Boggsville: One of Colorado's Early Settlements

Description: Just South of Las Animas, Boggsville was home to early Colorado settlers and has historically hosted many community events, even recently.

Published: 07/12/2020
Byline: Hart

Boggsville - A Historic Destination in Southeast Colorado 




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Boggsville is a historic stop along the Santa Fe Trail. 

Kit Carson Headstone Seco NewsOne of Kit Carson's many grave markers rests at Boggsville. 

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There are several buildings at Boggsville, each of them have served various purposes over the years.

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Boggsville, Antique farm equipment

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Boggsville, This is just one of several informative plaques around Boggsville. If you visit, make sure you take the time to read about the regional history on these colorful displays.


The only thing missing from these images of one of Colorado's early settlements is people. Boggsville is better when there's a celebration, and when there's an event there's usually food. I am sure over the years many fires have cooked here. When I think of the region's food I am reminded of Purgatoire Pie.


Some of the valley's oldest mulberry trees live here. In dry years there may be no berries at all, and in wet years they can produce a large crop of sweet berries. Eventhough they aren't an ingredient for the above mentioned Purgatoire Pie, these particular mulberries make delicious jam and jelly.

For More Information About The Boggsville Historic Landmark:

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Local Author Releases Her Memoir About Bents Fort NHS

Dozens of Volunteers Clean Up Boggsville For Anniversary Celebrations