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By M. Timothy Nolting
For The Sun-Telegraph 

Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer

 

Returning from the Colorado Cowboy Gathering in Golden, Colo., this past weekend, Deb and I decided to take the roads less traveled. Instead of the more direct Interstate 76 we traveled north on Highway 85 out of Brighton, through Fort Lupton, past Fort Vasquez to Highway 34 then headed east through northeastern Colorado's sandhills following the south fork of the Platte to Fort Morgan.

I had traveled this Highway 34 route several times before, as a teenager, when I'd visited my grandparents in Fort Morgan and they had taken me to Estes Park and up Trail Ridge Road. Even then I was fascinat...



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