The Crisman Mercantile is pictured with horse and carriage transportation in the foreground. The Logan Mine, named for General John A. Logan, and the Yellow Pine Mine, rich in silver and copper ore, were among the big mines of the Crisman area. The community also became known as a station on the mountain railroad and as the site of a tunneled wine cellar built by Francois Pierre Ardourel, who claimed the Grand Republic Mine after coming to the United States from France. Named for Obed Crisman, one of its early settlers, Crisman is in Four Mile Canyon, west of Boulder. The Logan Mine, one of the richest gold mines in the county, was found in 1874. When other mines were discovered in the area, the town of Crisman was platted and began to develop. Obed Crisman built an ore concentrator there.