See and Do,Oﬀ the Byway
Sites of Interest
Jumbo Reservoir's 1906 completion created a controllable water supply so crops could flourish in the area's fertile soil. One of the primary cash crops was sugar beets. Production of sugar beets slowed when the Ovid sugar factory ceased operations in 1985, but the valley still produces beans, wheat, corn, sunflowers and feed for livestock.
Seven miles west of Ovid on Highway 138, Sedgwick's Main Street offers an excellent view of early 1900's architecture.
Six miles west of Sedgwick, the 1500-acre Jumbo Reservoir irrigates over 19,000 acres of farmland and provides opportunities for camping, fishing, boating and water skiing. Bald eagles and other wildlife make their homes around the lake.
Location. 40° 57.622′ N, 102° 23.255′ W. Marker is in Ovid, Colorado, in Sedgwick County. Marker is on Main Street just south of U.S. 138, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ovid CO 80744, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Prisoners on the Plains / Ride 'Em Cowboy (here, next to this
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