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Colorado Gazetteer Cooked Wash ~ Cyanide

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.

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

Cookston; post village in Saguache County.

Cookton; station in Gunnison County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 8,158 feet.

Cosson; station in Park County on Colorado and Southern Railway; altitude, 7,070 feet. (Platte Canyon)

Crow; creek in Weld County, a left-hand branch of South Platte River. (Greeley)

Crow; post village in Pueblo County.

Crowes; station in Hinsdale County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad.

Crown; mountain on boundary between Hinsdale and San Juan counties. (Silverton)

Crows Roost; summits in El Paso County, south of Big Springs. (Big Springs)

Crystal; creek in Hinsdale County, a left-hand branch of Henson Creek, tributary to Lake Fork Gunnison River. (Lake City)

Crystal; crock in Gunnison and Montrose comities, a right-hand branch of Gunnison River.

Crystal; lake in Hinsdale County. (Lake City)

Crystal; lake in Lake County. (Leadville)

Crystal; peak in Gunnison County. (Crested Butte)

Crystal; peak in San Juan Mountains, Hinsdale County; altitude, 12,927 feet. (Lake City)

Crystal; peak in Teller County; altitude, 9,668 feet. (Pikes Peak)

Crystal; post village in Gunnison County.

Crystal; spring in Yuma County.

Crystal Creek: station in Montrose County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude. 6,821 feet.

Crystal Lake; station in .Jefferson County on Colorado and Southern Railway; altitude, 6,873 feet.

Crystal Lake; station in Lake County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad. (Leadville)

Crystal River Railroad; line connecting Carbondale and Placita; a narrow-gage spur runs from Redstone to Coalbasin.

Crystal Springs; station in Kit Carson County on Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway.

Cuatro; post village in Las Animas County; altitude, 7,994 feet.

Cub; creek in Jefferson County, a right-hand branch of Bear Creek, tributary to South Platte River.

Cub; mountain in Lark County; altitude, 10,623 feet.

Cuba; gulch in Hinsdale County, tributary to Rio Grande. (Silverton)

Cuchara; pass between Huerfano and Las Animas counties; altitude, 9,944 feet.

Cuchara; post village in Huerfano County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad. (Walsenburg)

Cuchara; river in Huerfano and Pueblo counties, a right-hand branch of Huerfano River. (Huerfano, Walsenburg)

Cuchara Junction; station in Huerfano County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 5,930 feet.

Cuerin; village in Saguache County.

Cuffey; village in Park County.

Culbertson Junction; station in Boulder County on Colorado and Southern Railway.

Culebra; peak in Las Animas County; altitude, 1 4,069 feet. Cullom, Mount; in Routt County west of Green River.

Culver; station in El Paso County on Colorado .Midland Railway; altitude, 7,503 feet. (Colorado Spring)

Cumberland; peak in San Juan Range, La Plata County; altitude, 12,368 feet. (Durango)

Cumberland Basin; valley in La Plata County. (La Plata)

Cumbres; station in Conejos County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 10,003 feet.

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

Cunningham; pass in San Juan Mountains, connecting Bakers Park with the head of Rio Grande; altitude, 12,090 feet.

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

Cunninghams; station in Summit County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad.

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

Curecanti; village in Gunnison County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 7,065 feet.

Currant; creek in Fremont County, a left-hand branch of Arkansas River. (Pikes Peak)

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

Currant Creek; pass in Park County; altitude, 9,054 feet, Currant Creek; village in Fremont County. (Pikes Peak)

Curtin; station in Summit County on Colorado and Southern Railway; altitude, 9,278 feet.

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

Curtis; post village in El Paso County.

Curtis; station in Summit County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad.

Curtis; village in Washington County.

Custer County, south of the center of the State; bounded on the north by Fremont County, on the east by Pueblo County, on the south by Huerfano County, and on the west by Sangre de Cristo Range, the slopes of which descend to Grape Creek and include the Wet Mountains, from which the county descends into plains. Its area is 696 square miles, of which 5 per cent, or 23,111 acres, were under cultivation in 1900. The population in 1900 was 2,937; and of Silver Cliff, the county seat, 576. In 1900 the average magnetic declination was 13° 00 east. The mean annual rainfall is about 17 inches, and the mean annual temperature 40° to 45°.

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

Cyanide; post village in Fremont County on Florence and Cripple Creek Railroad; altitude, 5,231 feet.

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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