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Colorado Gazetteer Chicago Creek ~ Colorow

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.

Chicago; creek in Clear Creek County, a right-hand branch of Clear Creek. (Georgetown)

Chicago; gulch in La Plata County, a right-hand branch of Junction Creek. (Durango)

Chicago; lake in Clear Creek County; altitude, 11,500 feet. (Georgetown)

Chicago; mountain in Eagle County. (Tenmile District Special)

Chicago; ridge of mountains in Eagle County. (Tenmile District Special)

Chicago Basin; valley in La Plata County. (Needle Mountains)

Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway; an extensive system occupying territory in the Central States. It has one line in Colorado running from the east to Colorado Springs.

Chicito Hill; summit in Conejos County; altitude, 9,773 feet.

Chicken; creek in Las Animas County, a right-hand branch of Purgatory River. (Spanish Peaks)

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

Chico; creek in Pueblo County, a left-hand branch of Arkansas River. (Nepesta)

Chico; station in Pueblo County on Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway; altitude, 4,549 feet. (Nepesta)

Chicorica; creek in Las Animas County, a right-hand branch of San Francisco Creek, tributary to Purgatory River. (Elmoro)

Chicorico; mesa in Las Animas County, near Mesa de Maya. (Mesa de Maya)

Chicosa; canyon in Las Animas County, through which flows Chicosa Creek, tributary to Purgatory River. (Spanish Peak)

Chicosa; post village in Las Animas County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad. (Spanish Peaks)

Chicosa Junction; station in Las Animas County on the Colorado and Southern and the Denver and Rio Grande railroads; altitude, 6,104 feet.

Chief; creek in Yuma County, a left-hand branch of Republican River.

Chief; mountain in Clear Greek County; altitude, 11,710 feet. (Georgetown)

Chihuahua; village in Summit County.

Chimney; creek in Larimer County, a right-hand branch of Yampa River.

Chimney; creek in Routt County, a right-hand branch of Bear River, tributary to Yampa River.

Chimney; gulch in Jefferson County, tributary to Clear Creek.

Chimney; peak on boundary between Hinsdale and Ouray counties; altitude, 1 1,785 feet. (Ouray)

Chimney Gulch; town in Jefferson County on Colorado and Southern Railway; altitude, 5,926 feet.

Chipeta; station in Delta County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 5,161 feet.

Chipeta; village in Pitkin County.

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

Chiquita; peak in Conejos County; altitude, 9,627 feet.

Chivington; post village in Kiowa County on Missouri Pacific Railroad; altitude, 3,887 feet. (Lamar)

Christian; canyon in Las Animas and Pueblo counties, tributary to Apishapa River. (Apishapa)

Chromo; post village in Archuleta County on Rio Grande and Pagosa Springs Railroad.

Chrysolite Junction; station in Lake County on Denver arid Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 10,242 feet.

Churches; station in Jefferson County, on the Colorado and Southern, and the Burlington and Missouri River railroads. (Denver)

Cima; station in La Plata County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 8,588 feet. (La Plata)

Cima; station in Las Animas County on Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway.

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

Cimarron; post village in Montrose County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 6,896 feet.

Cimarron; ridge forming the boundary between Gunnison and Ouray counties. (Ouray)

Cimarron; river in Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Indian Territory, a right-hand branch of Arkansas River. It rises in the high plains in two forks in southeastern Colorado and northwestern New Mexico, and flows with a general easterly course to near Keystone, Oklahoma; discharge at Cimarron from March 24 to November 10, 1904, 79,020 acre feet.

Cinder; buttes in La Plata County; altitude, 6,614 feet.

Cinnamon; creek in San Juan County, a left-hand branch of Animas River. (Silverton)

Cinnamon; mountain in Gunnison County; altitude, 12,278 feet. (Anthracite)

Cinnamon; pass between Hinsdale and San Juan counties Silverton.

Citadel; plateau in Routt County.

Claremont; post village in Kit Carson County on Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway; altitude, 4,407 feet. Railroad name, Machias.

Clark; post village in Routt County.

Clarks; lake in Garfield County.

Clarks; peak in Front Range, Larimer County; altitude, 13,167 feet.

Clarkson; village in Grand County.

Clarkston; village in Boulder County.

Clay; creek in Montrose County, a right-hand branch of San Miguel River, tributary to Dolores River.

Clay; creek in Powers County, a right-hand branch of Arkansas River. (Two Butte, Lamar)

Clay Creek; spring in southeastern part of Bent County. (Two Butte)

Clayer; village in Mesa County.

Clayton Cone; summit in Saguache County; altitude, 9,500 feet.

Claytonia; village in Saguache County; altitude, 8,386 feet.

Clear; creek, a right-hand branch of South Arkansas, tributary to Arkansas River.

Clear; creek in Chaffee County, a right-hand branch of Arkansas River. (Leadville)

Clear; creek in Jefferson, Denver, and Adams counties, a left-hand branch of South Platte River; discharge at Forks Creek, April 1 to October 31, 1904, 196,600 acre-feet. (Blackhawk)

Clear; creek in Logan County, a left-hand branch of South Platte River.

Clear; lake in Clear Creek County; altitude, 9,870 feet Georgetown. Clear; lake in San Juan County. (Telluride)

Clear Creek County in the central part of the State; bounded on the north by Grand and Gilpin counties, on the east by Jefferson County, on the south by Park County, and on the west by Summit County. Its surface is mountainous, consisting of sloping spurs, with narrow valleys between them running down from Front Range, which forms its western boundary. Its area is 42 square miles, of which less than one-half of 1 per cent, or 1,196 acres, were under cultivation in 1900. The population in 1900 was 7,082; and of Georgetown, the county seat, 1,418. In 1900 the average magnetic declination was 13° 30' east. The mean annual rainfall is about 15 inches, and the mean annual temperature 40° to 45°.

Clear Water; creek in Mesa County, a left-hand branch of Plateau Creek, tributary to Grand River.

Clelland; station in Fremont County, on Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway; altitude, 5,166 feet.

Clelland Junction; station on Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway; altitude, 5,176 feet.

Cleora; station in Chaffee County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 0,971 feet.

Cleveland; gulch in Hinsdale County, tributary to Gunnison River. (Silverton)

Cliff; creek in Gunnison County, a right-hand branch of Coal Creek, tributary to North Fork Gunnison River. (Anthracite)

Cliff; post village in Jefferson County on Colorado and Southern Railway.

Clifton; post village in Mesa County, on the Colorado Midland and the Denver and Rio Grande railroads; altitude, 4,703 feet.

Climax; station in Lake County on Colorado and Southern Railway; altitude, 11,302 feet.

Clinton; gulch in Summit County, tributary to Tenmile Creek. Leadville.

Clonmel; village in Fremont County.

Clover; village in Mesa County.

Club; creek in Rio Blanco County, a left-hand branch of White River.

Clyde; post village in Teller County on Colorado Springs and Cripple Creek District Railway; altitude, 9,427 feet.

Coal; creek in Arapahoe County, a right-hand branch of Sand Creek, tributary to South Platte River. (Denver)

Coal; creek in Boulder and Weld counties, a right-hand branch of Boulder Creek, tributary to St. Vrain Creek. (Niwot)

Coal; creek in Fremont County, a right-hand branch of Arkansas River. (Canyon City)

Coal; creek in Gunnison County, a right-hand branch of Slate River. (Anthracite)

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

Coal; creek in Rio Blanco County, a right-hand branch of White River.

Coal; creek in San Juan County, a left-hand branch of Rio Grande. (Silverton)

Coal; mountain in Routt County; altitude, 8,430 feet.

Coalbank; hill in San Juan County; altitude, 10,854 feet. (Engineer Mountain)

Coalbasin; post village in Pitkin County on Crystal River Railroad; altitude, 9,432 feet.

Coal Branch. Junction; station in Park County on Colorado and Southern Railway.

Coal Creek; peak in Jefferson County. (Denver)

Coal Creek; village in Jefferson County on Denver, Northwestern and Pacific Railway. (Blackhawk)

Coal Creek Junction; station in Fremont County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; population in 1900, 698; altitude, 5,187 feet. (Canyon City)

Coaldale; post village in Fremont County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad. Railroad name, Pleasanton.

Coal Park; station in Boulder County on Burlington and Missouri River Railroad, (Denver)

Coalridge; station in Garfield County on Colorado Midland Railway; altitude, 5,628 feet.

Cobbs; gulch in Ouray County, tributary to Cow Creek. (Ouray)

Coburn; station on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 5,568 feet.

Cochem; village in Chaffee County.

Cochetopa; creek in Saguache County, a right-hand branch of Tomichi Creek, tributary to Gunnison River.

Cochetopa; hills extending southwest of the southeastern end South of Sawatch Range, joining it with San Juan Mountains, forming the northwestern limit of San Luis Valley. The summits reach 12,000 feet in altitude.

Cochetopa; pass over the main divide from San Luis Valley to the Gunnison; altitude, 10,032 feet.

Cochetopa; post village in Saguache County; altitude, 9,088 feet.

Cochetopa Dome; summit in Saguache County; altitude, 10,000 feet.

Cochetopa Forest Reserve; area, 1,770 square miles.

Cockrell; village in Conejos County.

Cody; station in Washington County on Burlington and Missouri River Railroad.

Coffee Pot: gulch in Garfield County, tributary to Eagle River. Coffin; lake in Boulder County. (Niwot)

Coffintop; gulch in Boulder County, tributary to South St. Vrain Creek. (Boulder)

Coffintop; mountain in Boulder County; altitude, 8,050 feet. (Boulder)

Coke Oven; creek in Dolores County, a right-hand branch of East Dolores River. (Telluride)

Coke Ovens; station in Dolores County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 9,197 feet.

Coke Ovens; station in Las Animas County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad.

Collbran; village in Mesa County.

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

Collina; station in La Plata County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad.

Collins; station in Las Animas County on Colorado and Southern Railway.

Colona; post village in Ouray County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 6,399 feet.

Colony; creek in Custer County, a left-hand branch of Crape Creek, tributary to Arkansas River.

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

Colorado and Northwestern Railroad; line running from Boulder to Ward, a distance of 26 mile.

Colorado and Southeastern Railway; line extending from Delagua to Ludlow and thence to Trinidad, a distance of 28 miles.

Colorado and Southern Railway; system made up of numerous short lines, mostly in Colorado. One line connects Denver with Leadville; another runs from Denver to Pueblo, thence over the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad tracks to Trinidad, and thence to Fort Worth, Texas. Other short lines lead out of Denver and Pueblo.

Colorado and Wyoming Railway; line connecting Trinidad with Tercio, near the southern boundary of the State.

Colorado City; in El Paso County, on the Colorado Midland and the Denver and Rio Grande railroads; population in 1900, 2,914; altitude, 6,077 feet Colorado Springs.

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

Colorado Eastern Railroad; line running from Denver to Scranton, a distance of 17 miles.

Colorado Midland Railway; line connecting Colorado Springs and Glenwood Springs, thence continuing over the Denver and Rio Grande tracks to Grand Junction.

Colorado Springs; county seat of El Paso County; a health resort, and an important railroad center entered by six different lines; population in 1900, 21,085; altitude, 5,878 feet. (Colorado Springs)

Colorado Springs and Cripple Creek District Railway; line connecting Colorado Springs and Cripple Creek, passing through the gold district.

Colorow; village in Grand County.

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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