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Colorado Gazetteer Missouri Gulch ~ Mustang Creek

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.

Missouri; gulch in La Plata County, tributary to Florida River. (Needle Mountains)

Missouri; gulch in Rio Blanco County, tributary to Piceance Creek.

Missouri Pacific Railway; one of the large systems of the country. One line enters Colorado at its east boundary and runs to Pueblo.

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

Mitchell; post village in Eagle County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 9,895 feet. (Leadville)

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

Mitre; peak on boundary between Teller and Fremont counties. (Pikes Peak)

Modoc; gulch in Hinsdale County, tributary to Henson Creek. (Lake City)

Modoc; station in Teller County on Florence and Cripple Creek Railroad.

Moffat; post village in Saguache County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 7,568 feet.

Molas; lake in San Juan County; altitude, 10,488 feet Needle Mountains. Monarch; pass between Gunnison and Chaffee counties.

Monarch; station in Chaffee County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 10,018 feet.

Monitor; creek in Montrose County, a left-hand branch of Gunnison River.

Monitor; peak in San Juan Mountains, La Plata County; altitude, 13,703 feet. (Needle Mountains)

Monon; post village in Baca County.

Monsoit; station on Colorado and Southern Railway; altitude, 6,400 feet.

Monson; station in Huerfano County on Colorado and Southern Railway.

Mont Alto Park; station in Boulder County on Colorado and Northwestern Railroad. (Boulder)

Montclair; post town in Denver County; population in 1900, 415.

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

Montelores; station in Montezuma County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 8,442 feet. (Rico)

Monte Vista; post village in Rio Grande County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; population in 1900, 556; altitude, 7,653 feet.

Montezuma; southwestern county of the State; bounded on the north by Dolores County, on the east by La Plata County, on the south by New Mexico, and on the west by Utah. It consists almost entirely of plateaus, spurs, and and narrow canyons, and includes the Ute Indian Reservation. The area of the county is 2,113 square miles, of which 1 per cent, or 15,204 acres, were under cultivation in 1900. The population in 1900 was 3,058; and of Cortez, the county seat, 125. 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°. Montezuma; post village in Summit County; population in 1900, 40; altitude, 10,295 feet.

Montezuma; valley in Montezuma County.

Montrose Forest Reserve; area, 901 square miles.

Montrose County in the western part of the State; bounded on the north by Mesa and Delta counties, on the east by Gunnison and Ouray counties, on the south by San Miguel and Ouray counties, and on the west by Utah. The eastern part includes plains in the valley of Gunnison River and also the broad and fertile valley of the Uncompahgre, from which rises Uncompahgre Plateau, while to the west the land drops to lower plains, through which Dolores and San Miguel Rivers have cut valleys. The area is 2,290 square miles, of which 2 per cent, or 36,884 acres, were under cultivation in 1900. The population in 1900 was 4,535; and of Montrose, the county seat, 1,217. In 1900 the average magnetic declination was 13° 40' east. The mean annual rainfall is about 13 inches, and the mean annual temperature 50° to 55°.

Montrose; county seat of Montrose County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 5, 801 feet.

Montville; village in Costilla County.

Monument; bluff in Mineral County.

Monument; butte in Routt County.

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

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

Monument: hill in La Plata County; altitude, 10,820 feet. (Durango)

Monument; post town in El Paso County, on the Denver and Rio Grande and the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe railways; population in 1900, 156; altitude, 7,001 feet, (Castle Rock)

Monument Park; valley in El Paso County, north of Colorado Springs, containing many curious monuments of sandstone produced by wind erosion.

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

Moores; creek in Logan and Sedgwick counties, a left-hand branch of South Platte River.

Mooreville; station in Jefferson County on Colorado and Southern Railway. (Denver)

Moqui; post village in Montezuma County.

Moraine; lake in El Paso County; altitude, 10,268 feet. (Colorado Springs)

Moraine; town in Larimer County; altitude, 7,900 feet.

Moraine Park; post village in Larimer County.

Morgan County in the northeastern part of the State; bounded on the north by Weld and Logan counties, on the east by Logan and Washington counties, on the south by Washington and Adams is counties, and on the west by Weld County. It is traversed east and west by the Union Pacific and the Burlington and Missouri River railroads. The wide valley of the South Platte extends across the center, and to the north and south are rolling plains. The area is 1,264 square miles, of which 5 per cent, or 43,282 acres, were under cultivation in 1900. The population in 1900 was 3,268; and of Fort Morgan, the county seat, 634. In 1900 the average magnetic declination was 13° 40' east. The mean annual rainfall is about 11 inches, and the mean annual temperature 50° to 55°.

Morland; town in El Paso County.

Morley; post village in Las Animas County on Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway; altitude, 6,739 feet. (Spanish Peaks)

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

Morrison; mountain in Jefferson County; altitude, 7,900 feet. (Denver)

Morrison; post village in Jefferson County on Colorado and Southern Railway; altitude, 5, 766 feet. (Denver)

Morse; town in Prowers County on Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway; altitude, 3,566 feet.

Mortimer; station in Costilla County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 8,092 feet. Post-office, Trinchera.

Mosca; creek in Saguache County, flowing into a sink.

Mosca; pass in Sangre de Cristo Range, Huerfano and Saguache counties; altitude, 9, 713 feet. (Huerfano Park)

Mosca; post village in Costilla County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 7,562 feet.

Moses; creek, a left-hand branch of Frazer Creek, tributary to Grand River.

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

Mosquito; pass in Park Range, between. Lake and Park counties; altitude, 13, 185 feet. (Leadville

Mosquito; peak in Park Range, on boundary between Park and Lake Counties; altitude, 13,794 feet. (Leadville)

Moss, Mount; in La Plata Mountains, Montezuma County. (La Plata)

Mound; village in Teller County. (Pikes Peak)

Mounds; station in Gunnison County, on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 7,786 feet.

Mountain; creek in Gunnison County, a right-hand branch of Gunnison River.

Mountaindale; village in Park County.

Mountaineer; creek in San Juan County, a left-hand branch of Cunningham Creek, tributary to Animas River. (Silverton)

Mountainvale; village in Mesa County.

Mountainview; station in El Paso County on Manitou and Pikes Peak Railway.

Mount Carbon; post village in Gunnison County on Colorado and Southern Railway; altitude, 5,553 feet Anthracite.

Mount Carrizo; plateau in Las Animas County Mount Carrizo.

Mountearl; village in Larimer County.

Mount Olivet; station in Jefferson County on Colorado and Southern Railway.

Mount Princeton; station in Chaffee County on Colorado and Southern Railway; altitude, 8,179 feet.

Mount Vernon; creek in Jefferson County, a left-hand branch of Bear Creek, tributary to South Platte River.

Muckawanago; town in Pitkin County.

Mud; canyon in Montezuma County, tributary to Rio Mancos.

Mud; creek in Bent County, a right-hand branch of Arkansas River. (Two Butte, Lamar)

Mud; creek in Gunnison County, a right-hand branch of Smith Creek.

Muddy; creek in Bent County, a left-hand branch of Rule Creek, tributary to Arkansas River. (Higbee)

Muddy; creek in Custer and Huerfano counties, a left-hand branch of Huerfano River. (Huerfano Park)

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

Muddy; creek in La Plata County, a right-hand branch of Big Bear Creek, tributary to San Miguel River. (Telluride)

Muddy; creek in Pueblo County, a left-hand branch of Greenhorn Creek, tributary to St. Charles River. (Walsenburg)

Muddy; gap in Bent County. (Bigbee)

Muddy Creek; pass between Larimer and Grand counties; altitude, 8,772 feet.

Mud Lake Basin; valley in San Miguel County. (Telluride)

Mudsill; town in Park County on Colorado and Southern Railway; altitude, 11,048 feet. Post-office, Doran.

Muggins; gulch in Larimer County, tributary to Little Thompson Creek.

Muggins; park in Larimer County.

Muldoon; station in Montezuma County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 7,550 feet.

Mulvane; village in Baca County. (Two Butte)

Mumm; mountains in Larimer County.

Muriel; post village in Huerfano County.

Murphy; creek in Arapahoe County, a left-hand branch of Sand Creek, tributary to South Platte River. (Denver)

Murphy; station in Dolores County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad.

Murphy: station in Teller County on Midland Terminal Railway.

Murrell; station in San Juan County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad.

Music; pass in Sangre de Cristo Range, Custer County. (Huerfano Park)

Muskig; town in El Paso County on Colorado Midland Railway; altitude, 8,742 feet.

Mustang; creek in Kiowa County, a right-hand branch of Adobe Creek, tributary to Arkansas River. (Las Animas)

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

Mustang; creek in Pueblo County, a left-hand branch of Apishapa River, tributary to Arkansas River. (Apishapa)

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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