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Colorado Ghost Towns

Sam Martinez

Today I went to two Colorado ghost towns. The first was Roggen in Weld County in Northern Colorado. There was an old abandoned motel with a couple of rooms and an office on the end. While looking around I thought I heard a door creak, but there was no wind. It must have been ghosts! After that we went across the street to an old gas station that had two gas pumps. Nearby were some old abandoned houses. Roggen still has a few residents, but not many.
Then we went to Dearfield about seven miles north of Roggen. It was an all black city founded in 1909 and the residents planned to have their own college, but the town was right in the middle of the dust bowl. Now all that remains are two houses and an old building.