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Colorado Gazetteer Weddel Creek ~ White Mountain

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.

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

Wade; gulch in Hinsdale County, tributary to Lake Fork Gunnison River. (San Cristobal)

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

Wagon Creek Junction; station in Costilla County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 8,259 feet.

Wagon Wheel Gap; post village in Mineral County; altitude, 8,437 feet.

Wahatoya: creek in Huerfano County, a right-hand branch of Cuchara River. (Walsenburg, Spanish Peaks)

Wahatoya; station in Huerfano County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 6,492 feet.

Wakeman; village in Phillips County.

Walden; post town in Larimer County; population in 1900, 141.

Waldheim; station in San Juan County on Silverton Northern Railroad.

Wales; village in Adams County.

Walker; mountain in Boulder County; altitude, 8,500 feet. (Boulder)

Wallet; post village in Kit Carson County.

Wallrock; town in Routt County.

Walls; gulch in La Plata County, tributary to Junction Creek. (Durango)

Wallstreet; post village in Boulder County on Colorado and Northwestern Rail way; altitude, 6,867 feet. (Boulder)

Walsen; crag in Huerfano County; altitude, 6,500 feet. (Walsenburg)

Walsen; post village in Huerfano County. Railroad came, Loma Junction.

Walsenburg; county seat of Huerfano County, on the Denver and Rio Grande and the Colorado and Southern railroads; population in 1900, 1,033; altitude, 6,187 feet.

Walsenburg Junction; station in Huerfano County, on the Colorado and Southern and the Denver and Rio Grande railroads; altitude, 6,170 feet.

Walton; creek in Routt County, a right-hand branch of Bear River.

Walton; creek in Larimer County, a right-hand branch of Yampa River.

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

Wandell; station in El Paso County on Colorado Midland Railway.

Wapiti; peak in Routt County; altitude; 8,120 feet.

Wapiti; village in Summit County.

Ward; post village in Boulder County on Colorado and Northwestern Railroad; population in 1900, 300; altitude, 9,231 feet.

Warmspring; pass in Park County Leadville.

Warren; gulch in Clear Creek County, tributary to Little Bear Creek. (Georgetown)

Warren; town in Weld County on Union Pacific Railroad.

Warrior; station in Eagle County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad.

Wasatch; mountain in San Juan Mountains, San Miguel County; altitude. 13,551 feet. (Telluride)

Washington County in the northeastern part of the State; bounded on the north by Logan County, on the east by Yuma County, on the south by Lincoln and Kit Carson counties, and on the west by Elbert and El Paso counties. Its surface consists of rolling plains. The area is 2,498 square miles. The population in 1900 was 1,241; and of Akron, the county seat, 351. In 1900 the average magnetic declination was 13° 10' east. The mean annual rainfall is about 14 inches, and the mean annual temperature 50° to 55°.

Washington; gulch in Gunnison County, tributary to Slate River. (Crested Butte, Anthracite)

Wason; station in Mineral County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 8,591 feet.

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

Water; valley in Kiowa County. (Cheyenne Wells)

Waterdog; lake in Hinsdale County; altitude, 11,085 feet.

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

Waters; station in Teller County on Midland Terminal Railway.

Watervale; station in Las Animas County on Colorado and Southern Railway; altitude, 6,067 feet. (Mesa de Maya)

Watkins; station in Adams County on Union Pacific Railroad; altitude, 5,523 feet. (Denver)

Watson; post village in Pitkin County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 7,149 feet.

Waunita; post village in Gunnison County.

Wayside; village in Costilla County.

Weary Mans; creek in Eagle County, a right-hand branch of Eagle River.

Weary Mule; creek in Routt and Rio Blanco counties, a right-hand branch of White River.

Webster; post village in Park County on Colorado and Southern Railway; altitude, 8,990 feet.

Webster Park; elevated tract above the canyon of the Arkansas on the south side of the river; average altitude, 6,800 feet.

Weehawken; creek in Ouray County, a left-hand branch of Canyon Creek, tributary to Uncompahgre River. (Ouray)

Weir; village in Sedgwick County; altitude, 3,548 feet.

Weiserhorn; station on Colorado and Southern Railway; altitude, 5,240 feet.

Welba; mountain in Routt County.

Welch; station in Jefferson County on Denver, Lakewood and Golden Railroad.

Weld County in the extreme northern part of the State; bounded on the north by Wyoming and Nebraska, on the east by Logan and Morgan counties, on the south by Adams County, and on the west by Boulder and Larimer counties. Its surface consists of rolling plains. The area is 3,918 square miles, of which 10 per cent, or 251,307 acres, were under cultivation in 1900. The population in 1900 was 16,808; and of Greeley, the county seat, 3,023. In 1900 the average magnetic declination was 14° 05' east for the northeastern part, 13° 25' east for the northwestern part, and 13° 25' east for the southwestern part. The mean annual rainfall is about 12 inches, and the mean annual temperature 40° to 45°.

Weldon; station in Morgan County, on Union Pacific Railroad; altitude, 4,341 feet. Post-office, Dawkins.

Wellington; lake in Park County Platte Canyon.

Wellington; post village in Larimer County.

Wellsville; station in Fremont County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 6,894 feet.

Weminuche; creek in Hinsdale County, a right-hand branch of Rio Piedra, tributary to San Juan River.

Weminuche; pass in San Juan Mountains, Hinsdale County; altitude, 10,622 feet.

Wentz; village in Weld County. (Greeley)

West; canyon in Las Animas County, through which flows a fork of Purgatory River. (Spanish Peaks)

West; creek in Douglas and Teller counties, a left-hand branch of Trout Creek, tributary to South Platte River. (Platte Canyon)

West; creek in Mesa County, a right-hand branch of Dolores River, originating in North Fork.

West; station in Las Animas County on Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway; altitude, 5,198 feet,

West Beaver; creek in Teller and Fremont counties, a right-hand branch of Beaver Creek, tributary to Arkansas River. (Pikes Peak)

West Bijou; creek in Elbert, Arapahoe, and Adams comities, a left-hand branch of Bijou Creek, tributary to South Platte River.

West Brush; creek in Gunnison County, a right hand branch of Cascade Creek, tributary to East River. (Crested Butte)

West Carrizo; creek in Las Animas County, a right-hand branch of Carrizo Creek, tributary to Cimarron River. (Mount Carrizo)

West Cherry; creek in Douglas County, a left-hand branch of Cherry Creek, tributary to South Platte River. (Castle Rock)

West Chicago; creek in Clear Creek County, a left-hand branch of Chicago Creek, tributary to Clear Creek, (Georgetown)

Westcliffe; post town in Custer County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; population in 1900, 256; altitude, 7,849 feet. (Canyon City)

West Colorado Springs; station in El Paso County on Colorado Midland Railway.

West Creek; post town in Douglas County; population in 1900, 161.

West Crow; creek in Weld County, a right-hand branch of Crow Creek, tributary to South Platte River.

West Denver; town in Arapahoe County.

West Elk; creek in Gunnison County, a right-hand branch of Taylor River, tributary to Gunnison River.

West Elk; peak in Elk Mountains, Gunnison County; altitude, 12,920 feet.

West Fork; post village in Montezuma County.

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

West Fourmile; creek in Park and Teller counties, a right-hand branch of Oil Creek, tributary to Arkansas River. (Pikes Peak)

West Glenwood; station in Garfield County, on the Colorado Midland and the Denver and Rio Grande railroads; altitude, 5,741 feet.

West Lake; village in Larimer County.

West Lost Trail; creek in Hinsdale County, a left-hand branch of Rio Grande. (San Cristobal)

West Mancos; River in Montezuma County, a right-hand branch of Dolores River. (La Plata)

West Milligan: canyon in Las Animas County, tributary to Purgatory River. (Spanish Peaks)

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

West Needle; mountains in San Juan Mountains, San Juan and La Plata counties; altitude, 13,050 feet. (Needle Mountains)

West Newcastle; station in Garfield County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 5,550 feet.

Weston; gulch in Lake County, tributary to Arkansas River. (Leadville)

Weston; pass in Park Range between Park and Lake Counties; altitude, 12,109 feet. (Leadville)

Weston; peak in Park County. (Leadville)

Weston; post village in Las Animas County; altitude, 6,976 feet.

West Paradox; creek in Montrose County, a left-hand branch of Dolores River.

West Plum; creek in Douglas County, a right-hand branch of Plum Creek, tributary to South Platte River. (Castle Rock)

West Ranch; village in La Plata County. (Engineer Mountain)

West Rock; creek in Conejos County, right-hand branch of Rio Conejos.

West Salida; station in Chaffee County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad.

West Salt; creek in Mesa and Garfield counties, a right-hand branch of Grand River.

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

West Silver; mesa in La Plata County. (Needle Mountains)

West Spanish; peak on boundary between Huerfano and Las Animas counties; altitude, 13,623 feet. (Spanish Peaks)

West Willow Creek Junction; station in Mineral County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad.

West Wilson; creek in Fremont County, a right-hand branch of Oil Creek, tributary to Arkansas River. (Pikes Peak)

Wet; canyon in Las Animas County, through which flows a branch of Purgatory River. (Spanish Peaks)

Wet; short outlying range of mountains, south of Arkansas River and east of Sangre de Cristo Range. (Canyon City)

Wetmore; post village in Custer County.

Wet Mountain; valley lying between Wet Mountains and Sangre de Cristo Range; it is drained mainly by Grape Creek to the Arkansas. (Canyon City)

Wet Mountains Forest Reserve; area 374 square miles.

Wetterhorn; peak in San Juan Mountains on boundary between Hinsdale and Ouray counties; altitude, 14,020 feet. (Ouray)

Whale; peak in Park County; altitude, 13,200 feet.

Wheatland; village in Larimer County; altitude, 5,430 feet.

Wheatstone; mountain in Elk Mountains, Gunnison County; altitude, 12,548 feet. (Crested Butte)

Wheeler; gulch in Summit County, tributary to West Fork Tenmile Creek. (Tenmile District Special)

Wheeler; station in Garfield County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 6,354 feet.

Wheeler; station in Summit County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 9,771 feet. (Tenmile District Special)

Wheelman; village in Boulder County; altitude, 6,318 feet. (Boulder)

Whipple; mountain in San Miguel County. (Telluride)

White: butte in Pueblo County. (Pueblo)

White; creek in Magic County, a right-hand branch of Turkey Creek, tributary to Arkansas River.

White; mountain in Garfield 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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