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

Colorado

Entering the Centennial State

 
 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 16, 2016
1. Colorado Marker
Inscription. Here on the Great Plains where the ramparts of the Rocky Mountains still lies some hours westward, the Mountain State welcomes you. This highway leads up the valley of the South Platte River to Denver. In 1859 and 1860 the gold rush carried thousands westward along this trail, in wagons, on horseback, with handcarts and on foot, seeking fortune. They saw then an empty land, traversed only by nomad Indian bands who followed great dark herds of buffalo, often miles in extent. Towns like Julesburg soon grew from stage stations armed against Indian attack. In the 1870's the first rails were laid almost in the wagon ruts. Today the highway traverses bountiful lands and substantial cities.
 
Location. 40° 59.252′ N, 102° 15.649′ W. Marker is in Julesburg, Colorado, in Sedgwick County. Marker is on East First Street (U.S. 385), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located at the base of the water tower. Marker is at or near this postal address: 218 East 1st Street, 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. Oregon Trail (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Julesburg, Colorado (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Town that Wouldn't Die
Entering the Centennial State – Colorado Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 16, 2016
2. Entering the Centennial State – Colorado Marker
(approx. mile away); Fourth Julesburg (approx. mile away); Nearby Things to See and Do (approx. mile away); Prairie Home Companions (approx. one mile away); Last Days of the Buffalo (approx. 1 miles away); Colorado's Wildlife Story (approx. 1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Julesburg.
 
Categories. Roads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers
 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 16, 2016
3. Entering the Centennial State – Colorado Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 4, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 284 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 4, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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