Skeleton of a Wild West Town: Granite, Colorado

Posted: December 12, 2013 in Cemeteries and Graves

On the road between Leadville and Buena Vista, Colorado, along the banks of the Arkansas River you’ll find the skeletal remains of Granite.  For a few years in the mid to late 1800’s Granite was a busy town, serving as a both a supply station to and from the mining camps of the Arkansas River valley, and as a mining camp itself.  Granite was a true “Wild West” town, it’s citizens taking the law into their own hands and murdering the town judge after he struck his gavel with an unpopular decision.  Today, Granite is just a wide spot in the road where fly fisherman park and wade the Arkansas.  A handful of original buildings dating to the 1860’s remain, as well some newer ones and a few residents.

Old storefront in Granite

Old storefront in Granite

Cabin in Granite

Cabin in Granite

Cellar door under a barn, Granite, Colorado

Cellar door under a barn, Granite, Colorado

Barn, cellar and outhouse, Granite, Colorado

Barn, cellar and outhouse, Granite, Colorado

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Comments
  1. Fergus Gold Post says:

    very interesting…..especially since we have another ghost town close by named, Granite! 🙂

  2. Josette S says:

    You are a terrible writer. Geez

    • Jeff Eberle says:

      Thanks Josette! That was a photo collection, not a piece of writing. If you’d like to critique my writing I can put you in contact with my publisher, or any of the newspapers I’ve written for, I’m sure they would appreciate your insight! xoxox

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