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    Sedgwick County was officially established in 1889 and is named for Fort Sedgwick, a military post that protected travelers along the Overland Trail.
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References: 

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

Doris Monahan, Julesburg and Fort Sedgwick: Wicked City—Scandalous Fort (Sterling, CO: Self-published, 2009).

Ovid, Colorado Sugar Factory (1926–1985),” Observations about Longmont, Colorado (blog post), February 9, 2014.

Dan Rottenberg, Death of a Gunfighter: The Quest for Jack Slade, the West’s Most Elusive Legend (Yardley, PA: Westholme Publishing, 2008).

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

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

US Department of Agriculture, “Colorado,” US Census of Agriculture, vol. 1, part 41 (1945).

US Department of Agriculture, “Colorado,” US Census of Agriculture, vol. 1, part 6 (1982).

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

Additional Information: 

Fort Sedgwick Museum (Colorado tourism page)

Julesburg

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Sedgwick County Historical Society, The History of Sedgwick County, Colorado (Dallas, TX: National Sharegraphics, 1982).