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Cache Creek Part Deux!

  I find the Cache Creek area absolutely  fascinating.  I feel this connection. Like a sense of deja vu. Maybe it is because my family stopped in Granite as they as they traveled back and forth between Buena Vista and Leadville over a hundred years ago. Or maybe the fact  it lies in quiet abandon from its booming days as one of the first gold strikes during the Pikes Peak Gold Rush in the late 1850's . So many of the gold strikes at that time  are now large cities, including our very own state capitol of Denver Colorado. Cache Creek, however, sits up above the canyon through which the Arkansas River flows. In 1861, the town of Granite,  had a population of over 3000, and held the honor of being the county seat until  1879, and is now, barely a spot in the road. Our first visit to Cache Creek was this fall, although we drove  past it many times on our way to Leadville,not giving it a second thought. It is these hidden secrets, these stories untold  I hope to disc