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Colorado Gazetteer Elevenmile Canyon ~ Express Creek

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.

Elevenmile; canyon in Park County, tributary to South Plain River. (Pikes Peak)

Elizabeth; post town in Flbert County on Colorado and Southern Railway; population in 1900, 215; altitude, 6, 146 feet. (Castle Rock)

El Jebel; station in Garfield County on Colorado Midland Railway; altitude, 6,483 feet.

Elk; creek in Conejos County, a right-hand branch of Rio Conejos.

Elk; creek in Eagle County, a right-hand branch of Eagle River. (Leadville)

Elk; creek in Garfield County, a right-hand branch of Grand River, originating in East, West, and Middle forks.

Elk; creek in Grand County, a left-hand branch of Frazer River, tributary to Grand River.

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

Elk; creek in Gunnison and Hillsdale counties, a left-hand branch of Lake Fork Gunnison River. (Lake City)

Elk; creek in Jefferson County, a left-hand branch of Clear Creek, tributary to South Platte River. (Blackhawk)

Elk; creek in La Plata County, a left-hand branch of Junction Creek, tributary to Animas River. (Durango)

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

Elk; creek in Park and Jefferson counties, a left-hand branch of North Fork South Platte River. (Platte Canyon)

Elk; creek in Rio Blanco County, a left-hand branch of White River; discharge near Trull, May 2 to October 31, 1904, 293,600 acre-feet.

Elk; creek in San Juan County, a left-hand branch of Animas River. (Needle Mountains)

Elk; mountain in Grand County; altitude, 11,494 feet.

Elk; mountain on boundary between Eagle and Summit counties; altitude, 12,718 feet, (Leadville)

Elk; irregular group of mountains west of Sawatch Range, between Grand and Gunnison rivers; many of its peaks exceed 13,000 feet, and a few exceed 14,000 feet. The range is in part composed of sandstone and eruptive rocks.

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

Elk Basin; valley in Gunnison County. (Anthracite)

Elk Creek; station in Jefferson County on Colorado Midland Railway.

Elk Creek; station on Colorado and Southern Railway; altitude, 6,536 feet.

Elk Head; creek in Routt County, a right-hand branch of Bear River.

Elk Head; mountains in Routt County.

Elkhorn; creek in Routt and Rio Blanco counties, a left-hand branch of Mill Creek, tributary to Yampa River.

Elkhorn; gulch in Gilpin County, tributary to North Clear Creek. (Blackhawk)

Elkhorn; post village in Larimer County.

Elko; station in Saguache County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 8,278 feet.

Elko; village in Gunnison County.

Elk Park; station in San Juan County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 8,868 feet. (Needle Mountains)

Elkton; post village in Teller County, on the Florence and Cripple Creek, the Colorado Midland, and the Midland Terminal railroads; altitude, 9,693 feet. (Pikes Peak)

Elkton; village in Gunnison County. (Anthracite)

Ellicott; post village in El Paso County.

Elliott; mountain in San Juan Mountains, Dolores County; altitude, 12,337 feet. (Rico)

Ellis; mountain in San Juan Mountains, Dolores County; altitude, 12,516 feet

Elmoro; post village in Las Animas County, on the Denver and Rio Grande, and the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe railroads; altitude, 5,84 1 feet. (Elmoro)

El Paso County in the east-central part of the State; bounded on the north by Douglas and Elbert counties, on the east by Elbert and Lincoln counties, on the south by Pueblo County, and on the west by Tellerand Fremont counties. The surface consists of rolling plains, traversed by railroads in the western part, but the eastern part is sparsely settled. The area is 2,134 square miles, of which 4 per cent, or 62,408 acres, were under cultivation in 1900. The population in 1900 was 31,602, and of Colorado Springs, the county seat, 21,085. In 1900 the average magnetic declination was 13° 20' east. The mean annual rainfall is about 15 inches, and the mean annual temperature 45° to 50°.

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

El Paso; town in El Paso County.

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

Elsmere; town in El Paso County on Chicago, Lock Island, and Pacific Railway; altitude, 6,410 feet.

Elston; mountain in Dolores County.

Elwood; village in Rio Grande County; altitude, 11,654 feet.

Elyria; village in Denver County; population in 1900, 1,384. Railroad name, Pullman.

Emancipation; hill in Boulder County; altitude, 7,346 feet. (Boulder)

Embargo; creek in Rio Grande County, a left-hand branch of Rio Grande.

Embargo; post village in Saguache County.

Emerald; lake in La Plata County; altitude, 11,270 feet. (Needle Mountains)

Emerson; village in Phillips County.

Emerson, Mount; in San Juan Mountains, La Plata County; altitude, 13,147 feet. (Needle Mountains)

Emery; peak in San Juan County. (Silverton)

Emery; village in La Plata County. (Durango)

Emma; post village in Pitkin County; altitude, 6,600 feet.

Emmons, Mount; in Elk Mountains, Gunnison County; altitude, 12,414 feet. (Anthracite)

Empire; gulch in Lake County, tributary to Arkansas River. (Leadville)

Empire; hill in Lake County. (Leadville)

Empire; post village in Clear Creek County on Colorado and Southern Railway; altitude, 8,260 feet.

Empire; town in Teller County on Florence and Cripple Creek Railroad; population in 1900, 276.

Endlich; mesa in La Plata County, (Needle Mountains)

Engelmann; canyon of Ruxton Creek, above Manitou, El Paso County, tributary to Fountain Creek. (Colorado Springs)

Engineer; mountain in San Juan Mountains on boundary between Ouray, Hinsdale, and San Juan counties; altitude, 13,190 feet. (Silverton)

Engineer; mountain in San Juan Mountains, San Juan County; altitude, 12,962 feet. (Engineer Mountain)

Engle; post village in Las Animas County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 6,531 feet. Railroad name, Engleville.

Engleville Junction; station in Las Animas County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 5,868 feet.

Englewood; post village in Arapahoe County.

English; spring in Pueblo County. (Apishapa)

English; station in Fremont County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad.

English Gulch; station in Lake County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad.

Enos; village in Las Animas County.

Enterprise; station in Dolores County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 9,223 feet.

Eolus, Mount; in San Juan Mountains, La Plata County; altitude, 14,079 feet. (Needle Mountains)

Erdman; lake in Pueblo County. (Nepesta)

Erie; lake in Boulder County, (Niwot)

Erie; post town in Weld County, on the Burlington and Missouri River and the Union Pacific railroads; population in 1900, 697; altitude, 5,029 feet. (Niwot)

Escalante; river in Montrose and Mesa counties, a left-hand branch of Gunnison River.

Escalante; hill in Routt County.

Escalante; hills in Rio Blanco County.

Escalante; station in Delta County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 4,835 feet.

Escalante; village in Routt County.

Espinoza; post village in Conejos County.

Estabrook; post village in Park County on Colorado and Southern Railway; altitude, 7,558 feet. (Platte Canyon)

Estes Cone; summit in Larimer County; altitude, 10,705 feet.

Estes Park; mountain valley with an altitude of 7,000 feet, near the north base of Longs Peak.

Estes Park; post village in Larimer County; altitude, 6,810 feet.

Ethel; creek in Clear Creek County, a left-hand branch of Vance Creek, tributary to South Platte River. (Georgetown)

Ethel; peak in Larimer County; altitude, 11,976 feet.

Euclid, gulch in La Plata County, tributary to La Plata River. (La Plata)

Eula; village in Routt County.

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

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

Eureka; hill in Cheyenne County. (Kit Carson)

Eureka; mountain in San Juan County, (Silverton)

Eureka; post village in San Juan County on Silverton Northern Railroad; population in 1900, 39. (Silverton)

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

Evans; post village in Weld County on Union Pacific Railroad; altitude, 4,652 feet. (Greeley)

Evans; town in Lake County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; population in 1900, 400; altitude, 10,043 feet.

Evans Basin; valley in Gunnison County. (Anthracite)

Evans, Mount; in Clear Creek County; altitude, 14,321 feet. (Georgetown)

Evans, Mount; in Park Range, Park County; altitude, 13,590 feet. (Leadville)

Everett; village in Lake County. (Leadville

Evergreen; lakes in Lake County. (Leadville)

Evergreen; post village in Jefferson County.

Eversman; station in Boulder County on Burlington and Missouri River Railroad; altitude, 5,204 feet.

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

Expectation; mountain in San Juan Mountains, Dolores County; altitude, 12,065 feet. (Rico)

Express; creek in Pitkin County, a right-hand branch of Castle Creek, tributary to Roaring Fork. (Aspen)

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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