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The Highway


I mentioned last week about the change in the highway from Colorado Springs to Pueblo. Today I want to go deeper into the story. It was January, 1928 while the highway department was looking to build a safer highway. It was not called US 85-87 yet.

The highway was dangerous. It was still just a gravel road. It crossed over the two sets of railroad tracks that connect Denver and Pueblo nearly 50 times. Only one of these very dangerous crossings was here. It was just north of Fountain.

Fountain was not very happy about the ideas about where they wanted to build the highway. What really upset...

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