Monday, April 24, 2006

Stone ruins outside Penrose

QUESTION: About five miles east of Penrose is an abandoned stone structure. Some call it the old rail station and some call it an old stagecoach station. Can you find anything about it?
- Carlton Gosnell, Penrose

ANSWER: There were two different structures and the remains are nearly identical, according to Sue Cochran of the Royal Gorge Regional Museum in Cañon City.
She says the stone building south of Highway 50 that can be seen from the highway is the old McClure homestead. If you’re referring to the ruins north of Highway 50, which can’t be seen from the road, it’s the Glendale stage stop.


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