Denver & New Orleans Railroad Segment
Along Elbert Rd., south of Elbert
State Register 12/13/1995, 5EL.299.1 / 5EP.868.1
The Denver and New Orleans Railroad operated over this now abandoned grade between 1881 and 1936. The Denver & New Orleans was the first standard gauge railroad to operate between Denver, Colorado Springs and Pueblo.
J Bar Double C Ranch
21441 County Rd. 35-41, Elbert vicinity
State Register 9/8/2004, 5EL.656
The 388-acre J Bar Double C Ranch is significant for its development and use between 1952 and 1967 as a western summer camp for children of Jewish heritage. Beginning on the East Coast after World War I, children’s summer camps geared to the Jewish community spread westward after the World War II. The J Bar Double C Ranch camp was the Denver Jewish community’s response to the need for such a facility in the area and is one of only two Jewish summer camps in Colorado. More information (PDF, 2.43 MB).