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This tablet is theProperty of the State of Colorado——Here was the end of the famousSmoky Hill TrailImmigrant and stage road extendingfrom the Missouri River to Denver.Traversed by pioneers in 1858.Surveyed by W.G. Russell in 1860.Route of Butter…
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This tablet is theProperty of the State of Colorado——This plaque was presented to the City of Denver by the Colorado State Historical Society and the American Pioneer Trails Association on June 3, 1951, the day street cars were retired and the c…
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This tablet is theProperty of the State of ColoradoOn this site stood the original home ofRocky Mountain NewsFirst newspaper established inthe Pike's Peak Gold RegionFounded by Wm. N.Byers, April 23, 1859,Champion of Law and Order inJefferson Territory; "Ad…
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The controversy surrounding this Civil War Monument has become a symbol of Coloradens' struggle to understand and take responsibility for our past. On November 29, 1864, Colorado's First and Third Cavalry, commanded by Colonel John Chivington, attacked Chie…
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Near here, on the banks of the Conejos River, Zebulon M. Pike built a log stockade in early February, 1807, and for the first time raised an American flag over what is now Colorado. Pike's trek of 1806-07 was the second official United States expedition int…
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This memorial is theproperty of the State of Colorado ———Fort GarlandUnited States military outpostto protect settlers fromhostile Indians. Named forBrig. Gen. John GarlandCommander of this district in 1858Established 1858. Abandoned 1883C…
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This memorial is the Property of the State of ColoradoUte PassNamed from the old Ute Trailwhich led from South Parkthrough Manitou to the Plains.Traversed by the Utes onhunting and war expeditions.Improved highway built1916-28. Erected byThe State Historica…
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Lt. Zubulon M. Pike and his men, who traveled through this area in November and December 1806, were the first American explorers to view the Arkansas River Canyon now known as the Royal Gorge. A small party from the Maj. Stephen H. Long expedition visited t…
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Frontier Communication.Kiowa was originally named after its postmaster, Henry Wendling. Such identifications were common among Colorado's frontier hamlets, where the post office often was the town. Widely dispersed settlers would congregate at these station…
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Trail Under Siege Indians of Colorado's High PlainsKiowa and Comanche Indians migrated to these prairies in the 1700s, followed by Cheyennes and Arapahos in the early 1800s. The region's vast grasslands, thick bison herds, and brisk fur trade made for pr…
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