Prowers County, the main county on the Great High Prairie, was formed in 1889 and named after John W. Prowers, an early rancher in the area.
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.
The 1938 Holly City Hall held the town’s police and fire departments, library, and a multi-use community room.
With a long and rich history, Prowers County has a full list of historic places on the National Register.
Bent’s Old Fort is considered one of Colorado’s most significant historic sites where visitors can step into the past and experience a time capsule of frontier life and fort guides, outfitted in 19th-century clothing, tell the important story of this crossroads of culture.
Bent’s New Fort, built by William Bent from 1849 to 1853, lies 30 miles east of the original Bent’s Old Fort on a bluff overlooking the Arkansas River.
Fort Amity was a unique farming colony organized by the Salvation Army in 1989 that reached national prominence for its successes.
The Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site offers visitors the opportunity to stand on the ground of this historical travesty and learn more from interpretive signage.
The Amache Museum houses many objects donated by Camp Amache survivors or recovered during archaeological research
For 59 years, the Santa Fe Trail was one thread in a web of international trade routes, influencing economies as far away as New York, London, and Mexico.
The Fleagle case was the first time FBI fingerprint examiners were able to connect a single print left on a piece of evidence with an actual person, thus proving that person’s involvement in a crime.
Camp Amache’s artifacts are being preserved, and the land on which it stood has become open to the public and filled with interpretive signage detailing life at the camp and honoring those who lived there.
Lamar’s colorful history began with a unique hijacking in May 1886.