“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Cheyenne County Colorado Historical Markers

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By Bill Kirchner, September 22, 2014
Cheyenne County Jail Marker
Colorado (Cheyenne County), Cheyenne Wells — Cheyenne County JailBuilt in 1894
Eastern Colorado Historical Society Museum Established 1962 Placed on the National Register of Historic Places June 16, 1988 — Map (db m77899) HM
Colorado (Cheyenne County), Cheyenne Wells — 207 — Trails West
Smoky Hill Trail The Smoky Hill Trail was the most direct route to Denver and the goldfields of the central Rockies. Immigrants heading west through central Kansas followed the Kansas River, then headed up its Smoky Hill River branch into the . . . — Map (db m77898) HM
Colorado (Cheyenne County), Kit Carson — 150 — Kit Carson
Named for the great western scout, guide, trapper, and Indian fighter. Located on famous trails – at the junction of the Smoky Hill stagecoach route and the Texas – Montana, Potter and Bacon, and Chisum cattle trails. On the old Kansas . . . — Map (db m88444) HM
Colorado (Cheyenne County), Kit Carson — Old Cattle Trail
The Texas-Montana, Bacon and Potter, and J.S. Chisum trails converged in this vicinity. Over these routes great herds of Texas Longhorns, scions of hardy stock from Spain, moved northward. Big Springs, 2.4 miles west, was an important cattle . . . — Map (db m87888) HM
Colorado (Cheyenne County), Kit Carson — The Kit Carson Railroad Depot
In many American small towns, the railroad depot was the portal to the rest of the world. More than any other public building, the depot touched the lives of all people in the town. Everything important to the existence of the town came and went . . . — Map (db m77890) HM

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