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    Morgan County covers 1,294 square miles of the South Platte valley and the Great Plains northeast of Denver. It is bordered by Weld County to the north and west, Logan and Washington Counties to the north and east, and Adams and Washington Counties to the south.
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    The county seat is Fort Morgan. Area: 1,294 mi² Founded: 1889 Population: 28,404 (2013) County seat: Fort Morgan
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Dan Barker, “County Has Long History Immigrants,The Fort Morgan Times, October 29, 2009.

Shain Bergan, “Cargill to Pay $2.2 Million After Discrimination Claims in Springdale,” 5 News Online, January 22, 2014.

Oscar Contreras, “Cargill Beef Plant Rehires 10 out of 150 Somali Workers Who Quit Over an Alleged Prayer Dispute,” ABC 7 Denver, March 3, 2016.

Lyn Deal, “Fort Morgan State Armory,” US Department of the Interior, National Park Service Form 10-900b (Denver: History Colorado, 2003).

Fort Morgan tourism, “Fort Morgan Downtown Walking Tour,” n.d.

History,” Colorado State University Libraries, Great Western Sugar Digital Collection, n.d.

Kenneth Jessen, “Fort Morgan Was Site of a Mass Desertion,” Reporter-Herald (Loveland, CO), August 3, 2014.

Lovella Learned Kennedy, “Hoyt School,” Colorado State Register of Historic Properties Nomination Form (Denver: History Colorado, 2007).

Joseph Machetta, “Emerson Theatre,” Colorado State Register of Historic Properties Nomination Form (Denver: History Colorado, 2005).

Major Private Employers,” Morgan County Economic Development Corporation, updated 2016.

Carl McWilliams, “German Evangelical Immanuel Congregational Church,” US Department of the Interior, National Park Service Form 10-900b (Denver: History Colorado, 2005).

Jennifer Patten, In View of the Mountains: A History of Fort Morgan, Colorado (N.L.: Smashwords, 2011).

Heather Peterson, “Rankin Presbyterian Church,” US Department of the Interior, National Park Service Form 10-900b (Denver: History Colorado, 2006).

Portraits of the Past: Great Western Sugar Co. Arrives in Morgan County,” Community History Writers, The Fort Morgan Times, October 10, 2014.

Luke Runyon, “Dispute Over Prayer Breaks Divides Muslim Meatpacking Workers,” All Things Considered (NPR), January 14, 2016.

US Department of Agriculture, “Colorado, Contd.,” US Census of Agriculture (1890).

US Department of Agriculture, “Reports by States With Statistics for Counties California – D.C.,” US Census of Agriculture, Vol. 6, Part 1 (1910).

US Department of Agriculture, “Colorado,” US Census of Agriculture, Vol. 1, Part 41 (1925).

US Department of Agriculture, “Colorado-Arizona,” US Census of Agriculture, Vol. 2, Part 3 (1930).

US Department of Agriculture, “2012 Census of Agriculture County Profile: Morgan County Colorado,” National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Elliott West, The Contested Plains: Indians, Goldseekers, and the Rush to Colorado (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1998).

Nita Zimmerman, “Long Meadow Community Club,” Colorado State Register of Historic Properties Nomination Form (Denver: History Colorado, 2004).

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Fort Morgan Heritage Foundation, “Morgan County: A Land of Immigrants” (Fort Morgan, CO: Fort Morgan Heritage Foundation and OneMorgan County, 2014).

Fort Morgan Museum

Candy Hamilton, Footprints in the Sugar: A History of the Great Western Sugar Company (Ontario, OR: Hamilton Bates, 2009).

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