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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.

Daffodil; post village in Douglas County.

Dailey; village in Garfield County.

Daisy; pass in Gunnison County, (Anthracite)

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

Dale; station in Fremont County on Florence and Cripple Creek Railroad; altitude, 7,063 feet.

Dallas; peak in San Miguel County. (Telluride)

Dallas; town in Ouray County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; population in 1900, 50; altitude, 6,909 feet. (Ouray)

Dallas Divide; post village in San Miguel County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 8,977 feet.

Dallas Fork; in Ouray County, a left-hand branch of Uncompahgre River.

Daly, Mount; in Elk Mountains, Pitkin County; altitude, 13,193 feet.

Dana; creek in Dolores County, a left-hand branch West Fork Dolores River.

Danforth; hills in Routt and Rio Blanco counties.

Dante; station in Teller County on Colorado Springs and Cripple Creek District Railway.

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

Dark; canyon in Gunnison County, tributary to Anthracite Creek, (Anthracite)

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

Davenport; station in Saguache County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 8,169 feet.

Davidson; mesa in Boulder County. (Denver)

Davis; canyon in Otero County, tributary to Purgatory River. (Timpas)

Davis; peak in Larimer County; altitude, 11,001 feet.

Daweepanoonis; creek in Ouray County, a left-hand branch of Uncompahgre River.

Dawkins; post village in Pueblo County. Railroad name, Pin on.

Dawson; butte in Douglas County. (Castle Rock)

Dawson; station in Jefferson County on Colorado and Southern Railway; altitude, 6,308 feet (Platte, Canyon)

Dayton; village in Gunnison County; altitude, 9,441 feet.

Dead; lake in El Paso County. (Pikes Peak)

Deadman; canyon in El Paso County, tributary to Turkey Creek. (Colorado Springs)

Deadman; creek in El Paso County, a right-hand branch of Beaver Creek, tributary to Arkansas River. (Castle Rock)

Deadman; gulch in Boulder County, tributary to South St. Wain Creek. (Boulder)

Deadman; gulch in Hinsdale County, tributary to Lake Fork Gunnison River. (Lake City)

Deadman; gulch in La Plata County, tributary to Cherry Creek. (La Plata)

Deadmans; gulch in Gunnison County, tributary to Taylor River. (Crested Butte)

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

Deadwood; gulch in Dolores County, tributary to east Dolores River. (Rico)

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

Deadwood; mountain in La Plata County La Plata.

Dean, post village in Las Animas County.

Dean; station in Fremont County on Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe Railway; altitude, 5,102 feet,

Deanc; town in Douglas County.

Deansbury; town in Jefferson County; altitude, 5,859 feet,

De Beque; post town in Mesa County, on the Colorado Midland and the Denver and Rio Grande railroads; population, in 1900, 83; altitude, 4,935 feet,

Deception; creek in Routt County, a left-hand branch of Yampa River.

Decker; station in Weld County on Union Pacific Railroad; altitude, 5,592 feet.

Deep; canyon in Montezuma County, tributary to West Mancos River. (La Plata)

Deep; creek in Garfield County, a right-hand branch of Grand River.

Deep; creek in La Plata County, a left-hand branch of Lightner Creek. (Durango)

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

Deep; lake in Garfield County.

Deep Channel; creek in Routt County, a right-hand branch of White River.

Deepcreek; post village in Routt County.

Deer; creek in Gunnison County, a left-hand branch of East River, tributary to Slate River. (Crested Butte)

Deer; creek in Jefferson County, a left-hand branch of South Platte River Denver.

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

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

Deer; creek in Park County, a left-hand branch of South Platte River. (Georgetown)

Deer; creek in Pitkin County, a right-hand branch of Roaring Fork.

Deercreek; village in Jefferson County.

Deer Creek; canyon in Boulder County, tributary to left-hand. (Creek Boulder)

Deer Park; creek in Park County, a left-hand branch of North Fork South Platte River. (Platte Canyon)

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

Deer Park; valley in Custer County. (Canyon City)

Deer Park; valley in Park County. (Platte Canyon)

Deer Run; station in Mesa County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 4,702 feet.

Deertail Basin; valley in San Miguel County. (Telluride)

Deer Trail; creek in Adams and Morgan counties, a right-hand branch of Bijou Creek, tributary to North Platte River.

Deer Trail; post village in Arapahoe County on Union Pacific
Railroad; altitude, 5,183 feet.

Defiance; village in Garfield County.

Delagua; post village in Las Animas County on Colorado and Southeastern Railway.

Delano; butte in Larimer County.

Delhi; station in Las Animas County on Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway; altitude, 5,050 feet. (Apishapa)

Del Norte; peak in San Juan Mountains in Rio Grande County: altitude, 13,084 feet.

Del Norte; post town and county seat of Rio Grande County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; population in 1900, 705; altitude, 7,868 feet.

Delta County in the western part of the State; bounded on the north and west by Mesa County on the east by Gunnison County, and on the south by Montrose County, it is traversed by Gunnison River, to which it slopes from plateaus on the north and south. Its area is 1,201 square miles, of which 5 per cent, or 38,010 acres, were under cultivation in 1000. The population in 1000 was 5,487; and of Delta, the county seat. 819. In 1900 the average magnetic declination was 14° 10' east. The mean annual rainfall is about 11 inches, and the mean annual temperature 45° to 50°.

Delta; post town and county seat of Delta County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; population in 1900, 819; altitude, 4,970 feet.

Democrat; mountain in Clear Creek County. (Georgetown)

Democrat Basin; hanging valley in Gunnison County. (Anthracite)

Denver County in the north-central part of the State; bounded on the north by Adams County, on the east by Adams and Arapahoe counties, on the south by Arapahoe County, and on the west by Jefferson County. Denver, the county seat, and its suburbs occupy the greater part. Its surface consists of rolling plains, and its area is 87 square miles. In 1900 the average magnetic declination was 13° 25 east. The mean annual rainfall is about 15 inches, and the mean annual temperature 45° to 50°.

Denver; county seat of Denver County; population in 1900, 133,859. It is situated on the plains, 12 miles east of the base of the mountains, on South Platte River, at the mouth of Clear Creek. It is the capital and largest city of the State, and is entered by eight railroads; altitude, 5,184 feet.

Denver and Inter-Mountain Railway; a line running from Denver to Golden, a distance of 13 miles.

Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; main line starting at Denver runs south to Pueblo, and thence along Arkansas River to its head, crosses the Continental Divide at Tennessee Pass, and extends westward to Salt Lake City and Ogden by way of Eagle and Grand river valleys. A branch line __ilida in Arkansas Valley follows closely Grunnison River and the mam line at Grand Junction. An other branch from Poncha Junction traverses the entire length of San Luis Valley, finally reaching Santa Fe. From Montrose a line extends southward along the Uncompahgre River Valley around the west side of San Juan Mountains, through Rico and Durango, and across the southern boundary of the State, to a junction with the Santa Fe branch. From Pueblo a line runs to Trinidad. There are numerous other small branches. The greater part of the system is included in Colorado.

Denver, Lakewood and Golden Railroad; line connecting Denver and Lakewood, a distance of about 19 miles.

Denver Mills; post village in Denver County on Colorado and Southern Railway.

Denver, Northwestern and Pacific Railway; a line running from Denver to Arrow Head, a distance of 76 miles.

Derby; creek in Eagle County, a right-hand branch of Grand River.

Derby; creek in Logan County, a left-hand branch of Horsetail Creek, tributary to South Platte River.

Derby; peak in Garfield County.

Derby; peak in Rio Blanco County.

Derby; station in Adams County on Burlington and Missouri River Railroad. (Denver)

Deuel; post-office in Morgan County on Union Pacific Railroad. Railroad name, Weldon.

Devils; canyon in Clear Creek County, tributary to Chicago Creek. (Georgetown)

Devils; canyon in Ouray County, tributary to Nate Creek. (Ouray)

Devils; canyon in Otero County, tributary to Timpas Creek. (Apishapa)

Devils; creek in Archuleta County, a left-hand branch of Rio Piedra.

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

Devils Causeway; narrow ridge in Garfield County, on the summit of White River Plateau.

Devils Head; summit in Douglas County; altitude, 9,348 feet.

Devils Nose; summit in Clear Creek County; altitude, 11,000 feet. (Georgetown)

Devine; village in Park County.

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

Dexter; post 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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