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Just southwest of Leadville, Colorado, shortly after you drive through ┬áthe dingy black slag piles and the tumbledown buildings of Stringtown (Leadville’s smelter community during the mining days) a sharp eye will notice a beautiful red and white schoolhouse standing forlorn on the side of the highway.

This is the last remnant of Malta, Colorado, a once important town in the silver boom years in the region. The schoolhouse was built in 1902, and has stood the test of time. The rest of the town and it’s residents are long gone, but the old schoolhouse still remains to mark the spot of Malta.

Schoolhouse at Malta

Schoolhouse at Malta

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