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Bent County Courthouse and Jail

Added by yongli on 11/05/2015 - 13:31, last changed on 09/08/2016 - 18:41
The Bent County Courthouse, located on Courthouse Square in the county seat of Las Animas , opened in 1889 to serve as the county’s administrative and legal center. The county jail opened next to the courthouse in 1912 and was used for nearly a century to house sheriffs and process inmates. The...

Boggsville

Added by yongli on 11/05/2015 - 13:48, last changed on 09/08/2016 - 18:41
Founded in 1866 near the confluence of the Arkansas and Purgatoire Rivers, Boggsville became the first permanent settlement in southeastern Colorado. Its residents pioneered irrigation and large-scale farming and ranching in the Arkansas Valley. The town flourished for a few years. In the 1870s,...
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