Sterling in Logan County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
3.8 miles north along county road is the site of
built in 1859 as a stagecoach station of the Leavenworth and Pike Express. Station on the Overland Trail to California, 1862-67. Indian War outpost, 1864-65. Once defended by a breastwork of sacks of shell corn. Erected by the State Historical Society of Colorado from the Mrs. J.N. Hall Foundation and by Troop No. 16, Sterling Scouts, B.S.A. 1933
Erected 1933 by State Historical Society of Colorado. (Marker Number 29.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the History Colorado marker series.
Location. 40° 37.111′ N, 103° 10.885′ W. Marker is in Sterling, Colorado, in Logan County. Marker is on Overland Trail just from U.S. 6. Touch for map. This marker is located in front of the Overland Trail Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Sterling CO 80751, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Overland Trail (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Indian Wars 1864-1869 (about 700 feet away); "Dinkey Engine" Sterling’s First Public School (approx. 2½ miles away); William Shaw Hadfield (approx. 3.9 miles away); Battle of Summit Springs (approx. 7.3 miles away); Fort Wicked (approx. 15.9 miles away).
Also see . . . Overland Trail Museum - Sterling, CO. (Submitted on January 5, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 1, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 513 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 1, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.