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Colorado Main Streets

August 25, 2007

From a state known for its scenic landscapes, here are a few beauties to check out. The first photo is downtown Montrose situated on U.S. 50. Dense clusters of buildings, sweet signs and people walking give the town a bustling flair. This photo looks to be from the early 1960s.


Next up, the eastern Colorado town of Limon. Most people know this as a stop along Interstate 70. But this view, from the early 1970s, shows a still vibrant town surviving along the old route U.S. 40. Gas stations, cafes and bars line the road.


The famous mining town of Cripple Creek is next. This 1950s photo shows a long main street anchored by the Imperial Hotel.


Cortez, Colo. is located in the southwest part of the state. The town is nearby Indian reservations and Mesa Verde National Park.  This 1950s view looks west along U. S. 160. Like all these Colorado Main Streets, a Coors beer sign is present.


Finally, we travel to the northwest Colorado town of Craig. This gorgeous stretch of street is U.S. 40 and is filled with much to see, including the stunning West Theatre marquee.