Plains reclaim historical farming town

From old mining towns in the mountains that saw claims dry up to farming communities on the Eastern Plains that suffered from a lack of water, Ghost towns exist throughout Colorado.

The founder of one of these farming communities – Oliver Toussaint “O.T.” Jackson – envisioned a prosperous town made up of African Americans who plowed the land and raised livestock.

In 1892, Jackson moved to Boulder, where he made a name for himself in business. He owned an oyster house, ice cream parlor and operated the Stillman Hotel. But Jackson also enjoyed farming. Read More

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