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Capitol City, Colo
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Capitol City is a ghost town in Hinsdale County, Colorado, on the Alpine Loop National Scenic Back Country Byway.

Capitol City was founded in 1877, originally named Galena City. At its peak, the city boasted around 800 citizens and its founders wished it had become the capital of Colorado. Today only the post office, a structure called "Lee's Smelter Stack", some rubble buildings, and a few brick kilns remain. There are private homes and private land surrounding the site.

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