Colorado Ghost Town Photography - Alma, Colorado

June 26, 2019Posted by Webmaster

 

Starting in 1871, mining lodes were discovered nearby. About a mile north of Alma, the town of Dudley, Colorado was formed, named for Judson H Dudley, owner of "The Moose", a successful mining lode. Alma, nearby, was considered a more desired place to live. When the mill near Dudley shutdown, most people moved to Alma.

The town was named for the daughter of a shopkeeper, Alma Janes. Established in 1873, it was at lower elevation than surrounding towns. In 1879, many people left Alma for Leadville's silver mining boom. Ore was found up Buckskin creek, and many residents who had left returned. After the Sherman act was repealed, Alma's population dropped to 1/3rd of its oringinal population.

Today, Alma is an occupied town which retains much of its historical character.


Camera Used: Canon Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XS
Exposure Time: 1/200    Aperture: f/8.0    ISO: 100
Date Taken: 2010:03:27 12:52:32        Want to use this image? See the More information tab.

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Camera Used: Canon Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XS
Exposure Time: 1/400    Aperture: f/8.0    ISO: 100
Date Taken: 2010:03:27 12:54:43        Want to use this image? See the More information tab.

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