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The Great High Prairie - Prowers County, Lamar, Colorado

Boggsville Historic Site

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 town flourished for a few years. In the 1870s, Boggsville declined when the railroad arrived a few miles away in Las Animas, which became the county seat.

After a restoration effort in the 1990s, Boggsville now operates seasonally as an interpretive museum and has been named a National Treasure by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Boggsville Historic Site

28120 CO-101
Las Animas, CO 81054
719-456-6066

Restaurants, recreation facilities, attractions, and more are now open with state-approved COVID-19 safety measures in place.

With plenty of open space, we offer an ideal place to get away and be safe. Business situations change frequently, so we recommend calling ahead.

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