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Sedgwick County

Updated 2020-09-07
  • Sedgwick County

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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.
    Sedgwick County
  • The Burning of Julesburg

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    The first town of Julesburg was founded at an important crossing of the South Platte River. In January 1865 Native Americans raided the town and burned it to the ground.
    The Burning of Julesburg
  • Second Julesburg

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    The second town of Julesburg was established on the south side of the South Platte River after the first town of Julesburg was burned to the ground. The town was abandoned in 1867 when residents learned that the Union Pacific Railroad planned to follow the north shore of the river.
    Second Julesburg
  • Fourth Julesburg

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    The fourth town of Julesburg was established in 1886 when Union Pacific built a branch that connected the transcontinental line to Denver. The original depot was constructed from wood and served the community until 1929, when a new brick building was commissioned.
    Fourth Julesburg
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