They lasted for a month, a year or sometimes longer... some are still “alive” today
while others left only their name on some obscure map over a century ago. They were
stage stops or short lived post offices, while some evolved into thriving metropolis’s.
Some left no mark for future generations, while others changed the course of history...
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In an effort to preserve the marks left by our grandfathers and their fathers who
pioneered Colorado, we’ve made every effort possible to locate and define every Colorado
town, past and present that at one time or another was “home” to these amazing explorers.
From archived maps, U.S. Post Office records, memoirs of past explorers who took
time to write of their adventures, and countless hours in libraries, attics and newspaper
offices, we’ve compiled a list of over 5,300 of these “towns” and attempted to research
Many are nothing but a dot on a map, with no historical records... but the research
continues and we add, modify and correct information to this data base as we locate