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26 April 2009

Elbert, CO

Elbert is a tiny, tiny little town a few miles to the north and east of Colorado Springs. I've lived here for almost 30 years and never been to Elbert. I just assumed it was another one of those little towns out on the prairie: few trees, lots of pickup trucks, lots of wind. I was wrong! Pat took me there on Thursday on a whim, and it was so different from what I envisioned! It sits in a more hilly area, with lots of trees. It's very charming, peaceful and picturesque. Hawks circling in the sky, kids out on the baseball field.

According to this Wikipedia article, Elbert was a bustling little burg until 1935, when a massive flood came and took out half the town. Bummer! Now it's a very quiet little place with just a handful houses and rustic old buildings. (I mean it -- it's tiny.) Most of the old buildings are more or less in a state of gentle decay, but the Gates Mercantile building, though standing empty, has been completely restored. I had to get a picture of its north side with the dilapidated old bench. I wonder how long that old bench has been sitting there.

I'll post a few more pictures of Elbert over the next few days.

1 comment:

Lois said...

That's a fantastic shot Tamera! Looking forward to more pictures of Elbert!