Discover the railroad history of the Arkansas Valley: tour the BV Depot - May 17

edited May 2015 in Events

One of three major railroads that developed the Upper Arkansas Valley, the Denver, South Park, and Pacific Railroad entered the valley in 1880 over Trout Creek Pass, headed for the mining camps at Leadville and Gunnison. Buena Vista Heritage has created a gem of a small museum in an actual refurbished DSP&P depot and adjacent caboose.

GARNA has arranged for Vic Kuklin, frequent railroad storyteller, member of BV Heritage and former member of the the DSP&P Historical Society, to share the history of the railroad and its role in developing agriculture, mining, and ice harvesting in Buena Vista, Nathrop, and St. Elmo. In the 1880s, Nathrop was a bustling railroad town. Like many, this town transformed from a large, railroad town, to a sleepy community. This program will provide interesting insights as to what the region was like during the railroad “glory days”.

The program will take place on Sunday, May 17 from 2:00 until 3:30 pm at the Buena Vista Depot in McPhelemy Park. The cost is $6.50 for GARNA members, $8.50 for non members. This includes admission to the Depot museum. Pre-registration is required by visiting

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