Originally Posted by Sod Buster
Marker just west of present day Julesburg Colorado, on the site of old Julesburg, that was burned by the Cheyenne, Sioux and Arapaho on Jan 7th 1865 in revenge of Sand Creek, the marker also commemorates the Pony Express Julesburg Station. The tree line in the distance is the South Platte River.
Pony Express Marker in new Julesburg, Colorado.
Thanks for providing a visual of this area. I got to get up there. For the most part, my sympathies are with the displaced Native Americans. Just sayin.
I have photos of my visit to Sand Creek last year that I'll try to find. What a sad and lonely air that place has, and some of the most aggressive biting flies I've encountered.
I'm also working on a report of an archaeological survey of the Pawnee Buttes area we completed yesterday.