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Colorado Gazetteer Black Face ~ Byron Station

Colorado is situated about midway the country north and south, and about two thirds of the distance from the Atlantic to the Pacific coast. On the north are Wyoming and Nebraska, on the east Nebraska and Kansas, on the south New Mexico, and Utah on the west. The State is a quadrilateral in shape, its north and south boundaries being respectively the forty-first and thirty-seventh parallels of latitude.

Black Canyon of the Gunnison; extends along Gunnison River from the mouth of Lake Fork to the mouth of North Fork, with a maximum depth of 3,000 feet. The upper parts cut in sandstone, bedded horizontally or nearly so; the lower part, cut in granite, is extremely steep and rugged.

Black Face; summit in San Miguel County, (Telluride)

Blackhawk; peak in Dolores County; altitude, 12,677 feet. (Engineer Mountain)

Blackhawk; town in Gilpin County on Colorado and Southern Railway; population in 1900, 1,200; altitude, 8,045 feet. (Blackhawk)

Blackhawk; village in Dolores County.

Blackhead; peak in San Juan Mountains, Archuleta County; altitude, 12,514 feet.

Black Mountain; post village in Lark County.

Black Squirrel; creek in Pueblo and El Paso counties, a left-hand branch of Calico Creek, tributary of Arkansas River. (Big Springs, Nepesta)

Black Sulphur; creek in Rio Blanco County, a left-hand branch of Piceance Creek, tributary to White River.

Black Tiger; gulch in Boulder County, a left-hand branch of Boulder Creek, tributary to St. Vrain Creek. (Boulder)

Black Wolf; creek in Adams County, a left-hand branch of South Fork Republican River.

Blaine; post village in Baca County.

Blair; gulch in Rio Blanco County, tributary to Ryan Creek.

Blair; gulch in San Juan County, tributary to Animas River. (Silverton)

Blanca; peak in Sangre de Cristo Mountains, on boundary between Saguache, Huerfano, and Costilla counties; altitude, 14,390 feet. (Huerfano Park)

Blanca; village in Costilla County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 8,403 feet.

Bland; post village in Elbert County.

Blodgett; peak in El Paso County; altitude, 9,406 feet. (Colorado Springs)

Bloom; station in Otero County on Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway; altitude, 4,781 feet.

Bloomerville; station in Boulder County on Colorado and Northwestern Railroad.

Blue; creek in Gunnison County, a left-hand branch of Gunnison River. (Lake City)

Blue; creek in Rio Blanco County, a left-hand branch of Piceance Creek, tributary to White River.

Blue; hill in Las Animas County; altitude, 5,761 feet Apishapa.

Blue; mountain in Bark County. (Pikes Peak)

Blue; river in Middle Park, a left-hand branch of Grand River heading in Hoosier Pass and flowing northwest, (Leadville)

Blue River; peak in Summit County.

Blue River Valley; butte in Summit. County; altitude, 9,400 feet.

Bluff; summit in La Plata County; altitude, 8,169 feet. (Durango)

Blumer; station on Colorado and Northwestern Railroad; altitude, 8,914 feet.

Boaz; station in Huerfano County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 6,270 feet.

Bob; creek in Otero County, a left-hand branch of Arkansas River, (Catlin)

Bobtail; gulch in Gilpin County, tributary to North Clear Creek. (Central City Special)

Bobtail; hill in Gilpin County. (Central City Special)

Bocea, station in La Plata County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 6,697 feet.

Boettcher; station in Boulder County on Colorado and Southern Railway. (Niwot)

Boggs; creek in Pueblo County, a right-hand branch of Arkansas River. (Pueblo)

Boggs Flat; bottom lands in Pueblo County. (Pueblo)

Boiling; gulch in Gilpin County, tributary to South Boulder Creek. (Blackhawk)

Bolton; town in Arapahoe County.

Bonanza; post village in Saguache County; population in 1900, 141.

Bonita; peak in San Juan County. (Silverton)

Bonita; station in Gunnison County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 8,029 feet.

Bonita; village in Saguache County.

Book Cliff; station in Mesa County on Book Cliff Railroad.

Book Cliff Railroad; small branch of Denver and Rio Grande Railroad, in Grand River Valley.

Book Cliffs; in Garfield and Rio Blanco counties, the south escarpment of Book Cliff Plateau by which one descends from its summit to Grand River Valley. The cliffs are very precipitous, especially in the upper third; altitude 8,000 to 8,500 feet.

Boomerang; gulch in Clear Creek County, tributary to Clear Creek. (Idaho Springs Special)

Boone; post village in Pueblo County, on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe and the Missouri Pacific railways; altitude, 4,477 feet. (Nepesta)

Bordenville; village in Park County.

Boreas; post village in Summit County on Colorado and Southern Railway; altitude, 11,480 feet.

Boren; creek in La Plata County, a right-hand branch of La Plata River. (La Plata)

Borst; town in El Paso County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 6,582 feet.

Bosler; station in Jefferson County on Colorado and Southern Railway.

Boston; village in Baca County; altitude, 4,118 feet. (Vilas)

Boulder; creek in Boulder County, a right-hand branch of St. Vrains Creek, tributary to South Platte River. (Niwot, Boulder)

Boulder; creek in Gunnison County, a right-hand branch of Gunnison River.

Boulder County in the north-central part of the State; bounded on the north by Larimer County, on the east by Adams and Weld counties, on the south by Jefferson and Gilpin counties, and on the west by Grand County. It extends from the plains to the summit of the Front Range, and has many peaks in the western portion, the highest of which is Longs Peak, 14,271 feet. Its area is 751 square miles, of which 91,708 acres, or 19 per cent, were under cultivation in 1900. This county has the highest percentage of cultivated land in the State. The population in 1900 was 21,544; of Boulder, the county seat, 6,150; and of Lyons, the town next in size, 547. In 1900 the average magnetic declination was 13° 30' east. The mean annual rainfall is about 17 inches, and the mean annual temperature 45° to 50°.

Boulder; county seat of Boulder County, on the Colorado and Southern, the Union Pacific, and the Colorado and Northwestern railroads; population in 1900, 6,150; altitude, 5,350 feet. (Boulder)

Boulder; gulch in Hinsdale County, tributary to Cottonwood Creek. (San Cristobal)

Boulder; gulch in San Juan County, a right-hand branch of Animas River. (Silverton)

Boulder; lake in Boulder County. (Niwot)

Boulder; pass between Boulder and Grand counties; altitude, 11,670 feet.

Boulder Junction; station in Boulder County on the Colorado and Southern and the Union Pacific railroads; altitude, 5,283 feet.

Boulder; peak in San Juan Mountains; altitude, 12,417 feet.

Bovina; post village in Lincoln County on Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad; altitude, 5,372 feet.

Bovino; station in Mesa County on Rio Grand Western Railway; altitude, 4,548 feet.

Bowen; village in Las Animas County on Colorado and Southern Railway. Post-office, Aylmer.

Bowen; village in Rio Grande County.

Bowerman; post village in Gunnison County.

Bowman; village in Gunnison County.

Boxelder; creek in Adams County, a right-hand branch of South Platte River. (Denver)

Boxelder; creek in Larimer County, a left-hand branch of Cache la Poudre River.

Boxelder; post village in Larimer County.

Box Prairie; creek in Larimer County, a left-hand branch of Buckhorn Creek, tributary to Big Thompson Creek.

Boyds Spur; town in Weld County.

Boyer; station in Park County on Colorado Midland Railway; altitude, 8,901 feet.

Boyero; post village in Lincoln County on Union Pacific Railroad; altitude, 4,739 feet.

Bracewell; station in Weld County on Colorado and Southern Railway; altitude, 4,752 feet. (Greeley)

Bradbury; town in Otero County on Missouri Pacific Railway.

Braddocks; station in Summit County on Colorado and Southern Railway; altitude, 9,183 feet.

Bradford; lake in Huerfano County. (Walsenburg)

Bradford; village in Huerfano County. (Huerfano Park)

Bragdon; ridge in La Plata County. (La Plata)

Bragdon; station in Pueblo County on Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway; altitude, 4,885 feet. Post-office, Eden.

Brainard; station in Boulder County on Colorado and Northwestern Railroad.

Brandon; station in Kiowa County on Missouri Pacific Railway; altitude, 3,918 feet. (Granada)

Brayton; station in Montezuma County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 7,762 feet.

Brazil; post village in Las Animas County. (Elmoro)

Breckenridge; county seat of Summit County on Colorado and Southern Railway; population in 1900, 976; altitude, 9,534 feet. (Leadville)

Breckenridge; creek in Otero County, a left-hand branch of Horse Creek, tributary to Arkansas River. (Catlin)

Breckenridge; pass between Summit and Park counties; altitude, 11,503 feet.

Breece Junction; station in Lake County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 11,183 feet.

Breed; station in El Paso County on Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway; altitude. 6,373 feet.

Breen; post village in La Plata County.

Breenes; town in Summit County.

Brendel; gulch in San Juan County, tributary to Animas River. Silverton. Brennan; lake in Chaffee County; altitude, 10,325 feet. (Anthracite)

Brennan Spur; station on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 7,517 feet.

Brewster; town in Fremont County on Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway; altitude, 5,198 feet.

Bridalveil; creek in Ouray County, a right-hand branch of Uncompahgre River. (Ouray)

Bridal Veil; creek in San Miguel County, a left-hand branch of San Miguel River. (Telluride)

Bridal Veil; falls in San Miguel County. (Telluride)

Bridal Veil Basin; valley in San Miguel County. (Telluride)

Bridgeport; station in Delta County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 4,745 feet.

Briggs; town in Pitkin County on Colorado Midland Railway.

Brighton; post town and county seat of Adams County on Union Pacific Railroad; population in 1900, 366; altitude, 4,985 feet. (Denver)

Brightside; village in Jefferson County.

Brilby; butte in Jefferson County; altitude, 9,323 feet. (Platte Canyon)

Brind; mountain in Teller County, altitude, 10,450 feet. (Cripple Creek Special)

Bristol; mountain in San Juan Mountains, Mineral County; altitude, 12,847 feet.

Bristol; plateau in Mineral County.

Bristol; village in Larimer County; altitude, 5,477 feet.

Brodhead; post village in Las Animas County, on Colorado and Southern Railway. Railroad name, Broadhead.

Brolen; village in Jefferson County.

Bronco; gulch in Costilla County, tributary to Placer Creek. (Huerfano Park)

Brookfield; village in Baca County Two Butte Brooklyn; gulch in Ouray County, tributary to Red Mountain Creek. (Silverton)

Brookside; post village in Fremont County on Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway; altitude, 5,240 feet.

Brookside; town in Park County on Colorado and Southern Railway; altitude, 7,916 feet.

Brookvale: post village in Clear Creek County.

Broomfield; post village in Boulder County.

Bross, Mount; in Middle Park. Grand County; altitude, 9,468 feet.

Bross, Mount; in Park Range; altitude, 14,100 feet.

Brotherton; gulch in Rio Blanco County, tributary to White River.

Brown: canyon in Las Animas County, tributary to Purgatory River. (Timpas)

Brown; gulch in Clear Creek County, tributary to Clear Creek. (Georgetown)

Brown: mountain in Cl ear Creek County; altitude, 1.0,451 feet. (Georgetown)

Brown; station in San Miguel County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude. 7,736 feet.

Browns; gulch in San Juan County, tributary to Mineral Creek. (Silverton)

Browns Canyon; post village in Chaffee County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 7,342 feet.

Brush; creek in Chaffee County, a right-hand branch of Texas Creek, tributary to Arkansas River.

Brush; creek in Eagle County, a left-hand branch of Eagle River, originating in Fast and West Brush creeks.

Brush; creek in Pitkin County, a left-hand branch of Roaring Fork, tributary to Grand River. (Aspen)

Brush; post town in Morgan County, on Burlington and Missouri River Railroad; population in 1900, 381; altitude, 4,247 feet.

Brush Hollow; creek in Fremont County, a left-hand branch of Arkansas River. (Canyon City)

Bryant; post village in Phillips County.

Bryant; station in Garfield County on Colorado Midland Railway; altitude, 6,077 feet. Post-office, Satank.

Buchanan; village in Weld County on Burlington and Missouri River Railroad.

Buck; creek in Garfield County, a right-hand branch of South Fork White River.

Buck; gulch in Boulder County, tributary to North St. Vrain Creek. (Boulder)

Buck; hollow through which flows a tributary to Animas River. (Durango)

Buckeye; gulch in Lake County, tributary to East Fork Arkansas River. (Leadville)

Buckeye; peak in Lake County; altitude, 12,873 feet. (Leadville)

Buckhorn; creek in Larimer County, a right-hand branch of Thompson Creek, tributary to South Platte River.

Buckhorn; mountain in Larimer County.

Buckingham; station in Weld County on Burlington and Missouri River Railroad; altitude, 4,945 feet.

Buckleys; town in Montezuma County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad.

Buck, Mount; in Routt County; altitude, 10,877 feet,

Buckskin; creek in Park County, a right-hand branch of South Platte River. (Leadville)

Buckskin; mountain on boundary between Lake and Park counties; altitude, 14,296 feet.

Bucktail; creek in Montrose County, a right-hand branch of San Miguel River.

Buena Vista; county seat of Chaffee County, on the Denver and Rio Grande, the Colorado and Southern, and the Colorado Midland railways; population in 1900, 1,006; altitude, 7,958 feet.

Buena Vista; peak in Routt County.

Bueno, Mount; in Boulder County; altitude, 8,700 feet. (Boulder)

Buffalo; arroyo in the southern part of Pueblo County. (Apishapa)

Buffalo; creek in Baca County, a left-hand branch of Horse r. Creek. (Vilas, Albany)

Buffalo; creek in Jefferson County, a right-hand branch of North Fork South Platte River. (Platte Canyon)

Buffalo; creek in Larimer County, a right-hand branch of North Platte River.

Buffalo; creek in Park County, a right-hand branch of South Platte River. (Leadville)

Buffalo; creek in Prowers County, a left-hand branch of Arkansas River (Granada)

Buffalo; pass between Larimer and Routt counties.

Buffalo; peak in Park Range, Lake County; altitude, 13,828 feet.

Buffalo; peak in Front Range, Larimer County; altitude, 13,541 feet.

Buffalo; springs in Clear Creek County, (Blackhawk)

Buffalo; station in Jefferson County on Colorado and Southern Railway; altitude, 6,630 feet. Post-office, Buffalo Creek. (Platte Canyon)

Buffalo Basin; sink in Lincoln County. (Arroyo)

Buffalo Point; end of plateau in Baca County. (Vilas)

Buffalo Springs; post village in Park County; altitude, 8,901 feet.

Buffers Spur; station in Summit County on Colorado and Southern Railway.

Buford; post village in Rio Blanco County.

Bull; creek in Larimer County, a left-hand branch of Cache la Poudre River.

Bull; creek in Mesa County, a left-hand branch of Plateau River.

Bull Cliff; in Teller County; altitude, 10,786 feet. (Cripple Creek Special)

Bull Hill; station in Teller County on Midland Terminal Railway.

Bullion; mountain in La Plata County. (Needle Mountains)

Bull Snake; hill in Lincoln County; altitude, 4,972 feet. (Arroyo)

Bumback; springs in Fremont County. (Pikes Peak)

Bummers; gulch in Boulder County, tributary to Boulder Creek. (Boulder)

Bunce; village in Boulder County.

Bunker Hill; station in Huerfano County on Colorado and Southern Railway.

Burchs Lake; station in Boulder County on Burlington and Missouri River Railroad. (Niwot)

Burdett; post village in Washington County.

Burial Rocks; cliff in El Paso County. (Colorado Springs)

Burlington; post town and county seat of Kit Carson County on Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway; population in 1900, 183; altitude, 4,163 feet.

Burlington and Missouri River Railroad; large and important system, one line of which runs from western Nebraska to Denver.

Burnett; creek in Dolores County, a right-hand branch of East Dolores River. (Rico)

Burnham; station in Denver County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 5,227 feet.

Burnina; mountain in Garfield County.

Burnito; town in Fremont County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 5,359 feet.

Burns; gulch in San Juan County, tributary to Animas River. Silverton. Burns; post village in Eagle County.

Burns; station in El Paso County on Colorado Springs and Cripple Creek District Railway.

Burns; village in Dolores County; altitude, 9,018 feet. (Rico)

Burns Junction; station in Boulder County, on the Burlington and Missouri River and the Colorado and Southern railways; altitude, 5,419 feet.

Burnt; mountain in Boulder County; altitude, 9,348 feet. (Boulder)

Burnt Timber; creek in La Plata County, a left-hand branch of La Plata River. (La Plata)

Burro; canyon in Las Animas County, tributary to Purgatory River. (Spanish Peaks)

Burro; creek in Ouray County, a right-hand branch of Cow Creek, tributary to Uncompahgre River. (Ouray)

Burrows; station in Park County on Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway; altitude, 10,878 feet.

Burwell; peak in La Plata Mountains, on boundary between La Plata and Montezuma counties. (La Plata)

Busk; station in Lake County on Colorado Midland Railway; altitude, 10,788 feet. (Leadville)

Butcher; creek in San Miguel County, a right-hand branch of San Miguel River. (Telluride)

Butler; post village in Larimer County.

Butte; creek in Prowers County, a right-hand branch of Arkansas River. (Albany)

Butte; creek in Las Animas and Baca counties, a left-hand branch of Two Butte Creek, tributary to Arkansas River. (Higbee, Two Butte)

Butte; springs in Prowers County Albany.

Butter; creek, a left-hand branch of Sawatch Creek, tributary to San Luis Creek.

Butterfly; station in San Miguel County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 9,084 feet.

Buttermilk; gulch in Clear Creek County, tributary to Clear Creek. (Idaho Springs Special)

Butterworth. Flat; valley in El Paso County.

Buttes; post village in El Paso County on Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway; altitude, 5,318 feet.

Butzel; hill in Boulder County; altitude, 8,270 feet. (Boulder)

Buxton; station in Saguache County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 8,784 feet.

Buzzard; creek in Mesa County, a right-hand branch of Plateau River.

Byers; post village in Arapahoe County on Union Pacific Railroad; altitude, 5,202 feet.

Byers, Mount; in Park Range, Grand County; altitude, 12,778 feet,

Byron; station in Prowers County on Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway; altitude, 3, 4 47 feet, Post-office, Barton.

Source: United States Geological Survey, by Henry Gannett, Department of the Interior, United States Geological Survey of Colorado, Charles D. Walcott. Director, Washington, Government Printing Office, 1906.

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