Colorado Historical

Colorado Historical (HM1W4Y)

Location: Julesburg, CO 80737 Sedgwick County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 59.252', W 102° 15.649'

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Entering the Centennial State

Here 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.
HM NumberHM1W4Y
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Date Added Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 at 1:01am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13T E 730425 N 4540987
Decimal Degrees40.98753333, -102.26081667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 59.252', W 102° 15.649'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 59' 15.12" N, 102° 15' 38.94" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)308, 970
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 218 E 1st St, Julesburg CO 80737, US
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