The "Earie" Tale of Jules Beni
History remembers Jules Beni as a disreputable character. The stage line fired him after accusing him of theft and other illegal activities. He fought several gun battles with Joseph A. "Jack" Slade, a supervisor with the stage line. Slade eventually killed Beni and allegedly cut off his ears - nailing one to a fence post and using the other as a watch fog. Slade was later lynched for "disturbing the peace."
The unsavory reputation surrounding Julesburg and its namesake prompted an unsuccessful attempt to rename the town "Overland City."
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|Date Added||Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 6:47pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||13T E 722098 N 4535317|
|Decimal Degrees||40.93881667, -102.36173333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 56.329', W 102° 21.704'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 56' 19.74" N, 102° 21' 42.24" W|
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|Area Code(s)||308, 970|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 14485-14999 Co Rd 28, Julesburg CO 80737, US|
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