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1888–1973. Weld County 390

Keota is now nearly a ghost, despite the attractions listed in a 1911 billing in the Keota News:“At an elevation of almost 5,000 feet, where the air is pure and health giving, where we have no cyclones or hot winds; where we have the beautiful Rocky Mountains only 80 miles away as a background and where the soil is rich and the water is of the purest and in abundance. Doesn't it appeal to you, Mr. Man looking for a home, as a good place to drop anchor.” Within the memory of 1990s resident Roger Myers, some 1,000 people lived here. The ruins of fireplaces, sidewalks, fire hydrants, a large hilltop school, and main street buildings are being repossessed by the prairie. Several fading landmarks include a Methodist church (1918).

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "Keota", [Grover, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 247-247.

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