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Colorado’s Most Endangered Places Scholarship

mepl logo no list or dateColorado Preservation, Inc. is challenging all of our Endangered Places to attend the conference and we want to help you get there!

For the first time, Colorado Preservation, Inc is providing competitive scholarships to cover conference registration for representatives of our Endangered Places Sites.  The Saving Places Conference is the largest historic preservation conference in Colorado and the second largest conference in the nation.  The theme this year focuses on preservation trades and will provide our Endangered Places a great opportunity to network with preservation professionals, find project contractors, and learn more about preservation techniques.

This year the Saving Places Conference will also have a specific session for our listed Endangered Places.  The round table will provide the opportunity for sites to discuss their problems, identify solutions, and discover ways to facilitate a save.  A panel of Endangered Places speakers will highlight issues of fundraising, State Historical Fund Grants, creative ways to discourage trespassing & vandalism, ways to save places through historic survey, historic preservation districts, and outreach as well as ways to bring a vacant and deteriorating property into usable condition.

Applications will be accepted until midnight on Monday, December 22, 2014.  Awardees will be notified the beginning of January.

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The Endangered Places session will take place Wednesday, February 4 at 1:30 pm. All Endangered Places representatives will be able to attend this session ONLY at no charge.

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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

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