Morgan County

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Pioneers came by the thousands, drawn by the promise of wealth in the Rocky Mountains. The dry, arid plains were a pass-through to most, but a few hardy souls saw potential in the region. They faced the harshest conditions; howling winds, little rainfall, intense heat followed by bone-chilling cold, isolation, and hostile Native American tribes were constant threats to survival. The pioneers of Morgan County were men and women of vision, perseverance, and inner strength. They were problem solvers who dug reservoirs and irrigation canals, built roads and railroads, and created an economy out of what others refused to see. Today, Morgan County is a place of an active agricultural lifestyle, supported by the businesses in the area. Its rich cultural diversity encompasses residents whose countries of origin span the world.
ISBN: 9781467115650
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Colorado
Series: Images of America
Images: 214
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Brian Mack is the descendant of Morgan County pioneers dating back to the 1860s. He is currently the curator of the Fort Morgan Museum and resides in Fort Morgan. Linda Midcap is a retired history teacher. She enjoys traveling the world and experiencing other cultures. She moved to Morgan County in 1976 and lives with her husband, Mike, on the family farm south of Wiggins.
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