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Colorado Gazetteer Medio Station ~ Mirage Station

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.

Medio; station in Pitkin County on Crystal River Railroad altitude, 8,688 feet.

Medlen; village in Jefferson County.

Meeker; post village and county seat of Rio Blanco County; population in 1900, 507; altitude, 6,182 feet.

Meeker; town in Garfield County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad.

Meily; village on boundary between Pitkin and Lake Counties.

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

Melvin; lake in Arapahoe County. (Denver)

Melvin; station in Arapahoe County on Colorado and Southern Railway; altitude, 5,576 feet. (Denver)

Melvina; hill in Boulder County; altitude, 9,200 feet Boulder.

Mendota; peak in San Miguel County. (Telluride)

Menefee; mountains, a short range in Montezuma County. (La Plata)

Menefee; peak in Montezuma County; altitude, 8,812 feet. (La Plata)

Menefee; station in Montezuma County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 7,302 feet.

Menger; village in Las Animas County. (Spanish Peaks)

Menoken; station in Montrose County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 5,544 feet.

Mercer; station in Logan County on Burlington and Missouri River Railroad; altitude, 4,427 feet.

Meredith; hill in Otero County; altitude, 4,400 feet. (Catlin)

Meredith; post village in Pitkin County on Colorado Midland Railway; altitude, 7,775 feet.

Meredith; station in Otero County on Missouri Pacific Railway; altitude, 4,308 feet. (Catlin)

Meridian; hill in Park County. (Georgetown)

Meridian; lake in Gunnison County. (Crested Butte)

Merino; post village in Logan County on Union Pacific Railroad; altitude, 4,033 feet,

Mesa County in the western part of the State; bounded on the north by Garfield County, on the east by Pitkin, Gunnison, and Delta counties, on the south by Montrose County, and on the west by Utah. It is traversed by Grand and Gunnison rivers, and consists mostly of plateaus and broad desert valleys. Its area is 3,309 square miles, of which 1 per cent, or 34,205 acres, were under cultivation in 1900. The population in 1900 was 9,267, and of Grand Junction, the county seat, 3,503. In 1900 the average magnetic declination was 14° 35' east. The mean annual rainfall is about 13 inches, and the mean annual temperature 45° to 50°.

Mesa; creek in Montrose County, a right-hand branch of Dolores River.

Mesa; creek in Mesa County, a left-hand branch of Plateau Creek, tributary to Grand River.

Mesa; peak in La Plata County; altitude, 9,790 feet. (Durango)

Mesa; peak in Saguache County; altitude, 12,581 feet.

Mesa; post village in Mesa County.

Mesa; station in Adams County on Union Pacific Railroad; altitude, 5,521 feet.

Mesa; station in Montezuma County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 8,123 feet.

Mesa; station in Pueblo County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude 4,848 feet.

Mesa de Maya; plateau in the southeastern part of Las Animas County. (Mesa de Maya)

Mesa Inclinado; plateau sloping northward, forming a part of the north wall of Grand Canyon of the Gunnison in Montrose County.

Mesa Verde; plateau in the southwestern part of the State. It is dissected by Maneos River and its branches, and contains many ruins of the town-building Indians: altitude, 8,500 feet.

Metcalf; station in Park County on Colorado Midland Railway; altitude, 8,068 feet.

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

Micanite; post village in Fremont County.

Michigan; river in Larimer County, a right-hand branch of North Platte River.

Michigan; station in Park County on Colorado and Southern Railway; altitude, 9,448 feet.

Michigan; village in Larimer County.

Midas; station in Lake County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 10,266 feet.

Middle; mountain in San Juan County. (Silverton)

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

Middle Creek; station in Huerfano County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 8,511 feet.

Middle Park; high mountain valley near the center of the State; surface consists of alternating valleys and high ranges of the second order, drained westward by Grand River.

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

Middleton; village in San Juan County. (Silverton)

Midland; ridge in Routt County.

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

Midland Basin; valley in Routt County.

Midland Terminal Railway; line extending from Divide, Teller County, to Cripple Creek, connecting large railway systems with the mining towns.

Midway; station in Teller County on Colorado Springs and Cripple Creek District Railway; altitude, 10,484 feet.

Midway; village in Chaffee County; altitude, 7,824 feet,

Midway; village in Gunnison County.

Mildred; village in Montezuma County,

Military Junction; station in Arapahoe County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 5,316 feet.

Military Park; station in Arapahoe County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad,

Military Post; station in Arapahoe County on Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway.

Milk; creek in Routt and Rio Blanco counties, a left-hand branch of Yampa River; discharge near Axial. April 20 to October 31, 1904, 18,140 acre-feet.

Mill; creek in Archuleta County, a left-hand branch of San Juan River.

Mill; creek in Gunnison County, a left-hand branch of North Beaver Creek, tributary to Gunnison River.

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

Mill; creek, a left-hand branch of Clear Creek, tributary to South Platte River,

Mill; creek in San Miguel County, a right-hand branch of San Miguel River. (Telluride)

Mill; creek in San Juan County, a right-hand branch of Mineral Creek, tributary to Animas River. (Silverton)

Mill; station in Saguache County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 8,361 feet.

Miller Rock; summit in Boulder County; altitude, 8,633 feet. (Boulder)

Millet; station in Washington County on Burlington and Missouri River Railroad.

Mill Gulch; station in Jefferson County on Colorado and Southern Railway; altitude, 5,660 feet.

Millsap; creek in Fremont County, a left-hand branch of Oil Creek, tributary to Arkansas River, heading in West and East forks. (Pikes Peak)

Milner; pass between Larimer and Grant counties.

Milton; village in Saguache County.

Milwood; station in Montezuma County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 7,640 feet.

Minaret; station in Gunnison County on Colorado and Southern Railway,

Miner; gulch in Fremont County, tributary to Currant Creek. (Pikes Peak)

Miner; village in Larimer County.

Mineral County in the southwestern part of the State; bounded on the north by Hinsdale, Saguache, and Rio Grande counties, on the east by Rio Grande County, on the south by Archuleta County, and on the west by Hinsdale County. It includes part of the San Juan Mountains. Its area is 880 square miles, of which one-half of 1 per cent, or 2,929 acres, were under cultivation in 1900. The population in 1900 was 1,913; and of Creede, the county seat, 235. In 1900 the average magnetic declination was 13° 50' east. The mean annual rainfall is about 11 inches, and the mean annual temperature about 40°.

Mineral; creek in San Juan County, a right-hand branch of Animas River, heading in South Mineral Creek. (Silverton)

Mineral; hill in Teller County. (Cripple Creek Special)

Mineral Basin; valley in San Juan County. (Silverton)

Mineral Creek; pass in San Juan County; altitude, 11,098 feet.

Mineral Point; summit in Elk Mountains, Gunnison County; altitude, 12,541 feet, (Anthracite)

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

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

Minneapolis; village in Baca County; altitude, 3,935 feet. (Albany)

Minnehaha; station in El Paso County on Manitou and Pikes Peak Rail way.

Minnequa; lake in Pueblo County Pueblo.

Minnequa; station in Pueblo County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 4,795 feet. Post-office, Bessemer.

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

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

Minnie; canyon in Otero and Las Animas counties, tributary to Purgatory River. (Timpas)

Minnie; gulch in San Miguel County, tributary to San Miguel River. (Telluride)

Minnie; gulch in San Juan County, a left-hand branch of Animas River. (Silverton)

Minnie; lake in Boulder County. (Boulder)

Minto; station in Logan County on Burlington and Missouri River Railroad; altitude, 3,900 feet.

Minturn; post village in Eagle County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 9,815 feet.

Mirage; post village in Saguache County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 7,618 feet.

Mirage; station in Lincoln County on Union Pacific Railroad; altitude, 4,877 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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