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Old 01-17-2010, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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Some excellent historical accounts of the building and operation of the railroad along with a lot of other aspects of local history there can be found in "Pioneers of the San Juan Country" published in 1942. They may sell copies in some of the local bookstores or at the Animas Museum. If you're interested in the history around there I highly recommend it.
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Old 01-17-2010, 07:07 PM
 
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I got dibbs on a portion of that one tenth, you betcha I do!
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Old 01-17-2010, 07:21 PM
 
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Unlike 99.9% of the folks on this forum, I actually know where Animas City was/is.
Yep...over on the north end of town by N City Market and such
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Old 01-17-2010, 07:36 PM
 
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You annexed it in 1948.
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Old 01-17-2010, 07:43 PM
 
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Robinstyler - how's the Animas Museum? I've not been through since it opened. I'd like to make a visit at some point. Am also hoping to get to the Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis then as well.
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Old 01-21-2010, 03:42 PM
 
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It's been such a long time since I've been to the Animas Museum. I enjoyed it the last time I've been there, but I now they rotate their exhibits so I'm not sure what's on exhibit now.

Sorry I couldn't be more help
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Old 01-21-2010, 04:16 PM
 
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Looks like they did a nice job restoring the old school. I'm guessing my grandfather must have gone to school there as it was built in '04 and he was born in '09. Glad they were able to save the building.
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