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1921 Pueblo Flood

Added by yongli on 06/08/2020 - 16:50, last changed on 06/08/2020 - 16:50
The worst flood in the history of Pueblo , and one of the worst in Colorado history, struck on June 3–5, 1921. Between 150 and 250 people died in the deluge along the Arkansas River. The flood caused more than $25 million in damage, leading the entire town to be reshaped in its aftermath. In the...

Bent's Forts

Added by Nick Johnson on 05/06/2016 - 10:52, last changed on 05/28/2019 - 14:40

Bent's Old Fort

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In the early and mid-nineteenth century, when the western United States was in a seemingly unending state of flux as people competed for dominance over the land and its resources, three men moved to what would eventually become southeastern Colorado and there established a trading and commercial...

Browns Canyon National Monument

Added by yongli on 03/11/2016 - 11:06, last changed on 05/11/2020 - 12:58
On February 19, 2015, President Obama designated 21,586 acres of scenic canyons, rivers, and backcountry forest in Chaffee County , Colorado, as the Browns Canyon National Monument. Browns Canyon is the eighth national monument designation within the state of Colorado. It provides visitors with...

Cottonwood Trees

Added by yongli on 01/29/2021 - 17:18, last changed on 03/19/2021 - 01:07
One of the most ecologically and culturally significant trees in Colorado, the plains cottonwood ( Populus deltoides monilifera ) thrives near rivers and riparian areas throughout the state. It is one of the only tree species to grow on Colorado’s Great Plains , which made it an important source of...

Crowley County

Added by yongli on 11/04/2016 - 16:15, last changed on 11/17/2020 - 01:07
Formed in 1911, Crowley County covers 800 square miles on Colorado’s southeastern Great Plains near the Arkansas River . It is bordered to the north by Lincoln County , to the east by Kiowa County , to the south by Otero County , and to the west by Pueblo County . A heavily agricultural county,...

El Pueblo

Added by yongli on 11/18/2016 - 16:09, last changed on 09/04/2021 - 12:20
Established in 1842, El Pueblo (301 N Union Ave, Pueblo, CO 81003) was an independent adobe trading post that operated at the site of the present-day city of Pueblo and was used by a diverse, multi-ethnic group of trappers, traders, women, and mountain men. Largely abandoned after an 1854 attack by...

Flooding in Colorado

Added by yongli on 08/15/2016 - 16:19, last changed on 02/01/2021 - 14:58
Coloradans have maintained a complex relationship with the natural process of flooding. On one hand, inhabitants of the arid West—from early indigenous communities to current metropolitan populations—have been attracted to the many resources floodplains provide. On the other hand, periodic...

Fremont County

Added by yongli on 01/31/2017 - 10:47, last changed on 12/07/2020 - 01:07
Fremont County is located in south-central Colorado, bordered by Park and Teller Counties to the north, El Paso County to the east, Pueblo County to the southeast, Custer County to the south, and Saguache and Chaffee Counties to the north. Fremont County comprises 1,533 square miles with an...

Great Divide

Added by yongli on 01/15/2020 - 13:44, last changed on 03/29/2021 - 08:16
The beautiful and imposing mountain scenery of Colorado’s Great Divide has led to the common belief that the state is home to a singular “Continental Divide.” The divide in Colorado, however, is only a piece of the larger Great Divide, a geologic crest that runs from Alaska through South America...

Prowers County

Added by yongli on 11/15/2016 - 08:57, last changed on 02/01/2021 - 14:56
Prowers County covers 1,644 square miles of the Great Plains and Arkansas River valley in southeastern Colorado. The rectangular county is bordered to the north by Kiowa County , to the east by the state of Kansas, to the south by Baca County , and to the west by Bent County . Prowers County has a...

Pueblo County

Added by yongli on 11/15/2016 - 10:03, last changed on 02/25/2021 - 01:07
Pueblo County covers 2,398 square miles in southeast Colorado, from the southern Front Range and Wet Mountains in the west to the Arkansas River Valley and Great Plains in the east. It is bordered by El Paso County to the north, Crowley and Otero Counties to the east, Las Animas and Huerfano...

Salida

Added by yongli on 06/18/2021 - 16:27, last changed on 06/18/2021 - 16:27
Salida is a city of about 6,000 in the Upper Arkansas River valley, surrounded by Colorado’s central Rocky Mountains . It is the county seat of Chaffee County . Salida is named for the Spanish word for “exit,” as it is located near the mouth of a canyon of the Arkansas River. Major thoroughfares...
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