History of WSR

Prior to 1882

March 16, 1882

“The well known Warm Springs Ranch, at Mullenville, six miles from Fairplay, is offered for sale at a bargain, as I cannot occupy it. Fine improvements, good range, warm springs, good fences, houses, stables, etc. A cash purchaser should apply at once, at the Flume office or to D. B. Mullen, Como Colorado.”

June 22, 1882

“The Mullen warm springs, on High Creek, are now in charge of Mr. J. A. Lovell, who has fitted up the premises in good shape, and invites visitors and bathers. He has arranged the spring so that the full volume of water can be turned into the bath house, thus filling the tub in a minute and keeping up the temperature so that it is very pleasant.

Parties visiting the spring will be furnished with meals, if desired, at reasonable rates.”

March 29, 1883

“The reported strikes at Warm Springs have not panned well so far. Two assays made

returned big results but the majority showed only a trace of silver contained in the iron

carbonate ore.”

April 28, 1888

“Messrs. Hersche and Fogarty are doing assessment work on their claims near the Mullenville warm springs.”

“Messrs. Hanlin and Fleming are working upon a group of claims about midway between Horseshoe town and the Mullenville warm springs.”

May 1, 1904

“Henry Ahrens intends to make some improvements in the shape of new buildings on his Warm Springs ranch. Dave Royer will assist him.”

September 27, 1918

“The members of the high school took cars last Thursday afternoon and went to Warm Springs on a picnic. The boys went in swimming, and then all biked up Sheep Mountain to an old shaft. On the way up, several rabbits were seen. Going down, the boys and girls ran a race to the cars—the boys winning, of course. At five o’clock, all enjoyed a rabbit fry, and then played games until dark. Tired out, they started for home, all reporting a good time.”


Ranch purchased by C. W. Schultz.

May 28, 1926

C. W. Schultz returned from Brule, Nebraska, on Wednesday accompanied by his family.

1979? or 80?

Ranch purchased by Warm Springs Ranch Corporation from C. Schultz, the Schultz who bought the ranch in 1920. May have purchased the ranch from Henry Ahrens.

May 16, 1980

Declaration of Covenants, Restrictions, Restrictions, Easements, Charges and Liens for Warm Springs written and adopted.

July 1, 1984

Source: Shared by Howard Saunders, property owner and former board member, based on publication 

by the Fairplay Flume Newspaper.