“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Julesburg in Sedgwick County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)

Welcome to Colorado

Welcome to Colorado Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 13, 2011
1. Welcome to Colorado Marker
Inscription. Colorado's vast plains, rugged mountains, and grand plateaus, so magnificent in their beauty and variety, seem at times to overshadow the state's history and people. But look closely. The story of Colorado is every bit as dramatic as the physical terrain. Many peoples have helped sculpt Colorado's past; the ancestral Puebloan peoples, whose civilization dates back thousands of years; the Utes, who occupied the Rockies for centuries; the numerous other native peoples who lived in this region; Hispano pioneers, the state's first permanent non-Indian settlers; and the men and women who came here and built cities, dug mines, and planted farms. Colorado's natural endowment is world-renowned. But the state's history, like the land on which it unfolds, features its own breathtaking peaks and valleys, its own scenes of improbable awe and splendor.

A new generation of roadside markers is in place to help you experience the history of Colorado in all its color and fullness. Produced by the Colorado historical Society, the Colorado Department of Transportation, and the Federal highway Administration in collaboration with hundreds of local partners, these illustrated signs introduce you to people and events as large and colorful as the state itself. Every mile you travel in Colorado has stories to tell; the markers help you chart your journey through the past. For an in-depth view, visit the Colorado History Museum in Denver, the Colorado Historical Society's various regional museums, and the county and local museums found throughout Colorado.
Erected 1999 by Colorado Historical Society. (Marker Number 223.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the History Colorado marker series.
Location. 40° 57.976′ N, 102° 15.095′ W. Marker is in Julesburg, Colorado, in Sedgwick County. Marker is at the intersection of Interstate 76 and U.S. 385 on Interstate 76. Click for map. Marker is at the Colorado Welcome Center. Marker is in this post office area: Julesburg CO 80737, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Last Days of the Buffalo (here, next to this marker); Colorado's Wildlife Story (here, next to this marker); The Pony Express Trail (here, next to this marker); Prairie Home Companions (approx. 0.6 miles away); Devilís Dive / The Italian Underground (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Town that Wouldn't Die (approx. 1.5 miles away); Fourth Julesburg (approx. 1.5 miles away); Nearby Things to See and Do (approx. 1.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Julesburg.
Categories. Hispanic AmericansNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers

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