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Wild Irishman Colorado Ghost Town

Photos Mike Sinnwell 2003

 According to legend this town site was founded by a New York policeman, An Irishman named Michael Dulhaney. When he struck silver ore his wild celebration  supposedly set off a flash flood that wiped out three other mining camps.  He was hollering for joy,  Sounds like a tall tale to me.