Nunn in Weld County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
The Denver Paciﬁc Railway
Denver Pacific agents encouraged settlers to purchase land on the company's grant, and Horace Greeley supported the idea of an agricultural colony in the pages of his New York Tribune. The Union Colony at Greeley (1870) was one result of these efforts. In 1880 the Denver Pacific was absorbed by the Union Pacific.
Erected 1965 by the State Highway Department, by the Department of Game, Fish, and Parks, and by the State Historical Society of Colorado from the Mrs. J. N. Hall Endowment. (Marker Number 7.)
Location. 40° 42.603′ N, 104° 46.901′ W. Marker is in Nunn, Colorado, in Weld County. Marker is on CanAm Highway (U.S. 85) south of County Road 100, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Weld County Irrigation / Ault Country (approx. 9.1 miles away); Pvt Joe P. Martinez (approx. 9.2 miles away); Majestic Plains (approx. 12.8 miles away).
Also see . . . Wikipedia article on the Denver Pacific Railway. (Submitted on July 3, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 3, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 57 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 3, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.