Homesteading Haxtun and the High Plains

Homesteading Haxtun and the High Plains

Northeastern Colorado History

eBook - 2013
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"Verylittle has been written about the "real" northeastern plains of Colorado, thesmall communities that dot its open, sky-filled, mountainless landscape. Haxtun began as two separate homesteads, "proved up" by Alice Strohm and Kate (Fletcher) Edwards, who sold their land to the Lincoln Land Company in 1887,which led to the founding of the town. The area was generally viewed as useless land in those early days but was promoted as being full ofopportunity; neglecting mention of a proclivity toward drought, hailstorms and blizzards and the gamble of the land. The High Plains survived, though. Its settlers, proving to be hardy and industrious, faced the challenges head on. Today, Haxtun and the surrounding communities of Fairfield, Dailey, Fleming and Paoli are filled with the descendants of those early settlers, people with a strong sense of community and pride in their little High Plains towns"-- Provided by publisher.
"A brief history of northeastern Colorado"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Charleston, SC : The History Press, 2013
ISBN: 9781614239673
Branch Call Number: Overdrive eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource


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