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Buffalo Peaks Ranch

Added by yongli on 06/28/2017 - 16:14, last changed on 05/13/2020 - 10:52
Buffalo Peaks Ranch is one of the oldest ranches in South Park , with roots in Adolphe and Marie Guiraud’s 1862 homestead along the Middle Fork of the South Platte River between Hartsel and Fairplay . Over the next eighty years, three generations of the Guiraud family gradually expanded the ranch...

Colorado Water Institute

Added by yongli on 04/03/2017 - 16:10, last changed on 10/04/2020 - 01:07
The Colorado Water Institute (CWI), an affiliate of Colorado State University (CSU) since 1965, exists for the express purpose of focusing the expertise of higher education on evolving water concerns and problems in the Centennial State. History Formerly known as the...

Denver

Added by yongli on 08/03/2016 - 15:33, last changed on 09/07/2020 - 01:07

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Denver is the capital of Colorado and the twenty-first largest city in the United States, sprawling over six counties and 3,497 square miles of the High Plains and the Rocky Mountain foothills. Centered at the confluence of the South Platte River and Cherry Creek , the city and county of Denver...

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...

Flooding in Colorado

Added by yongli on 08/15/2016 - 16:19, last changed on 10/07/2020 - 01:07
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...

Fort Morgan

Added by yongli on 06/09/2020 - 10:26, last changed on 07/24/2020 - 07:52
Fort Morgan is a city of about 12,000 people along the South Platte River , about seventy miles northeast of Denver . It is part of the high plains region that an early explorer, Major Stephen Long , called the “Great American Desert.” As the center of a robust agricultural area, Fort Morgan was...

Fort Vasquez

Added by yongli on 11/05/2015 - 16:08, last changed on 11/19/2019 - 10:35
Louis Vasquez and Andrew Sublette operated the fur- trading post Fort Vasquez from 1835 to 1842. After ruthless competition and changing trade patterns caused the pair to leave the fort, it served as a landmark along the South Platte River Trail before gradually disappearing back into the plains ...

Front Range

Added by yongli on 01/23/2017 - 16:06, last changed on 05/11/2020 - 09:40
The Front Range is a corridor of the Rocky Mountains and surrounding land stretching 200 miles from the Wyoming border on the north to the Arkansas River on the south. The western border of the Front Range consists of a collection of high mountain ranges, from the Medicine Bow and Laramie Mountains...

Great Divide

Added by yongli on 01/15/2020 - 13:44, last changed on 08/17/2020 - 13:39
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...

Greeley

Added by yongli on 06/19/2018 - 13:33, last changed on 05/11/2020 - 09:58
Greeley is a growing community of 100,000 people along the Front Range in northeastern Colorado. Founded as an agricultural colony in 1870, the city has an economic, political, and cultural reach that extends far beyond its municipal borders. Greeley is the county seat of Weld County , one of the...

Sedgwick County

Added by yongli on 01/31/2017 - 10:24, last changed on 09/07/2020 - 01:07
Sedgwick County covers 549 square miles in the northeastern corner of Colorado. It was established in 1889 and named for Fort Sedgwick . Straddling the South Platte River , the county is bordered by Nebraska’s Deuel and Perkins Counties to the north and east, and by Colorado’s Phillips and Logan...

South Platte Flood of 1965

Added by yongli on 03/13/2020 - 13:48, last changed on 06/05/2020 - 01:07
The South Platte River flood of 1965 was one of the worst natural disaster in Denver ’s history. It claimed twenty-one lives and resulted in property losses estimated at $543 million (more than $4.4 billion in 2019 dollars), with the worst damage occurring in the Denver metro area. While other...

South Platte River

Added by yongli on 02/22/2017 - 13:13, last changed on 05/11/2020 - 09:03
The South Platte River flows from its headwaters in the Mosquito Range west of South Park across Colorado’s northeastern plains . From downtown Fairplay to the Nebraska border at Julesburg , its course through Colorado is approximately 380.3 miles. Today, water administrators and water...

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...

Treaty of Fort Laramie

Added by yongli on 06/09/2020 - 11:50, last changed on 06/10/2020 - 13:48
Signed in 1851, the Treaty of Fort Laramie was made between the US government and several Plains Indian Nations—including the Cheyenne , Arapaho , and Lakota —who occupied parts of present southern Wyoming and northern Colorado. The treaty was part of the government’s efforts to protect a growing...
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