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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29TJ_david-delaplane-father-of-colorado-mountain-college_Glenwood-Springs-CO.html
"It all started with an empty file folder," recalled David Delaplane. In 1962, Delaplane was settling in to his new office as manager of the Glenwood Springs Chamber of Commerce. He came across a folder titled "Education Committee" that had no…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29SH_founders-village_Castle-Rock-CO.html
Founders' Founding Frank X. Flierl and Frank Hagg were neighboring homesteaders on the southern portion of the land that would become Founders Village in the late 20th century. They, like many other residents of the Ridge Road-Lower Lake Gulch …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29SG_city-hotel_Castle-Rock-CO.html
This property has been designated as a Historic Landmark by the Castle Rock Historic Preservation Board City Hotel 1874
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29SF_victorias-house_Castle-Rock-CO.html
This property has been designated as a Historic Landmark by the Castle Rock Historic Preservation Board Victoria's House 1889
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29SE_keystone-hotel_Castle-Rock-CO.html
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Second plaque This property has been designated as a Historic Landmark by the Castle Rock Historic P…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29S9_rifle-the-rock-that-burns-colorado-wilderness-rifle-country_Rifle-CO.html
Rifle During the U.S. Geological Survey of 1876, A.C. Peale wrote the word "rifle" on his map to mark the location of a misplaced firearm. The gun was never found, but the name stuck. Founded in 1882, Rifle attracted a steady flow of settlers s…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29QV_crowley-communities-national-sugar-company-last-days-of-the-buffalo-crowley-country_Olney-Springs-CO.html
Crowley Communities If the dry summers of the late 1920s spelled trouble for Crowley County, the Dust Bowl of the 1930s spelled disaster. Many farmers simply packed up and left, and their acreage reverted to grasslands and became cattle range a…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29Q5_welcome-to-bent-county_Las-Animas-CO.html
This region was once buffalo hunting grounds for the Cheyenne, Apache, Arapaho, Kiowa and Comanche. Tribes followed the buffalo throughout the plains and controlled the land. During this time, everything south of the Arkansas river was Mexico and …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29PM_welcome-to-boggsville_Las-Animas-CO.html
The Arkansas River Valley is a historical frontier in both the American and European sense. Americans view the frontier as unsettled or a sparsely settled area lands on the edge of "civilization." To Europeans, frontiers are boundaries or borders …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29PJ_from-trail-to-town_Las-Animas-CO.html
"...On crossing the river [Purgatoire] we found a large well-filled ranch...which had only just been built by two enterprising Yankees.:" -William Bell, railroad surveyor, 1867 Boggsville was established in the early 1860s on the Mountain Rout…
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