Wild West town site gets tamed

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Wild West town site gets tamed

Owners of historic Eureka put an end to ‘renegade’ camping
The Sunnyside Mill can be seen through an old window frame left over from when the town of Eureka was a bustling mining town northeast of Silverton. The site has been turned into a campground.
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Three pictures together show the historic mining town of Eureka, which now is a campground.
JERRY McBRIDE/Durango Herald
Dan and Tracy Kaderabek with their daughter Elle, 13, talk about their experience camping in the Eureka Campground northeast of Silverton.
JERRY McBRIDE/Durango Herald
Jack McNutt, the campground host at the Eureka Campground northeast of Silverton, talks about the site.
JERRY McBRIDE/Durango Herald
The Eureka Campground northeast of Silverton traditionally has been a free area to camp, but now campers must pay a daily fee.
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The Eureka Campground is eight miles from Silverton on San Juan County Road 2. There is no telephone at the campground. Information is available from Terri Brokering at 618-3913.

Wild West town site gets tamed

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The Sunnyside Mill can be seen through an old window frame left over from when the town of Eureka was a bustling mining town northeast of Silverton. The site has been turned into a campground.
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JERRY McBRIDE/Durango Herald
Three pictures together show the historic mining town of Eureka, which now is a campground.
purchase
JERRY McBRIDE/Durango Herald
Dan and Tracy Kaderabek with their daughter Elle, 13, talk about their experience camping in the Eureka Campground northeast of Silverton.
purchase
JERRY McBRIDE/Durango Herald
Jack McNutt, the campground host at the Eureka Campground northeast of Silverton, talks about the site.
purchase
JERRY McBRIDE/Durango Herald
The Eureka Campground northeast of Silverton traditionally has been a free area to camp, but now campers must pay a daily fee.
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