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Historical Markers in Rio Blanco County, Colorado

 
Clickable Map of Rio Blanco County, Colorado and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Rio Blanco County, CO (7) Garfield County, CO (32) Moffat County, CO (8) Routt County, CO (8) Uintah County, UT (12)  RioBlancoCounty(7) Rio Blanco County (7)  GarfieldCounty(32) Garfield County (32)  MoffatCounty(8) Moffat County (8)  RouttCounty(8) Routt County (8)  UintahCountyUtah(12) Uintah County (12)
Meeker is the county seat for Rio Blanco County
Adjacent to Rio Blanco County, Colorado
      Garfield County (32)  
      Moffat County (8)  
      Routt County (8)  
      Uintah County, Utah (12)  
 
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1Colorado, Rio Blanco County, Meeker — Forest Foresight
Welcome to the second oldest national forest in the United States. President Benjamin Harrison set aside the White River Timber Land Reserve in 1891, in a bold step towards protecting forests on the American frontier. Wide open and wild, . . . Map (db m163892) HM
2Colorado, Rio Blanco County, Meeker — Founding of Meeker
Following the Meeker Massacre, Gen. Wesley Merritt established at this site his “Camp on White River,” 1879. After withdrawal of the garrison in August, 1883, the town of Meeker was founded by the following pioneers: George S. Allsebrook, Charles . . . Map (db m163871) HM
3Colorado, Rio Blanco County, Meeker — History of Meeker & the White River Valley
The Meeker area is rich in history — that of the Ute Indians, who were the first people in the area, and that of the white settlers who began homesteading, ranching, and farming here in the late 1800s. The county seat of Rio Blanco County, . . . Map (db m163889) HM
4Colorado, Rio Blanco County, Meeker — Nathan C. MeekerUnited States Indian Agent
This Native Granite Stone
erected by the citizens of Rio Blanco County, Colorado 1927 and dedicated to the memory of Nathan C. Meeker United States Indian Agentwho, with his government employees, was massacred by the Ute Indians . . . Map (db m163886) HM
5Colorado, Rio Blanco County, Phippsburg — Footsteps in Time
”My people roamed all over this country… over these mountain passes. They gathered to hunt buffalo and went back to the lower country when winter was approaching.” ~Eddie Box Senior Southern Ute Tribe At the dawn of history, . . . Map (db m163893) HM
6Colorado, Rio Blanco County, Phippsburg — People of the Shining Mountains
They called themselves the Nuche, a Ute word that means “the people.” For generations they lived in “the shining mountains” of Colorado, southern Wyoming, northern New Mexico, and western Utah. The Ute comprised . . . Map (db m163896) HM
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7Colorado, Rio Blanco County, Rangely — The Escalante Expedition
Discovered White River (which they called the San Clemente) and crossed it near here on Sept. 9, 1776. Seeking a route from Santa Fe to California, these Spanish explorers were the first white men to examine much of western Colorado. This . . . Map (db m163890) HM
 
 
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Feb. 7, 2023