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Colorado Gazetteer Plateau Creek ~ Pyramid

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.

Plateau: creek in Mesa and Delta counties, a left-hand branch of Grand River.

Plateau; creek in Montezuma County, a right-hand branch of Dolores River.

Plateau; peak on White River Plateau, Rio Blanco County; altitude, 12.030 feet.

Plateau; station in Douglas County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 6,017 feet.

Plateau City; post village in Mesa County.

Platner; station in Washington County on Burlington and Missouri River Railroad; altitude, 4,443 feet.

Platoro; village in Conejos County.

Platte; mountain in Douglas County; altitude, 9,342 feet. (Platte Canyon)

Platte Canyon; station in Douglas County on Colorado and Southern Railway: altitude. 5,507 feet. (Platte Canyon)

Platte Pulpit; summit at the east of the canyon of South Platte River; altitude, 8,000 feet.

Platte River; mountain in Front Range, forming the south wall of the canyon of North Fork South Platte River.

Platte River; station in Park County on Colorado and Southern Railway.

Platteville; post town in Weld County on Union Pacific Railroad; population in 1900, 263; altitude, 4,820 feet, (Greeley)

Pleasant, valley in Gilpin County. (Idaho Springs Special)

Pleasant; narrow valley on Arkansas River, between Sangre de Cristo Range and Arkansas Hills.

Pleasanton; station in Fremont County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 6,469 feet. Post-office, Coaldale.

Pleasant Valley; village in Ouray County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 6,271 feet.

Plum; canyon in Las Animas County, tributary to Purgatory River. (Mesa de Maya)

Plum; creek in Douglas County, a right-hand branch of South Platte River, heading in East and West Plum creeks. (Castle Rock)

Plum; creek in Prowers County, a right-hand branch of Arkansas River. (Albany)

Plumb; station in Boulder County on Burlington and Missouri River Railroad; altitude 4,943 feet.

Plumer; town in Ouray County.

Plymouth; village in Baca County. (Vilas)

Pocahontas; station in Garfield County on Colorado Midland Railway; altitude, 7,213 feet.

Pocono; station in Saguache County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 10,306 feet.

Point Kara; hill in Phillips County.

Point Lookout; summit in Gunnison County. (Crested Butte)

Point Lookout; summit in Montezuma County; altitude, 8,439 feet,

Point Sublime; station in El Paso County on Colorado Springs and Cripple Creek District Railway. Post-office, Sublime.

Poison; canyon in Huerfano County, tributary to Huerfano River. (Huerfano Park)

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

Poison Spring; gulch in Montrose and Delta counties, tributary to Smith Fork.

Poitrey; canyon in Las Animas County, tributary to Purgatory River. (Mesa de Maya)

Pole; creek in Grand County, a left-hand branch of Frazer River, tributary to Grand River.

Pole; creek in Hinsdale County, a left-hand branch of Henson Creek, tributary to Lake Fork Gunnison River. (Lake City)

Pole; creek in La Plata County, a left-hand branch of Canyon Creek, tributary to Animas River. (Needle Mountains)

Pole Creek; mountain in Hinsdale County; altitude, 13,400 feet.

Pollocks; village in Larimer County; altitude, 5,329 feet.

Poncha; pass between the south end of Sa watch Range and the north end of Sangre de Cristo Range, connecting Arkansas Valley with the north end of San Luis Valley; altitude, 9,049 feet.

Poncha Junction; station in Chaffee County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 7,471 feet. Post-office, Poncha Springs.

Poncha Pass; station in pass of same name in Saguache County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 9,049 feet.

Poncha Springs; post town in Chaffee County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; population in 1900, 97; altitude, 7,480 feet. Railroad name, Poncha Junction.

Pond; creek in El Paso and Lincoln counties, a right-hand branch of Horse Creek, tributary to Arkansas River. (Sanborn, Catlin, Big Springs)

Pony; creek in Larimer County, a tributary to North Platte River.

Pony; creek in Routt County, a left-hand branch of Chimney Creek, tributary to Bear Creek.

Pony; gulch in Teller County, tributary to Oil Creek Pikes Peak. Pomeroy; mountain in Chaffee County.

Pool; creek in Routt County, a left-hand branch of Yampa River.

Pool; post village in Routt County.

Popes Nose; summit in Saguache County; altitude, 12,274 feet.

Porcupine; creek in Garfield County, a left-hand branch of Grand River.

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

Porcupine; hill in Clear Creek County. (Georgetown)

Porphyry; gulch in San Juan County, tributary to Mineral Creek. (Silverton)

Porphyry; mountain in Boulder County; altitude. 8,330 feet. (Boulder)

Porphyry; mountain in Eagle County.

Porphyry Basin; valley in Hinsdale County. (Ouray)

Porter; post village in La Plata County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 7,012 feet.

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

Portland; post village in Fremont County on Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway; population in 1900, 69; altitude, 7,260 feet. (Ouray)

Portland; station in Teller County, on the Colorado Springs and Cripple Creek District, the Midland Terminal, and the Florence and Cripple Creek railroads.

Poso; station in Las Animas County on Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway; altitude, 5,608 feet.

Potato; butte in Las Animas County. (Mount Carrizo)

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

Potato; hill in San Juan County; altitude, 11,866 feet. (Engineer Mountain)

Pot Hole; valley in Rio Blanco County.

Potosi; peak in San Juan Mountains, Ouray County; altitude, 13,763 feet. (Silverton)

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

Poughkeepsie; gulch in San Juan County, tributary to Uncompahgre River. (Silverton)

Poverty; gulch in Gunnison County, tributary to Slate River. (Anthracite)

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

Poverty; gulch in Teller County. (Cripple Creek Special)

Powder; station in Pitkin County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad.

Powderhorn; post village in Gunnison County; altitude, 7,970 feet.

Powell; arroyo in Pueblo County, east of Apishapa River. (Apishapa)

Powell; station in Logan County on Union Pacific Railroad.

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

Powell, Mount; in Park Range, Summit County; altitude, 13,398 feet.

Powell Park; valley in Rio Blanco and Routt counties on White River; altitude, 6,000 feet.

Power; station in San Juan County on Silverton and Northern Railroad.

Powers; town in Dolores County.

Price; village in Archuleta County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad.

Priest; gulch in Montezuma County, tributary to East Dolores River. (Rico)

Primero; post village in Las Animas County on Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway; altitude, 6,903 feet.

Primero Junction; station in Las Animas County on Colorado and Wyoming Railway; altitude, 6,654 feet.

Prince Reservoir; artificial lake in Kiowa County; altitude, 3,850 feet. (Lamar)

Princeton; station in Chaffee County on Colorado Midland Railway; altitude, 8,249 feet.

Princeton, Mount; in Sawatch Range, Chaffee County; altitude, 14,196 feet.

Pring; station in El Paso County on Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway; altitude, 6,780 feet.

Proctor; station in Logan County on Union Pacific Railroad.

Promontory; plateau in Routt County.

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

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

Prospect; hill in Phillips County; altitude, 8,893 feet.

Prospect; hill in Weld County. (Greeley)

Prospect; mountain in Lake County; altitude, 12,618 feet. (Leadville)

Prospect; peak in Conejos County; altitude, 9,837 feet.

Prospect Point; summit in Gunnison County. (Anthracite)

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

Providence; town in Gunnison County.

Prowers County in the southeastern part of the State; bounded on the north by Kiowa County, on the east by Kansas, on the south by Baca County, and on the west by Bent County. Its surface consists of rolling plains and is traversed east and west by Arkansas River, and by Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. The area is 1,602 square miles, of which 5 per cent, or 58,172 acres, were under cultivation in 1900. The population in 1900 was 3,766; and of Lamar, the county seat, 987. In 1900 the average magnetic declination was 12° 20' east. The mean annual rainfall is about 15 inches, and the mean annual temperature 50° to 55°.

Prowers; post village in Bent County on Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway; altitude; 3,678 feet. (Lamar)

Pruden; village in Saguache County.

Pryor; post village in Huerfano County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad.

Ptarmigan; hill in Eagle County; altitude, 12,174 feet. (Tenmile District Special)

Ptarmigan; peak in Park Range, between Park and Lake Counties; altitude. 13,746 feet. (Leadville)

Pueblo County in the southeastern portion of the State; bounded on the north by El Paso County, on the east by Otero County, on the south by Huerfano and Las Animas counties, and on the west by Fremont and Custer counties. The surface consists of rolling plains traversed east and west by Arkansas River and by Missouri Pacific Railway, and north and south by the Colorado and Southern and the Denver and Rio Grande railroads. The area is 2,447 square miles, of which nearly 3 per cent, or 40,821 acres, were under cultivation in 1900. The population in 1900 was 34,448; and of Pueblo, the county seat, 28,157. In 1900 the average magnetic declination was 13° 10' east. The mean annual rainfall is about 12 inches, and the mean annual temperature 40° to 50°.

Pueblo; county seat of Pueblo County, entered by five railroads. It lies on both sides of Arkansas River, and has many smelters; altitude, 4,675 feet Pueblo.

Pueblo Junction; station in Pueblo County, on the Atchison,. Topeka and Santa Fe, and the Colorado and Southern railways; altitude, 4,669 feet.

Pullen; village in Larimer County.

Pullman; station in Denver County on Union Pacific Railroad; altitude, 5,193 feet, Post-office, Elyria.

Pultney; station in Pueblo County on Missouri Pacific Railway; altitude, 4,381 feet.

Puma; hills in Park County, a part of Tarryall Mountains. Pumpkin; hollow in Pueblo County, tributary to Turkey Creek. (Pueblo)

Puncha; creek, a right-hand branch of South Arkansas River, tributary to Arkansas River.

Punch Bowl; summit in Fremont County.

Purgatory; peak in Sangre de Cristo Range, Las Animas Comity; altitude, 13,749 feet.

Purgatory; river, a right-hand branch of Arkansas River, heading in Sangre de Cristo Range, near the southern boundary of the State, flowing in a general northeasterly course to its mouth near Las Animas.

Purple; peak in Elk Mountains, Gunnison County.

Putnam Basin; valley in San Juan County.

Puzzle; station in Summit County on Colorado and Southern Railway.

Puzzler; station in Boulder County on Colorado and Northwestern Railroad; altitude, 8,699 feet.

Pyke; town in Saguache County.

Pyramid; peak in Elk Mountains, Pitkin County; altitude, 13,885 feet.

Pyramid; post village 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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