Box Elder Road, Between 104th & 112th Avenues, Hudson & Watkins Ro, Watkins, Adams County, CO
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Hudson & Watkins Ro, Watkins vicinity, CO
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER CO-65
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N310).
Building/structure dates: 1860
Building/structure dates: 1883 subsequent work
Significance: Its significance arises from its role in the development of transportation networks on the Colorado plains during the late 19th century. During the 1860s and 1870s the road provided access to John W. Iliff's ranch and others along the South Platte River from the Goodnight-Loving Cattle Trail. Additionally, the road offered pioneers a route between the Snoky Hill North Trail and the South Platte Trail, two of the foremost pioneer trails to Colorado. By the early 1880s both of those trails had been replaced by rail routes to Denver...
Iliff, John W.
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
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