Bailey, Colorado - History

History

William Newman Bailey settled a ranch and built a stage station known as Bailey's Ranch in 1864. The Baileys built a hotel at the station, and the town eventually became known as Bailey. The Denver & South Park Railroad reached Bailey in 1878, and the Bailey Post Office opened on November 20, 1878.

The Platte Canyon Girls Track Team was the Colorado State 3A Champions in 1996 and 2005. The Platte Canyon Girls Cross Country Team was the Colorado State 3A Champions in 1986. On March 18, 2006, the Coney Island Hot Dog Stand, a landmark building shaped like a giant hot dog was moved from Aspen Park to Bailey. Bailey is the current hometown of the regional community web site and forum, Pinecam.com.

Bailey was referenced in a season 6 South Park episode parodying The Lord of the Rings.

The town community consists of several small businesses, restaurants and churches. Platte Canyon High School serves the area high school students, PCHS is a 3A school in the Metro League with approximately 500 students.

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