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Colorado Gazetteer Pegasus Spring ~ Plara Mount

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.

Pegasus; spring in Montezuma County; altitude, 5,650 feet.

Pels; station in Las Animas County on Colorado and Southern Railway; altitude, 7,525 feet.

Pemberton; town in Douglas County.

Pendleton; mountain in Clear Creek County. (Georgetown)

Penn Junction; station in Lake County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 11,132 feet.

Pennsylvania; gulch in Boulder County, tributary to Fourmile Creek. (Boulder)

Pennsylvania; hill in Park County. (Leadville)

Peoria; station in Arapahoe County on Union Pacific Railroad.

Perigo; post village in Gilpin County.

Perm; town in La Plata County.

Perrine; peak in San Juan Mountains, La Plata County. (Durango)

Perry Park; post village in Douglas County. (Castle Rock)

Peterhead; station in Jefferson County on Colorado and Southern Railway.

Petersburg; post village in Arapahoe County on Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway; altitude, 5,307 feet. (Denver)

Peterson; canyon in Pueblo County, tributary to Mustang Creek. (Apishapa)

Pewabic; mountain in Clear Creek County. (Idaho Springs Special)

Peyton; post village in Elbert County on Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway; altitude, 6,789 feet.

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

Phillips County in the northeastern part of the State; bounded on the north by Sedgwick County, on the east by Nebraska, on the south by Yuma County, and on the west by Logan County. The surface is a rolling plain, traversed east and west by the Burlington and Missouri River Railroad. The area is 677 square miles, of which 5 per cent, or 20,028 acres, were under cultivation in 1900. The population in 1900 was 1,583; and of Holyoke, the county seat, 451. In 1900 the average magnetic declination was 13° 20' east. The mean annual rainfall is about 14 inches, and the mean annual temperature 50° to 55°.

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

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

Piceance; post village in Rio Blanco County on Colorado Midland Railway.

Pictou; post village in Huerfano County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad. (Walsenburg)

Piedmont; station in Ouray County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 7,099 feet.

Piedmont Junction; station on Colorado and Wyoming Railway; altitude, 6,290 feet.

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

Piedra: post village in Archuleta County; altitude, 6,520 feet.

Piedra Parada; summit in Archuleta County; altitude, 8,200 feet.

Piedra Pintada; small creek in Rio Grande County, flowing into a sink.

Pieplant; post village in Gunnison County.

Pierce; gulch in Pueblo County, tributary to Beaver Creek. (Pueblo)

Pierce; post village in Weld County on Union Pacific Railroad; altitude, 5,034 feet.

Pierson Basin; valley in Ouray County. (Silverton)

Pigeon; peak in San Juan Mountains, La Plata County; altitude, 13,961 feet. (Needle Mountains)


Pikes: peak in Front Range, El Paso County, ascended by Manitou and Pikes Peak Railway; altitude, 14,107 feet. (Pikes Peak)

Pikes Peak Forest Reserve; area, 2,627 square miles.

Pikeview; post village in El Paso County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 6,185 feet.

Pikeville; station in El Paso County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad. (Colorado Springs)

Pilot; town in Cheyenne County.

Pilot Knob; summit in San Juan Mountains on boundary between San Juan and San Miguel counties; altitude, 13,750 feet. (Telluride)

Pine; creek in Douglas County, a left-hand branch of South Cherry Creek, tributary to Cherry Creek. (Denver)

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

Pine; creek in Montezuma County, a left-hand branch of Lost Canyon Creek, tributary to Dolores River. (Rico)

Pine; creek in Pitkin County, a left-hand branch of Castle Creek, tributary to Roaring Fork. (Aspen)

Pine; post village in Jefferson County. Railroad name, Pine Grove.

Pine Creek; station in Chaffee County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 8,645 feet.

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

Pine Grove; station in Jefferson County on Colorado and Southern Railway; altitude, 6,749 feet. Post-office, Pine. (Platte Canyon)

Pine Ridge; station in La Plata County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 7,255 feet.

Pine River; village in La Plata County; altitude, 7,034 feet. Pinewood; post village in Larimer County.

Piney; creek in Eagle County, a right-hand branch of Eagle River. (Leadville)

Piney; river in Eagle County, a left-hand branch of Grand River.

Pinkerton Hot; springs in La Plata County. (Durango)

Pinkham; creek in Larimer County, a right-hand branch of North Platte River.

Pinkhampton; village in Larimer County; altitude, 8,000 feet.

Pinnacle; post village in Routt County.

Pinnacle Park; station in Teller County on Colorado Springs and Cripple Creek District Railway.

Pinneo; station in Washington County on Burlington and Missouri River Railroad; altitude, 4,376 feet.

Piñon; canyon in Los Animas County, tributary to Purgatory River. (Higbee)

Piñon; mesa in Montezuma County; altitude, 6,269 feet.

Piñon; post village in Montrose County.

Piñon; ridge in Danforth Hills, Routt County.

Piñon; station in Pueblo County, on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe, the Colorado and Southern, and the Denver and Rio Grande railroads; altitude, 5,026 feet. Post-office. Dawkins.

Piñon; valley in Rio Blanco County.

Piñon: creek, a left-hand branch of Rio Conejos, tributary to Rio Grande.

Pisgah: station in Teller County on Colorado Midland Railway.

Pisgah, Mount; in Teller County; altitude, 10,322 feet. (Pikes Peak)

Pitkin County in the west-central part of the State; bounded on the north by Garfield and Eagle counties, on the east by Sawatch Mountains, on the south by Gunnison County and Elk Mountains, and on the west by Mesa County. Its surface consists of high plateaus, which rise on the east to the Sawatch Range and on the south to Elk Mountains, forming the divide between Roaring Fork and Gunnison River. The area is 983 square miles, of which 2 per cent, or 12,583 acres, were under cultivation in 1900. The population in 1900 was 7,020; and of Aspen, the county seat, 3,303. In 1900 the average magnetic declination was 14° 30' east. The mean annual rainfall is about 14 inches, and the mean animal temperature 40°.

Pitkin; post village in Gunnison County on Colorado and Southern Railway: population in 1900, 203, altitude, 9,190 feet.

Pittsburg; village in Gunnison (County. (Anthracite)

Placer: creek in Costilla County, a left-hand branch of Sangre de Cristo Creek, tributary to Trinchera River. (Huerfano Park)

Placer: station in Costilla County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad. (Huerfano Park)

Placerville; post village in San Miguel County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad: altitude, 7,309 feet.

Placita; station in Pitkin County on Crystal River Railroad; altitude, 7. 121 feet.

Plain: village in Summit County.

Plainview; station in Jefferson County on Denver, Northwestern and Pacific Railway. (Blackhawk)

Plara Mount; in Grand 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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