheel

water

Here is a picture of the Charlie Taylor water wheel.  They say that Charlie Taylor never bathed and never kissed a woman.  Maybe it was because he never bathed that he never kissed a woman...

The waterfall is frozen but water runs behind the ice. 

Soon it will be warm enough to melt all of the ice and we will see a full blown water fall.

 

Comments (3)

Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

This was a fun break.  Can't believe the guy never bathed or kissed a woman.  Did he kiss animals???

Mar 17, 2011 04:30 AM
Steve Hall
RE/MAX United - San Marcos, CA
Make the Call to Hankins and Hall

Now that looks like a great place to visit.  Thanks for sharing.  I look forward to your monthly excursion photos.  Make sure you stick to that special day off.

Mar 18, 2011 05:23 AM
Barbara Hensley
RE/MAX Properties - Rockwall, TX
Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas

What a day you had...great scenery,  being outside and getting some awesome pictures to share with us.  Thanks, Will.

Mar 20, 2011 03:46 AM