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Across the Fruited Plain: Migrating West to Colorado By Rail – New Exhibit Opening!
February 14, 2021 – January 22, 2022
Westward expansion took on a decidedly “iron horse” look in the 1870s. While some still ventured westward in covered wagons, railroads not only made the trip faster, but would-be settlers could transport as many or as few of their belongings as they chose, plus – the railroad could even sell you the land on which to settle. This exhibit uses objects and archival materials to explore what it took to come west to Colorado in the age of rail, and why one would make the trip.