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

Clickable Map of Prowers 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> Prowers County, CO (25) Baca County, CO (2) Bent County, CO (7) Kiowa County, CO (31) Greeley County, KS (1) Hamilton County, KS (2) Stanton County, KS (7)  ProwersCounty(25) Prowers County (25)  BacaCounty(2) Baca County (2)  BentCounty(7) Bent County (7)  KiowaCounty(31) Kiowa County (31)  GreeleyCountyKansas(1) Greeley County (1)  HamiltonCounty(2) Hamilton County (2)  StantonCounty(7) Stanton County (7)
Lamar is the county seat for Prowers County
Adjacent to Prowers County, Colorado
      Baca County (2)  
      Bent County (7)  
      Kiowa County (31)  
      Greeley County, Kansas (1)  
      Hamilton County, Kansas (2)  
      Stanton County, Kansas (7)  
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1 Colorado, Prowers County, Granada — Amache - Granada Relocation Center
Marker No. 1: Amache During the first months of World II, the United States Government ordered over 110,000 men, women, and children of Japanese descent to leave their homes, and incarcerated them in remote, military-style camps. . . . Map (db m62111) HM
2 Colorado, Prowers County, Granada — Amache Remembered
(Front) Dedicated to the 31 patriotic Japanese Americans who volunteered from Amache and dutifully gave their lives in World War II, to the approximately 7000 persons who were relocated at Amache, and to the 120 who died there during . . . Map (db m82732) HM WM
3 Colorado, Prowers County, Granada — Granada Relocation Center (Amache)
Granda Relocation Center (Amache) has been designated a National Historic Landmark (A close Japanese translation:) . . . Map (db m70747) HM
4 Colorado, Prowers County, Lamar — Big Timbers
An area along the Arkansas River bottoms, 45 miles westward from a point 20 miles east of Lamar was known as “The Big Timbers” during the “Building of the West.” Big Timbers received its name from giant cottonwoods which flanked both banks of the . . . Map (db m213689) HM
5 Colorado, Prowers County, Lamar — Big Timbers Museum Collection
Indian Artifacts Our artifacts date from Paleo Indians to the last of the Cheyenne and Arapaho in the region. The Sand Creek collection includes bullets, arrowheads, cannonball fragments and campsite artifacts. It is the largest display . . . Map (db m213692) HM
6 Colorado, Prowers County, Lamar — Experience the Past on the Santa Fe Trail
Location, Location, Location Thousands of caravans used the Santa Fe Trail between 1821 and 1880. The trail clung close to the Arkansas River for hundreds of miles across the open plains. The Arkansas Valley offered gentle terrain . . . Map (db m106937) HM
7 Colorado, Prowers County, Lamar — Explore Big Timbers Region
John Martin Reservoir The Southeast Colorado region, including the Big Timbers area, was once a great inland sea. The first transportation routes across the Santa Fe Trail were established by prehistoric migrating groups that . . . Map (db m213693) HM
8 Colorado, Prowers County, Lamar — Harmony and Perfection in Wilson Garden
So read the article's headlines in the Lamar Daily News, September 27,1935. The Holland windmill built in the early 1930's in the backyard of the home of businessman Floyd M. Wilson on East Parmenter Street, Lamar, was featured as the garden's . . . Map (db m213849) HM
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9 Colorado, Prowers County, Lamar — Iraqi Freedom Memorial
In honor to all soldiers alive and fallen for your devotion and sacrifices with Iraqi Freedom ———————————————— We Americans thank you God bless our heroes God bless America Frank Alonzo • Robert L. Pummill Sr. • Sgt. Andrew Alonzo USMC U.S. . . . Map (db m213755) WM
10 Colorado, Prowers County, Lamar — Lamar Railroad Depot
This property has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m213696) HM
11 Colorado, Prowers County, Lamar — Madonna of the Trail
(Front Panel) N.S.D.A.R. Memorial to the Pioneer Mothers of the Covered Wagon Days (Right Side Panel) A place of historical lore noted for Indian lodges; shelter from storm and heat; food supply for beast; bivouac . . . Map (db m106897) HM
12 Colorado, Prowers County, Lamar — Madonna of the Trail
The Story Begins… in 1922 when Mrs. John Trigg Moss representing the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution and Harry Truman joined forces to petition Congress to designate a "National Old Trails Road," . . . Map (db m213698) HM
13 Colorado, Prowers County, Lamar — Prowers County CourthouseNational Register of Historic Places
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m213794) HM
14 Colorado, Prowers County, Lamar — Santa Fe Trail1822 - 1872 Reported permanently removed
The Santa Fe Trail was the main trade route between Franklin MO and Santa Fe NM. The main part of the trail was 780 miles long. Thousands of freight wagons rumbled along the trail each year, except for the winter months. The trail passes several . . . Map (db m106939) HM
15 Colorado, Prowers County, Lamar — Santa Fe Trail1822-1872
[title is marker text]Map (db m213697) HM
16 Colorado, Prowers County, Lamar — Santa Fe Trail Scenic and Historic BywayColorado
The Heart of the Old West Santa Fe Trail Scenic and Historic Byway is an 188 mile portion of the Santa Fe National Historic Trail designated as one of America's Byways and a Colorado Scenic Byway. The entire Santa Fe Trail begins in . . . Map (db m213699) HM
17 Colorado, Prowers County, Lamar — Santa Fe Trail, 1821-1880
The Santa Fe Trail passed through present Lamar a quarter-mile south of this sign. In 1821 it became America's first international commercial highway, and for sixty years it was one of the nation's great routes of commerce and westward expansion. . . . Map (db m213700) HM
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18 Colorado, Prowers County, Lamar — Steam Locomotive No. 1819
Built by Baldwin Locomotive Works — Nov. 1906 (Philadelphia, PA — Cost $23,239.51) Weight with Tender — 322,775 pounds Tractive effort — 42,500 pounds Converted from compound to simple and Waiscaert valve gear — November 1927 Schmidt superheater . . . Map (db m213800) HM
19 Colorado, Prowers County, Lamar — Welcome to Colorado - Lamar Country
Welcome to Colorado Colorado’s vast plains, rugged mountains, and grand plateaus, so magnificent in their beauty and variety, seem at times to overshadow the state’s history and people. But look closely. The story of Colorado is every . . . Map (db m106936) HM
20 Colorado, Prowers County, Wiley — A Vital Link
Bent's New Fort links the continuous story of southeastern Colorado-from the development of the Santa Fe Trail, to the occupation of Bent's Old Fort, to the construction of Fort Wise, to the disintegration of human relationships following the . . . Map (db m181871) HM
21 Colorado, Prowers County, Wiley — Bent’s New Fort
The site of Bent’s New Fort built by William W. Bent in 1853 as an Indian trading post. Sold to the US Government, 1859. Buildings added one mile west and named Fort Wise in 1860. Re-named Fort Lyon in 1861. Fort moved . . . Map (db m180841) HM
22 Colorado, Prowers County, Wiley — Bent’s Trading Post at Big Timbers
Today the image of buffalo herds moving across the plains is only a memory. For William Bent, buffalo were a means to an end in which he traded with Plains Indians and sustained his business. Bent relied on Arapaho, Cheyenne, Kiowa, and Comanche . . . Map (db m180904) HM
23 Colorado, Prowers County, Wiley — His Final Fort
In 1859 William Bent once again found the military on his doorstep. This time the army was charged with defending emigrants and gold seekers. Tens of thousands of people came to Colorado seeking gold, then demanded protection along the Santa . . . Map (db m180928) HM
24 Colorado, Prowers County, Wiley — Tragedy and Restoration
Bent Family Beginnings The entrepreneurial spirit of William and Charles Bent and Ceran St. Vrain brought them to the banks of the Arkansas River where they built Bent's Old Fort in 1833. Mutual respect, intermarriage, and . . . Map (db m185030) HM
25 Colorado, Prowers County, Wiley — Why a Massacre?
I saw the American flag waving and heard Black Kettle tell the Indians to stand around the flag. I also saw a white flag raised. These...were in such a conspicuous position they could not have been missed. -Robert Bent, son of William . . . Map (db m181015) HM
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May. 30, 2023