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Colorado Gazetteer Oak Creek ~ Oyster Lake

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.

Oak; creek in Fremont County, a right-hand branch of Arkansas River. (Canyon City)

Oak; creek in Huerfano County, a right-hand branch of Huerfano River. (Huerfano Park)

Oak; creek in Larimer County, a left-hand branch of Yampa River.

Oak; creek in Ouray County., a left-hand branch of Uncompahgre River. (Ouray)

Oak; creek in Routt County, a left-hand branch of Bear Creek.

Oak Creek; town in Fremont County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad. Post-office, Williamsburg.

Oak Creek Junction; station in Fremont County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 5,194 feet.

Oakes; town in Arapahoe County. Post-office, Sullivan.

O'Brien Junction; station in Douglas County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad.

Observatory Cone; summit in Elk Mountains, Gunnison County; altitude, 8,866 feet.

Occidental; station in Huerfano County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad.

Officers; station in Summit County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad.

Oh-be-joyful; gulch in Gunnison County, tributary to Slate River. (Anthracite)

Oh-be-joyful; peak in Gunnison County. (Anthracite)

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

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

Ohio; pass in Gunnison County; altitude, 10,033 feet. (Anthracite)

Ohio; peak in Elk Mountains, Gunnison County; altitude, 12,251 feet. (Anthracite)

Ohio; peak in San Juan Mountains, San Juan County. (Silverton)

Ohio; post village in Gunnison County on Colorado and Southern Railway.

Ohio City; station in Gunnison County on Colorado and Southern Railway; altitude, 8,556 feet.

Ohwiler; ridge in La Plata County. (La Plata)

Oil; creek in Fremont County, a left-hand branch of Arkansas River. (Pikes Peak, Canyon City)

Ojo; station in Costilla County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad. (Huerfano Park)

Ojo Vallecito; spring in Dolores County; altitude, 6,400 feet.

Olathe; post village in Montrose County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 5,355 feet.

Old Baldy; peat in Sangre de Cristo Range, Costilla County; altitude, 14,176 feet. (Huerfano Park)

Old Baldy; summit in San Juan Mountains, Ouray County.

Olivet, Mount; in Jefferson County.

Olney; post village in Otero County on Missouri Pacific Railway; altitude, 4,372 feet. Railroad name, Olney Springs. (Catlin)

Olympus, Mount; in Larimer County.

Omer; post village in Otero County.

Oneco: village in Routt County.

Onion; creek in Montrose County, a right-hand branch of Uncompahgre River.

Ophir; pass in San Juan County. (Telluride)

Ophir; post town in San Miguel County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; population in 1900,127; altitude, 9,224 feet. (Telluride)

Ophir Needles; summits in San Juan Mountains, San Miguel County. (Telluride)

Ophir Station; in San Miguel County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad. (Telluride)

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

Orchard; post village in Morgan County on Union Pacific Railroad; altitude, 4,403 feet.

Ords Spur; station in El Paso County on Colorado Midland Railway.

Ordway; post town in Otero County on Missouri Pacific Railway; population in 1900, 138; altitude, 4,300 feet,

Oredell, station in Boulder County on Colorado and Northwestern Railway; altitude, 5,723 feet. (Boulder)

Organ; mountain in San Juan Mountains, La Plata County. (Needle Mountains)

Orient; village in Saguache County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 9,014 feet.

Orient Junction; station in Saguache County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 7,963 feet.

Orlando; station in Huerfano County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 5,871 feet.

Orman; station in Huerfano County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad.

Ormega; station in Otero County on Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway.

Ormus; mountain in San Juan Mountains; altitude, 12,185 feet.

Orno, Mount; in Rio Blanco County.

Oro; village in Lake County. (Leadville)

Oro Fino; summit in La Plata County; altitude, 10,640 feet. (Durango)

Oro Fino Mill; village in La Plata County. (Durango)

Oro Grande; station in Summit County on Colorado and Southern Railway.

Oro Junction; station in Lake County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 9,972 feet.

Oro Junta; station in Fremont County on Florence and Cripple Creek Railroad; altitude, 5,663 feet.

Orson; village in Mesa County.

Ortega; station in Eagle County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 6,828 feet.

Ortiz; post village in Conejos County.

Osier; post village in Conejos County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 9,625 feet.

Oso, Mount; in San Juan Mountains, Hinsdale County; altitude, 13,640 feet.

Otero County in the southeastern part of the State; bounded on the north by Lincoln County, on the east by Kiowa and Bent counties, on the south by Las Animas County, and on the west by Pueblo County. Its surface consists of rolling plains, traversed east and west by Arkansas River and by the Missouri Pacific and the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe railways. Its area is 2,042 square miles, of which 5 per cent, or 68,036 acres, were under cultivation in 1900. The population in 1900 was 11,522; and of La Junta, the county seat, 2,513. In 1900 the average magnetic declination was 12° 30' east. The mean annual rainfall is about 13 inches, and the mean annual temperature 45° to 50°.

Otis; post village in Washington County on Burlington and Missouri River Railroad; altitude, 4,348 feet.

Otis; station in Fremont County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad.

Otto; gulch in San Juan County, tributary to Animas River. (Silverton)

Otto; station in Chaffee County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 8,202 feet.

Ouray County in the southwestern part of the State; bounded on the north by Montrose County, on the east by Gunnison County, on the south by Hinsdale, San Juan, and San Miguel counties, and on the west by Montrose and San Miguel counties. The southern part consists of high mountains of the San Juan group, while the northern half includes a part of the valley of Uncompahgre River. Its area is 557 square miles, of which 3 per cent, or 11,184 acres, were under cultivation in 1900. The population in 1900 was 4,731; and of Ouray, the county seat, 2,196. In 1900 the average magnetic declination was 13° 45' east. The mean annual rainfall is about 15 inches, and the mean annual temperature about 40°.

Ouray; county seat of Ouray County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude. 7,749 feet. (Ouray)

Ouray; peak in Sawatch Range, Chaffee County; altitude, 13,956 feet.

Ouray Junction; station in Montrose County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 5,826 feet.

Overland, mountain in Boulder County; altitude, 8,700 feet. (Boulder)

Overland; post village in Denver County on Colorado and Southern Railway. Railroad name, Overland Park.

Overland; village in Garfield County.

Overland Park; station in Denver County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad. Post-office, Overland.

Overland Park Junction; station in Denver County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 5,262 feet.

Overlook Point; summit in San Juan Mountains, ha Plata County; altitude, 12,995 feet. (Needle Mountains)

Oversteg; post village in Gunnison County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad.

Overton; station in Pueblo County on Colorado and Southern Railway; altitude, 4,902 feet. (Pueblo)

Ovid; station in Sedgwick County on Union Pacific Railroad. Owen; lake in Boulder County. (Niwot)

Owen, Mount; in Elk Mountains, Gunnison County; altitude, 13, 102 feet. (Anthracite)

Owen Basin; valley in Montezuma County. (La Plata)

Owiyukuts; plateau in Routt County.

Owl; creek in Ouray and Gunnison counties, a left-hand branch of West Fork, tributary to Cimarron River. (Ouray)

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

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

Owl; mountain in Larimer County.

Owl; post town, in Larimer County.

Oyster; lake in Rio Blanco 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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