The Overland Trail
“Old” Sterling dates to the early 1870s, when displaced southern families moved in and planted fields of wheat. Later, “new: Sterling flourished as a rail, ranching, and farming community. Here on the treeless high plains, settlers found shelter in sod houses – universally and affectionately called “soddies.” One pioneer remembered: “The great thickness of the walls and their perfect joining with the early itself provided a shelter so
Erected 1999 by Colorado Historical Society. (Marker Number 227.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the History Colorado marker series.
Location. 40° 37.211′ N, 103° 10.81′ W. Marker is in Sterling, Colorado, in Logan County. Marker is at the intersection of County Road 370 and U.S. 6 on County Road 370. Click for map. This marker is located in front of the Visitor's Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13074 County Road 370, Sterling CO 80751, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Indian Wars 1864-1869 (here, next to this marker); Valley Station (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); "Dinkey Engine" (approx. 1.6 miles away); Sterling’s First Public School (approx. 2.4 miles away); William Shaw Hadfield (approx. 4 miles away); Battle of Summit Springs (approx. 7.4 miles away); Fort Wicked (approx. 16.1 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Overland Trail - Wikipedia. (Submitted on January 1, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
2. Overland Trail Museum - Sterling, CO. (Submitted on January 5, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Categories. • Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 564 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.