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The boom and bust of a homestead community on the Eastern Plains. Founded in 1880, the town of Keota was a major stop on the Old Prairie Dog Express. Never reaching a population of over 150 people, the town served a farming community of 1250 homesteads. Keota thrived during the World War I, as demand for wheat soared. Keota lives on through the memories of its residents and their descendents.
As the designated steward of Colorado history, History Colorado aspires to engage people in our State's heritage through collecting, preserving, and discovering the past in order to educate and provide perspectives for the future. The Keota exhibit at the History Colorado Center in Denver offers visitors the chance to step into the Eastern Plains Homestead.
Many of the photographs and images appearing in Colorado Experience were provided by the Denver Public Library's Western History/Genealogy Department. Their renowned online collection contains a selection of photographs, maps, broadsides, architectural drawings and other documents that chronicle the people, places, and events that shaped the settlement and growth of the Western United States.
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