By William Bright
Colorado position Names lists 1900 Colorado groups, counties, peaks, passes, rivers, streams, and different geographical good points. each one alphabetical access comprises, as acceptable, a pronunciation consultant, elevation, situation, date of founding, heritage, and beginning of brand. in keeping with the vintage e-book by means of George Eichler, this thoroughly rewritten and newly researched e-book is an fundamental consultant for an individual touring or learning the Centennial kingdom.
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1861, area 748 sq. , pop. 225,339). This was one of the original seventeen territorial counties named after the city; it is one of three which still has its original boundaries. Strangers to the state often confuse the name of the Colorado city with the names of Boulder Dam and Boulder City, which coincidentally lie on the Colorado River in the state of Nevada. ). S. 285 in Conejos County, is named for an ancient city mentioned in the Book of Mormon; a town in Utah bears the same name. S. 24 in Lincoln County, is the Spanish word for "bovine," applied because of the cattle raising in the area.
Butters, the founder of the town, for the Antlers Hotel in Colorado Springs. S. 36 in Washington County (est. ). It is claimed that the homesteader Maurice S. Walters turned in the name Cantonafter the town of Canton, Nebraskawhen suggestions were asked for naming a new post office and store. His suggestion was misread as Anton. S. 285 in Conejos County (est. 1881, inc. 1889, pop. 875); also pronounced . Founded by the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; the Spanish name is the diminutive of Antonio "Anthony," after the San Antonio Mountains and San Antonio River in the vicinity.
Bloom operated cattle ranches owned by Thatcher. Blue, occurring in many place names, often refers to the clear color of water or the smoky color of mountains. Blue Mesa, in Gunnison County, was named for the bluish appearance of sage growing on it. S. 40 in Moffat County; the post office was moved here in 1950 from Skull Creek, where it had been established in 1929. Blue River is a stream in Grand and Summit counties; it gives its name to a town on Colorado 9 in Summit County (est. 1964, inc.