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Boggsville

  • Boggs House

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    Boggsville began when Thomas Boggs built his adobe house along the Purgatoire River in 1866.
    Boggs House
  • Prowers House

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    John W. Prowers arrived in Boggsville in 1867 and built a large two-story house that served at various times as a general store, stagecoach station, county office, and school. Only the south section of the house is still standing.
    Prowers House
  • James Lee's San Patricio Ranch

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    The Boston bachelor James Lee acquired the Boggsville site in the late 1880s and established San Patricio Ranch there, with 800 hundred cattle and 1,000 horses.
    James Lee's San Patricio Ranch
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References: 

Vivien Boggs Cox, “Boggsville, Colorado, 1866,” An Historical Review for Centennial Ceremonies, September 24, 1966.

C. W. Hurd, Boggsville: Cradle of the Colorado Cattle Industry (Boggsville, CO: Boggsville Committee, 1957).

William McKenzie, “Boggsville,” National Register of Historic Places–Nomination Form (February 7, 1986).

Boggsville,” Colorado Experience (Denver: Rocky Mountain PBS, 2015).

Boggsville,” National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Additional Information: 

William E. Brown, The Santa Fe Trail: National Park Service 1963 Historic Sites Survey (St. Louis, MO: Patrice Press, 1988).

Albert W. Thompson, “Thomas O. Boggs, Early Scout and Plainsman,” Colorado Magazine 7, no. 4 (July 1930).

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