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Creede Railroad Depot/Museum

Added by yongli on 06/28/2017 - 13:46, last changed on 09/13/2018 - 01:07
The Denver & Rio Grande Railroad (D&RG) built the Creede Railroad Depot in 1893 to handle freight and passenger traffic in the historic mining town of Creede . Located on the north end of town near the corner of Loma Avenue and Wall Street, the depot was a central part of Creede’s economy...

Denver, Northwestern & Pacific Railway Hill Route (Moffat Road)

Added by yongli on 05/25/2016 - 14:44, last changed on 01/18/2020 - 12:46
Construction on the Denver, Northwestern & Pacific Railway Hill Route, also known as the Moffat Road, began in 1904 and was completed in the late 1920s. The route connected the Front Range to Middle Park via Rollins Pass . Built in part on a former Ute Indian trail and intended as a temporary...

Early Irrigation in Denver

Added by yongli on 08/11/2016 - 15:16, last changed on 05/11/2020 - 09:09
Like most places in the arid American West, Denver could not possibly sustain itself without water from irrigation systems. While easy to overlook, disputes over water rights began with the onset of irrigation and persist to the present day. Today, though most of Denver’s original canals have been...

First Baptist Church of Moffat

Added by yongli on 08/25/2017 - 13:13, last changed on 03/18/2020 - 12:59
The First Baptist Church of Moffat is a two-story concrete-block building constructed in 1911 at the corner of Fourth and Lincoln Streets (401 Lincoln Avenue, Moffat, Colorado). In the 1920s, residents bought the church from the Baptist Association to prevent it from being moved after the shrinking...

Moffat County

Added by yongli on 02/24/2016 - 15:54, last changed on 05/27/2020 - 01:07
Moffat County, named for Denver mining and railroad mogul David Moffat , covers 4,751 square miles of Colorado’s northwest corner. It sits on the northern edge of the Colorado Plateau and is bordered by the state of Wyoming to the north, Routt County to the east, Rio Blanco County to the south, and...

Saguache County

Added by yongli on 01/23/2017 - 14:08, last changed on 05/04/2020 - 10:32
Known as the northern gateway to the San Luis Valley , Saguache County covers 3,168 miles between the Sangre de Cristo and San Juan Mountain ranges in southern Colorado. The word Saguache , pronounced “Sa-watch,” is derived from the Ute language and means “blue-green Earth”—a reference to the...
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