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Chaffee County Ranchland


Directions: Located on US Hwy 285, about 8 miles south of Buena Vista and 17 miles north of Salida

Incorporated in 1880, this town was a transportation terminal for those going north or south as well as east or west. Both the Denver South Park & Pacific and the Denver & Rio Grande railroads had facilities here. In its heyday, Nathrop had three saloons, two grocery stores, two pool halls, a bowling alley and a hotel. The schoolhouse, built in 1881, can be easily seen from Hwy 285.

RANCHO ANTERO 16190 County Rd. 322, Nathrop vicinity
State Register 3/12/1997, 5CF.851

The property is an intact example of a vacation home associated with early tourism development in the Chalk Creek Gulch area west of Buena Vista. The original 1924 log cabin was expanded in 1932 and exhibits Rustic style log construction as designed and built by local master craftsman, Charlie Thiele.

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