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Arkansas River

Added by yongli on 08/09/2022 - 10:57, last changed on 08/09/2022 - 11:29
Beginning in the central Rocky Mountains near Leadville , the Arkansas River runs nearly 1,500 miles across the Great Plains before emptying into the Mississippi River. The Arkansas is the lifeblood of cities and agricultural communities along its course, from Pueblo at the foot of the Colorado...

Charles Boettcher

Added by yongli on 06/29/2021 - 15:46, last changed on 06/29/2021 - 15:46
Charles Boettcher (1852–1948) was an entrepreneur and philanthropist best known for founding the Great Western Sugar Company and the Boettcher Foundation, an organization that made the Boettcher name synonymous with generosity in Colorado. Boettcher built his wealth through a series of sound...

Fort Morgan

Added by yongli on 06/09/2020 - 10:26, last changed on 03/29/2021 - 08:16
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...

Great Western Sugar Company

Added by yongli on 01/20/2021 - 17:50, last changed on 03/29/2021 - 08:16
The Great Western Sugar Company was co-founded by Charles Boettcher in 1900 after he observed the hardy, profitable sugar beet crop while vacationing in Europe. In Colorado, the sugar beet industry he helped launch proved a boon to the state and local communities for nearly eighty years. After...

Irrigation in Colorado

Added by yongli on 02/03/2017 - 11:48, last changed on 04/17/2020 - 08:18
The tension between aridity and irrigated agriculture has been a defining characteristic of Colorado for much of its modern history. On average, the state receives less than fifteen inches of annual precipitation, making it the seventh driest state in the country. To complicate matters, the...

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...

The Bee Family Farm

Added by yongli on 02/24/2016 - 15:25, last changed on 09/04/2021 - 12:27
The Bee Family Farm is a historic farm located between Fort Collins and Wellington. In operation as a working farm since 1894, it is now an outdoor museum that preserves and displays the family’s historic artifacts, buildings, and fields to help visitors experience the history of farming in...

Washington County

Added by yongli on 09/30/2016 - 11:23, last changed on 01/31/2021 - 17:29
Washington County, named for the first US president, is a county of 2,524 square miles on Colorado’s eastern Great Plains . It is bordered to the north by Logan County , to the east by Yuma County , to the south by Kit Carson and Lincoln Counties, and to the west by Arapahoe , Adams , and Morgan...
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