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Ovid in Sedgwick County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

See and Do,Off the Byway

Sites of Interest

 
 
See and Do, Off the Byway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 13, 2011
1. See and Do, Off the Byway Marker
Inscription. Ovid, originally called "Morgan," began as a water stop on the Denver Line of the Union Pacific Railroad. A 1907 document approved a post office for the town under its new name.

Jumbo Reservoir's 1906 completion created a controllable water supply so crops could flourish in the area's fertile soil. One of the primary cash crops was sugar beets. Production of sugar beets slowed when the Ovid sugar factory ceased operations in 1985, but the valley still produces beans, wheat, corn, sunflowers and feed for livestock.

Seven miles west of Ovid on Highway 138, Sedgwick's Main Street offers an excellent view of early 1900's architecture.

Six miles west of Sedgwick, the 1500-acre Jumbo Reservoir irrigates over 19,000 acres of farmland and provides opportunities for camping, fishing, boating and water skiing. Bald eagles and other wildlife make their homes around the lake.
 
Location. 40° 57.622′ N, 102° 23.255′ W. Marker is in Ovid, Colorado, in Sedgwick County. Marker is on Main Street just south of U.S. 138, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ovid CO 80744, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Prisoners on the Plains / Ride 'Em Cowboy (here, next to

See and Do, Off the Byway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 13, 2011
2. See and Do, Off the Byway Marker
this marker); Early Campsites and River Crossings (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sugar Town (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Sedgwick (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hard Duty on the Plains (approx. 1.6 miles away); Fort Sedgwick, Colorado Territory (approx. 1.6 miles away); Overland City (approx. 2 miles away); Old Julesburg (approx. 2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Ovid.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 321 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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