“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 Cimarron, Colorado

Clickable Map of Montrose 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> Montrose County, CO (36) Delta County, CO (19) Gunnison County, CO (33) Mesa County, CO (26) Ouray County, CO (18) San Miguel County, CO (1) Grand County, UT (27) San Juan County, UT (47)  MontroseCounty(36) Montrose County (36)  DeltaCounty(19) Delta County (19)  GunnisonCounty(33) Gunnison County (33)  MesaCounty(26) Mesa County (26)  OurayCounty(18) Ouray County (18)  SanMiguelCounty(1) San Miguel County (1)  GrandCountyUtah(27) Grand County (27)  SanJuanCounty(47) San Juan County (47)
Montrose is the county seat for Montrose County
Cimarron is in Montrose County
      Montrose County (36)  
      Delta County (19)  
      Gunnison County (33)  
      Mesa County (26)  
      Ouray County (18)  
      San Miguel County (1)  
      Grand County, Utah (27)  
      San Juan County, Utah (47)  
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1 Colorado, Montrose County, Cimarron — All Aboard
Promoters called this the "Scenic Line of the World" to entice travelers to see western Colorado by rail. The Denver & Rio Grande guidebook Around the Circle invited readers to join the trip: "Unlike many of the Colorado canyons, . . . Map (db m158937) HM
2 Colorado, Montrose County, Cimarron — From Mountain to Table
The Denver & Rio Grande Railroad opened up vast new markets to sheep and cattle ranchers. Cimarron grew to become one of the busiest loading stops in Colorado. Breeding stock wintered in valleys to the west. Trains or spring drives brought cattle . . . Map (db m158946) HM
3 Colorado, Montrose County, Cimarron — Geography Sets the Stage
The Gunnison River carved Black Canyon through a 50-mile block of rock called the Gunnison Uplift. Look up to the slopes above to see the edge of the uplift. The Cimarron River cut through its walls and into the canyon creating a geographic . . . Map (db m158945) HM
4 Colorado, Montrose County, Cimarron — Narrow Path to Prosperity
When you build a new railroad, what possible difference can 20½ inches between rails make? In the 1880s, the decisions to use a narrow gauge here in the mountains opened up trade across Colorado. In 1863 Congress set the standard guage for . . . Map (db m158942) HM
5 Colorado, Montrose County, Cimarron — Working on the Railroad
Like a snarling dragon, the river kept an endless attack on the rail bed in the canyon. Slumping soils on the hills near Cerro Summit pushed tracks toward nearby creeks. Keeping the tracks east and west from Cimarron in good working shape was a . . . Map (db m158986) HM
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Jun. 20, 2024