Friday, April 29, 2011

Narrow-gauge railroad connected Boulder to mountains

From 1883 to 1919, residents, mining investors, tourists, and freight traveled between Boulder and several of the mountain towns by narrow gauge railroad. A few years after the trains started running, a stray bulldog often jumped on board. The locals called him "Grover Cleveland," for the popular U.S. president then in office.
"He'd get off at a place, stay a while, then get back on and ride up to the next stop," a Four Mile Canyon resident once told historian Forest Crossen. "We never learned who owned him, whether he had a home or not, but we were always glad to see Grover Cleveland." Continued

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