The Overland Trail
“Old” Sterling dates to the early 1870s, when displaced southern families moved in and planted fields of wheat. Later, “new: Sterling flourished as a rail, ranching, and farming community. Here on the treeless high plains, settlers found shelter in sod houses – universally and affectionately called “soddies.” One pioneer remembered: “The great thickness of the walls and their perfect joining with the early itself provided a shelter so
Erected 1999 by Colorado Historical Society. (Marker Number 227.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the History Colorado marker series.
Location. 40° 37.211′ N, 103° 10.81′ W. Marker is in Sterling, Colorado, in Logan County. Marker is at the intersection of County Road 370 and U.S. 6 on County Road 370. Touch for map. This marker is located in front of the Visitor's Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13074 County Road 370, 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. Indian Wars 1864-1869 (here, next to this marker); Valley Station (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); "Dinkey Engine" (approx. 1.6 miles away); Sterling’s First Public School (approx. 2.4 miles away); William Shaw Hadfield (approx. 4 miles away); Battle of Summit Springs (approx. 7.4 miles away); Fort Wicked (approx. 16.1 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Overland Trail - Wikipedia. (Submitted on January 1, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
2. Overland Trail Museum - Sterling, CO. (Submitted on January 5, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Categories. • Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers •
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 629 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 1, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.