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Near Maybell in Moffat County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

The Johnson Homestead

 
 
The Johnson Homestead Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 17, 2013
1. The Johnson Homestead Marker
Inscription.

Edwin C. Johnson served thirty four
continuous years in public service to
Colorado; Moffat and Routt County
Legislator, Lt. Governor, three times
Elected Governor and eighteen
years as a United States Senator.
In dedication
to all early homesteaders,
Ferne and Edwin Johnson
Erected this fence and preserved what
was left of the home they built in 1910.

 
Location. 40° 31.059′ N, 107° 59.384′ W. Marker is near Maybell, Colorado, in Moffat County. Marker is on U.S. 40 6 miles east of Lowell Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker and subject homestead are located near the pull-out and parking area on the north side of the highway. Marker is at or near this postal address: 63345 US Highway 40, Maybell CO 81640, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. "I Do" Fire (approx. 10.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. JOHNSON, Edwin Carl.
Senator from Colorado; born in Scandia, Republic County, Kans., January 1, 1884; moved with his parents to a cattle ranch near Elsie, Nebr., in 1884; attended the rural schools; employed as railroad laborer, telegrapher, and train dispatcher 1901-1909; homesteaded on government land in Colorado
The Johnson Homestead Marker (<i>wide view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 17, 2013
2. The Johnson Homestead Marker (wide view)
in 1910. (Submitted on February 27, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Governor Edwin Carl Johnson.
On November 8, 1932, Johnson was elected Governor of Colorado. He was reelected to a second term in 1934. During his tenure, he dealt with the difficulties that resulted from the Great Depression. He established his own reform agenda and reorganized statewide government. Included in his programs were a $20-million highway construction plan, a civil service reform policy, a tax reduction, and a balanced budget platform. (Submitted on February 27, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. Notable PersonsPolitics
 
Johnson Homestead (<i>wide view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 17, 2013
3. Johnson Homestead (wide view)
Johnson Homestead image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 17, 2013
4. Johnson Homestead
Johnson Homestead Land (<i>view from marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 17, 2013
5. Johnson Homestead Land (view from marker)
Johnson Homestead Memorial Plaque (<i>near marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 17, 2013
6. Johnson Homestead Memorial Plaque (near marker)
Homestead of
Edwin C. Johnson – 1884-1970
Colorado Governor and U.S. Senator
and wife
Ferne C. Armitage Johnson
Craig Woman’s Club
1976
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 27, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 26, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 61 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on February 26, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 27, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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