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Random Colorado Location #14 Omega

Omega is one of those places that you really have to question why they are still on the map.  Unfortunately Omega has long been a victim of urban sprawl and swallowed by Ft Collins.  Other than a neighborhood reference in real estate listings nothing appears to remain of Omega. The only thing I found to […]

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Random Colorado Location #13 Sinnard

Sinnard is or was a small rail stop north of Ft Collins, Colorado along I-25.  Not much exists there today and what does is modern.  There is a livestock auction house and a hardware store but other than that there isn’t much reason one would visit today.   Pinhole images looking west looking east Rollicord […]

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Random Colorado Location #12 Greeley

I had only been to Greeley one time before this trip.  It’s the largest city in Colorado that is not located along the interstate.  Apparently Greeley didn’t want to lose the agricultural land and chose not to have the interstate run near it.  The agricultural influence is evident everywhere.   The Greeley Elevator is located […]

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Random Colorado Location #11 Crescent Village

Crescent Village is the least interesting of the random places that I have visited so far.  Basically it’s a newer housing development in the mountains off highway 72.  The area is nice but lacked any indication of a long or interesting history.  Much of the canyon that highway 72 runs through was damaged by the […]

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Random Colorado Location #10 Hessie, CO

Hessie, CO is basically a ghost town with a few buildings remaining.   Located west of Eldora and near Nederland, CO it sits at the bottom of  a valley, across from Eldora ski area, were two streams meet.  It was settled as a mining camp in the late 1800′s and named after the founder’s wife.  The […]

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Random Colorado Location #9 Central City

I’ve been to and photographed Central City many times since 1999.  I even exhibit my artwork at a local gallery.  When I first visited there were several small casinos and most of the buildings were occupied.  Over the years many of the casinos closed or were replaced with larger ones and the vacancy rates increased.  […]

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Random Colorado Location #8 Silver Springs

Silver Springs is across the road from Pine Junction on US 285 west of Conifer.  Its a small mountain town that was difficult to find out anything about.  While looking around I ran into a local and asked them if they knew where Silver Springs was.  Turns out I was standing in it.  Apparently it […]

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Random Colorado Location #7 Haswell

Haswell is a small town west of Eads in Southeastern, Colorado.  Haswell was interesting despite its small size.  At one time it must have been a stopping place for people traveling through.  There are several old buildings in and surrounding the town including an old Texaco station. Its claim to fame is having the smallest […]

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Random Colorado Location #6 Frick

Frick is another one of those towns that sprung up as a rail stop and today is all but forgotten.  About the only excitement of this stop was an angry dog and of course dodging tumbleweeds between intermittent dust storms on the way to and from. Frick Currently the area around Frick is mostly agricultural […]

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Random Colorado Location#5 El Moro

El Moro is a small town east of Trinidad.  According to one of the local residents it was a major railroad stop and larger than Trinidad in its heyday.  Today little is left of its old glory.  The rail line moved west to Trinidad as did most of the trade along the Old Santa Fe […]