Forgotten Colorado: The Eastern Plains (America Through Time) (Paperback)
Forgotten Colorado: The Eastern Plains explores this often ignored and underappreciated part of the state. Known as the agricultural center of Colorado, this region was once a thriving area for farmers, ranchers, and railroad workers. Over time, temperature extremes, dismal precipitation, high winds, and unfortunate events like the Dust Bowl have led to the gradual depopulation of the Eastern Plains. Today, history and relics from those early glory years can be found all over the region, if you know where to look.
Forgotten Colorado: The Eastern Plains brings to light and exposes historic schools where class is out forever; the largest track of dinosaur footprints in North America; the site of one of the worst air show disasters in U.S. history; an entire railroad ghost town, complete with an underground shelter; the location of a brutal U.S. Army conflict that required eating horses for survival; a place where carnival rides go to rust in Colorado when they are retired from service; a deserted town originally established as an African American agricultural colony; and much, much, more. Get ready to see a side Colorado you have never seen before