The Colorado State Review Board recommended listing of the Tarryall Rural Historic Landscape District (RHLD) in the National Register of Historic Places on 19 September. Marilyn Martorano of Martorano Consultants LLC assisted Front Range with archaeological aspects of the nomination. The 28,000-plus acre district extends for more than 39 miles along County Road 77 (Tarryall Road) in Park County, Colorado. A historic road extended through the district from Colorado City to mining areas at Fairplay and Tarryall in the early 1860s. Improved access made the area attractive for cattle ranching and hay raising which became the historic focus of the region. The district includes more than twenty ranch headquarters, recreation-related resources, one-room country schools, and an abundance of Pioneer Log construction. Two owners of water rights were permitted to opt out of the district creating a discontiguous district of four pieces. The district will not be forwarded to the National Park Service until the expiration of a water rights comment period in mid-December.
On 19 September the Colorado State Review Board recommended approval of the 1916 Dodge-Hamlin House on the campus of Colorado College, Colorado Springs, for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. Designed by local architect Nicholaas van den Arend for newspaper publisher and Progressive leader Clarence P. Dodge, the Mission Revival-style dwelling features City Beautiful concepts in its landscaping. Newspaper publisher and anti-Ku Klux Klan crusader Clarence C. Hamlin and his family occupied the house from 1923-43. Colorado College acquired the building in 1943 and has used it to houses students, faculty, and staff since then.
Front Range staff attended the 2014 Preserve Wyoming conference in Powell, Wyoming, last week, as well as a pre-conference workshop on cultural landscapes held at the Heart Mountain Interpretive Center. The workshop featured Zehra Osman (NPS Yellowstone National Park) who provided an introduction to cultural landscapes, which she characterized as the tapestry on which other cultural resources reside. Craig Bromley (Lander BLM Office) discussed his agency's efforts to preserve national historic trails in an era of rapidly increasing use. Chester Liebs, author of Main Street to Miracle Mile, delivered the keynote presentation at the Friday lunch. Liebs traced the evolution in acceptance of roadside architecture as resources worthy of preservation and provided examples from a roadside reconnaissance he made in southeastern Wyoming. Beth King of the Wyoming SHPO described recent systematic efforts by that office to document roadside resources in the Cowboy State.
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