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Beckwith Ranch

Added by yongli on 10/27/2016 - 15:11, last changed on 12/01/2016 - 08:29

Beckwith Ranch

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Located about five miles north of Westcliffe in the Wet Mountain Valley , Beckwith Ranch was established in 1870 by brothers Edwin and Elton Beckwith and grew to be one of the largest cattle operations in south-central Colorado. In the 1880s and 1890s the Beckwiths built an elaborate headquarters...

Huerfano County

Added by yongli on 01/31/2017 - 12:36, last changed on 06/02/2017 - 16:03
Huerfano County, named for the Spanish word for “orphan,” covers 1,750 square miles in south central Colorado, east of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and south of the Wet Mountain Valley . The southern part of Huerfano County is part of the Raton Basin, a geological formation that has produced...

Kennicott Cabin

Added by yongli on 10/27/2016 - 15:45, last changed on 05/16/2017 - 16:27
Located about three miles north of Westcliffe in the Wet Mountain Valley , the Kennicott Cabin is a rare example of a two-story log cabin and is significant for its association with the early settlement of the area. Frank Kennicott built the cabin on his original homestead in 1869–70, and his...
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