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THE 1930's in Chaffee County Colorado

1930 Monarch's quarry was purchased by CF&I and developed into the
largest quarry operation in Colorado.

1932 Chaffee County courthouse was completed at 104 Crestone Avenue in
Salida. Designed by prominent architect Walter DeMordaunt. It is one
of only three Art Deco courthouses in Colorado. It was listed on the
state historical register in 1996.


Baby Doe Tabor died in poverty in Leadville.


Salida Hot springs pool was built as a WPA project. Golf
Course Clubhouse was also built during the Depression.

A new automobile road was built over Monarch Pass during the
administration of Road Commissioner Charles Vail.The last passenger
train steamed over Marshall Pass.

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