Founded in 1866 near the confluence of the Arkansas and Purgatoire Rivers, Boggsville became the first permanent settlement in southeastern Colorado. Its residents pioneered irrigation and large-scale farming and ranching in the Arkansas Valley.
In 1935, under the New Deal, President Franklin D. Roosevelt created the Works Progress Administration, later called the Works Projects Administration (WPA).
The Lamar swimming pool is open Memorial Day to the second weekend in August. It offers a fun spiral slide for all ages.