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Beef Industry on the Colorado Plains

Added by yongli on 06/15/2021 - 14:47, last changed on 06/15/2021 - 14:47
Colorado’s beef industry traces its roots back to the latter half of the nineteenth century, when cowboys drove cattle across the plains in some of the most iconic imagery of the American West. However, the state’s modern beef industry did not begin until after World War I , when stock raisers...

Debus Farm

Added by yongli on 05/19/2017 - 10:35, last changed on 01/31/2021 - 17:21
The Debus Farm is a historic sugar beet farm in Logan County , located north of the South Platte River near the intersection of US 138 and County Road 67. Founded by the German Russian Debus family in 1925, the farm is a prominent example of the contributions that German Russian families made to...

Godfrey’s Ranch

Added by yongli on 07/28/2022 - 13:14, last changed on 08/01/2022 - 07:25
On January 14–15, 1865, immigrant Holon Godfrey found his family homestead in Colorado Territory under attack by about 100 Indigenous warriors engaged in a campaign of reprisal attacks after the Sand Creek Massacre of November 1864. The fierce battle at Godfrey’s Ranch was an example of a common...

Interstate 76

Added by yongli on 11/30/2021 - 09:50, last changed on 11/30/2021 - 12:46
Construction of Interstate 80 South, later known as Interstate 76, began in 1958 and reflected the desire for easier transportation across the state of Colorado. The 184-mile highway connects Denver to western Nebraska and represents a vital link between two of the longest interstates in the nation...

Logan County

Added by yongli on 09/29/2016 - 15:57, last changed on 02/01/2021 - 14:48
Logan County, named for Civil War General John A. Logan, covers 1,845 miles of the Great Plains in northeast Colorado. It is bordered to the north by the state of Nebraska, to the east by Sedgwick and Phillips Counties, to the southeast by Yuma County , to the south by Washington County , to the...

Sterling

Added by yongli on 06/28/2017 - 14:05, last changed on 08/16/2020 - 01:07
Sterling is the county seat of Logan County in northeastern Colorado. Founded by homesteaders along the South Platte River in 1881, Sterling quickly developed into a commercial hub on Colorado’s eastern plains . Although it has been through its share of booms and busts, the town continues to serve...
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