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Morgan County Colorado Historical Markers

 
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By Beverly Pfingsten, June 13, 2011
Fort Morgan Museum and Library
Colorado (Morgan County), Fort Morgan — 224 — Fort Morgan
Junction Station, the first settlement at this site, suffered numerous Indian attacks similar to those that raged all along the South Platte during the mid 1860s. To protect the crucial crossroads, which joined the South Platte River Trail with its . . . — Map (db m47322) HM
Colorado (Morgan County), Fort Morgan — Old Fort Morgan
Occupied from 1864 to 1868 and the divergence of the Denver Cut Off from the Overland Trail This monument is erected by Fort Morgan Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution 1912 — Map (db m51213) HM
Colorado (Morgan County), Fort Morgan — Rainbow Arch Bridge
Spanning the South Platte River, the Rainbow Arch Bridge carried vehicular traffic from its completion in 1923 until its closure in 1988. Engineer James B. Marsh of Des Moines, Iowa, designed the structure in 1922. Denver bridge contractor Charles . . . — Map (db m47194) HM
Colorado (Morgan County), Fort Morgan — 224 — Sugar Beets
Sugar beets didn't become Colorado's first major cash crop by accident. Scientists, businessmen, and newspapers spent thirty years singing the praises of this starchy root, which as early as the 1860s was found to be perfectly suited to Colorado's . . . — Map (db m47321) HM
Colorado (Morgan County), Fort Morgan — Watching River Wildlife
Take a few moments on this spot to explore the South Platte River and the riparian woodland that runs beside it. You'll discover that this ribbon of life is a great place for wildlife watching.

Where the South Platte flows through prairie, farm, . . . — Map (db m47316) HM


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