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Near Livermore in Larimer County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Virginia Dale

 
 
Virginia Dale Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 8, 2015
1. Virginia Dale Marker
Inscription.
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 the Cherokee Trail of 1849. Favorite camp ground for emigrants. Vice President Colfax and party were detained here by Indian raids in 1865. Robert J. Spotswood replaced Slade.

 
Erected 1935 by The State Historical Society of Colorado and the Fort Collins Pioneer Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Overland Trail marker series.
 
Location. 40° 57.443′ N, 105° 21.277′ W. Marker is near Livermore, Colorado, in Larimer County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 287 and County Route 43F, on the right when traveling north on U.S. 287. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 31890 U.S. Highway 287, Livermore CO 80536, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Virginia Dale (approx. 2.6 miles away); The Overland Stage Line (approx. 4.1 miles away in Wyoming); Tree in the Rock
Virginia Dale Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 8, 2015
2. Virginia Dale Marker
(approx. 12.2 miles away in Wyoming); Lonetree on the Laramie Range (approx. 12.2 miles away in Wyoming); Tree Rock (approx. 12.2 miles away in Wyoming); Sherman Mountains (approx. 12.2 miles away in Wyoming); Pyramid on the Plains (approx. 12.2 miles away in Wyoming); The Transcontinental Railroad (approx. 12.2 miles away in Wyoming).
 
Also see . . .  Virginia Dale, Colorado - Wikipedia. Virginia Dale was a "home station" on the Overland Trail, meaning that passengers could disembark, get a meal, and stay overnight in a hotel if the stage was delayed by weather or nightfall. Thirty to fifty horses were kept at the station which was located in a pleasant, grassy glade (or "dale") along a clear bubbling stream, later named Dale Creek. (Submitted on October 13, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
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The Old Stage Station at Virginia Dale, Colo. image. Click for full size.
Postcard by William P. Sanborn
3. The Old Stage Station at Virginia Dale, Colo.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 285 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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