Kit Carson, Colorado: Kit Carson Observation Tower

Every town should have at least one.
Address:
US Hwy 40, Kit Carson, CO
Directions:
Downtown, on the north side of US Hwy 287/40, just east of Park St.
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Ornate Observation Tower. Kit Carson Observation Tower

It appears to be welded out of old rusty tools and metal objects. Just awesome.

[Paul Kraus, 11/01/2005]

The 35-foot-tall "lighthouse" was built out of scrap metal in the 1950s by a retired submarine welder named Owen Moreland. It marked his property in the now-ghost-town of Aroya, before it was moved here.

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