Alma Foundation

Alma's Cabin a/k/a Clesson Cabin

Alma Clesson Cabin

History: The first individuals that came to Alma in the 1870’s were tenacious people with dreams of making a better life for themselves and their families. Built in 1871, the Clesson Cabin was one of the first permanent residences in Alma, reflecting the spirit of the town’s first settlers. The cabin is significant as an early example of the type of buildings found in Alma during its early mining era, as most of these early buildings did not survive the times or the many fires. It is an example of the log buildings prevalent during the late 19th century in Alma. From the early 1900s, the building was home to the Clesson family, although the Clessons never owned the property. It was designated as a Park County Historic Landmark in 2005.