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Cliff-Cliffdale


Address3 mi. W. of Crystal Lake on the Colorado & Southern Railroad along the N. Fork of the S. Platte River
QuadBailey, 1987
SectionS30, T7S, R72W
Elevationc. 7150
Source"Denver and Intermountain Railroad Timetable," effective June 5, 1922.
OtherCliff Post Office
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Initialdate1993-09-15 00:00:00-06
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Latestdate2012-11-28 00:00:00-07
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HistoryThe Colorado & Southern Railroad made a stop at Cliffdale. It was in existence in 1905 and owned by Mr. and Mrs. John King who operated a family hotel with 6 cabins as well as being in charge of the postoffice. The resort was known for fine fishing and at one time was known as the Thompson Resort.
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