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ADELAIDE PARK

Not to be mistaken with several other camps and mines in Colorado that went by some variant of the name Adelaide (and there are many), Adelaide Park was a small mining camp that grew up quickly in Eagle County amidst the excitement of the mines on nearby New York Mountain. Never officially incorporating, or possessing a town government, Adelaide Park was one of the thousands of examples of rough and tumble places where miners threw up cabins for shelter as quickly as possible and then headed off to work the mines. Adelaide Park was located in a small meadow, about a half a mile east of Upper Fulford. At some point during its short history, It was absorbed by its neighbor and ceased to be its own camp.

 

Today, virtually nothing is left and even less is known about the little camp of Adelaide Park. Even the meadow where it lived is being overtaken by aspen and pine trees. The quickly crumbling remains of three cabins and many foundation depressions are all that remain today. 

Along with its nearby neighbors, Upper Fulford and New York Cabins, with each passing year, the little camp of Adelaide Park fades away just a bit more.

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