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Bent County Courthouse and Jail

Added by yongli on 11/05/2015 - 13:31, last changed on 09/13/2017 - 17:39
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 10/13/2017 - 10:16
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,...

Otero County

Added by yongli on 10/29/2015 - 14:30, last changed on 08/31/2017 - 01:07
Otero County is located in southeastern Colorado and covers 1,270 square miles of rolling plains and the fertile Arkansas River valley. It is bordered by Pueblo County to the west, Crowley and Kiowa Counties to the north, Bent County to the east, and Las Animas County to the south and southwest...
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