If you have ever studied Colorado history (or American history, for that matter), you know that the mining industry is a massive part of the Centennial State’s birth and growth, as it brought in many new residents and helped establish new towns and communities. While mining is no longer as lucrative as it once was, there are many historic mining towns in Colorado where you can still get a glimpse of this vital time.  The tiny town of Jamestown, Colorado may not be the bustling Gold Rush metropolis that it once was, but its rise and fall is fascinating all the same:

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To learn more about things to do in Jamestown, Colorado, check out the city’s official website.

Have you ever visited this historic mining town? If so, we’d love to hear about your experience in the comments, or what your favorite sights in the area were!

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While you’re out and about, head east to explore some of the incredible things this side of the state has to offer! Or, check out another former mining town: Golden is full of glittering history too!

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