Baca County History

by the Plainsman Herald

Tag: Two Buttes

  • HUGE IRRIGATION PROJECT ABOUT TO START

    The possibility of a dam on Two Buttes Creek had been discussed as early as the 1880’s by early settlers in the area, but it was after the turn of the century before anyone attempted to develop the idea. The Springfield Herald, Volume 22, Number 19, January 8, 1909 reprinted a Pueblo Chieftain piece on […]

  • Wilde, Colorado: Colonel York, the Bloody Benders, and West Point.

    The town, Wilde, Colorado is not Baca County.  It was technically in Old Bent county or what is now Prowers County just west of Two Buttes Mountain and north of Butte Creek. However, most of us from Baca County feel the mountain, just over the county line, and the area just north of Two Buttes […]

  • It is Given to Few: by J. Ralph Jett

    Reprinted from the June 1929 Issue of the Western Empire Magazine: Nineteen years ago there came into the little town of Two Buttes in Baca County, a suffering, and broken man. Upon his graying head sentence had been passed, and he had no thought but that his doom was sealed. Great Men of the medical […]

  • Dr. Verity’s Invention

    In a recent Facebook thread, Ted Burhenn asked about the history of music in Baca County.  I mentioned the Old Boston Band and after a couple other comments; I dug in a little to see what I could find.  There are a few things on Baca County music I am pulling together which includes info on Dr. […]

  • Sunrise in Southeast Colorado

    Thought I would start posting a few Baca County Sunrises… I shared a few of these with one of our Baca County Facebook groups and below is how people describe those.   I have included in this gallery those posted on Facebook and all of the other good pictures taken on my January 28, 2015 morning […]