Mt. Vernon 150th Anniversary

Mt. Vernon 1859

Cradle Of Colorado

150 years ago gold rushers created the town of Mt. Vernon at the gates of one of their best roads to the riches in the mountains. In time, it became much more, home to future prominent citizens of Colorado and host to the elected government of this region. Over time it faded to the ages, but Mt. Vernon has never vanished, and today remains one of the truly important historic places of this part of Colorado.

A Town Is Born