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Sand Creek at 150

Although I’m about three weeks late, I would be remiss if I did not take the time to mark an important anniversary in Great Plains history.  It has been 150 years since the Sand Creek Massacre in what is now … Continue reading

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The Great Plains Have Volcanoes? Yup!

Continuing our look at the national parks and monuments of the Great Plains we unfortunately must skip Colorado.  The Great Plains portion of Colorado has no major national parks or national monuments.  There is Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site … Continue reading

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Run to the Hills

The next tribe along the Great Plains Trail is the Arapaho. One hundred forty-seven years ago (1864) in what is now Eastern Colorado a group of Arapaho as well as Cheyenne Indians were camped along Sand Creek.  One of their … Continue reading

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