St. Elmo Colorado
was officially founded in 1880.
Gold and Silver Mining brought many
people to the
area. There were over 150 Patented
mine claims in
the St. Elmo area.
Populations reached a high of nearly
The DSP&P laid their tracks
up to St. Elmo and continued
the line through Romley then to
Hancock and through the
Historic Alpine Tunnel.
St. Elmo was considered a Hub town
for supplies arriving
by train. The tracks were abandoned
1922. It is said that St. Elmo's
Population rode the last
train out of town and never came
Located on the east side
of main street was the location of
Hall as well as Stark family residences.
The Stark family was the last family to
leave St. Elmo
The stark family owned the Home Comfort Hotel
office and Post Office.
had a retail General Store to keep
with plenty of supplies.
These buildings were lost in a fire April 15, 2002.
The rebuild of Town Hall was completed through fund raisers
This is at the end of Main
Street looking North East. Home Comfort Hotel is the
tall building in the middle.
This is a 1950's picture of the St. Elmo
Eye View of St. Elmo.
This a picture
looking over the St. Elmo Town Hall at the Home Comfort Hotel.
is a typical winter scene looking across the Chalk Creek.
This picture of
the train near St. Elmo was the last year the rail to St. Elmo
This is a picture
taken from the Hancock road which at the the time of this
picture was part of the DSP&P rail line. The large
building on the corner
was The American House Hotel.
taken near where the Cascade Hill is now.
and rare picture postcard of Romley a mining town
located 2 1/2 miles up the railroad grade
from St. Elmo. Romley is now gone.
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