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By Barry Swackhamer, November 26, 2012
Fort Wicked Marker
Colorado (Logan County), Merino — 2 — Fort Wicked
Due west 940 feet stood “Fort Wicked" Originally Godfrey’s Ranch Famous Overland Stage Station One of the few posts withstanding the Indian uprising of 1864 on the road to Colorado. Named from the . . . — Map (db m61998) HM
Colorado (Logan County), Sterling — 1981 — "Dinkey Engine"
This engine given to the City of Sterling by the Great Eastern Sugar Company in commemoration of the industry’s contribution to the growth and prosperity of this area. This engine was used for many years hauling sugar beets within the factory . . . — Map (db m62208) HM
Colorado (Logan County), Sterling — 34 — Battle of Summit Springs
3 miles southeast from this point is the site of theBattle of Summit Springs Last engagement with Plains Indians in Colorado, July 11, 1869. Cheyennes who raided western Kansas were attacked by General E. A. Carr with the Fifth U.S. Cavalry . . . — Map (db m61997) HM
Colorado (Logan County), Sterling — 227 — Indian Wars 1864-1869
In November 1864, in southeastern Colorado, U.S. Volunteers troops attacked Black Kettle’s peaceful band of Cheyenne Indians at Sand Creek. In retaliation for the massacre and mutilation of 163 Cheyenne men, women, and children, Cheyenne warriors . . . — Map (db m51217) HM
Colorado (Logan County), Sterling — Sterling’s First Public School
This tablet commemorates the establishment of the first public school in the Sterling settlement, October, 1875. It was taught by Carrie G. Ayres, later Mrs. J. N. Hall of Denver. The sod schoolhouse stood 3160 feet east and the sod fort built by . . . — Map (db m51221) HM
Colorado (Logan County), Sterling — 227 — The Overland Trail
Call it the Pikes Peak Trail, the Denver Road, Overland Trail, or the South Platte River Trail – by any name, it dominated the movement of people and goods in Colorado between 1858 and 1867 and ranks with the great trails of American history. . . . — Map (db m51215) HM
Colorado (Logan County), Sterling — 29 — Valley Station
This tablet is the Property of the State of Colorado 3.8 miles north along county road is the site of Valley Station, built in 1859 as a stagecoach station of the Leavenworth and Pike Express. Station on the Overland Trail to California, . . . — Map (db m51214) HM
Colorado (Logan County), Sterling — William Shaw Hadfield
This tablet is erected in honor of William Shaw Hadfield The first white settler of Logan County, marking the site of his first sod house at Hadfield Island in 1871, three-fourths mile east. Erected by the wife Margaret Seibert . . . — Map (db m61996) HM

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