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Colorado Gazetteer Fair Grounds ~ Full Moon Gulch

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.

Fair Grounds; town in Las Animas County.

Fairmount; post village in Otero County.

Fairplay; county seat of Park County on Colorado and Southern Railway; population in 1900, 319; altitude, 9,890 feet.

Fairview; gulch in San Juan County, tributary to Cement Creek. (Silverton)

Fairview; mountain in Gunnison County.

Fairview; peak in Boulder County; altitude, 8,561 feet. (Boulder)

Fairview; station in El Paso County on Colorado Springs and Cripple Creek District Railway; altitude, 7,913 feet.

Fairview; station in Montrose County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 6,157 feet.

Falcon; post village in El Paso County, on the Colorado and Southern and the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific railways; altitude, 6,833 feet. (Colorado Springs)

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

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

Fall; river in Clear Creek County, a left-hand branch of Clear Creek. (Idaho Springs Special)

Fall; river in Larimer County, a left-hand branch of Thompson Creek.

Fall Creek; station in San Miguel County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad, altitude, 7,474 feet.

Fall River; station in Clear Creek County on Colorado and Southern Railway; altitude, 7,679 feet,

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

Fall; river in Clear Creek County, a left-hand branch of Clear Creek. (Idaho Springs)

Fall; river in Larimer County, a left-hand branch of Thompson Creek.

Fall Creek; station in San Miguel County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad, altitude, 7,474 feet.

Fall River; station in Clear Creek County on Colorado and Southern Railway; altitude, 7,679 feet,

Falls; creek in La Plata County, tributary to Animas River. (Durango)

Farmers; station in Garfield County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad,

Farmers Spur; village in Weld County on Colorado and Southern Railway Greeley.

Farnham Spur; town in Summit County on Colorado and Southern Railway; altitude, 11,246 feet,

Farnum, summit in Park County; altitude, 11,400 feet,

Fassbinder; gulch in La Plata County, tributary to Flagler Fork Durango.

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

Felch; creek in Fremont County, a left-hand branch of Oil Creek, tributary to Arkansas River, (Pikes Peak)

Fergus; station in Kiowa County on Missouri Pacific Railway; altitude, 4,340 feet. (Lamar)

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

Fernleaf; station in Fremont County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 6,297 feet,

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

Finger; mesa on the north of Rio Grande, with a maximum altitude of 12,000 feet, sloping westward to Antelope Park,

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

First View; station in Cheyenne County on Union Pacific Railroad; altitude, 4,588 feet. (Kit Carson)

Fish; creek in Dolores County, a right-hand branch of West Dolores River, tributary to Dolores River. (Rico)

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

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

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

Fish; creek in Park County, a left-hand branch of Twin Creek, inlet of Lake George. (Pikes Peak)

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

Fisher; peak near Trinidad, Las Animas County; altitude, 9,586 feet. (Elmoro)

Fisher; post village in Pueblo County.

Fisher; station in Chaffee County on Colorado and Southern Railway; altitude, 9,257 feet.

Fishers; creek in Montezuma County, a right-hand branch of Aztec Spring Creek, tributary to Rio Mancos.

Fishers Mill; station in San Juan County on Silverton, Gladstone and Northerly Railroad.

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

Flagler; post village in Kit Carson County, on Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway; altitude, 4,924 feet.

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

Flattop; summit in Dolores County; altitude, 12,096 feet. (Engineer Mountain)

Fleming; station in Denver County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad.

Fleming; post village in Logan County on Burlington and Missouri River Railroad; altitude, 4,235 feet.

Fletcher; mountain in Summit County. (Leadville)

Fletcher; town in Arapahoe County; population in 1900, 202.

Flirtation; peak in Clear Creek County; altitude, 8,278 feet. (Georgetown)

Flora; peak in Front Range; altitude, 12,878 feet.

Flora; village in Sedgwick County.

Florence; city in Fremont County, on the Denver and Rio Grande, the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe, and the Florence and Cripple Creek District railways; population in 1900, 3,728; altitude, 5,187 feet. (Canyon City)

Florence and Cripple Creek Railroad; line connecting Florence and Cripple Creek, a distance of 40 miles.

Floresta; post village in Gunnison County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 9,850 feet. Railroad name, Ruby.

Floresta Junction; station in Gunnison County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 8,883 feet.

Florida; mountain in San Juan Mountains, La Plata County; altitude, 13,076 feet. (Needle Mountains)

Florida; river in La Plata County, a left-hand branch of Rio Grande. (Needle Mountains, Durango)

Florida; station in La Plata County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 6, 705 feet.

Florida Mesa; station in La Plata County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad. (Durango)

Florissant; post village in Teller County on Colorado Midland Railway; population in 1900, 131; altitude, 8, 178 feet. (Pikes Peak)

Flour Mill; station in Garfield County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad.

Floyd Hill; station in Clear Creek County on Colorado and Southern Railway; altitude, 7,216 feet. (Blackhawk)

Fly by Night; gulch in La Plata County, tributary to La Plata River. (La Plata)

Foin; gulch in La Plata County, tributary to Junction Creek. (Durango)

Fondis; post village in Elbert County.

Foot Log-; station in San Miguel County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad.

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

Forbes Junction; station in Las Animas County on Colorado and Southern Railway; altitude, 6,193 feet. (Spanish Peaks)

Forder; post village in Lincoln County.

Forks; village in Larimer County.

Forks Creek; post village in Jefferson County on Colorado and Southern Railway; altitude, 6,893 feet. (Blackhawk)

Formby; town in Dolores County.

Formby; town in Montezuma County.

Fort Collins; county seat of Larimer County on Colorado and Southern Railway; population in 1900, 3,053; altitude, 4,984 feet.

Fort Garland; post village in Costilla County; altitude, 7,993 feet.

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

Fortification; village in Routt County.

Fort Lewis; station in La Plata County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 8,870 feet.

Fort Logan; post village in Arapahoe County on the Colorado and Southern and the Denver and Rio Grande railroads. (Denver)

Fort Morgan; post town and county seat of Morgan County, on the Burlington and Missouri River and the Union Pacific railroads; population in 1900, 634; altitude, 4,338 feet.

Fort Pagosa; springs in Archuleta County.

Fossil; creek in Larimer and Weld counties, right-hand branch of Cache la Poudre River, tributary to South Platte River. (Greeley)

Fossil; peak in Gunnison County.

Fossil Creek; station in Larimer County on Colorado and Southern Railway; altitude, 5,110 feet.

Fossil; ridge, west of Sawatch Range, between Gunnison River and Tomichi Creek. The summits slightly exceed 12,000 feet.

Fountain; creek in Pueblo County, a left-hand branch of Arkansas River. (Pueblo, Colorado Springs)

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

Fountain; post village in El Paso County, on the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific, the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe, the Colorado and Southern, and the Denver and Rio Grande railroads; altitude, 5,563 feet. (Colorado Springs)

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

Fourmile; creek in Routt County, a left-hand branch of Little Snake River.

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

Fourmile; village in Routt County.

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

Fourth, of July; creek in Gunnison County, a right-hand branch of Lake Fork Gunnison River. (Lake City)

Fowler; mesa in Las Animas County; altitude, 6,075 feet. (Mount Carrizo)

Fowler; post village in Otero County on Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway; altitude, 4,330 feet, (Nepesta)

Fox; creek in Eagle County, a right-hand branch of Turkey Creek, tributary to Arkansas River.

Fox; post village in Yuma County.

Franceville Junction; station in El Paso County on Colorado and Southern Railway; altitude, 5,862 feet. (Colorado Springs)

Francisco; station in Huerfano County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 7,468 feet.

Franklin; station in Las Animas County on Colorado and Southern Railway; altitude, 6, 272 feet.

Franklin Junction; station in La Plata County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 6,788 feet.

Frank Prince; lake in Boulder County. (Niwot)

Frank Spur; station on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 7,208 feet.

Franktown; post village in Douglas County Castle Rock. Fraser; post village in Grand County.

Frazer; river in Grand County, a right-hand branch of Grand River.

Fred Rohr; gulch in Pueblo County, tributary to Arkansas River. (Pueblo)

Fredonia; village in Bent County.

Freedom; post village in Conejos County.

Freeland; post village in Clear Creek County; altitude, 8,014 feet. (Georgetown)

Freeman; peak in Jefferson County; altitude, 11,627 feet. (Platte Canyon)

Freemans Spur; station in Eagle County on Colorado Midland Railway.

Freezeout; creek in Las Animas County, aright-hand branch of Two Butte Creek, tributary to Arkansas River. (Mount Carrizo)

Fremont County in the south -central part of the State; bounded on the north by Park and Teller counties, on the east by El Paso and Pueblo counties, on the south by Custer and Saguache counties, and on the west by Chaffee County; it is traversed through the center by Arkansas River, most of the way in a deep canyon. The surface consists of an alternation of spurs and valleys sloping toward the river. The eastern part contains much plains country. The area is 1,478 square miles, of which 2 per cent, or 20,512 acres, were under cultivation in 1900. The population in 1900 was 15,636; and of Canyon, the county seat, 3,775. In 1900 the average magnetic declination was 13° 10' east. The mean annual rainfall is about 12 inches, and the mean annual temperature 40° to 45°.

Fremont; pass in Lake County. (Leadville)

Fremont; peak in Fremont County. (Canyon City)

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

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

Fremont Orchard; village in Morgan County.

Fremont Pass; station on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 11,320 feet.

Fremonts; butte in Washington County.

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

French; gulch in Summit County, tributary to Blue River. (Leadville)

French Gulch; station in Lake County on Colorado and Southern Railway.

Freshwater; town in Park County on Colorado Midland Railway; population in 1900, 77; altitude, 8,557 feet. Post office, Howbert.

Friend; village in Arapahoe County.

Frijole; creek in Las Animas County, a right-hand branch of Purgatory River, tributary to Arkansas River. (Elmoro)

Frio; canyon in Las Animas County, tributary to Apishapa River. (Spanish Peaks)

Frisco; post village in Summit County, on the Denver and Rio Grande and the Colorado and Southern railways; altitude, 9,071 feet.

Front Range; easternmost range of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, extending southward from the north boundary of the State nearly to the Arkansas River; it includes many peaks exceeding 14,000 feet in altitude. On the east it rises by long spurs from the plains.

Frost; village in Arapahoe County.

Frosts; station in Montrose County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad.

Fruita; post town in Mesa County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; population in 1900, 126; altitude, 4,500 feet.

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

Fryer; hill in Lake County. (Leadville)

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

Fuego; station in Pueblo County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad.

Fulford; post village in Eagle County, duller; peak in San Juan Mountains, on boundary between San Miguel and San Juan counties. (Telluride)

Full Moon; gulch in Ouray County, tributary to Red Mountain Creek. (Silverton)

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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