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Tarryall, Colorado
Town
Tarryall School is listed on the National Register of Historic Places
Tarryall School is listed on the National Register of Historic Places
Country  United States
State  Colorado
Counties Park
Founded 1896
Elevation 8,714 ft (2,656 m)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 80827 (Lake George)

Tarryall is an unincorporated town of cabins and old buildings in eastern Park County, Colorado, United States. The town is located on Tarryall Creek in the eastern edge of the South Park, between Lake George and Jefferson.

History

The town was founded in 1896 as Puma City, in response to mineral discoveries in the area. Within its first year, it reach a peak population of about a thousand residents. The Tarryall Post Office soon opened to serve the town. The population dwindled as the mineral discoveries proved to be much smaller than first thought. In the 1900s, the town took the name of its post office, Tarryall. Only a handful of residents remain.

Tarryall, Colorado - 1898
Puma City, 1898
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