Copyright © 2001 - 2015  All Photos, text, materials on this site are copyrighted to Rocky Mountain Profiles for the exclusive use of Rocky Mountain Profiles and  Michael J. Sinnwell.  

Home About Us Contact Us Ghost town Books Links of interest
Ghost Towns by State Site Search Tales from the Past Guest Book

Placerville Colorado Townsite - Ghost town

Photos courtesy of Mike Sinnwell July 2010

In 1876 gold was discovered in the river bed among the river gravel. A year later the prospectors arrived. Once a mining town but when the placer gold ran out it became a transportation hub and supply point. In 1878 the post office opened and it is still open today. A nice General store stills stands and is open. It appears they make good use of old skis.