Crowley (HM28ZS)

Location: Olney Springs, CO 81062 Crowley County
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N 38° 11.516', W 103° 51.426'

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—Biggest Little Town —

Times of Thriving, Times of Striving

Fertile soil and plenty of irrigation water
set the stage for farms that thrived for
forty years, beginning in 1919. The area
around Crowley was bursting with
orchards, vegetable farms, an alfalfa mill
and a tomato canning factory. Melons, the
lead crop, were stored on ice awaiting
shipment in three sheds built along
the railroad.

In 1924, the Missouri Pacific Railroad
shipped 1,032 rail cars of agricultural

- 407 railcars of beets
- 247 railcars of cantaloupes
- 152 railcars of alfalfa meal
- 72 railcars of alfalfa hay
- 32 railcars of cattle
- 23 railcars of hogs

O.P. Adkinson's Market functioned as the
core of the community, selling everything
from shoes to horse harness. Most
customers had charge accounts, and
farmers paid their grocery bill once a year when their crops sold. Groceries came in bulk: potatoes, beans, sugar, onions and vinegar.

Hopeful settlers from Japan and Mexico
made their way to Crowley County to
work at the National Sugar
Company, farms, ranches and a
welcoming community fostered
a gentleness between all
immigrant groups. Crowley School
reunions still beckon generations back to
this place that keeps its character despite

a place where neighbors are still
connected to the land.
HM NumberHM28ZS
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Date Added Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)13S E 600083 N 4227727
Decimal Degrees38.19193333, -103.85710000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 11.516', W 103° 51.426'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 11' 30.96" N, 103° 51' 25.56" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)719
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 103 Broadway, Olney Springs CO 81062, US
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