“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Custer County, Colorado

Clickable Map of Custer County, Colorado and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Custer County, CO (6) Fremont County, CO (27) Huerfano County, CO (2) Pueblo County, CO (14) Saguache County, CO (4)  CusterCounty(6) Custer County (6)  FremontCounty(27) Fremont County (27)  HuerfanoCounty(2) Huerfano County (2)  PuebloCounty(14) Pueblo County (14)  SaguacheCounty(4) Saguache County (4)
Westcliffe is the county seat for Custer County
Adjacent to Custer County, Colorado
      Fremont County (27)  
      Huerfano County (2)  
      Pueblo County (14)  
      Saguache County (4)  
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1 Colorado, Custer County, Greenwood — Cliffhangers and Headbangers
Hardscrabble's rugged cliffs are perfect bighorn sheep habitat — wild, rocky, and open. Against the steep canyon walls, their brown coats blend into the vegetation and rocks. Scan the hillsides closely for their white rump patches or listen . . . Map (db m153186)
2 Colorado, Custer County, Greenwood — Frontier Pathways Scenic and Historic Byway
In 1844. Mathew Kinkead established the first American-owned cattle ranch tn the Rocky Mountains at the junction of the North and South Hardscrabble Creeks. Even before Kinkead settled at the mouth of Hardscrabble Canyon, the canyon had been an . . . Map (db m153187) HM
3 Colorado, Custer County, Westcliffe — Mining and Ranching / Early Settlement / Westcliffe and Silver Cliff / Westcliffe Country
Mining and Ranching For a time, the Wet Mountain Valley appeared destined for mining glory. Silver strikes at Rosita (about fifteen miles southeast of here) in 1872, Querida (about twelve miles southeast) in 1877, and Silver Cliff (six . . . Map (db m120228) HM
4 Colorado, Custer County, Wetmore — Cuerno Verde Reported unreadable
The long battle between colonial Spain and the Comanche people climaxed in 1779, when Juan Batista de Anza's army killed the great chief Cuerno Verde (Green Horn) southeast of here at the foot of Greenhorn Mountain. De Anza, the governor of New . . . Map (db m219465) HM
5 Colorado, Custer County, Wetmore — Hardscrabble
Much of this area's early history occurred on nearby trading posts and settlements, which lived and died leaving little trace of their existence. Such was the post built one mile west by Maurice Leduc in the 1830's and the village of Hardscrabble . . . Map (db m153183) HM
6 Colorado, Custer County, Wetmore — Hardscrabble Reported unreadable
Alexander Barclay Like so many early Colorado settlers, Alexander Barclay came here in search of fortune but found something else entirely. The British-born corset-maker arrived in 1836 and spent the next nineteen years chasing his dream. He . . . Map (db m154830) HM
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Jun. 5, 2023