Monday, May 22, 2023

Ever Heard of Wray, Colorado?

 Post by Doris McCraw

aka Angela Raines

Image of Pawnee National Grasslands
from Wikipedia 

A few years ago Colorado, in an effort to showcase the diverse aspects of my adopted state, divided the area into unique groupings. Over the next few posts, I will be focusing on what is called the "Pioneering Plains". This region is made up of those towns that many miss in their history of Colorado. 

The Plains also play a big part in some of my novels. It is an area of rich history from the early settlers, railroads, and ranching. 

As I journey through the histories and people who traversed and or stayed, I hope you enjoy the trip with me. 

Some of the towns I will be 'visiting' are: Brush, Limon, Fort Morgan, Burlington,

Julesburg, Ovid, Paoli, Wray, Stratton, Kit Carson, and Yuma.

Colorado: Prior to statehood
Image from Wikipedia

The Visitor Guide for the region describes the area as follows:

The Colorado Plains, spanning the eastern region of the state, are characterized by a sweeping landscape of prairies, grasslands, and gentle hills. Nestled between the Rocky Mountains to the west and the Great Plains to the east, this diverse terrain boasts an area of charming towns, and historical sites, offering visitors a glimpse into the rich heritage and natural beauty that define the Colorado Plains.

So sit back, grab a drink, and starting next month we are going to take a trip into history. Buckle up.

Until Next Time: Stay safe, Stay happy, and Stay healthy.


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