Windom Springs Post
Vol. 1 Issue 5
Windom Springs and Surrounding Areas History
History- Route 44 was a major road used to get from Denver to Rawah. Which were some of the biggest cities in Colorado at the time. Also, since Pikes and Silverton were to far off the path the towns people established Windom Springs. It did not become a big place, but it was a great place to stop and rest up for the 380 miles to Rawah or 530 miles to Denver. Now It only became a popular place to go to when the hot springs were discovered. Which was only back in 1950. After that some new growth happen over the last 7 years.
History- The lands in the area of Windom Springs were great for farming. So, a small community formed. Now they farm most of the land in the area producing food for all the neighboring towns.
History- The start of this town is plain simple. It was created by a bunch of middle class people that loved the mountains. And has not grown in the past 5 years.
History- Silverton was a boom town. In the late 1930s copper and iron ore was found in the area. Which then caused a rush out there and creating Silverton in 1940. Right now they are still working the mines that are 5 miles up road and processing the ore there.
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