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Rockport in Weld County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Majestic Plains

 
 
Majestic Plains Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 30, 2018
1. Majestic Plains Marker
Inscription. Click to hear the inscription.  On these widespread plains blown clean by the wind and rains large herds of buffalo roamed and gained in number. Then the warriors of Indian tribes hunted them for food and skins. Later white men came to trap beaver in the prairie channels and the mountain glens. Then thousands of adventurers were lured to the peaks and canyons by the discovery of gold. They plowed fields, built cities and founded a commonwealth.
  This highways travels straight south to Denver and beyond, past ranches and then irrigated farms rich in grain and sugar beets. Eastward lie hundreds of miles of prairie now dotted with prosperous towns. Westward rises the rampart of the Rocky Mountains crested with summits like Longs Peak, James Peak, Mount Evans and Pikes Peak, old in story.
 
Location. 40° 53.668′ N, 104° 47.748′ W. Marker is in Rockport, Colorado, in Weld County. Marker is on U.S. 85 0.3 miles south of County Road 126, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Carr CO 80612, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 13 miles of
View of Majestic Plains Marker and plains in background. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 30, 2018
2. View of Majestic Plains Marker and plains in background.
this marker, measured as the crow flies. Magic City of the Plains (approx. 12.1 miles away in Wyoming); Wyoming’s Wildlife Heritage (approx. 12.1 miles away in Wyoming); Yellowstone Highway (approx. 12.2 miles away in Wyoming); Trails & Tales of I-25 (approx. 12.2 miles away in Wyoming); The Greeting and The Gift (approx. 12.2 miles away in Wyoming); The Denver Pacific Railway (approx. 12.8 miles away).
 
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Majestic Plains Marker looking north towards Rockport. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 30, 2018
3. Majestic Plains Marker looking north towards Rockport.
 
 
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 54 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 3, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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