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Poster of Avon

    Avon City Map Poster

  • Name:Avon
  • Country:United States
  • Continent:North America
  • Label:Avon, CO, USA
  • Coordinates:39.65N / -106.53W
  • Price:$19.99
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About Avon

History [ edit ] The town was founded in 1879 by a group of miners from Leadville, Colorado. The name Avon is derived from the river that runs through the town.[6] In its early days, Avon was primarily a mining community with many gold mines and several mills to process ore. By 1880 it had grown to include two general stores and three saloons.[7] It also included an opera house which hosted traveling performers such as Buffalo Bill Cody,[8][9][10] who performed there on July 4, 1883[11]. A post office opened in April 1880 with John H. Hunter as postmaster; he served until December 1890 when George W. Smith took over for another 10 years before being replaced by Lizzie Mottley (1899-1905), then William Copely (1906-07). The first school opened in September 1888 under teacher Mary Etta Brownell; she taught all eight grades at one time or another during her tenure.

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