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Colorado Gazetteer Jack Canyon ~ Justice Hill

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.

Jack; canyon in Otero County tributary to Purgatory River.

Jack; creek in Larimer County, a right-hand branch of Illinois Creek, tributary to North Platte River.

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

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

Jacks Cabin; station in Gunnison County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 8,298 feet.

Jackson; butte in Montezuma County; altitude, 5,326 feet.

Jackson; creek in Douglas County, a left-hand branch of Plum Creek, tributary to South Platte River. (Platte Canyon)

Jackson; mountain in Eagle County.

Jackson; ridge in Montezuma County. (La Plata)

Jackson: village in Gunnison County; altitude, 9,036 feet. (Ouray.)

Jacona; station on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 6,270 feet.

Jacque; creek in Summit County, a left-hand branch of Tenmile Creek, tributary to Snake River. (Leadville)

Jacque; gulch in Summit County, tributary to West Fork Tenmile River. (Tenmile District Special)

Jacque; peak in Summit County; altitude, 13,215 feet. (Leadville)

Jacque; ridge in Summit County. (Tenmile District Special)

Jagged; mountain in San Juan Mountains, San Juan County; altitude, 13,829 feet. (Needle Mountains)

James; peak in Front Range, on boundary between Gilpin, Grand, and Clear Creek counties; altitude, 13,283 feet.

Jamestown; village in Boulder County; population in 1900, 164; altitude, 6,920 feet Boulder.

Janeway; village in Pitkin County on Crystal River Railroad; altitude, 6,697 feet,

Jansen; station in Las Animas County on Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway; altitude, 6,166 feet.

Jarosa; canyon in Las Animas County, through which flows a left-hand branch of Apishapa River Spanish Peaks.

Jarre; creek in Douglas County, a left-hand branch of Plum Creek, tributary to South Platte River Platte Canyon.

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

Jasper; village in Rio Grande County.

Jay; creek in Delta County, a right-hand branch of North Fork Gunnison River.

Jay; village in Ouray County.

Jefferson County in the central part of the State; bounded on the north by Boulder County, on the east by Adams, Arapahoe, and Douglas counties, on the south by Douglas and Park counties, and on the west by Park, Clear Creek, and Gilpin counties. It lies mostly in the foothills of Front Range, including in the northeast a small area of high rolling plain. The area is 840 square miles, of which 11 per cent, or 61,224 acres, were under cultivation in 1900. The population in 1900 was 9,306, and of Golden, the county seat, 2,152. 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°.

Jefferson; creek in Park County, a left-hand branch of Tarryall Creek.

Jefferson; post village in Park County on Colorado and Southern Railway; altitude, 9,500 feet.

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

Jenks; gulch in Boulder County, tributary to Jim Creek Boulder. Jenny Branch; in Las Animas and Bent counties, a right-hand branch of Muddy Creek, tributary to Arkansas River. (Bigbee)

Jerome; peak in Pitkin County.

Jim; creek in Boulder County, a right-hand branch of Lefthand Creek, tributary to South St. Vrain Creek. (Boulder)

Jim; creek in Saguache County, a left-hand branch of Saguache River.

Jimmy; creek, in Larimer County, a right-hand branch of Laramie River.

Jimmy Camp; creek in El Paso County, a left-hand branch of Fountain Creek, tributary to Arkansas River. (Colorado Spring)

Jimmy Camp; station in El Paso County on a spur of Colorado and Southern Railway. (Colorado Spring)

Jimtown; village in Mineral County.

John; lake in Larimer County.

Johnny Bull; creek in Dolores County, a left-hand branch of Dolores River. (Rico)

Johnny Bull; mountain in San Juan Mountains, Dolores County; altitude, 12,018 feet, (Rico)

Johnson; creek in La Plata County, a left-hand branch of Florida River. (Needle Mountains)

Johnson; ford across Uncompahgre River; altitude, 5,702 feet.

Johnson; station in El Paso County on Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway; altitude, 6,169 feet.

Johnson; town in Jefferson County.

Johnsons; station in Summit County on Colorado and Southern Railway.

Johnstown; post village in Weld County.

Tones; mountain on boundary between Hinsdale and San Juan counties; altitude, 13,851 feet. (Silverton)

Jones; pass in Front Range, between Clear Creek and Grand counties.

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

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

Juanita; post village in Archuleta County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 6,329 feet.

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

Julesburg; post town and county seat of Sedgwick County on Union Pacific Railroad; population in 1900, 371; altitude, 3,468 feet.

Julien; station in Logan County on Burlington and Missouri River Railroad.

Jumping; creek in Eagle County, a right-hand branch of Weary Mans Creek, tributary to Eagle River.

Junction; butte in Grand County; altitude, 8,266 feet.

Junction; creek in La Plata County, a right-hand branch of Animas River. (Durango)

Junction; mountain in Routt County; altitude, 7,868 feet.

Junction; plateau in Routt County.

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

Jupiter; peak in San Juan Mountains, La Plata County; altitude, 13,830 feet. (Needle Mountains)

Justice; hill in Gilpin County; altitude, 8,722 feet Blackhawk.

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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