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Colorado Gazetteer Laya Station ~ Lytle

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.

Laya; station in Conejos County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 8,468 feet.

Leadville County seat of Lake County, on the Denver and Rio Grande, the Colorado and Southern, and the Colorado Midland railways; an important mining and smelting center; population in 1900, 12,455; altitude, 10,190 feet Leadville. Leadville Forest Reserve; area 1,906 square miles. Leadville Junction; station in Lake County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 9,747 feet.

Leal; post village in Grand County.

Leander; station in El Paso County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad.

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

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

Leavenworth; gulch in La Plata County, tributary to Flagler Fork. (Durango)

Leavenworth; mountain in Clear Creek County; altitude, 1.0,390 feet. (Georgetown)

Leavick; station in Park County on Colorado and Southern Railway.

Leeds; station in Pueblo County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 4,728 feet.

Lee Hill; village in Boulder County; altitude, 7,518 feet Boulder.

Lees; village in Pueblo County.

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

Lehman; post town in Grand County.

Lena Basin; valley in San Miguel County Telluride.

Lenado; post village in Pitkin County.

Lenore; lake in Ouray County Ouray.

Lenox; creek in Mesa County, a right-hand branch of Plateau River.

Leon; peak on plateau in Mesa County; altitude, 10,954 feet.

Leon; station in Garfield County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 6,427 feet.

Leon Park; valley in Mesa County.

Leonard; post village in San Miguel County.

Leopard Creek; station in San Miguel County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 8,598 feet.

Leroux; creek in Delta County, aright-hand branch, of Gunnison River.

Le Roy; post village in Logan County; altitude, 4,380 feet.

Leshers; station on Colorado and Southern Railway; altitude, 5,333 feet.

Leslie; gulch in San Miguel County, tributary to East Dolores River. (Telluride)

Leslie; village in Washington County.

Leviathan; peak in San Juan Mountains, San Juan County; altitude, 13,528 feet. (Needle Mountains)

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

Lewis; creek in Logan County, a left-hand branch of South Platte River.

Lewis; mountain in La Plata County. (La Plata)

Leyden; gulch in Jefferson County, tributary to Ralston Creek. (Denver)

Liberty; post village in Saguache County. Railroad name, Cottonwood.

Liberty Hall; village in Weld County. (Niwot)

Lida Junction; station in Lake County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 11,102 feet.

Lidderdale; station in Jefferson County on Colorado Midland Railway; altitude, 8,071 feet.

Lightner; creek in la Plata County, a right-hand branch of Animas River, originating in South Fork. (La Plata, Durango)

Lilie; mountain in Front Range, Larimer County; altitude, 11,433 feet.

Lillie; lake in La Plata County. (Needle Mountains)

Lillie; station in Teller County on Florence and Cripple Creek Railroad; altitude, 10,218 feet,

Lillie Junction; station on Golden Circle Railroad; altitude, 10,244 feet.

Lilly; gulch in Jefferson County, tributary to South Platte River. (Denver)

Lily; post village in Routt County.

Lilys Park; valley in Routt County, north of Yampa River and east of Snake River.

Lime; creek in San Juan and La Plata counties, a right-hand branch of Animas River. (Needle Mountains)

Lime; creek in Eagle and Pitkin counties, a right-hand branch of Frying Pan Creek, tributary to Roaring Fork.

Lime; mesa in La Plata County. (Needle Mountains)

Lime; post town in Pueblo County. Railroad name, Sonora.

Lime; station in San Miguel County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad.

Lime Creek; station in Pitkin County on Colorado Midland Railway; altitude, 8,060 feet,

Limestone; butte in Logan County.

Limestone; canyon in Garfield County, tributary to South Fork White River.

Limestone; creek in Bent County, a left-hand branch of Arkansas River. (Lamar)

Limon; post village in Lincoln County, on the Union Pacific, and the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific railways; altitude, 5,360 feet. (Limon)

Lincoln County in the eastern part of the State; bounded on the north by Washington County, on the east by Kit Carson, Cheyenne, and Kiowa counties, on the south by Kiowa and Otero counties, and on the west by Elbert and El Paso counties. It consists of rolling plains, and is traversed by the Union Pacific and the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific railroads. The area of the county is 2,553 square miles, of which one-half of 1 per cent, or 8,195 acres, were under cultivation in 1900. The population in 1900 was 926; and of Hugo, the county seat, 120. In 1900 the average magnetic declination was 12° 45' east. The mean annual rainfall is about 16 inches, and the mean annual temperature 50° to 55°.

Lincoln; lake in Clear Creek County; altitude, 11,860 feet. (Georgetown)

Lincoln, Mount; in Park Range, on boundary between Summit and Park counties; altitude, 14,297 feet. (Leadville)

Lindon; post village in Washington County.

Linton; station in Saguache County, on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad.

Little Bear; creek in Clear Creek County, a right-hand branch of Clear Creek. (Georgetown)

Little Bear; creek in Routt County, a left-hand branch of Fortification Creek, tributary to Bear River.

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

Little Blue; creek in Gunnison County, a left-hand branch of Gunnison River. (Lake City)

Little Book; cliffs in Garfield and Rio Blanco counties.

Little Buttes; station in El Paso County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 5,345 feet. (Colorado Springs)

Little Cimarron; creek in Gunnison County, a left-hand branch of Gunnison River. (Lake City)

Little Cottonwood; creek in Freemont County, a right-hand branch of Arkansas River.

Little Cottonwood; creek in Montrose County, a right-hand branch of San Miguel River.

Little Crow; creek in Weld County, a right-hand branch of Crow Creek, tributary to South Platte River.

Littledale; station in Park County on Colorado Midland Railway. (Pikes Peak)

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

Little Dolores; creek in Mesa County, a left-hand branch of Grand River.

Little Dry; creek in Arapahoe County, a right-hand branch of South Platte River. (Denver)

Little Elk; creek in Gunnison and Hinsdale counties, a left-hand branch of Elk Creek, tributary to Lake Fork Gunnison River. (Lake City)

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

Little Fountain; creek in El Paso County, a right-hand branch of Fountain Creek, tributary to Arkansas River. (Colorado Springs)

Little Giant; mountain in San Juan County. (Silverton)

Little Giant Basin; valley in San Juan County. (Silverton)

Little Grizzly; creek in Larimer County, a left-hand branch of North Platte River.

Little Horse; creek in Lincoln County, a left-hand branch of Horse Creek, tributary to Arkansas River. (Sanborn)

Little Idaho; creek in Weld County, a right-hand branch of St. Vrain Creek, tributary to South Platte River. (Greeley)

Little Jim; creek in Boulder County, a left-hand branch of Jim Creek, tributary to Lefthand Creek. (Boulder)

Little Lone Cone; summit in San Miguel County; altitude, 12,001 feet.

Little Pisgah; peak in Teller County; altitude, 9,822 feet. (Pikes Peak)

Little Sacramento; gulch in Park County, tributary to South Platte River. (Leadville)

Little Scraggy; peak in Jefferson County; altitude, 9,640 feet. (Platte Canyon)

Little Sheep; mountain in Huerfano County; altitude, 9,600 feet. (Huerfano Park)

Little Silver Basin; valley in Gunnison County. (Anthracite)

Little Snake; river in Routt County, a right-hand branch of Yampa River.

Little Texas; creek in Fremont County, a left-hand branch of Texas Creek, tributary to Arkansas River.

Little Thompson; creek in Weld County, aright-hand branch of Thompson Creek, tributary to South Platte River, heading in South Branch, (Greeley)

Littleton; post town and county seat of Arapahoe County on Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway; population in 1900, 738; altitude, 5,358 feet.

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

Little Ute; creek in Costilla County, a right-hand branch of Ute Creek, tributary to Trinchera River. (Huerfano Park)

Little West; creek in Teller County, a left-hand branch of West Creek, tributary to South Platte River. (Platte Canyon)

Little Winnie, station on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 11,168 feet.

Livermore; post village in Larimer County.

Livesey; station in Pueblo County on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe and the Denver and Rio Grande railroads; altitude, 4,783 feet.

Living Spring; village in Adams County.

Lizard Head; summit in San Juan Mountains, San Miguel County; altitude, 13,156 feet. (Telluride)

Lizard Head; station in San Miguel County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 10,238 feet.

Lobatos; post town in Conejos County.

Lockett; post village in Saguache County.

Loco; post town in Kit Carson County,

Lodge; lake in Pueblo County. (Nepesta)

Lodi; station in Morgan County, on Burlington and Missouri River Railroad.

Lodore; canyon in Routt County, through which Green River flows.

Logan County in the extreme northern part of the State; bounded on the north by Nebraska, on the cast by Sedgwick and Phillips counties, on the south by Washington County, and on the west by Weld County. It consists of rolling plains, and is traversed by South Platte River, and by the Union Pacific and the Burlington and Missouri River railroads. Its area is 1,733 square miles, of which 5 per cent, or 57,639 acres were under cultivation in 1900. The population in 1900 was 8,292; and of Sterling, the county seat, 998. In 1900 the average magnetic declination was 13° 20 east. The mean annual rainfall is about 15 inches, and the mean annual temperature 50° to 55°.

Logan; hill in Boulder County; altitude, 7,700 feet. (Boulder)

Logan; village in Arapahoe County.

Logcabin: post town in Larimer County.

Logtown; village in La Plata County. (Needle Mountains)

Lolita; station in Otero County on Missouri Pacific Railway; altitude. 4,299 feet. (Catlin)

Loma; post town in Mesa County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 4,515 feet.

Loma; town in Huerfano County.

Loma Junction; station in Huerfano County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 6,204 feet. Post-office, Walsen.

London; hill in Park County. (Leadville)

London Junction; station in Park County on Denver and Inter-Mountain Railway. (Leadville)

Lone; mesa in Dolores County.

Lone; peak in Summit County; altitude, 11,300 feet.

Lone Cone; summit in San Juan Mountains, Dolores and San Miguel counties; altitude, 12,761 feet.

Lone Dome; post village in Montezuma County.

Lone Jack; canyon in Pueblo and Huerfano counties, tributary to Mustang Creek. (Apishapa)

Lone Tree; arroyo in Otero and Las Animas counties, a right-hand branch of Timpas Creek, tributary to Arkansas River. (Timpas)

Lone Tree; creek in Weld County, a left-hand branch of South Platte River. (Greeley)

Lonetree; station in Gilpin County on Colorado and Southern Railway. (Blackhawk)

Long; canyon in Las Animas County, tributary to Purgatory River. (Spanish Peaks)

Long; gulch in Boulder County, tributary to North St. Vrain Creek. (Boulder)

Long and Derry; hill in Lake County near Leadville. (Leadville)

Long Branch; in Lincoln County, a left-hand branch of Rush Creek, tributary to Arkansas River. (Sanborn, Limon, Arroyo)

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

Long- Hungry; gulch in Teller County, tributary to Oil Creek. (Pikes Peak)

Long Junction; station on Colorado and Southern Railway; altitude, 6,194 feet.

Longmeadow; station in Park County on Colorado and Southern Railway; altitude, 8,233 feet.

Longmont; post town in Boulder County, on the Burlington and Missouri River and the Colorado and Southern railways; population in 1900, 2,201; altitude, 4,941 feet. (Niwot)

Longs; canyon in Las Animas County, tributary to Cimarron River; altitude, 8,402 feet. (Mesa de Maya)

Longs; creek in southern Colorado and New Mexico, a right-hand branch of Purgatory River.

Longs; mesa in Las Animas County, south of Mesa de Maya; altitude, 6,210 feet. (Mesa de Maya)

Longs; peak in Front Range, Boulder County; altitude, 14,271 feet.

Longs Canyon Junction; station in Las Animas County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad.

Long Scraggy; peak in Jefferson County; altitude, 8,210 feet. (Platte Canyon)

Lookout; mountain in Fremont County.

Lookout; peak in San Juan Mountains, San Miguel County; altitude, 13,674 feet. (Telluride)

Loop; station in Teller County on Florence and Cripple Creek Railroad; altitude, 9,113 feet.

Lords; station on Colorado and Southern Railway; altitude, 5,352 feet.

Lorencito; canyon in Las Animas County, tributary to Purgatory River. (Spanish Peaks)

Lorencito; station in Las Animas County on Colorado and Wyoming Railway; altitude, 6,724 feet.

Loretto; post village in Arapahoe County.

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

Los Brazos; village in Conejos County.

Los Cerritos; post village in Conejos County.

Los Pinos; creek in Saguache County, a left-hand branch of Cochetopa Creek, tributary to Tomichi Creek.

Los Pinos; station in Conejos County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 9,625 feet.

Los Pinos; village in La Plata County; altitude, 6,680 feet. Los San Jose; village in Conejos County.

Lost; canyon in Lake and Chaffee counties, tributary to Twin Lakes. (Leadville)

Lost; canyon in Montezuma County, tributary to Dolores River. (Rico)

Lost; creek in Clear Creek County, a right-hand branch of Bear Creek, tributary to South Platte River. (Georgetown)

Lost Canon; station in Montezuma County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 6,943 feet.

Lostman; gulch in Kit Carson and Arapahoe counties, tributary to South Fork Republican River.

Lost Park; creek in Park and Jefferson counties, a right-hand branch of South Platte River.

Lost Park; mountain in Park County; altitude, 11,800 feet.

Lost Park; village in Park County.

Lost Trail; creek in Hinsdale County, a left-hand branch of Rio Grande. (San Cristobal)

Lost Trail; village in Hinsdale County; altitude, 9,538 feet.

Lotus; station in Ouray County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad.

Louisville: post town in Boulder County on Colorado and Southern Railway; population in 1900, 906; altitude, 5,332 feet. (Denver)

Louisville Junction; station in Boulder County on Colorado and Southern Railway; altitude, 5,340 feet.

Love; station in Teller County on Colorado Springs and Cripple Creek District Railway; altitude, 9,690 feet.

Loveland; pass between Summit and Clear Creek counties; altitude, 11,876 feet.

Loveland; post village in Larimer County on Colorado and Southern Railway; population in 1900, 1,091; altitude, 4,986 feet.

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

Lower Beaver Park; valley in Teller County. (Pikes Peak)

Lower Muddy; butte in Grand County; altitude, 9,370 feet.

Lower Park; valley in La Plata County. (Needle Mountains)

Lowland; station in Elbert County on Union Pacific Railroad; altitude, 5,316 feet.

Lucerne, post village in Weld County on Union Pacific Railroad; altitude, 4,749 feet. (Greeley)

Ludlow; post village in Las Animas County on Colorado and Southern Railway: altitude, 6,295 feet. (Spanish Peaks)

Ludlum; village in Yuma County.

Lujane; post village in Montrose County.

Lula; village in Grand County.

Lulu; pass between Larimer and Grand counties.

Lump; gulch in Gilpin County, tributary to South Boulder Creek. (Blackhawk)

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

Luning; arroyo in Las Animas County, tributary to Purgatory River. (Elmoro)

Lupton; station in Weld County on Union Pacific Railroad; population in 1900, 214; altitude, 4,909 feet. (Greeley)

Luton; creek in Chester County, a left-hand branch of Grape Creek, tributary to Arkansas River.

Lyden; creek in Jefferson County, a left-hand branch of Ralston Creek, tributary to South Platte River.

Lykins; gulch in Boulder County. (Niwot)

Lynch. Run; in Routt County, a left-hand branch of South Fork Williams River.

Lynn; station in Las Animas County on Colorado and Southern Railway; altitude, 6,339 feet. (Spanish Peaks)

Lyons; post village in Boulder County on Burlington and Missouri River Railroad; population in 1900, 547; altitude, 5,349 feet. (Boulder)

Lytle; post village in El Paso 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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