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Although history books usually begin with the 19th-century gold rush to the central Rockies, the real cradle of Colorado is here, on the wind-swept plains of the Southeast. It was here, in..
Lamar resulted from an argument between landowners that ended with a railroad crew removing an existing depot, moving it three miles west and renaming it.
Although the town's history is..
It's said that the earliest permanent building in Colorado was erected in Pueblo by Lt. Zebulon Pike while he explored this part of the West. On his heels, Colorado's earliest pioneers..
Few towns in Colorado have undergone such dramatic transformations in recent years as Trinidad. Just north of the New Mexico border and Raton Pass, Trinidad was a stop on the Santa Fe Trail..
Cuchara is classic Colorado - where snowcapped mountains meet lush green fields and rushing rivers. Tucked in the eastern shadow of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, this serene town rests..
Originally founded by Spanish farmers, Walsenburg in southern Colorado lies just off I-25, but feels like a town untouched by modern times. A new visitor's center has brought Walsenburg up..
Situated in the swaying grasses of Comanche National Grasslands, Campo is ideally located for hunters and nature enthusiasts. The short-grass prairie found here is some of the last of its..
This area is known for the world famous Rocky Mountain Cantaloupe. Travelers to Cheraw can view the thousands of acres where this succulent fruit is grown.
In addition to its agricultural..
Granada sits about 19 miles east of Lamar, just across the line separating Kansas and Colorado.
Irrigated farming dominates the scene, but this town is most remembered as a Japanese..
Set on the grasslands near the Kansas border, Holly was first established as a ranching center.
Hiram Holly, for whom the town is named, arrived in 1871 with 1,300 cattle, and his ranch..
The cozy county seat of Crowley County in southeast Colorado, Ordway is primarily an agriculture-based community. Area farms grow corn and alfalfa with some melons to boot. Cattle ranching..
Rye is located between Colorado City and Fairview on Colorado 165, southwest of Pueblo. This San Isabel foothills town is tucked along a scenic state byway in south-central Colorado. The..
This eastern Colorado town is the northern gateway community to the Comanche National Grasslands.
A visitors center located in town will provide details on this historic area, which..
Near the southern border of the state on scenic Colorado 12 is the sleepy village of Weston. Once considered a rough and rowdy town in the late 1800s, Weston boasted five saloons, general..
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