Colorado's newest state park opens May 18. This was Archibald and Rachael Staunton family homesteaded. They built the cabin in 1919. They added the kitchen in 1920.
The ranch was added to the National Register of Historic Places late last year.
The Stauntons were both physicians and Mrs. Staunton lived in the cabin seven months of year to earn the homestead deed. Look at the windows, some are still the original glass.
The view from the kitchen window.
The Staunton's had one daughter -- Frances. She was an opera singer who wrote in her will in 1961 that she wanted to donate her family's land to the state.
A bedroom inside the house.
The outhouse hides in the nearby trees.
Another cabin on the property. There are 8 historic structures. Six are cabins.
The old showerhouse
There are still pipes inside.