Swartz Cabin


Address: S.W. of Buffalo Creek in Pike National Forest

Circa 1880-1890 cabin and barn inhabited by a local prospector named Swartz. The site is 100 meters north of Miller Gulch. There is a cabin on the west side of the tributary situated in a leveled area about 10'x20' with deteriorated lumber. A rock pile at the northwest corner of the cabin may be the fireplace or chimney. The second structure is located on the east side of the tributary about 20 meters from the cabin. The site is leveled and contains dimensional lumber. The size of the structure is impossible to estimate because of ground cover. Refuse is scattered in an area of 40 meters x 100 meters, including cabins. Remnants of a stove are scattered over the south part of the site.
Quad Map/Date: Pine, 1954
Sec/Town/Range: S2, T8S, R71W
Elevation: 7080
Source: Colorado Cultural Resource Survey #5JF509, 1989, Colorado Historical Society.
 


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