Pikes Peak Adventure League metal detecting event on October 20th at The Midland Depot
On Sunday, October 20, 2013, The Pikes Peak Adventure League sent about 21 members to conduct an initial surface survey of the property along the old Colorado Midland and Midland Terminal railroad route just east of the Midland Depot at Divide. Several historic items were discovered, including rail spikes and bolts, railroad car brake shoes and other items. A more comprehensive, grid-by-grid, survey may be conducted in the future prior to any extensive excavation.
NEWS UPDATE!! The State Historical Fund grant received in August 2011 has now been fully implemented and the foundation of the Midland Depot at Divide complete rehabilitated. T.H.E. Coalition is in the process of closing out the grant 21% under budget!. A perpetual easement for the historic areas of the depot property will soon be filed with the Teller County clerk. Plans are already underway to update the depot master plan and project next step in the renovation of the depot and grounds. Interested philanthropists who may wish to contribute to the future work on the depot, according to the master plan, should contact T.H.E. Coalition for more information.
T.H.E. Coalition is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization formed in 2000 to encourage community cooperation and collaboration in the preservation and protection of the natural environment, historic landmarks and cultural heritage in and around Teller County, Colorado. Our members include nonprofit organizations, government agencies, area businesses and concerned citizens, all working together in support of common goals.
Teller County is located in the center of Colorado, 20 miles west of Colorado Springs. Its mountainous terrain ranges in elevation from 8,000 to 14,000 feet and includes the western slope of Pikes Peak. Highway 24, the major east-west thoroughfare was once a Ute Indian Trail, becoming a wagon road during the gold rush of the 1890s and then a railroad bed for the Colorado Midland Railroad in 1887. Today Teller County faces the very real challenges brought about by rapid grown and demands on limited water, financial and infrastructure resources. For this reason, T.H.E. Coalition is committed to … preservation of the historic, cultural, environmental, recreational and scenic resources in and around Teller County, and to broadening public understanding regarding the significance of those resources.
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