Baca County History

by the Plainsman Herald

Month: January 2018

  • The Town Boom Years in Southeastern Colorado 1886-1889: A Map

    Sometimes it is hard to understand old forgotten towns.  Especially since we don’t always know where they are located in relationship to present day landmarks and towns. The map in this post contains the towns which popped up in the area as well as towns that were connected.  For example, many settlers rode the train…

  • Tributaries of Baca County by Dr. Bill Stoner

    We have all heard the cry: “Two Buttes is Running!” or “Bear Creek is Running!”  When I was a young boy I often wondered how such a little creek in my own neighborhood (Bear Creek) could occasionally usher so much water.  At the time, I was not aware of the tremendous infrastructure that produced the…