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On July 16, 1988, a lightning-caused wildfire burned over 15,000 acres of public and private land here as far as the eye can see.
The "I Do" fire, named for a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) firefighter who was married on that day, beca…
Edwin C. Johnson served thirty four
continuous years in public service to
Colorado; Moffat and Routt County
Legislator, Lt. Governor, three times
Elected Governor and eighteen
years as a United States Senator.
to all early…
Triceratops: 30 feet long, 6-12 ton Herbivore
Several tracks of Triceratops or a closely related horned dinosaur were discovered in this area. Among
horned dinosaurs, Triceratops is the most likely track maker because many of its bones have be…
Large palm fronds show that the climate was much warmer than that of today. Other plant
and tree types found here, such as extinct relatives of sycamore, walnut, paddle-leafed ginger
and an ancient relative of the avocado, lost their leaves s…
Birds are descendants of theropod (meat-eating) dinosaurs and their tracks look similar:
three long narrow toes with claw marks. However, bird tracks are generally smaller than most
This print is wider than long and the to…
To the south on Arapahoe Street is a distinctive building made of river rock. The Armory was completed in 1913 to house Company A Engineers of the Colorado National Guard, comprised of Colorado School of Mines students. Designer James H. Gow, who…
Based on Late Cretaceous fossil evidence found along this trail, this area was a delta with lakes, streams and a mosaic of swamps, scrubby forests, palm tree thickets and small open areas. Impressions of logs, leaves and palm fronds suggest a warm…
To the east stands Castle Rock, which is an outcropping of South Table Mountain. It is a frequently used symbol of Golden appearing on the city flag, as well as being an icon of the Coors Brewery for many years.
The top of Castle Rock was a p…
Known as the "Dinky," this unit was owned and operated by the Great Western Sugar Co. from 1926 to 1985.
Its primary function was to shuttle rail cars of coal, lime-rock, beets and sugar in the Ovid factory yards.
Donated to the town…
350 rods southeast of this site is the famous and hazardous Upper California Crossing of the South Platte River which was used by the intrepid riders of the Pony Express in 1860-1861. Ovid was incorporated at this site in 1925.
Erected in memor…