Private Martinez was mortally wounded on Attu Island after leading a successful charge to capture a mountain pass. He single handedly destroyed more than thirty enemy defenders. For this heroic efforts and supreme sacrifice he was awarded the . . . — — Map (db m62783) WM
Weld County Irrigation
Here is a land where life is written in water.
– Thomas Hornsby Ferril
Hard-pressed to turn crusty sod into fertile soil, northern Colorado's earliest farmers devised an . . . — — Map (db m120216) HM
Adjacent to this site stood the, two-room school where on, July 10, 11, & 12, 1934, the first Stone Age Fair was held. In 1935, over 10,000 people from 41 states attended; President F. D. Roosevelt sent a congratulatory telegram; Will Rogers sent . . . — — Map (db m119893) HM
Construction of the Denver Pacific Railroad, linking Denver and Cheyenne, stopped here for the winter of 1869, and a town was begun. It was named Evans in honor of the second territorial governor, John Evans, builder of the Denver Pacific. According . . . — — Map (db m119612) HM
This memorial is the
property of the state of Colorado.
Two Hundred feet due east
of this point stood
a sod enclosure erected in 1864
by the pioneers of Boulder and
St. Vrain Valleys . . . — — Map (db m119519) HM
This memorial is the
property of the State of Colorado
Due west ¼ mile is the site of
Established in 1836 by
Lieut. Lancaster P. Lupton
A rendezvous of the early . . . — — Map (db m119520) HM
Water entered this #3 Ditch, 9 miles long,
June 10, 1870. March 13, 1875 Union Colony deeded
to the town of Greeley water supplied by Ditch #3
for the sum of $488.00.
In 1882 this ditch was deeded to the Greeley
Irrigation Company . . . — — Map (db m119613) HM
On March 3, 1943, during World War II, German Sergeant Erich Geissler was wounded in North Africa, captured by the English, and then transferred to the Americans. The prisoners were shipped to Norfolk, Virginia, where they boarded a train for Camp . . . — — Map (db m120520) HM
These pillars mark the spot where 2,000 German soldiers were incarcerated for security reasons in the last years of World War II.
The first occupants of this 320 acre camp, surrounded by tall barbed wire fences, were
German-Austrian . . . — — Map (db m120527) HM
These stone gateposts are remnants of the entrance gate into Greeley Camp 202, a World War II prisoner of war (POW) camp located directly north, housing approximately 3,000 German and Austrian prisoners.
This "small city" accommodated 3,600 . . . — — Map (db m120523) HM
In 1943, the Army Corps of Engineers purchased 320 acres of Ray Abbott's wheat field and constructed POW Camp #202 for German World War II prisoners. Prisoners arrived in 1944 and lived here and worked on farms in the surrounding area. They were . . . — — Map (db m120525) HM
Oliver N. Chaffee, U.S. astronomer and surveyor, established this corner monument August 17, 1869, at intersection of the forty-first parallel of north latitude with the twenty-seventh degree of west longitude (west of Washington, D.C.). Art . . . — — Map (db m68071) HM
During its brief but colorful life, Mariano Medina's toll bridge and trading post overflowed with high living and tall tales from the proprietor's fur-trapping days. Built on the Big Thompson River in 1858, astride what would become the Overland . . . — — Map (db m89279) HM
When the Union Pacific Railroad decided to go through Wyoming instead of through Colorado, many people moved from the territory. Denver itself was shrinking. Former Governor John Evans rescued Colorado Territory by promoting a connecting railroad . . . — — Map (db m119614) HM
In this area along the South Platte River, competing fur companies in the late 1830's established a string of four adobe trading posts -- Fort Vasquez, Fort St. Vrain, Fort Jackson and Fort Lupton traversed by the Old Trapper's Trail which connected . . . — — Map (db m89596) HM
Established in 1837 by Louis Vasquez and Andrew W. Sublette.
Maintained until 1842 as a post for trade in buffalo robes and beaver skins with Arapahoes and Cheyennes. Rendezvous of early trappers. Emigrant station on Platte River Trail after . . . — — Map (db m89597) HM
As trappers and explorers, Louis Vasquez and Andrew Sublette
helped build the lucrative fur trade. But by 1835, when they raised
Fort Vasquez midway between Fort Laramie and Bent's Old Fort
along Trapper's Trail and . . . — — Map (db m120215) HM
You are standing at the north edge of a historic adobe fort of the fur trade era, founded by Andrew W. Sublette and Pierre Louis Vasquez in 1835 to support trade with the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes.
These men and their fellow trappers were . . . — — Map (db m89619) HM
On these widespread plains blown clean by the wind and rains large herds of buffalo roamed and gained in number. Then the warriors of Indian tribes hunted them for food and skins. Later white men came to trap beaver in the prairie channels and the . . . — — Map (db m119615) HM