Colorado’s Boggsville Historic Site Named a National Treasure

November 25, 2014 by Tim Mikulski

On November 24, the National Trust for Historic Preservation named Boggsville Historic Site in Bent County, Colo., a National Treasure. The Santa Fe Trail trading village is nationally significant because it is a microcosm of the 19th Century West—a grand experiment with a dynamic mixture of peoples and cultures, and a landscape on the brink of transformation.

The National Trust and the local leadership team will consider the future of Boggsville over the next several months, culminating in a spring 2015 planning charette where the public will be invited to review and discuss the merits of each potential solution and begin to solidify the best approach for stakeholders and for the community. The planning effort is supported in part by a State Historical Fund grant from History Colorado, the Colorado Historical Society.

Read the full announcement here.

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