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The city of Sterling in northeast Colorado is at a crossroads of several trails historically and modern roads and highways today. The area was once inhabited by the Arapahoe, Cheyenne, Crow, Blackfoot, Sioux, Kiowa, and Pawnee tribes. The earliest Europeans were fur trappers on their way to the Colorado Mountains. The Sterling area is also noted for one of the final battles of the Indian wars, the battle of Summit Springs, between Tall Bull's Cheyenne Dog Soldiers and Col. Eugene A. Carr and the U.S. Army, southeast of Sterling on July 11, 1869. Today the city of Sterling is the county seat for Logan County. It is located at the junction of the South Platte River, Interstate 76, and Highways 6, 14, 61, and 138. Its history as an agricultural community is still a vital part of the economy and culture. Many of the celebrations seen in this book are annual events today, including the county fair and Sugar Beet Days.
ISBN: 9780738581521
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Colorado
Series: Images of America
Images: 197
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Forrest Hershberger is a journalist and newspaper editor in Sterling, Colorado. He began his newspaper career in Sterling in 1990. Much of the research for this book was done at the Overland Trail Museum in Sterling. Journalist, copy editor, and designer Jenni Grubbs, who grew up in Sterling, has more than a decade of professional experience with newspapers, magazines, and online media.
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