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Colorado (Adams County), Aurora — Colorado Freedom Memorial
"It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here... to the great task remaining before us... that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion, . . . — Map (db m75613) WM
Colorado (Adams County), Bennett — 218 — Front Range Flight
The Rocky Mountains proved a formidable barrier to early aviation, leaving Colorado in a familiar position: bypassed. As with the railroads fifty years earlier, transcontinental air traffic went through Wyoming; Colorado had to make do with a . . . — Map (db m70525) HM
Colorado (Adams County), Bennett — 218 — High-Five Plains Towns / Ten Miles a Day
High-Five Plains Towns Watkins, Bennett, Strasburg, Byers, Peoria, Deer Trail, Agate, Godfrey, Cedar Point, Riverbend—most of these Colorado high plains towns were founded around the time when the Kansas Pacific Railroad arrived in . . . — Map (db m70522) HM
Colorado (Adams County), Buckley Air Force Base — Buckley
In honor of 1Lt John Harold Buckley (1896-1918) Longmont, Colorado Lost his life in World War I, on a mission behind German lines. Buckley Field 1942-1947 Denver Naval Air Station 1947-1959 Buckley Air National Guard Base . . . — Map (db m75593) HM WM
Colorado (Adams County), Denver — Larimer StreetLower Downtown Historic District — Established 1988
General William H. Larimer, Jr., founder of Denver City which was established on November 22, 1858, named the city after the Governor of the Kansas Territory and the principal street after himself. Some of Denver’s first cabins were located at . . . — Map (db m51710) HM
Colorado (Adams County), Strasburg — First Transcontinental Railroad
A continuous chain of rails, from the Atlantic to the Pacific had long been a vision of pioneer railroaders and frontier tamers. It became a reality at 3:00 pm on August 15, 1870 at a point 928 feet east of railroad milepost 602, near Comanche . . . — Map (db m87596) HM
Colorado (Adams County), Strasburg — The Rail Chains Final LinkPacific       Atlantic
A continuous chain of rails from Atlantic to Pacific -- long a vision of pioneer railroaders and frontier-tamers -- became reality at 3:00 P.M. on August 15, 1870. At a point 3,812 ft. east of the depot in what now is Strasburg, Colorado. Near . . . — Map (db m17596) HM
Colorado (Adams County), Westminster — 12 — Ma Barker GangLloyd William Barker
Ma Barker's infamous son, Lloyd "Red" Barker traded in a life of crime for a life in Westminster in the 1940s. Lloyd grew up as part of the Barker Gang, described by FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover as "the toughest gang of hoodlums the FBI has ever . . . — Map (db m69547) HM
Colorado (Adams County), Westminster — WFD Volunteers 1934 - 2000
The value of one's life can be measured by how he or she has added value to the lives of others. In 2003 this statue was dedicated to those who gave freely of their time to serve Westminster Citizens through the fire service and community activities. — Map (db m4648) HM
Colorado (Alamosa County), Alamosa — "The Magic Dog"
The Utes called this valley “Tavi-we-a-gat” or Big Valley. They came here following in the footsteps of their ancestors along this Camino; their dogs pulled their belongings along the now paved byway. This fertile valley provided . . . — Map (db m71876) HM
Colorado (Alamosa County), Alamosa — ... Los Caminos Antiguos Scenic & Historic Byway
You have entered the land of the Rio Bravo del Norte, the northernmost outpost of sixteenth century Spain. To the Spanish people, the San Luis Valley was a wild and unexploited place known only to the Native people. Amidst the beauty and . . . — Map (db m71878) HM
Colorado (Alamosa County), Alamosa — Lt. Zebulon Pike's Southwestern Expedition1806 - 7
Travel the route of these explorers and read Lt. Pike’s own words from his journal. U.S. Army Expedition to explore the United States new southwest boundary with New Spain. The men: Lt. Zebulon M. Pike Dr. John H. Robinson Sgt. . . . — Map (db m71882) HM
Colorado (Alamosa County), Alamosa — On Sacred Ground
Majestic Mount Blanca that stands bgefore you is surrounded by history and legend from the first people who inhabited this valley. Many Native American groups believe that this valley is the source of life where humans and spirit enter and leave . . . — Map (db m71875) HM
Colorado (Alamosa County), Alamosa — Welcome "Caminante" to ...
¡Bienvenidos! Caminantes! Come! Take a walk with us. We know an old song, El Caminante, which tells of taking a long walk along the ancient roads. Like the first prehistoric inhabitants, you too are a ‘caminante’, or one who walks upon this . . . — Map (db m71877) HM
Colorado (Alamosa County), Mosca — "Totally Unique and Unexpected"Park Visitor
Welcome to the high elevation desert that is Great Sand Dunes! Does this landscape strike you as amazing, bizarre or totally out of place. If so, you’re not alone. For many, the unexpected combination of massive dunes surrounded by alpine peaks and . . . — Map (db m71050) HM
Colorado (Alamosa County), Mosca — A Landmark for People
“We can see the Dunes and the Crestone Needles from all over our ranch. When we are lost, that’s what we navigate by.” --local rancher Whether traveling on foot, by horseback, Model A, or the . . . — Map (db m71051) HM
Colorado (Alamosa County), Mosca — Sangre de Cristo EcosystemGreat Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve
Different Life Zones Exist in the Mountains Imagine climbing the mountain in front of you. You might notice it gets cooler as you ascend. As the temperature drops, moisture in the air condenses, precipitation increases, and creates different . . . — Map (db m71056) HM
Colorado (Alamosa County), Mosca — Stepping into WildernessGreat Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve
You are about to step into the Great Sand Dunes Wilderness. Its mood changes with the seasons, from the spacious solitude of winter, to spring and summer fun and play. Whatever the season of your visit, this unexpected wilderness offers . . . — Map (db m71057) HM
Colorado (Alamosa County), Mosca — The Mountain Barrier
Mountains and passes were important in the formation of the sand dunes. You are looking at the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Prevailing southwesterly winds carrying sand across the San Luis Valley were blocked by the mountains. As the . . . — Map (db m71055) HM
Colorado (Alamosa County), Mosca — Zebulon Pike's "sand-hills"Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve
On January 28, 1807, Lt. Zebulon Pike and his small band of tattered, hungry, foot-sore soldiers camped near here, having just crossed this snowy Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Under orders from General James Wilkinson to explore the southwestern . . . — Map (db m71884) HM
Colorado (Arapahoe County), Castle Rock — Good Roads in Colorado
Even before people began driving automobiles in Colorado, they clamored for good roads. In the late 1880s men, women, and children of all backgrounds jumped on breezy bicycles known as “velocipedes” or “Wheels” but cursed the . . . — Map (db m46118) HM
Colorado (Arapahoe County), Denver — Colorado Volunteers1898-1899
(West Side:) Puerta Real, Royal Gate through which officers of the American Army entered the walled city to negotiate the Surrender of Manila Map of the Philippine Islands emblematic of the territory and . . . — Map (db m75608) WM
Colorado (Arapahoe County), Littleton — Littleton War Memorial
This memorial is dedicated to the millions of men and women of the United States who served their country during World War II. The cause was freedom. Their actions and sacrifices will always be remembered. November 11, 2000

American Theater of . . . — Map (db m46114) HM

Colorado (Archuleta County), Pagosa Springs — Pagosa Springs
Pagosa Springs has a rich history, beginning with the Anasazi Indians. Later the Utes, Navajos and Apaches inhabited this beautiful corner of the Southwest. They also visited the great “Pagosah” hot springs which they believed had . . . — Map (db m27527) HM
Colorado (Boulder County), Boulder — At the Foot of The Slabs
(Left Panel) Climbing -- A Longtime Boulder Passion Scrambling, tramping, hiking, climbing, mountaineering...No matter the name, early Colorado Chautauquans reveled in their outings into the adjacent foothills. In 1908, . . . — Map (db m88253) HM
Colorado (Boulder County), Boulder — Boulder County Courthouse FountainRenovated in 1998
The fountain was erected in 1936 by the Boulder Lions Club. Its smooth terra cotta cladding and strong vertical lines complement the 1933 Art Deco Style courthouse. The courthouse and fountain were designed by local architect Glen H. Huntington. . . . — Map (db m87600) HM
Colorado (Boulder County), Boulder — The Gettysburg Address
Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great Civil War, testing whether that nation, . . . — Map (db m87645) HM
Colorado (Boulder County), Boulder — L-02-1 — The Holiday Drive-In Marquee 1953
This sign marks the site of The Holiday Drive-In, which operated from 1953 until 1988. Drive-In theaters were popular in the 1950s and 1960s, especially among young families and amorous couples, where films could be viewed from the relative . . . — Map (db m18299) HM
Colorado (Boulder County), Boulder — L-90-1 — White-Davis Mercantile Building1874
This building was the site of a continuously operated dry goods store from 1874 until the closing of Brooks-Fauber in 1986. It is one of the oldest commercial structures in the downtown historic district. — Map (db m87716) HM
Colorado (Boulder County), Lafayette — Mary Miller Historical Mural
This mural is a composite of two historical photographs. One is the 1862 image of our town's founder, Mary Miller with her husband, Lafayette, (D. 1878), for whom she named the town. Mary platted 150 acres and sank the first coal mine shaft in 1887. . . . — Map (db m87606) HM
Colorado (Boulder County), Superior — The Denver-Boulder Turnpike
The Denver-Boulder highway near this marker stands as a memorial to those men of vision who brought it into existence. Planning for such a highway began in 1927 by Professor Roderick L. Downing, whose University engineering students later . . . — Map (db m87611) HM
Colorado (Chaffee County), Salida — 130 — Christmas 1806
Frustrated in their attempt to climb Pike’s Peak on November 27, 1806, Zebulon Pike and his party of 15 trudged on through South Park looking for the Red River, southern boundary of the Louisiana Purchase. After crossing Trout Creek Pass, the . . . — Map (db m70469) HM
Colorado (Chaffee County), Salida — Finding Our Routes / New Faces Along the River / Pike Explores the Valley
Marker A:Finding Our Routes Following ancient paths The history of Chaffee County as part of the United States began in 1803, with the purchase of the Louisiana Territory from France. But human history was established here . . . — Map (db m71117) HM
Colorado (Chaffee County), Salida — The Salida Steam Plant
Electricity was introduced in Salida in 1887 when a group of local townsfolk created The Electric Illuminating Company. In 1892 the then-named Salida Light and Power Company built a 1000-kilowatt steam generating plant at this location on the banks . . . — Map (db m52403) HM
Colorado (Cheyenne County), Cheyenne Wells — Cheyenne County JailBuilt in 1894
Eastern Colorado Historical Society Museum Established 1962 Placed on the National Register of Historic Places June 16, 1988 — Map (db m77899) HM
Colorado (Cheyenne County), Cheyenne Wells — 207 — Trails West
Smoky Hill Trail The Smoky Hill Trail was the most direct route to Denver and the goldfields of the central Rockies. Immigrants heading west through central Kansas followed the Kansas River, then headed up its Smoky Hill River branch into the . . . — Map (db m77898) HM
Colorado (Cheyenne County), Kit Carson — 150 — Kit Carson
Named for the great western scout, guide, trapper, and Indian fighter. Located on famous trails – at the junction of the Smoky Hill stagecoach route and the Texas – Montana, Potter and Bacon, and Chisum cattle trails. On the old Kansas . . . — Map (db m88444) HM
Colorado (Cheyenne County), Kit Carson — Old Cattle Trail
The Texas-Montana, Bacon and Potter, and J.S. Chisum trails converged in this vicinity. Over these routes great herds of Texas Longhorns, scions of hardy stock from Spain, moved northward. Big Springs, 2.4 miles west, was an important cattle . . . — Map (db m87888) HM
Colorado (Cheyenne County), Kit Carson — The Kit Carson Railroad Depot
In many American small towns, the railroad depot was the portal to the rest of the world. More than any other public building, the depot touched the lives of all people in the town. Everything important to the existence of the town came and went . . . — Map (db m77890) HM
Colorado (Clear Creek County), Georgetown — Hamill House Museum
Georgetown-Silver Plume National Historic Landmark District Hamill House 1867/1879 The Hamill House represents the height of prosperity achieved during Georgetown's mining era. The centerpiece of Historic Georgetown's properties, this . . . — Map (db m69625) HM
Colorado (Clear Creek County), Georgetown — 3 — Old Town Jail1883 — Georgetown-Silver Plume National Historic Landmark District
The town of Georgetown built this small stone jail in the summer of 1883, using steel cells donated by the county. Built at a cost of $700, the stone jail was known for awhile as the "Hotel de Barr," after town Marshall Barr and for the "vertical . . . — Map (db m39338) HM
Colorado (Clear Creek County), Idaho Springs — Drexel Lacey
In Memoriam DREXEL LACEY 1892-1930 Resident Engineer State Highway Department Completed the survey of this highway August 13, 1926 — Map (db m76801) HM
Colorado (Clear Creek County), Idaho Springs — Idaho Springs Opera House1535 Miner Street
Mrs. Coddington owned a two-story brick double on the corner lot. It was occupied by W.K. Townsend (grocer) and Paul Lanius (hardware). Townsend imported glassware and crockery and was said to have the best selection of cigars in town. "Lets all . . . — Map (db m76856) HM
Colorado (Clear Creek County), Idaho Springs — Mining Exchange Building1517 - 1523 Miner Street
J.J. Elliott had his assay office in the building which was built in 1879. Often during the boom days of the 1880's dozens of ore wagons were parked on Miner Street in front of the "Exchange". Elliott promoted himself in the city directories of the . . . — Map (db m76854) HM
Colorado (Clear Creek County), Idaho Springs — The Charlie Tayler Waterwheel
Charlie Tayler used this waterwheel to power a stamp mill at his gold mining operations on Ute Creek. Tayler, who attributed his good health to the fact that he never kissed woman or took baths, built the waterwheel in 1893. It was moved to its . . . — Map (db m74371) HM
Colorado (Clear Creek County), Idaho Springs — University of DenverMeyer Womble Observatory
Mt. Evans, Colorado Elevation 14,125 ft. “The World’s Highest Operational Observatory” Building Dedication August 19, 1996 “...for educational purposes in astrophysics and astronomy...” — Map (db m3364) HM
Colorado (Clear Creek County), Silver Plume — Argentine Central Railway
Argentine Central Shay Locomotive No. 1 in Silver Plume, 1905. The Argentine Central Railway, incorporated in 1905 and built to service the Argentine Mining District in the Waldorf area, reached the summit of Mt. McClellan in 1906. The railroad . . . — Map (db m13629) HM
Colorado (Conejos County), Manassa — "The Manassa Mauler"
This monument is dedicated to Mary Celia Dempsey mother of William Harrison "Jack" Dempsey born June 24, 1895 He fought his way to become world heavyweight champion on July 4, 1919 and became known as the legendary "Manassa Mauler" My . . . — Map (db m80896) HM
Colorado (Conejos County), Sanford — 43 — Pike's Stockade
Near here, on the banks of the Conejos River, Zebulon M. Pike built a log stockade in early February, 1807, and for the first time raised an American flag over what is now Colorado. Pike's trek of 1806-07 was the second official United States . . . — Map (db m22701) HM
Colorado (Costilla County), Fort Garland — Costilla County Veterans Memorial
Honoring with Pride Costilla County Veterans A list of veterans from the Civil War through Operation Desert Shield is engraved on the marker. Map (db m64065) WM
Colorado (Costilla County), Fort Garland — 16 — Fort Garland
This memorial is the property of the State of Colorado ——— Fort Garland United States military outpost to protect settlers from hostile Indians. Named for Brig. Gen. John Garland Commander of . . . — Map (db m22731) HM
Colorado (Costilla County), Fort Garland — 190 — Fort Garland
Top of the Marker: The Soldier’s Life Fort Garland housed infantry and cavalry units. During the 1870’s the famed Buffalo Soldiers—African-American cavalrymen—were also posted here. For all soldiers—and their . . . — Map (db m71032) HM WM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Alfred Dach
This masonry labor for this memorial is donated by Stephan Dach in loving memory of his father Alfred who perished in the early years of World War II in a Nazi Concentration Camp. May this be a reminder of him and all those others who have perished . . . — Map (db m46101) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Armenian Genocide
April 24, 1915, in memory of one and one half million Armenians, victims of the first genocide of the twentieth century. — Map (db m46057) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Civil War ArtilleryG.A.R. Memorial
(This memorial is made up to three plaques, each found at the base of a different piece of artillery.) Civil War Artillery 13-inch Seacoast Mortar Donated in 1897 by the Grand Army of the Republic Civil War Artillery 11-inch . . . — Map (db m61985) WM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Clark and Gruber Mint1860 — Lower Downtown Walking Tour
In the 1860’s, when gold from Colorado’s grubstakes began flowing into Denver at a mad pace, the costly and risky problem of shipping it to banks back East was neatly solved by Clark, Gruber and Co. In a building near this site, the banking firm . . . — Map (db m51712) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Colorado Soldier's Monument
(West side): Colorado Territory - Organized February 28, 1861 Colorado Admitted as a State August 1, 1876 Census of Territory in 1861 - 23,331 War Governors William Gilpin Richard Ed Whitsitt Adjutant General 1861-1862 John . . . — Map (db m4745) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Colorado State Capitol Time Capsule
Memorial Stone commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the laying of the cornerstone of the Colorado State Capitol. The time capsule beneath this stone contains messages and memorabilia from the people of Colorado in 1990 to its people in 2090. . . . — Map (db m46059) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Colorado State Veterans Memorial
Dedicated by the people of Colorado in gratitude and respect for the men and women who have proudly served and sacrificed in our nation’s armed forces. — Map (db m46079) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Constitution Hall
The First National Bank of Denver made its first home here in 1866, with a building constructed for a cost of $45,000. The bank stayed at this location for 10 years, enlarging rooms, installing fancy gas lights, and in 1875, adding a third floor . . . — Map (db m27508) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Denver CityLower Downtown Historic District — Established 1988
The area known today as Lower Downtown, is the Location of the original town of Denver. Gold seekers from Lawrence, Kansas staked the first claim in September of 1858, under the name St. Charles Town Association, but they left only one man to . . . — Map (db m27493) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Denver's Old City Hall
This bell is the only existing relic of Denver's old city hall. Built on this site in 1883 and razed in 1936. — Map (db m27292) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Henry Lee Building - 1907Lower Downtown Walking Tour
The pattern of ownership of 1545 Wazee Street symbolizes the development of Denver's rail age boom as an industrial and supply city requiring large scale warehousing. Its first owner and occupant, Henry Lee, was an agriculturist, pioneer gardener . . . — Map (db m27242) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — In Honor of Christopher Columbus
In Honor of Christopher Columbus (Cristoforo Colombo 1451-1506) Italian Visionary and Great Navigator This bold explorer was the first European to set foot on uncharted land, on a West Indies beach in 1492. His four voyages brought . . . — Map (db m4743) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — In Memory of Sadie M. Likens
1840-1920 Who devoted many years of her life aiding the survivors of the Civil War and other wars. Erected A.D. 1923 By the Grand Army of the Republic, affiliated orders and friends. — Map (db m5616) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Irving Hale
Scholar, Soldiers, Citizen Valedictorian of the first class, Denver high School, 1877. Graduated from United States Military Academy 1884 with record of 2070.4 out of possible 2075. War with Spain, Colonel 1st Colorado infantry U.S.V. His regiment . . . — Map (db m46108) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Joe P. Martinez
Dedicated to honor Private Joe P. Martinez, Colorado’s first Congressional Medal of Honor recipient of World War II. — Map (db m46100) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — 17 — Let the Buyer BewareWall Street of the Rockies — Seventeeth Street - Seventeenth Street. Denver, Colorado
In the 1880s and 1890s Denver was the nation's headquarters for "con" men, a dubious honor that it maintained into the early years of the 20th century. The most famous con man was "Soapy" Smith who sold $5.00 bars of soap from 17th Street, . . . — Map (db m52186) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Logan’s Memorial Day Order
General Orders, No. 11, Headquarters Grand Army of the Republic, Washington D.C. May 5, 1868. I. The 30th day of May, 1869, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of . . . — Map (db m46107) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Lower Downtown, Walking Tour, Union Station1880 / 1914
Denver's Union Station was constructed to consolidate rail activity in the City and to replace the four separate stations serving the boom town. When completed in 1890 in an Italianate style of Colorado Rhyolite with sandstone trim, the station . . . — Map (db m14509) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Oxford Hotel and AnnexLower Downtown Walking Tour
1891 The Oxford Hotel, built in 1891, is Denver's Oldest Hotel. Bankrolled by Brewer Adolph Zang and his partners Philip Feldhauser and William Mygatt, the hotel was designed by Denver's greatest 19th century architect, Frank E. Edbrooke. Through . . . — Map (db m6674) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — 73 — Passing of the Street Car
This tablet is the Property of the State of Colorado —— This plaque was presented to the City of Denver by the Colorado State Historical Society and the American Pioneer Trails Association on June 3, 1951, the day . . . — Map (db m4679) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — 280 — Sand Creek Massacre
The controversy surrounding this Civil War Monument has become a symbol of Coloradens' struggle to understand and take responsibility for our past. On November 29, 1864, Colorado's First and Third Cavalry, commanded by Colonel John Chivington, . . . — Map (db m6755) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Silas S. Soule
At this location on April 23, 1865, assassins shot and killed 1st Colorado Cavalary Officer Capt. Silas S. Soule. During the infamous Sand Creek Massacre of November 29, 1864, Soule had disobeyed orders by refusing to fire on Chief Black Kettle's . . . — Map (db m67133) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — 40 — Smoky Hill Trail
This tablet is the Property of the State of Colorado —— Here was the end of the famous Smoky Hill Trail Immigrant and stage road extending from the Missouri River to Denver. Traversed by pioneers in 1858. . . . — Map (db m4678) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Sugar Building 1906Lower Downtown Walking Tour
The sweet smell of success pervaded the Sugar Building from 1906, when it was constructed by the Great Western Sugar Company. During the 1920's, GW became the largest producer of sugar beets in the country. The original building was four stories . . . — Map (db m22304) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — The Auraria Townsite and Ninth Street Historic Park
The Auraria higher education center is located on the site of Denver’s oldest continuously occupied settlement. In 1858, William Green Russell and his brothers found gold nearby and established this pioneer town of Auraria, which merged with Denver . . . — Map (db m51708) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — The Buckhorn ExchangeEstablished 1893 — Denver’s Oldest Restaurant
In November 1893, Henry H. “Shorty Scout” Zietz opened a saloon in this building, which was built about 1886 by Neef Brothers Brewery. Known as the Rio Grande Exchange, the saloon catered to the railroaders working across Osage Street at . . . — Map (db m51709) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — The Molly Brown House
Has been designated a Registered National Historic Building under the provisions of the historic site act of 1935. This site possesses exceptional value in commemorating or illustrating the history of the State of Colorado United States Department . . . — Map (db m47192) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — 32 — The Rocky Mountain News
This tablet is the Property of the State of Colorado On this site stood the original home of Rocky Mountain News First newspaper established in the Pike's Peak Gold Region Founded by Wm. N.Byers, April 23, 1859, . . . — Map (db m5780) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Union Station AreaLower Downtown Historic District — Established 1988
Denver's emergence as the metropolis of the Rockies is directly related to its role as the regional rail hub. When the transcontinental railroad chose Cheyenne and not Denver as its gateway to the west, Denverites rallied. Civic leaders such as . . . — Map (db m4641) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — USS Colorado BB-45
Dedicated to the men who served aboard the U.S.S. Colorado (BB-45) March 1921-June 1959. Tarawa • Kwajalein • Eniwetok • Saipan-Guam • Tinian • Leyte • Mindoro • Luzon • Okinawa • Japan. Dedicated March 21, 1997 — Map (db m46195) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — 17 — Wall Street of the Rockies
Four Corners The four corners of 17th and Champa Streets are occupied by the Boston Building (1890), the Colorado National Bank (1915), the Railway Exchange (Title) Building (1937), and the Ideal Cement (Colorado Federal) Building (1907). All . . . — Map (db m4659) HM
Colorado (Dolores County), Rico — Rico, Colorado
The Rico area was originally inhabited by natives including the Utes. In the 1700’s Spanish explorers were in the area. In 1833, trappers like W. Walton of the St. Louis Fur Co., came and reported remains of Spanish smelters. Mining began about . . . — Map (db m85050) HM
Colorado (Douglas County), Castle Rock — Castle Rock
The founders of Castle Rock platted their town beneath a prominent rock outcrop of the same name in 1874, and proudly advertised it as a year-round resort, knowing the value of beautiful scenery to attract settlers and tourists. But even greater . . . — Map (db m49803) HM
Colorado (Douglas County), Castle Rock — Douglas
The reasons for Douglas County’s popularity in the late twentieth century-rolling landscapes, pastoral scenery, and the proximity to a big city-also attracted late-nineteenth century settlers. In November 1861, territorial legislators created . . . — Map (db m46117) HM
Colorado (Douglas County), Castle Rock — The Rock
A geologic phenomenon known as a “glowing avalanche” formed Castle Rock and the other buttes of Douglas County 36.7 million years ago. A volcanic eruption near Mount Princeton, about 95 miles southwest of here, spewed a frothy, gleaming . . . — Map (db m46142) HM
Colorado (Douglas County), Larkspur — Southwest Rises The Summit of Pikes Peak
This mountain, 14,110 feet above the sea and the most celebrated peak in America, is named for the explorer, Capt. Zubulon M. Pike, who saw it first in 1806. He attempted to climb it, failed and reported it unclimbable. Ascended in 1820 by Dr. Edwin . . . — Map (db m4846) HM
Colorado (Eagle County), Red Cliff — 1 — Construction of Camp Hale10th Mountain Division — U.S. Army
Camp Hale is the only site developed by the United States Army specifically for mountain and winter warfare training. The location provided natural features necessary for training and convenient access by both a Federal Highway and the Denver & Rio . . . — Map (db m69168) HM
Colorado (El Paso County), Cascade — The Continental Divide
The Rocky Mountains are the longest chain of mountains in the world. They divide the United States watershed between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Colorado has 53 peaks over 14,000 feet. One inch on the Horizon equals about 38 miles. — Map (db m4838) HM
Colorado (El Paso County), Cascade — Zebulon Montgomery Pike
In recognition of the notable career of Zebulon Montgomery Pike, · Soldier -- Explorer · The people of Colorado have placed this tablet on the summit of the great mountain first seen by Pike, November 15, 1806. General Pike was born at . . . — Map (db m4865) HM
Colorado (El Paso County), Colorado Springs — A Look From The Top
Pikes Peak You are at 13,380 feet, 4,078 meters Feeling Spacey? In the United States you can not get much closer to outer space than this! Are you dizzy and short of breath? No wonder, you are 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) above sea level! There is 40% . . . — Map (db m45815) HM
Colorado (El Paso County), Colorado Springs — A Mountain of Many Names
The Ute Indians say they have always lived in the hills of Colorado. They referred to the Rocky Mountain’s easternmost peak as Sun Mountain because it vibrantly catches the early morning rays. In the late 1700s, Spaniards referred to the peak as El . . . — Map (db m45922) HM
Colorado (El Paso County), Colorado Springs — A New Home in the Hills
Soon after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Homestead Act in 1862, homesteaders moved west across the prairies and spread into the hills of Pikes Peak. In the 1870s, the Crowe family claimed 160 acres in this valley that later came to be known . . . — Map (db m45936) HM
Colorado (El Paso County), Colorado Springs — A Plentiful Harvest
The abundant seeds of piñon and juniper trees draw wildlife to this ecosystem like a magnet. Chipmunks, foxes, piñon mice and squirrels munch the blue or copper-colored juniper berries. The berries last through the winter. They provide food for . . . — Map (db m45982) HM
Colorado (El Paso County), Colorado Springs — America the Beautiful
Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the inspiration of “America the Beautiful” by Katharine Lee Bates, 1859-1929. Following her visit to this Summit on July 22, 1893. Dedicated July 4, 1993 by Hank Brown, United States Senator. Lon . . . — Map (db m45817) HM
Colorado (El Paso County), Colorado Springs — B-52D Stratofortress"Diamond Lil" — 1957 - 1983
Dedicated to the men and women of the Strategic Air Command who flew and maintained the B-52D throughout its 26-year history in the command. Aircraft 55-083, with over 15,000 flying hours, is one of two B-52Ds credited with a confirmed MIG . . . — Map (db m43208) HM
Colorado (El Paso County), Colorado Springs — Bloomer Girl; A Colorado Trailblazer
In 1858, a young woman from Kansas climbed to the summit of Pikes Peak. Julia Archibald Holmes was the first Anglo woman on record to make the climb, and she became famous for that accomplishment as well as for the way she did it.

Julia had . . . — Map (db m46001) HM

Colorado (El Paso County), Colorado Springs — Evergreen Cemetery Pioneers Memorial
This monument erected in memory of those unsung pioneers who helped build the Pikes Peak Region, the infants born to pioneer families of this area, and those later residents, both known and unknown, who came to this final resting place: Blocks 20, . . . — Map (db m19080) HM
Colorado (El Paso County), Colorado Springs — Forests Without Fire
Without fires, forests grow dense with trees that compete for nutrients, sunlight and space. Competition and stress leave forests susceptible to disease, insects and fire. Many plants on the forest floor die competing for nutrients adding to the . . . — Map (db m45935) HM
Colorado (El Paso County), Colorado Springs — Garden of the Gods Park
The beauty of Garden of the Gods Park, with its dramatic red rock formations framing Pikes Peak, serves as a magnificent eastern gateway to Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. The park’s towering red sandstone rocks have long been recognized as a landmark. . . . — Map (db m45983) HM
Colorado (El Paso County), Colorado Springs — Goerke & Son Photography
A Privately-Owned Balanced Rock In the 1890s, photographer Paul Goerke shrewdly purchased the land around Balanced Rock. Goerke and his son, Curt, snapped photos of tourists for .25 cents each. The Goerkes then developed the plates in their . . . — Map (db m45981) HM
Colorado (El Paso County), Colorado Springs — Indian Trail
This stone marks the Indian Trail used by the Plains Indians to Ute Pass — Map (db m52001) HM
Colorado (El Paso County), Colorado Springs — Pick a Climate
As you drive up Pikes Peak, you’ll feel it get colder. You’ll also notice that the plants change. See if you can pick out four different life zones on the way to and from the summit. A life zone is a plant and animal community that exists at a . . . — Map (db m45929) HM
Colorado (El Paso County), Colorado Springs — Pike's Peak
Has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935 this site possesses exceptional value in commemorating and illustrating the history of the United States. US Department of . . . — Map (db m45816) HM
Colorado (El Paso County), Colorado Springs — Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site
Welcome! Rock ledge Ranch Historic Site is a living history museum that allows visitors to experience the lives of the people who dwelled, worked, hunted, herded and raised families here from the 1700s to the early 20th century. This . . . — Map (db m46002) HM
Colorado (El Paso County), Colorado Springs — Take a Closer Look...Alpine/Subalpine Life Zone
Alpine and subalpine tundra is the low-growing vegetation found in the “land above the trees.” At this high elevation, the climate is harsh with searing winds, intense sunlight and frigid temperatures that limit the growing season. In . . . — Map (db m45927) HM
Colorado (El Paso County), Colorado Springs — Take a Closer Look...Foothills Life Zone
The foothills of Colorado’s eastern slope form the dramatic meeting place of the Great Plains and the Rocky Mountains. In this transition area between the prairie and the mountains, grasslands intermix with scrublands of mountain mahogany and scrub . . . — Map (db m45925) HM
Colorado (El Paso County), Colorado Springs — Take a Closer Look...Montane Life Zone
When artists and photographers portray Colorado’s mountainous beauty, they usually capture the classic views of evergreen forests, stands of quaking aspens, and meadows of brilliant wildflowers. The montane area above 8,000 feet contains just such . . . — Map (db m45926) HM
Colorado (El Paso County), Colorado Springs — Test Your Bird I.Q.
Watch and listen to see how many different birds you can discover on Pikes Peak. From the foothills to the summit, there are about 225 species. This variety is due to the number of habitats on the mountain. Can you match the birds to the habitat? . . . — Map (db m45920) HM
Colorado (El Paso County), Colorado Springs — The Amazing Balanced Rock
Around 300 million years ago, the Ancestral Rockies once stood here. Over time, the forces of wind and water eroded the magnificent peaks into swift streams full of sediments. These sediments were eventually pressed and cemented into solid rock. The . . . — Map (db m45979) HM
Colorado (El Paso County), Colorado Springs — The Making of America's Mountain
The granite that make up Pikes Peak was once molten (or liquid) rock. It slowly cooled and hardened miles beneath the earth’s surface, giving the crystals time to grow. Over the last 500 million years several tectonic plates (the earth’s outer . . . — Map (db m45921) HM
Colorado (El Paso County), Colorado Springs — The United States Air Force Academy
Directly in front of you is the Academy which is dedicated to producing highly qualified and motivated officers for your U.S. Air Force. Its four year program combines Military and academic instruction and athletic competition. The airfield in the . . . — Map (db m4884) HM
Colorado (El Paso County), Colorado Springs — Ute Pass
Passage from prairie to high plains If you had been standing on this spot for the last 10,000 years, you would have seen the history of Colorado progress below you. This ancient route through the Rocky Mountains is named for Colorado’s Ute . . . — Map (db m45761) HM
Colorado (El Paso County), Colorado Springs — Welcome to America’s Mountain
Take Your Time and Enjoy Your Trip: Allow at least two hours to make the 38-mile round-trip to the summit and back. Uphill traffic has the right-of-way at all times. Watch for maintenance equipment. Driving Up: If your engine begins to labor on . . . — Map (db m45932) HM
Colorado (El Paso County), Colorado Springs — Welcome to Garden of the Gods Park
The Central Garden Trail is a moderate, one-mile round-trip loop. It is paved and wheelchair accessible. This trail will take you between the towering Gateway Rocks into the heart of Garden of the Gods Park. Along the way you will have the . . . — Map (db m72936) HM
Colorado (El Paso County), Colorado Springs — Well-traveled Water
Did you know that Colorado Springs is almost a desert? Deserts receive less than ten inches of rain per year. The average precipitation in Colorado Springs is only about 15 inches per year. That’s pretty dry compared to Boston’s annual 44 . . . — Map (db m45919) HM
Colorado (El Paso County), Manitou Springs — 13 — Ute Pass
This memorial is the Property of the State of Colorado Ute Pass Named from the old Ute Trail which led from South Park through Manitou to the Plains. Traversed by the Utes on hunting and war expeditions. Improved highway built . . . — Map (db m32663) HM
Colorado (El Paso County), Manitou Springs — Wheeler Town Clock
Jerome Wheeler donated this clock in 1889 for the opening of the Manitou Mineral Water Bottling Company. The clock, cast by the J. L. Mott Iron Works of Trenton, New Jersey, was also a fountain. Water flowed from stylized dolphin heads into bowls; . . . — Map (db m55812) HM
Colorado (Elbert County), Elizabeth — Elizabeth Main Street
A visit to Elizabeth’s Main Street reveals some older building still used for day-to-day business, but it might surprise you to learn that many of these stores have been features of the Elizabeth scene for far more than a century! Start at the . . . — Map (db m45757) HM
Colorado (Elbert County), Elizabeth — Historic Section House
The Denver & New Orleans Railroad was established in 1881. It was intended that the railroad would extend south from Denver, ultimately connecting with other railroads in Texas to establish a connection to New Orleans. Construction of the line . . . — Map (db m45758) HM
Colorado (Elbert County), Kiowa — 272 — Kiowa
Frontier Communication. Kiowa was originally named after its postmaster, Henry Wendling. Such identifications were common among Colorado’s frontier hamlets, where the post office often was the town. Widely dispersed settlers would congregate . . . — Map (db m45754) HM
Colorado (Elbert County), Kiowa — Pioneer Women of Colorado
Erected by Pioneer Women of Colorado 1939 A.D. in memory of pioneers massacred by Indians. 1864 A.D. Hungate, Nathan W. and Ellen and Children Laura V., Florence V. 1868 A.D. Dietemann, Henrietta and son John, Louis Alma, Joseph Bledsoe — Map (db m45748) HM
Colorado (Elbert County), Kiowa — 272 — Trail Under Siege / Rising to the Challenge
Trail Under Siege Indians of Colorado’s High Plains Kiowa and Comanche Indians migrated to these prairies in the 1700s, followed by Cheyennes and Arapahos in the early 1800s. The region’s vast grasslands, thick bison herds, and brisk fur . . . — Map (db m45756) HM
Colorado (Fremont County), Canon City — Cañon City / The Gold Belt TourBustling Center for Trade, Transportation, and Tourism
Cañon City During the late 18th and early 19th Century, Cañon City prospered as a trade and transportation center serving the agriculture and mining industries of the region. From its earliest days, Cañon City attracted visitors to soak in warm . . . — Map (db m56132) HM
Colorado (Fremont County), Canon City — Royal Gorge Bridge
Highest suspension bridge in the world Completed in seven months - Dedicated Dec. 7, 1929 Chief Engineer George Cole Consulting Engineer O.K. Peck This property has been placed on National Register of Historic Places By U.S. . . . — Map (db m39304) HM
Colorado (Fremont County), Cañon City — 141 — Royal Gorge
Lt. Zubulon M. Pike and his men, who traveled through this area in November and December 1806, were the first American explorers to view the Arkansas River Canyon now known as the Royal Gorge. A small party from the Maj. Stephen H. Long expedition . . . — Map (db m34858) HM
Colorado (Fremont County), Cotopaxi — 269 — Rainbow Route / Western Fremont County
[Side A:] Rainbow Route Completion of this road opens up a scenic paradise unequalled in any other state of the Union and unsurpassed by the scenic gems of the Wild West. Governor George A. Carlson on the opening of the . . . — Map (db m55639) HM
Colorado (Garfield County), Parachute — The Robbery - The GetawayParachute Colorado
The Robbery On June 7, 1904, an outlaw named Harvey Logan attempted one of the west's last train robberies near here. Also known as Kid Curry, Logan was a member of Butch Cassidy's notorious "Hole in the Wall" gang. When the westbound . . . — Map (db m67922) HM
Colorado (Gilpin County), Black Hawk — Bird’s-eye view of Black Hawk
Gilpin County, Colorado Black Hawk History Take an adventure in & around this venerable, most informative lithograph: This bird’s-eye view of Black Hawk shows Gregory Gulch at the top of the map’s center – and Chase Gulch to the right . . . — Map (db m51885) HM
Colorado (Gilpin County), Black Hawk — Colorado Central Railroad
On this site stood the Colorado Central Railroad’s “Quartz Mill Depot”. The structure was constructed by William Loveland from the remnants of the New York Mill. To accomplish this, large doors were built into the building. The tracks, . . . — Map (db m93084) HM
Colorado (Gilpin County), Black Hawk — Fick’s Carriage Shop
Long operated by William Fick and his family, this blacksmith shop turned out a superior brand of rugged, durable quartz wagons that hauled ore from the mines to the mills along Clear Creek. The Bull Durham sign was painted by traveling artists for . . . — Map (db m51883) HM
Colorado (Gilpin County), Black Hawk — Gilpin Hotel
One of Black Hawk’s newer buildings, the 1896 structure was built by Julius Kline (or Klein), replacing an earlier wood building that was the site of Black Hawk’s first school. It operated sporadically throughout the 20th century under a variety of . . . — Map (db m51882) HM
Colorado (Gilpin County), Black Hawk — Train Trestle
Gilpin County, Colorado Black Hawk History Gregory Street Crossing The Colorado Southern Narrow Gauge Railroad (originally the Colorado Central Railroad) was vital to Black Hawk. During the late 1800’s aside from rugged wagon roads, it . . . — Map (db m51886) HM
Colorado (Gilpin County), Central City — Central City
[Three panels on this marker describe the history of Central City, Colorado] [Panel 1] Heritage Tourism Central City is a hidden gem set high in the mountains above the thriving front range hustle and bustle. A trip to Central . . . — Map (db m51828) HM
Colorado (Gilpin County), Central City — Central City Opera
The Central City Opera House was built in 1878 by Welsh and Cornish miners. This National Historic Landmark, centerpiece of the historic gold mining town of Central City, has hosted performances of the nation’s fifth-oldest opera company since 1932. . . . — Map (db m51831) HM
Colorado (Gilpin County), Central City — The AOUW Building
One of the brick “fire proof” buildings which was destroyed in the fire of 1874 was Abraham Jacobs’ old store, located on this site. By August, a new one story building had been completed here and the old store was back in business for . . . — Map (db m51833) HM
Colorado (Gilpin County), Central City — The Ignatz Meyer Building
The major fire in Central City on May 21, 1874 nearly wiped out the commercial district of the city. The new building was completed by November 1st of the same year and B.F. Pease operated a dry goods store at the location for nearly 10 years. For a . . . — Map (db m51834) HM
Colorado (Gilpin County), Central City — The Rose Haydee Building
The first lady of the early Colorado state was Rose (Brown) Wakely, better known by her stage name, Rose “Haydee”. The dark-eyed beauty came to Colorado in September, 1859 – and the miners fell in love with her at once. She became . . . — Map (db m51835) HM
Colorado (Gilpin County), Central City — Washington Hall
Erected 1863 as Gregory Miners Court First District Court in Colorado Territory County Court House 1868 – 1900 — Map (db m51836) HM
Colorado (Grand County), Rocky Mountain National Park — People of Kawuneeche Valley
This miner's cabin is one of the oldest buildings left standing in the Kawuneeche Valley. In 1902, Joseph Fleshuts homesteaded 160 acres here with the intent to live on the land for at least five years. Life must have been hard. In 1911 he abruptly . . . — Map (db m89117) HM
Colorado (Gunnison County), Gunnison — Black Canyon of the Gunnison National ParkSouth Rim-Tomichi Point
Welcome to the south rim of the Black Canyon. The view here at Tomichi Point is just a sample of the spectacular scenery that is ahead. There are eleven more viewpoints between here and the end of the road at High Point, six miles away. Some of the . . . — Map (db m92693)
Colorado (Huerfano County), Walsenburg — 79 — Huerfano Butte
The isolated cone-shaped butte, east of this point and 10 miles north of Walsenburg, was named El Huerfano, “The Orphan,” by early Spaniards. The name appeared in Spanish records as early as 1818. This butte was near the Trappers’ Trail . . . — Map (db m64793) HM
Colorado (Jefferson County), Golden — 1115 Washington AvenueCity of Golden, Downtown Landmark, Historic Preservation Board
The Colorado Transcript, Colorado’s second oldest newspaper, began here on November 24, 1866. General Gorge West, a Civil War veteran, and one of the founders of Golden and the Colorado School of Mines, started the paper. Constructed in 1870, it is . . . — Map (db m49892) HM
Colorado (Jefferson County), Golden — 5JF562 — 1211 Washington AvenueCity of Golden, Downtown Landmark, Historic Preservation Board
The original building was constructed in 1870 by John H. Parsons and William H. Curry as the City Restaurant Hotel for an Italian immigrant Charles Garbarino. It originally had arched windows and doors on both floors and an ornate wood balcony used . . . — Map (db m49890) HM
Colorado (Jefferson County), Golden — 700 Tenth StreetGolden High School
City of Golden Downtown Landmark The Golden High School was dedicated in March 1924. Built on the site of the Eagle Corral and Stables, the school was hailed as the ultimate in high school construction. Designed by renowned Denver architect . . . — Map (db m50592) HM
Colorado (Jefferson County), Golden — 922 Washington AvenueStewart Block Building
City of Golden Downtown Landmark The Stewart Block building was completed in 1892. It served as a grocery for 52 years under a variety of owners including Caleb E. Parfet, Elvyn E. Stewart, and Leonard Vogel. The motto of the original building . . . — Map (db m50593) HM
Colorado (Jefferson County), Golden — A Daring Rescue
During the Gold Rush, Rebecca Judkins and her sons William and Charles built a home near the northeast corner of 11th and Jackson Streets, just a block east of here. Bill Judkins was outside the day of June 6, 1869 when he saw something happen at . . . — Map (db m49934) HM
Colorado (Jefferson County), Golden — Arapahoe City
In this immediate area once stood Arapahoe City A pioneer placer mining camp the earliest town in Jefferson County. Named for the Arapaho Indians. Town company organized Nov. 29, 1858. From here went George A. Jackson and John H. Gregory . . . — Map (db m82878) HM
Colorado (Jefferson County), Golden — Billy Drew Bridge
(left side) Bridging Our History This bridge is the second Billy Drew Bridge erected on this site. The original Billy Drew Bridge was built in 1976 as part of Golden’s celebration of the Centennial-Bicentennial, the nation’s 200th . . . — Map (db m70396) HM
Colorado (Jefferson County), Golden — Brewing on Clear Creek-Coors History
In 1867, in Hamburg, Germany, young Adolphus Herman Joseph Kuhrs was preparing to stow away on a ship bound for America. By 1872, Coors had altered the spelling of his last name and arrived in the Denver area. He settled on Golden because of its . . . — Map (db m74796) HM
Colorado (Jefferson County), Golden — Bridge Load Ordinance Background
Colorado Transcript, September 13, 1882: “Washington Avenue Bridge was badly damaged last Saturday evening by some ignoramus driving and crowding a big drove of cattle on to it. The damage has since been repaired.”

Golden . . . — Map (db m49897) HM

Colorado (Jefferson County), Golden — Buffalo Bill
(Upper Plaque) In Memoriam Colonel William Frederick Cody "Buffalo Bill" Noted scout and Indian fighter Born February 26, 1846 Scott County, Iowa Died January 10, 1917 Denver, Colorado (Lower Plaque) William F. Cody . . . — Map (db m29670) HM
Colorado (Jefferson County), Golden — Charles E. Kirk
In Memory of Charles E. Kirk, 1900-1981. As Douglas County extension agent (1946-65) Charlie was the motivating force in establishing 4-H in Douglas County. He was respected for his knowledge of Agriculture and admired for his help and belief in . . . — Map (db m46569) HM
Colorado (Jefferson County), Golden — Clear Creek
Clear Creek is one of the most popular and historic waterways of the Front Range. The Clear Creek watershed covers approximately 1550 square kilometers (600 square miles), includes five counties, and more than thirteen communities. From the . . . — Map (db m49896) HM
Colorado (Jefferson County), Golden — Down by the Old Mill Stream
Golden had a variety of businesses and industries in operation during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Among these were four flour mills-the Rock Mill, the Brick Mill, the Binder Mill, and the Golden Mill. Mill races, or ditches dug from . . . — Map (db m50596) HM
Colorado (Jefferson County), Golden — Early History of Clear Creek
For thousands of years native peoples have lived, hunted, and battled along this creek. The earliest western nation to claim the creek was France when it created the New World Province called Louisiana in 1682. In 1765 the French ceded the province . . . — Map (db m50598) HM
Colorado (Jefferson County), Golden — Farming
Since 1859 Clear Creek has provided water through irrigation ditches to farmers east of Golden. Many such ditches were dug in the 1800s, including the Welch Ditch (originally Vasquez Ditch), Church Ditch (originally Golden City & Ralston Creek . . . — Map (db m51912) HM
Colorado (Jefferson County), Golden — Ferrell/Berthoud Home (Miners Hotel)
John M. Ferrell came to the Golden valley from upstate New York in June of 1859. He camped on the southeastern banks of Clear Creek and created the Washington Avenue crossing for the gold rushers. When Golden was organized, Ferrell became one of its . . . — Map (db m49895) HM
Colorado (Jefferson County), Golden — First Bicycle Mishap in Golden
The earliest bicycles that were popular in Golden were called velocipedes. One daredevil rider, son of Judge Boyd, who was to become a pioneer farmer east of Golden, made the following news in the Colorado Transcript on May 19, 1869 for his stunt . . . — Map (db m49933) HM
Colorado (Jefferson County), Golden — First Resident/Agriculturalist
David King Wall, one of Golden’s early permanent settlers, arrived from South Bend, Indiana on April 30, 1859. He brought a great deal of garden seed and tools with him. King defied the common belief that growing a garden would be impossible due to . . . — Map (db m50595) HM
Colorado (Jefferson County), Golden — Fun on Courthouse Hill
“Courthouse Hill,” which is Washington Avenue south of 14th Street, was a favorite location of settler children. In the winter, sleds packed with eager youth picked up sufficient speed on the Hill to be able to coast across the . . . — Map (db m50092) HM
Colorado (Jefferson County), Golden — Gold
In the mid-19th Century, prospectors coming into the Clear Creek valley discovered placer gold that had been carried downstream from mountain deposits. As the sandbars containing the placer gold were mined out, prospectors traced the fold upstream . . . — Map (db m49907) HM
Colorado (Jefferson County), Golden — Gold in Clear Creek
From the mid-1800s, to the mid-1900s, gold mining and dredging represented an economic boon to the Clear Creek region.

In 1904, the National Dredging Company, led by Herman J. Reiling, purchased the historic Arapahoe Bar in Clear Creek, which . . . — Map (db m50601) HM

Colorado (Jefferson County), Golden — Golden Alarm Bell
The Golden Alarm Bell was purchased in 1904 by the original Loveland Hose Company of Golden from the C.S. Bell & Company, Hillsboro, Ohio. The bell was mounted on a tower at the corner of 9th and East Streets, the present home of the American Legion . . . — Map (db m50594) HM
Colorado (Jefferson County), Golden — Golden and Clear Creek
The history of Golden reflects the history of Clear Creek. Eons ago, this creek, then a raging river, coursed its way through the mountains, cutting out the canyon and leaving behind fertile soil where an abundance of plants provided food for wild . . . — Map (db m49908) HM
Colorado (Jefferson County), Golden — Golden City
From the beginning, Clear Creek has determined the layout of the town first known as “Golden City.” Golden is placed at an angle from the compass to align its streets to the river. The first river crossing also determined the location of . . . — Map (db m49903) HM
Colorado (Jefferson County), Golden — 5JF1798 — Goosetown Tavern
In Golden's early days this area was called Goosetown neighborhood. The origin of the name is uncertain. The first residents were mostly German immigrants who worked at local breweries, rail yards and smelters. Their homes were simple, wood frame . . . — Map (db m82881) HM
Colorado (Jefferson County), Golden — Greeley’s Crossing
In June, 1859, while the first bridge was being built over Clear Creek, the famous reporter Horace Greeley passed through Golden. He attempted to cross Clear Creek from this point on the south bank. Horace embarked on his mule from the river bank . . . — Map (db m49898) HM
Colorado (Jefferson County), Golden — Horace Greeley’s Crossing Point
Before the first bridge on this site was completed, travelers forded the river just east of this bridge. It became risky during the peak of the spring river flows due to the melting snows that filled the streams and rivers. In June of 1859, . . . — Map (db m50179) HM
Colorado (Jefferson County), Golden — Irrigation and Farming
Clear Creek irrigation ditches provide water to farmers east of Golden. Many irrigation ditches were dug in the 1800s, making the Clear Creek valley the breadbasket of early Colorado. Golden’s first resident, David King Wall, introduced irrigation . . . — Map (db m49902) HM
Colorado (Jefferson County), Golden — Jolly Rancher 1113 Washington AvenueCity of Golden, Downtown Landmark, Historic Preservation Board
In May of 1949, Bill and Dorothy Harmsen purchased an ice cream machine and leased a storefront on the east side of Washington Ave. The Harmsens chose the name Jolly Rancher for their store to reflect a spirit of western hospitality. High quality . . . — Map (db m49893) HM
Colorado (Jefferson County), Golden — Lariat Loop Byway: Buffalo Bill Museum
Lariat Loop •The Lariat Loop is a scenic circle of natural splendors, historic and cultural treasures and recreation pleasures. See spectacular mountain scenery and enjoy a vintage auto tour in foothills canyons. Welcome to 40 miles of . . . — Map (db m46567) HM
Colorado (Jefferson County), Golden — Lariat Loop Byway: Denver Mountain Parks
Origins of the Park System •These foothills west of Denver have long been a popular destination. In 1890 landscape architect Frederic Law Olmsted, who designed New York’s Central Park, was hired by local developers to design a resort in this . . . — Map (db m46568) HM
Colorado (Jefferson County), Golden — Native Americans on Clear Creek
For many years, the Ute Indians lived in the mountains west of the mouth of Clear Creek Canyon, hunting and trading with area travelers. The Arapaho, refugees from the Great Lakes region, and the Cheyenne arrived in the area during the mid-18th . . . — Map (db m49899) HM
Colorado (Jefferson County), Golden — Our Changing Landscape-From Sea Floor to Mountain Top
•Colorado’s geologic history dates back nearly two billion years. Several mountain ranges have been uplifted and eroded away before the rise of today’s Rocky Mountains. The landscape you see in front of you has undergone many dramatic changes. This . . . — Map (db m46438) HM
Colorado (Jefferson County), Golden — Play in the Wind
Windy Saddle Park is named for the nearly constant wind currents that can be felt blowing through the foothills. Winds traveling across the plains are forced upward when they hit the Rocky Mountains, and as the air rises, it has enough force to lift . . . — Map (db m46157) HM
Colorado (Jefferson County), Golden — Porcelain and Malted Milk
With temperance pressures rising, Adolph Coors knew diversification was crucial to his industry. In 1910, he invested in John J. Herold’s pottery works at 8th and Ford Streets. During the middle of the decade, embargoes on German import porcelain . . . — Map (db m50090) HM
Colorado (Jefferson County), Golden — Recreation: Past to Present
Windy Saddle Park has a long history of being a favorite place for recreation. When Lookout Mountain Road was opened in 1914, it was a destination for the first automobile tours. The Lariat Loop Scenic and Historic Byway now passes through Windy . . . — Map (db m46155) HM
Colorado (Jefferson County), Golden — Settlement of Clear Creek Valley
In the 1700s French trading parties came to trade with the Utes. Around 1820 Americans such as the Long Expedition began to explore the Clear Creek valley. In 1834 the Estes Party discovered gold on a sand bar, later known as Arapahoe Bar, on the . . . — Map (db m50600) HM
Colorado (Jefferson County), Golden — Settler Farm Wife’s Initiative
Here is a story from the Colorado Transcript of August 12, 1885: “We like to hear a good story, and here is one on Jim Boyd: Last spring Jim’s wife wanted to peddle vegetables in Denver. Jim laughed at her, believing she could not even . . . — Map (db m49910) HM
Colorado (Jefferson County), Golden — Territorial Capital of Colorado1862 to 1867
This Tablet is the property of the State of Colorado ———— From 1862 to 1867 Golden was the Territorial Capital of Colorado Legislative sessions were held in this building (erected by W.A.H. . . . — Map (db m39337) HM
Colorado (Jefferson County), Golden — The Boston Company
Seven members of the Boston Mechanics’ Mining & Trading Company, namely George West (President), Walter Pollard, James MacDonald (Business manager), Mark Leonardo Blunt (later Postmaster), James McIntyre, Lawrence Panton, and Joseph T. Bird arrived . . . — Map (db m50180) HM
Colorado (Jefferson County), Golden — The White Ash Mine Disaster
For many years, Golden’s people have respected the flood waters of Clear Creek above ground. However, it was the flood below ground that claimed the most lives. On September 9, 1889, water broke into the White Ash Mine beneath Clear Creek at the . . . — Map (db m49900) HM
Colorado (Jefferson County), Golden — Tourism
Clear Creek Canyon was also a popular tourist area. Resorts such as Beaver Brook Pavilion were built along the creek. Early travel was mostly by train. In the early 1900s automobiles became a viable way to tour. Golden Tourist Park was a popular . . . — Map (db m51913) HM
Colorado (Jefferson County), Golden — Transportation
In 1860, Col. Thomas W. Know, a famous traveler and editor of the Western Mountaineer newspaper, believed the route up Clear Creek Canyon was a place he “never expected to see a mule go who had his senses, or a decent regard for his . . . — Map (db m49901) HM
Colorado (Jefferson County), Golden — Water Carves Canyons
Flowing water is the reason you see a canyon in front of you. As the Rocky Mountains lifted, water was forced to flow to either the east or the west, creating creeks and rivers. Clear Creek has been eroding this canyon for hundreds of thousands of . . . — Map (db m46156) HM
Colorado (Jefferson County), Golden — What You Can See From Here Today
•This diagram illustrates the features you can see from here. North and South table Mountains are remnants of ancient lava flows now separated and eroded by Clear Creek. The Dakota Hogbacks on the left and right sides of the image were one . . . — Map (db m46439) HM
Colorado (Jefferson County), Golden — Windy Saddle Park / Connecting to the Past
Windy Saddle Park Jefferson County Open Space Windy Saddle Park offers sweeping scenic views and trail connections to adjoining areas. Recreation opportunities on Chimney Gulch Trail and Lookout Mountain Trail included hiking, biking and . . . — Map (db m46158) HM
Colorado (Jefferson County), Golden — Winter Wind on the Mesa
This stunning sculpture provides beauty and grace to the Clear Creek and Table Mountain backdrop. She was placed to honor the Native Americans indigenous to Golden, primarily the Arapahoe, Ute and Cheyenne. Funding was sponsored by Peak Properties . . . — Map (db m49894) HM
Colorado (Jefferson County), Littleton — Columbine High School
On April 20, 1999, in a senseless act of violence, twelve students and one teacher were killed, and many others injured at Columbine High School. It was a tragic event that shook the Columbine and metro Denver communities, horrified and saddened the . . . — Map (db m46053) HM
Colorado (Jefferson County), Morrison — Dinosaur RidgeDesignated as part of the Dakota Hogback Natural Area
Designated a Colorado Natural Area in 2002, the Dakota Hogback/Dinosaur Ridge Natural Area in Jefferson County is a crown jewel of statewide, national and international importance. The Dakota Hogback/Dinosaur Ridge Natural Area exemplifies all the . . . — Map (db m80464) HM
Colorado (Jefferson County), Morrison — Front Range Foothills
You are looking out over the edges of tilted and eroded layers of sandstone and shale that lie upon much older rocks in the mountains behind you. If the eroded layers were restored to where you stand they would be more than two miles thick. The . . . — Map (db m57932) HM
Colorado (Jefferson County), Red Rocks Park — Red Rocks AmphitheatreCity and County of Denver Landmark
Principle construction by Civilian Conservation Corps Company 1848, SP-13C, Mt. Morrison, CO. 1936 - 1941 Dedicated as a memorial to all who served at Mt. Morrison and to the 3 million who served in the CCC nation-wide, 1933 - 1942. The CCC left . . . — Map (db m57683) HM
Colorado (Jefferson County), Red Rocks Park — Red Rocks Park
Red Rocks Park is a national Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places. The Trading Post and the Amphitheater are Denver Landmarks. The Trading Post, an example of the Pueblo-style architecture, is made of brick and stucco and . . . — Map (db m57641) HM
Colorado (Kiowa County), Eads — HealingSand Creek Massacre National Historic Site
Though the Sand Creek Massacre has long passed, memories live on. Cheyenne and Arapaho return here to pray and pay tribute to ancestors who both perished and survived that dreadful day. Ever resilient, the Cheyenne and Arapaho nations of today . . . — Map (db m92950) HM
Colorado (Kiowa County), Eads — Pleas for PeaceSand Creek Massacre National Historic Site
"All we ask is that we may have peace with the whites...We want to take good tidings home to our people, that they may sleep in peace." Cheyenne Chief Black Kettle As tensions mounted, Chiefs Black Kettle and Left Hand pled . . . — Map (db m92948) HM
Colorado (Kiowa County), Eads — RemainsSand Creek Massacre National Historic Site
”Many years have passed. The land is still here. We lived here, our clans lived here. The land here is our home - we have come back home.” Arapaho: Wonoo3ei’i ceciniihi’ coowoo’ou’u. Nih’iine’etiino’ hiitiino. . . . — Map (db m71872) HM
Colorado (Kiowa County), Eads — TestimonySand Creek Massacre National Historic Site
In the aftermath of Sand Creek, federal investigations and military inquiry took place. Dozens of eyewitness' provided testimony. Taken in Washington, D.C., Denver City, Fort Lyon, and other locations, officers, soldiers, and civilians came forth. . . . — Map (db m92949) HM
Colorado (Kiowa County), Eads — The Attack
A barrage of arms fire was leveled against the Cheyenne and Arapaho. Amid the wild confusion, soldiers noticed people at the village “... going slowly away in a sort of listless, and dazed, or confused manner ...” Throughout the morning . . . — Map (db m71873) HM
Colorado (Kiowa County), Eads — The Sand Creek MassacreSand Creek Massacre National Historic Site
On November 29, 1864, U.S. Colonel John Chivington and 700 volunteer troops attacked an encampment of Cheyenne and Arapaho along Sand Creek. The thunderous approach of horses galloping toward camp at dawn sent hundreds fleeing from their tipis. Many . . . — Map (db m72552) HM
Colorado (Kiowa County), Eads — Why?Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site
For years, Cheyenne and Arapaho traveled and hunted the Great Plains in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains. But in 1858, gold fever struck in Colorado Territory. Miners rushed in and tens of thousands of settlers followed. Competition for land became . . . — Map (db m92947) HM
Colorado (Kit Carson County), Burlington — Burlington County Colorado Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to All American veterans. This monument is dedicate to all Americans who have served in the United States Military. The names here are but a few. May we never forget the sacrifices that have been made. “In Honor of Those who . . . — Map (db m45565) HM
Colorado (Kit Carson County), Burlington — Kit Carson County Carousel
Kit Carson County Carousel has been designated a National Historic Landmark. This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America, 1987, National Park Service, United States Department of the . . . — Map (db m45747) HM
Colorado (La Plata County), Breen — [Old] Fort Lewis College
Originated on the site of a U.S. Cavalry post established in 1880 at Hesperus. From 1891 until 1956 the old fort was operated as an Indian school, a vocational high school and a junior college. The first president of the college was Charles . . . — Map (db m22765) HM
Colorado (La Plata County), Durango — Bradshaw CircleDurango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad — National Historic Landmark
Dedicated to Charles E. Bradshaw Jr. who established the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. Mr. Bradshaw saved the Silverton branch of the Denver & Rio Grande Western from abandonment in 1981 and preserved the Railroad as a National Historic . . . — Map (db m71079) HM
Colorado (La Plata County), Durango — Jack Dempsey
In 1915, here at 10th and Main 20 year old Colorado native Jack Dempsey the “Manassa Mauler” knocksdown [sic] Andy Malloy in a ten round fight winning $50 and going on to become world heavyweight champion in 1919. — Map (db m51813) HM
Colorado (La Plata County), Durango — Lime Creek Burn 1879
This man-caused forest fire burned 26,000 acres consuming approximately 150,000,000 board-feet of timber. Reforestation by direct seeding and planting of seedling trees was started in 1911 and continues today. The project was financed by federal . . . — Map (db m58966) HM
Colorado (La Plata County), Durango — The Newman BlockHistoric site
Built in 1892 by Senator Charles Newman, pioneer merchant, miner and legislator. He maintained his office here until his death in 1906. Major Daniel L. Sheets, cattleman and member of Colorado’s second state legislature, operated the U.S. Land . . . — Map (db m51814) HM
Colorado (La Plata County), Hesperus — Dominguez - Escalante Expedition
On August 10, 1776, there passed by here the expedition of Fathers Francisco Atanasio Dominguez and Silvestre Velez de Escalante with eight companions. They were seeking a route to link the long established missions of New Mexico with Monterey, the . . . — Map (db m71613) HM
Colorado (La Plata County), Hesperus — Dominguez and Escalante
In 1776, Franciscan Fathers, Francisco Atanasio Dominguez and Silvestre Velez de Excalante and eight companions, explored what is now southern Colorado, Utah, and northern Arizona, as men of peace. Between August and December, 1776, . . . — Map (db m71615) HM
Colorado (La Plata County), Hesperus — The Old Spanish Trail
Between 1800 and 1850, the Old Spanish Trail became a regional trade route between Santa Fe and California. Dominguez and Escalante traveled through this valley in 1776. Within twenty-five years of their expedition this trail became a . . . — Map (db m71614) HM
Colorado (Lake County), Leadville — David May
The nationwide May Department Stores mercantile empire was born in September, 1877 when David May opened his first store in a tent 300 feet south of this tablet. From 1881 to 1888 the May Store occupied this site, at 318 . . . — Map (db m51809) HM
Colorado (Lake County), Leadville — 67 — Healy HouseA Regional State Museum — Property of the State of Colorado
Erected 1878, by August R. Meyer, builder of Leadville’s first reduction works. Given to Leadville Association, 1936, by Nellie Healy, agent for the heirs of Daniel Healy. Presented to the State of Colorado by said association, 1947, and . . . — Map (db m51812) HM
Colorado (Lake County), Leadville — Matchless Mine
. . . — Map (db m39214) HM
Colorado (Lake County), Leadville — Office of Stratigic Services (O.S.S.) NORSO (Rype Group) Special Force
The 99th Infantry Battalion (SEP) was: Activated 10 July 1942 at Camp Ripley Minnesota Deactivated 11 November 1945 at Camp Miles Standish, Boston Massachusetts Camp Hale Colorado was the main ski trooper training area located 5 miles north . . . — Map (db m95044) WM
Colorado (Larimer County), Estes Park — Enos A. Mills
Father of the Rocky Mountain National Park internationally known naturalist, author, lecturer and nature guide Homesteaded on this site in 1885. — Map (db m78715) HM
Colorado (Larimer County), Fort Collins — Antoine Janis Cabin
Joseph Antoine Janis was born in St. Charles, Missouri, in 1824. He made a claim on the Cache la Poudre River in 1814, intending to return later to build a home. In the summer of 1859, Antoine Janis, his Oglala wife First Elk Woman and their . . . — Map (db m52088) HM
Colorado (Larimer County), Fort Collins — Auntie Stone Cabin
This two-story cabin is a classic example of American frontier log construction. Sixty-three year old Elizabeth "Auntie" Stone and her second husband Lewis arrived in this area in 1864. The Army granted them permission to build a private residence . . . — Map (db m51972) HM
Colorado (Larimer County), Fort Collins — Blunck House
Blunck House In 1905, the newly remodeled Northern Hotel was opened by a group of local investors. H.L. Daily found sucess in that venture, and prosperity led him to have this stately family home built in 1906. The house was . . . — Map (db m52243) HM
Colorado (Larimer County), Fort Collins — Carnegie Library
The building that today houses the Fort Collins Museum was constructed in 1903, as a public library. Steel magnate Andrew Carnegie provided $12,000 in funds for the construction. Opened to the public on August 24, 1904, the Carnegie Library . . . — Map (db m51350) HM
Colorado (Larimer County), Fort Collins — Donated Land for the Agricultural College(Colorado State University)
. . . — Map (db m52105) HM
Colorado (Larimer County), Fort Collins — Elwood Mead1858 - 1936
As a member of the Colorado Agricultural College faculty between 1883 and 1888, Elwood Mead established the first instruction in irrigation engineering to be offered by an American college or university. This work provided the foundation . . . — Map (db m52325) HM
Colorado (Larimer County), Fort Collins — Mosman House
This property, part of the original Camp Collins, was purchased by the Mosman family on October 5, 1891. In 1892 prominent architect, Momtezuma Fuller (1858-1925) designed this house, in a distinctive Eastlake Victorian Queen Anne architectural . . . — Map (db m52324) HM
Colorado (Larimer County), Livermore — Virginia Dale
Three-quarters of a mile northwest from this point is the original Virginia Dale famous stage station on the overland route to California, 1862 - 1867. Established by Joseph A. (Jack) Slade and named for his wife, Virginia. Located on . . . — Map (db m89595) HM
Colorado (Larimer County), Livermore — 244 — Virginia DaleTrails West — Welcome To Colorado
What a welcome sight Virginia Dale must have been to nineteenth-century travelers. It was one of the largest stagecoach stations on the Overland Trail, offering hot meals and other conveniences to weary passengers - the equivalent, for its day, of . . . — Map (db m89639) HM
Colorado (Larimer County), Loveland — Lone Tree School
  Built in 1883 on land donated by B.R. Bonnell to serve families southwest of Loveland. Named for the single Hackberry tree growing nearby.   The school was closed in 1920 and was used as a community center until about 1940, then for grain . . . — Map (db m89282) HM
Colorado (Larimer County), Loveland — 20 — Namaqua
This Memorial Is the Property Of The State Of Colorado Namaqua Home, trading post and fort of Mariano Modena, early trapper, scout and pioneer. First settlement in the Big Thompson Valley. Station on Overland . . . — Map (db m51194) HM
Colorado (Larimer County), Rocky Mountain National Park — Continental DivideMilner Pass     elev.   10,759 ft.
The "great divide" separates drainage to the Atlantic from drainage to the Pacific. It traverses America from Alaska almost to Cape Horn. Atlantic Ocean «« drainage Cache La Poudre Creek drains into the Platte River which flows to . . . — Map (db m89106) HM
Colorado (Larimer County), Rocky Mountain National Park — Old Fall River Road
To drive along Old Fall River Road is to travel back in time. The slower pace of driving on a winding dirt road recalls a time when traveling in a national park was both challenging and enchanting. From 1920 to 1932, Fall River Road was the . . . — Map (db m89121) HM
Colorado (Larimer County), Rocky Mountain National Park — Stephen Tyng MatherJuly. 4. 1867. Jan: 22. 1930.
He laid the foundation of the National Park Service. Defining and establishing the policies under which its areas shall be developed and conserved unimpaired for future generations. There will never come an end to the good that he . . . — Map (db m88995) HM
Colorado (Las Animas County), Model — In Memory of the Crewmen
On the morning of 21 August 1944, two B-24 Liberator Bombers collided in mid-air and plunged to earth killing eighteen men. Crew of 42-51517 Lt. Horace M. Jenkins, Cheyenne, WY Capt. Royal J. Brock, Columbus, OH Lt. Clair A.Clark, . . . — Map (db m77885) HM WM
Colorado (Las Animas County), Model — The Santa Fe Trail
Trail of Commerce The heavily laden freight wagons traveled in parallel columns to minimize dust and for convenience when circling the wagons at night or when danger threatened. A circle of wagons provided a fine defensive position. But the . . . — Map (db m77883) HM
Colorado (Las Animas County), Model — Whoopee Ti-Yi-Yo...
Bent's Ranch on the Purgatoire River In the fall of 1846, William Bent, supervising partner of Bent's Fort, selected a site on the Purgatoire River, about five miles downstream from here, to create one of Colorado's first farming-ranching . . . — Map (db m77886) HM
Colorado (Las Animas County), Trinidad — Christopher Carson
Christopher Carson Madison County Kentucky Dec. 24, 1809 Fort Lyons Colorado May 23, 1868 — Map (db m77854) HM
Colorado (Las Animas County), Trinidad — 10 — Raton PassBetween Colorado and New Mexico — Altitude 7,881 Feet
"Raton" is Spanish for "Mouse". On mountain branch Santa Fe Trail. Crossed by Kearny's Army of the west in the Mexican war and by first regiment, Colorado Volunteers in the civil war. "Uncle Dick" Wooten's toll road built 1865. Railroad . . . — Map (db m77853) HM
Colorado (Las Animas County), Trinidad — Santa Fe Trail
This monument marks the route of the Santa Fe Trail 1822 - 1879 placed by the Daughters of the American Revolution and the State of Colorado It also commemorates the faithful work of Harriett Parker Campbell . . . — Map (db m77856) HM
Colorado (Las Animas County), Trinidad — Viet-Nam War MemorialJuly 4,1965     March 28,1973
Marker Front:Dedicated to those who gave the supreme sacrifice Benjamin J. Belarde, USA • Gary V. Orsland, USMC • Roger A. Blatnick • Isamel B. Armanda, USMC • Peter V. Metas, USA • Bennie Romero, USA • Felidephio B. Gomez, USMC • Anthony . . . — Map (db m62861) WM
Colorado (Las Animas County), Trinidad — World War II Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to all men and women who served in WWII from 1941-1946 Fr. Leo Doyle S.J. · Fr. Joseph Haller S.J. Fr. Charles Robinson S.J. · Fr. Victor Vifquain S.J. Fr. Victor Dossogna S.J. Committee Nick G. Debono · Frank A. Deluca . . . — Map (db m62862) WM
Colorado (Lincoln County), Arriba — Arriba CountryColorado
Panel 1 Arriba In frontier Arriba (locally pronounced "AIR-uh-buh"), the only thing more scarce than water was whiskey. Charles Creel, who founded the town in 1888 to greet the advancing Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific . . . — Map (db m89381) HM
Colorado (Logan County), Merino — 2 — Fort Wicked
Due west 940 feet stood “Fort Wicked" Originally Godfrey’s Ranch Famous Overland Stage Station One of the few posts withstanding the Indian uprising of 1864 on the road to Colorado. Named from the . . . — Map (db m61998) HM
Colorado (Logan County), Sterling — 1981 — "Dinkey Engine"
This engine given to the City of Sterling by the Great Eastern Sugar Company in commemoration of the industry’s contribution to the growth and prosperity of this area. This engine was used for many years hauling sugar beets within the factory . . . — Map (db m62208) HM
Colorado (Logan County), Sterling — 34 — Battle of Summit Springs
3 miles southeast from this point is the site of theBattle of Summit Springs Last engagement with Plains Indians in Colorado, July 11, 1869. Cheyennes who raided western Kansas were attacked by General E. A. Carr with the Fifth U.S. Cavalry . . . — Map (db m61997) HM
Colorado (Logan County), Sterling — 227 — Indian Wars 1864-1869
In November 1864, in southeastern Colorado, U.S. Volunteers troops attacked Black Kettle’s peaceful band of Cheyenne Indians at Sand Creek. In retaliation for the massacre and mutilation of 163 Cheyenne men, women, and children, Cheyenne warriors . . . — Map (db m51217) HM
Colorado (Logan County), Sterling — Sterling’s First Public School
This tablet commemorates the establishment of the first public school in the Sterling settlement, October, 1875. It was taught by Carrie G. Ayres, later Mrs. J. N. Hall of Denver. The sod schoolhouse stood 3160 feet east and the sod fort built by . . . — Map (db m51221) HM
Colorado (Logan County), Sterling — 227 — The Overland Trail
Call it the Pikes Peak Trail, the Denver Road, Overland Trail, or the South Platte River Trail – by any name, it dominated the movement of people and goods in Colorado between 1858 and 1867 and ranks with the great trails of American history. . . . — Map (db m51215) HM
Colorado (Logan County), Sterling — 29 — Valley Station
This tablet is the Property of the State of Colorado 3.8 miles north along county road is the site of Valley Station, built in 1859 as a stagecoach station of the Leavenworth and Pike Express. Station on the Overland Trail to California, . . . — Map (db m51214) HM
Colorado (Logan County), Sterling — William Shaw Hadfield
This tablet is erected in honor of William Shaw Hadfield The first white settler of Logan County, marking the site of his first sod house at Hadfield Island in 1871, three-fourths mile east. Erected by the wife Margaret Seibert . . . — Map (db m61996) HM
Colorado (Mesa County), Fruita — Rocky RoadsColorado National Monument
The first people to witness this view were probably Indians who had to scale the steep cliffs and talus slopes. Later, ranchers dug narrow passages up into the canyons to bring their cattle to graze in the rich highland trails below. Begun during . . . — Map (db m61910) HM
Colorado (Mineral County), South Fork — Continental Divide Trail
Adventure! Hiking the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail offers you an enormous challenge.      Beginning at Mexico’s border in southern New Mexico, the country’s longest National Scenic Trail wanders through Colorado, Wyoming, and Idaho, . . . — Map (db m71661) HM

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