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Colorado Gazetteer La Boca Station ~ Lay

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.

La Boca; station in La Plata County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 6,165 feet.

Lacy; station in Garfield County on Colorado Midland Railway.

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

Ladder; creek in Cheyenne County, a right-hand branch of Smoky Hill River. (Cheyenne Wells)

Ladore; post village in Routt County.

Lafayette: post town in Boulder County, on the Colorado and Southern and the Burlington and Missouri River railroad; population in 1900, 970; altitude, 5,094 feet. (Denver)

La Garita: creek in Saguache County, flowing into a sink.

La Garita; hills in San Juan Mountains, rising from the western edge of San Luis Valley, just north of Rio Grande.

La Garita; post village in Saguache County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 7,551 feet.

Laird; post village in Yuma County on Burlington and Missouri River Railroad; altitude, 3,404 feet.

La Jara; creek, aright-hand branch of Rio Grande.

La Jara; post town in Conejos County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; population in 1900, 208; altitude, 7,597 feet.

La Junta; county seat of Otero County on Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway; population in 1900, 2,513; altitude, 4,052 feet. (Timpas)

La Junta; peak in San Miguel County. (Telluride)

La Junta Basin; valley in San Miguel County. (Telluride)

Lake County near the center of the State; bounded on the north by Eagle and Summit counties, on the east by Park County, on the south by Chaffee County, and on the west by Pitkin County. It includes the upper valley of Arkansas River, and extends from the summit of Park Range to that of Sawatch Range. The area is 393 square miles, of which 3 per cent, or 7,636 acres, were under cultivation in 1900. The population in 1900 was 18,054; and of Leadville, the county seat, 12,455. In 1900 the magnetic .declination was 14° 20' east. The mean annual rainfall is about 14 inches, and the mean annual temperature 40° to 45°.

Lake; creek in Lake County, inlet to Twin Lakes. (Leadville)

Lake; gulch in Gilpin County, tributary to North Clear Creek. Central City Special. Lake; mesa in Boulder County. (Denver)

Lake; station in Lincoln County on Union Pacific Railroad; altitude, 5,299 feet.

Lake City; post town and county seat of Hinsdale County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; population in 1900, 700; altitude, 8,675 feet. (Lake City)

Lake City; village in Pitkin County.

Lake Creek; pass between Lake and Gunnison counties: altitude, 12,226 feet.

Lake Fork; in Gilpin County, a left-hand branch of North Clear Creek, tributary to Clear Creek. (Blackhawk)

Lake Fork; in Lake County, a right-hand branch of Arkansas River, heading in North and South forks. (Leadville)

Lake Fork; in Park County, a left-hand branch of East Geneva Creek, tributary to South Platte River. (Georgetown)

Lake Fork; mountains in Hinsdale County; altitude, 13,722 feet.

Lake Fork; station in Lake County on Colorado Midland Railway.

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

Lake Fork San Miguel; river in San Miguel County, a left-hand branch of San Miguel River. (Telluride)

Lake Georg-e; station in Park County on Colorado Midland Railway; altitude, 7,963 feet Pikes Peak.

Lake Hughes; town in Ouray County.

Lake Junction; station in Gunnison County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude 7,225 feet.

Lake Junction; station in Boulder County on Colorado and Southern Railway,

Lake Shore; village in Hinsdale County; altitude, 9, 158 feet. (San Cristobal)

Lakewood; station in Jefferson County on Denver, Lakewood and Golden Railroad.

Lamar; town and county seat of Prowers County on Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway; population in 1900, 987; altitude, 3,610 feet. (Lamar)

Lamartine; village in Clear Creek County; altitude, 10,620 feet. (Georgetown)

Lumb; post village in Jefferson County.

Lumb; mountain in Park County. (Leadville)

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

Lamborn, Mount; in Elk Mountains, Montrose County; altitude, 11,337 feet.

Lanark; village in Saguache County.

Landsend; peak in Elk Mountains, Montrose County; altitude, 10,634 feet.

Landslide; mountain in Grand County.

Landslip; mountain in Dolores County Rico.

Landsman; hill in Cheyenne County; altitude, 4,642 feet. (Kit Carson)

Landsman; post village in Yuma County.

Langdell; station in Boulder County on Colorado and Northwestern Railroad.

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

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

Lansing; post village in Yuma County.

Lapis; station in Chaffee County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad.

La Plata County in the southwestern part of the State; bounded on the north by San Juan County, on the east by Hinsdale and Archuleta counties, on the south by New Mexico, and on the west by Montezuma County. The northern part of the county is mountainous, consisting of a part of San Juan Mountains. The remainder is made up of long spurs from these mountains extending southward. The area is 1,848 square miles, of which 1 per cent, or 14,491 acres, were under cultivation in 11)00. The population in 1900 was 7,016; and of Durango, the county scat, 3,317. In 1900 the average magnetic declination was 13° 30 east. The mean annual rainfall is about 16 inches, and the mean annual temperature 50° to 55°.

La Plata; mountains funning the southwestern part of San Juan Mountains, in the southwestern part of the State. (La Plata)

La Plata; peak in Sawatch Range, Chaffee County; altitude, 14,342 feet. (Leadville)

La Plata; post village in La Plata County. (La Plata)

La Plata; river in Colorado and New Mexico, a branch of San Juan River, heading in La Plata Mountains, and flowing southward to its mouth near Farmington, New Mexico. (La Plata)

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

La Porte; post village in Larimer County; altitude, 5,069 feet.

Laramie; lake in Larimer County.

Laramie; river in Larimer County, a right-hand branch of North Platte River, heading in Front Range and flowing north and then northeast into Wyoming.

Larimer County in the extreme northern part of the State; bounded on the north by Wyoming, on the east by Weld County, on the south by Grand and Boulder counties, and on the west by the summit of Park Range. The eastern part consists of rolling plains, while the central part is traversed by Front and Medicine Bow ranges. The western portion comprises North Park, an elevated tract of rolling plain. The area is 4,337 square miles, of which 7 per cent, or 1 80,353 acres, were under cultivation in 1900. The population in 1900 was 12,168; and of Fort Collins, the county seat, 3,053. In 1900 the average magnetic declination was 13° 25' east. The mean annual rainfall is about 16 inches, and the mean annual temperature 40° to 45°.

Larimer; station in Pueblo County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 5,780 feet.

Larkspur; butte in Douglas County. (Castle Rock)

Larkspur; station in Douglas County, on the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe and the Denver and Rio Grande railroads; altitude, 6,657 feet. (Castle Rock)

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

Lasalle; post village in Weld County on Union Pacific Railroad; altitude, 4,676 feet. (Greeley)

Las Animas County in the southern part of the State; bounded on the north by Pueblo, Otero, and Bent counties, on the east by Baca County, on the south by New Mexico, and on the west by Huerfano and Costilla counties. Its surface consists of rolling plains sparsely settled in the western part, but more thickly populated in the eastern portion, where the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe, the Colorado and Southern, and the Denver and Rio Grande railroads have promoted development. The area is 4,802 square miles, of which 1 per cent, or 38,441 acres, were under cultivation in 1900. The population in 1900 was 21,842; and of Trinidad, the county seat, 5,345. In 1900 the average magnetic declination was 12° 007 east. The mean annual rainfall is about 15 inches, and the mean annual temperature 50° to 55°.

Las Animas; post town and county seat of Bent County on Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway; population in 1900, 1,192; altitude, 3,884 feet. (Las Animas)

Las Animas; river in Las Animas County, a left-hand branch of Purgatory River.

Las Animas; post village in Conejos County.

Las Pinos; creek in Rio Grande County, a right-hand branch of Rio Grande.

Last Chip Junction; station on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 10,301 feet.

Last Dollar; station in Teller County, on the Colorado Springs and Cripple Creek District and the Florence and Cripple Creek railroads,

Last Resort; creek in Jefferson County, a left-hand branch of North Fork South Platte River Platte Canyon.

Laurium; village in Summit County,

LaValley; post village in Costilla County.

Lavender; post village in Dolores County.

Laveta; pass on boundary between Costilla and Huerfano counties.

Laveta; peak in Sangre de Cristo Range, Huerfano County; altitude, 11,000 feet. (Huerfano Park)

Laveta; post town in Huerfano County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; population in 1900, 254; altitude, 7,012 feet.

Laveta Pass; post village in Costilla County.

Lawrence; town in Teller County; population in 1900, 299. (Pikes Peak)

Lawson; post village in Clear Creek County on Colorado and Southern Railway; altitude, 8,126 feet.

Lay; creek in Routt County, a right-hand branch of Yampa River.

Lay; post village in Routt County; altitude, 6,200 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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