New PDF release: Colorado place names

By William Bright

ISBN-10: 1555661025

ISBN-13: 9781555661021

Colorado position Names lists 1900 Colorado groups, counties, peaks, passes, rivers, streams, and different geographical positive factors. each one alphabetical access contains, as applicable, a pronunciation consultant, elevation, position, date of founding, heritage, and foundation of brand name. in response to the vintage e-book through George Eichler, this thoroughly rewritten and newly researched booklet is an imperative advisor for an individual touring or learning the Centennial kingdom.

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Andrews, a Boulder botanizer and photographer. There is an Andrews Lake in San Juan County. " Animas Forks was founded as a mining settlement near the river's headwaters. ). These Page 6 AntelopeApache names are not to be confused with the Rio de las Animas Perdidas en Purgatorio "River of the Lost Souls in Purgatory" in southeastern Colorado (now called the Purgatoire River), which gave its name to Las Animas County and to the town of Las Animas. Antelope is a name commonly given in the western United States to the animal also called the "pronghorn," Antilocapra americana; it is not related to the African antelope.

Page 21 BrownBuffalo Brown is part of many Colorado place names; it may be either a color term or a family name. ). The form "Browns" is more likely to reflect the family name, as in Browns Peak, in Chaffee County (13,523 ft). S. 34 in Morgan County (est. 1882, inc. 1884, pop. 4,165), was named for Jared L. Brush, a pioneer cattleman of the South Platte Valley. Long before the town was established, the site was a favorite shipping point on the old Texas-Montana cattle trail, and was known among cattlemen as Beaver Creek.

Is a subpeak of Mount Elbert. S. 24 (est. 1887, inc. 1888, pop. 2,941); seat of Kit Carson County. The first settlement here, in 1886, was platted and named Lowell. The plat was later abandoned, but a new one covering the same land was filed. The original town was moved to the site in 1887, and called Burlington, perhaps because many of the residents came from Burlington, Kansas. Burns, on the Colorado River in Eagle County (post office est. 1895), was named for Jack Burns, a trapper who built his cabin here, and died in 1891.

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