Nighthawk, a gold mining town and lumber with a population at its
height of one hundred, took its name from that adopted by the mining
district. it was platted by E. L. Rogers in 1896 on the east bank of the South
Platte River near the mouth of Pine Creek. Three hundred feet southeast of
this marker a hotel, post office, general store, livery stable and
blacksmith shop were located. Two newspapers were published in the
settlement, the “Mountain Echo,” from 1867 to 1899, and the “West Creek
Mining News,” from 1898 to 1903. Travelers arrived by wagon and stagecoach
until the Colorado and Southern Railway built a narrow gauge road to Twin
Cedars lodge in 1904. The line was abandoned in 1916.
Erected by the Colorado State Society,
Children of the American Revolution,
the State Historical Society of Colorado,
and the State ... [unreadable] ...
Elevation: 6312ft, 1924m.
Articles that refer to this location:
- North and South Platte River Road, (mostly) Douglas County, Colorado:
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Date and time this article was prepared:5:34:39 PM, 9/6/2021.