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Drive By History, Part 1: Platte River Trail

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

It says thusly:

This memorial is the property of the State of Colorado

Commemorating the route of the
Platte River Trail
Principal route of Colorado Pioneers
Trail of Major S.H. Long in 1820
Trappers’ trail of 1830s and 1840s
The 1858-9 route of goldseekers with
pick and pan. Homeseekers in covered
wagons, bullwhackers with ox teams,
stagecoaches with treasure and mail
The path that became an empire.

Erected by
The State Historical Society of Colorado
from
The Mrs. J.N. Hall Foundation
and by
State Civil Service Employees of Colorado
1932

B50 Note: This historical marker is located at 5200 Brighton Boulevard, at the intersection of Brighton and York.

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