Colorado Ghost Town Photography - Tarryall Diggings, Colorado

August 21, 2019Posted by Webmaster

 

The Tarryall Diggings were one of the first ore outcroppings in the state, discovered in 1859. (As in Idaho Springs.) The diggings were north and west of the marker, and are still visible as tailing piles extending for more than a mile.

As the historical tablet says : Discovered in July, 1859. Towns of Hamilton and Tarryall [Tarryall City] (thrived in 1860s. A newspaper and numerous business houses flourished. The Towns have long since disappeared. Large trees now grow in the sluice tailings on the bluffs 1/2 mile west. The Diggings have produced $2,000,000 in gold. (Erected 1933.)

Keeping in mind that the Tarryall Diggings, Tarryall City (to which this marker refers), and the current town of Tarryall all being different places, many who came to the Tarryall Diggings ended up in Tarryall City. A few travelled southwest to form what is now known as Fairplay. After being told the Tarryall Diggings were full, they thought it only Fair Play to start a neighboring city.


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