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.
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.
What better place to harvest the wind than the windy prairies of southeastern Colorado? Dotted over the years by a variety of historic water-pumping windmills, the area now blends its historic past with a progressive future.
The Petrified Wood Building was built in 1932 by William “Bill” Brown. Constructed of petrified wood found three miles northwest of Two Buttes Mountain, it was once touted as “the oldest working gas station in the world, at over 175,000,000 years old.”