Random Abandoned | Part 17 (2017)

The Eastern Plains — Dearfield, Colorado

Image: The Lone House

“According to (Oliver Toussaint) Jackson, during the first winter in Dearfield only two of the seven families “had wooden houses and the suffering was intense.”  He said “buffalo chips and sagebrush was our chief fuel. Three of our horses died from starvation and the other three were too weak to pull the empty wagon.” By 1915 Dearfield had gone from seven families living in tents, dugouts and caves in the hillside to twenty-seven families living in wooden cabins.  The next five years would see the settlement grow to a population of seventy with their own school, restaurant, grocery store, boarding house, and two churches…” (blackpast.org)

Modified Nikon D100 (Near Infrared capture)

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Dearfield, Colorado

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