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Near Sterling in Logan County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

William Shaw Hadfield

 
 
William Shaw Hadfield Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, November 26, 2012
1. William Shaw Hadfield Marker
Inscription.  
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 Hadfield
under the auspices of Elbridge Gerry Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution.

 
Erected by Daughters of the American Revolution, Elbridge Gerry Chapter.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1871.
 
Location. 40° 34.869′ N, 103° 14.21′ W. Marker is near Sterling, Colorado, in Logan County. Marker is at the intersection of Grand Army of the Republic Highway (State Highway 6) and County Road 22 on Grand Army of the Republic Highway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 17994 Grand Army of the Republic Highway, Sterling CO 80751, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker
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, measured as the crow flies. "Dinkey Engine" (approx. 2.9 miles away); Replica of the Statue of Liberty (approx. 3.3 miles away); Battle of Summit Springs (approx. 3˝ miles away); Valley Station (approx. 3.9 miles away); Old Sterling (approx. 3.9 miles away); Original Building (approx. 3.9 miles away); The Overland Trail (approx. 4 miles away); Indian Wars 1864-1869 (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sterling.
 
Also see . . .  William Shaw Hadfield - History of Colorado. The life history of William Shaw Hadfield is closely associated with the development of Sterling and the buildup of Logan County. He became the first permanent resident of Sterling although others had cattle camps in the vicinity but did not remain. (Submitted on December 20, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
William Shaw Hadfield Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, November 26, 2012
2. William Shaw Hadfield Marker
The prior location of the William Shaw Hadfield Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, November 26, 2012
3. The prior location of the William Shaw Hadfield Monument
Previously, this marker was located opposite, across the highway and railroad tracks, from its current location.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 8, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 20, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 1,945 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 20, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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