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The Town That Was Moved Four Times!


The first of our new “Frontier Towns” series is about the historic Great Plains town of Julesburg, Colorado. At the crossroads of multiple important and historic transcontinental routes lies the quaint Great Plains town of Julesburg, Colorado. This classic western … Continue reading

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Pony express tales, tall and true


I just finished reading the book, The Pony Express Trail: Yesterday and Today, by author and historian William E. Hill last week. The book is an informative read that provides a snapshot history of this famous cross-country courier service and a … Continue reading

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Frontier trailhead towns of the Old West


During the great migration of emigrating pioneers across the America’s western frontier, certain towns became the primary staging and supply points for settlers, wagon trains, stagecoaches, cattle drives, and communications. These trailhead towns were key to the development of the … Continue reading

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Pondering and wandering the Great Plains


The Great Plains have long fascinated me, though I am not exactly sure why. Somehow that vast, semi-arid stretch of mostly flat land intrigues me in a mystifying way. Places with legendary names like Cheyenne, Dodge City, Pecos, Scottsbluff, Deadwood, Abilene (Kansas … Continue reading

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