Random Abandoned | Part 16 (2017)

 

The Eastern Plains — Dearfield, Colorado

Image: The General Store

“On May 5, 1910 after four years of searching for a location that would accommodate two hundred families, Oliver Toussaint Jackson established Dearfield, a black agricultural colony on the arid high plains of Colorado.  Jackson managed to gain the support of the Colorado chapter of the National Negro Business League, but the group withdrew their support after Booker T. Washington, the national president, refused to endorse the project.  Unable to acquire another backer for the project Jackson and a few brave families began the settlement on their own…” (blackpast.org)

Modified Nikon D100 (Near Infrared capture)

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Dearfield, Colorado

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