Five historic sites in the state were added to Colorado's Most Endangered Places list Tuesday: adobe potato cellars in the San Luis Valley, Hose Company No. 3 Fire Museum in Pueblo County, Iglesia de San Antonio-Tiffany Catholic Church in La Plata County, McIntire Ranch in Conejos County and R&R Market in Costilla County. The historic sites each are vestiges of Colorado's early history — and in some cases, living history — that are at risk of disappearing as environmental and natural factors deteriorate the structures. But, in being listed by Colorado Preservation, Inc., the sites have gained important allies and resources to ensure their histories are not lost.

During Tuesday's announcement at the Saving Places Conference in Denver, Colorado Preservation, Inc. also declared four previously listed sites as saved: Colona School and Grange in Ouray County, the McElmo Creek Flume in Montezuma County, Crossans Market in Routt County and the Cramner Park Sundial and Terrace in Denver County.

 

 

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Liz Forster is a general assignment reporter with a focus on environment and public safety. She is a Colorado College graduate, avid hiker and skier, and sweet potato enthusiast. Liz joined The Gazette in June 2017.

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