Entering the Centennial StateHere on the Great Plains where the ramparts of the Rocky Mountains still lies some hours westward, the Mountain State welcomes you. This highway leads up the valley of the South Platte River to Denver. In 1859 and 1860 the gold rush carried thousands westward along this trail, in wagons, on horseback, with handcarts and on foot, seeking fortune. They saw then an empty land, traversed only by nomad Indian bands who followed great dark herds of buffalo, often miles in extent. Towns like Julesburg soon grew from stage stations armed against Indian attack. In the 1870's the first rails were laid almost in the wagon ruts. Today the highway traverses bountiful lands and substantial cities.
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|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 at 1:01am PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||13T E 730425 N 4540987|
|Decimal Degrees||40.98753333, -102.26081667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 59.252', W 102° 15.649'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 59' 15.12" N, 102° 15' 38.94" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||308, 970|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 218 E 1st St, Julesburg CO 80737, US|
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