2016 Saving Places Conference

Thank you to all our attendees, presenters and sponsors of the 19th Annual Saving Places Conference, held February 3-6 in Denver!  We hope you learned something new, met with colleagues, and returned home inspired to make positive improvements in your community! Below are resources and information related to the 2016 Saving Places Conference. 

  • Click here to view our keynote speaker, Kimber Lanning’s, keynote presentation.
  • Click here to view photos from the event on our Facebook page.
  • Click here to complete a survey about your experience at the 2016 Conference.

Thanks to our generous sponsors who helped make this event possible.

This project was paid for in part by a History Colorado State Historical Fund grant.

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Featured Project

4 Bar 4 Ranch

Homesteaded in 1895 by Dick McQueary to provide a stop for the Georgetown Stage Line, the 320-acre 4 Bar 4 Ranch has strong ties to Grand County and Colorado's heritage. The Georgetown Stage Line traveled on the road through the 4 Bar 4 Ranch from Idaho Springs to Hot Sulphur Springs over Berthoud Pass. In 1895 a roadhouse and stage stop were constructed on the ranch. The hotel and barn were constructed using trees from the Ranch property, and the hotel remained open for travelers coming over Berthoud Pass by horseback and wagon until 1913. With the coming of the automobile, the roadway over Berthoud Pass and through the 4 Bar 4 Ranch was considered an integral part of the Trans-Continental “Midland Trail” highway. Following the closing of the stage line, the ranch continued to host travelers until 1912 or 1913 when it was purchased and converted into a Ford Motor Company . Ford vehicles were sold here until 1917, when Harry Larkin purchased the ranch site. Today emergency efforts are underway to ensure it survives through the winter. Donations are in need. To learn more, contact Jennifer Orrigo Charles at jorrigocharlges@coloradopreservation.org.

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