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Boggsville

Added by yongli on 11/05/2015 - 13:48, last changed on 05/04/2020 - 09:39

Boggs House

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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,...

Bridger Fire

Added by yongli on 01/21/2021 - 13:04, last changed on 01/21/2021 - 13:09
On June 10, 2008, lightning sparked the Bridger Fire in a US Army training area in southeast Colorado, about twenty-five miles south of La Junta . Also known as the Piñon Canyon Fire, the blaze went on to become the ninth-largest wildfire in Colorado history, burning 46,612 acres of grassland in...

Las Animas County

Added by yongli on 11/14/2016 - 16:20, last changed on 02/25/2021 - 01:07
Las Animas County, the largest county in Colorado, covers 4,775 square miles in the southern end of the state, east of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains . It was originally part of a larger Huerfano County that encompassed all of southeast Colorado. Today, it is bordered by Huerfano County to the...

Otero County

Added by yongli on 10/29/2015 - 14:30, last changed on 01/31/2021 - 16:55
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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