Historic Events

Historic Events in Grand Lake, Colorado

Click on the bold names below for more information and photos. These are just some of the historic events in the Grand Lake Area. We will be adding more historic events to the website as time progresses, so check back for updates!

The Legend of Grand Lake

The Fires in 1870s

The Shooting in 1883

Grand Ditch Book

Indian Book

Mining Book 

Ranching and Homesteading Book (for more information also click here)

Trapper Book

Winter in Grand Lake

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Get directions to the Kauffman House Museum and Smith Eslick Cottage Camp, as well as the Administration Office. See our museum hours, locations and contact information... READ MORE