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Take a Trip to the Old West With Silverton's Architecture


The tiny Colorado mountain town of Silverton may be best known for extreme skiing or the Durango/Silverton Narrow Gauge train, but it's also a serious example of mining town architecture. Settled way back in 1874 when miners were rushing for gold and silver, Silverton currently has a population of less than 1,000 people and it sits at 9,305 feet. Many of its buildings date back to the 1880s or the early 1900s so visitors can expect bright colors, Victorian accents, and western flair. We've rounded up some of the most interesting buildings for a quick stroll through downtown Silverton.

-All photos by Jason Barber
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