The Town that Wouldn't Die
The First Julesburg
began as a trading post in the 1850's across the South Platte River from the present-day town of Ovid. The small community was burned during Indian raids in 1865.
The Second Julesburg
rose from the ashes a year later. The new location was about three miles downstream from the ruins of the previous town. The second Julesburg died when the Union Pacific Railroad arrived north of the river in June 1867.
The Third Julesburg,
temporarily end of track for the railroad, briefly boasted a population known for their wicked and bawdy lifestyle. As the railroad continued moving west, the town quickly faded and eventually became known as Weir.
Location. 40° 59.118′ N, 102° 15.869′ W. Marker is in Julesburg, Colorado, in Sedgwick County. Marker is on 1st Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Fourth Julesburg (here, next to this marker); Nearby Things to See and Do
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 19, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 623 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 19, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.