Historic driving tour to highlight Hermosa

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Historic driving tour to highlight Hermosa

Sites more than a century old will be featured
The Hermosa Railroad Station and water tank is one of the featured stops on the La Plata County Historic Driving Tour. The station and tank were established in 1882. Railroad historian Jeff Ellingson will speak during the stop.
The 1884 home of Thomas Anderson Kerr on County Road 203 in Hermosa is now owned by Marie Roessler. Kerr was one of La Plata County’s first commissioners. He owned 240 acres in the valley.
The Buchanan House on County Road 202 was built in 1891 and operated as a farm for 50 years.
Lunch will be served at the Animas Valley Grange on County Road 203.

Historic driving tour to highlight Hermosa

The Hermosa Railroad Station and water tank is one of the featured stops on the La Plata County Historic Driving Tour. The station and tank were established in 1882. Railroad historian Jeff Ellingson will speak during the stop.
The 1884 home of Thomas Anderson Kerr on County Road 203 in Hermosa is now owned by Marie Roessler. Kerr was one of La Plata County’s first commissioners. He owned 240 acres in the valley.
The Buchanan House on County Road 202 was built in 1891 and operated as a farm for 50 years.
Lunch will be served at the Animas Valley Grange on County Road 203.
If you go

The La Plata County Historic Driving Tour will visit six sites in Hermosa on May 20.
Hermosa Railroad StationBuchanan HouseKerr HouseAnimas Valley GrangeHermosa CemeteryHoneyville StoreThe La Plata County Historic Preservation Review Commission is sponsoring the tour, which will begin at 8 a.m. at the Animas Museum in Durango.
People who want to attend must RSVP by calling 403-3862 or emailing Deborah.Paulson@gmail.com by 12 p.m. May 16.

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