Sedalia Colorado history is interesting in that is helped establish the solid, wonderful, charming town of today.
Sedalia was originally founded at Round Corral by John H. Craig in 1865. It became the Plum Station and eventually Sedalia. It was named after the hometown, Sedalia, MO, of Henry M. Clay who was one of the founders.
Numerous sawmills and railroad tie camps sprang up in Sedalia. These businesses found abundant timber in the surrounding timberland. There was the Sedalia Cremery that supplied milk to the area.
One of the fun facts is that Sedalia was home to Ämerica’s first forest ranger”, William Kreutzer. The formation of the Forest Reserve was begun in 1898. William had to manage an area of 300,000 acres armed with a water bucket, a single bitted ax, a shovel, a file, map, rake, .44 caliber six-shooter and his badge. He put most of the fires out by himself. Kreutzer was on of those colorful people in Sedalia Colorado colorful history.
The railroads helped the small town grow. It had two depots, one for the Santa Fe and the other for the Denver and Rio Grande. The outgoing cargo could have been milk and cream, lumber and veal. Incoming cargo could have been stores of food, nails, chimney lamps and other items critical to the well-being of the residents.
Take a trip to the Sedalia Public Library to read more about the History of Sedalia Colorado.
Today, Sedalia is a wonderful place to live, and a fun place to go and see some of the historical buildings that are still standing and in-use.
Gabriel’s Restaurant and Tuscan Bar is a large, old home turned into an excellent Italian restaurant. It was the Manhart Manor that was constructed in 1889. The restaurant is family owned and worth trying at least once if not more often.
You can take a tour and have tea or lunch at the Cherokee Ranch. The Castle was fashioned after Scottish castles built in the 1450s. It is a magnificent structure. This is an incredible piece of the history of Sedalia Colorado. This castle is a fabulous part of Sedalia Colorado colorful history.
Hike up Devil’s Head to the fire look-out and enjoy the spectacular views.
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