Photo: Election Road Trip I-76 2 Julesburg Train | HV

“Julesburg is a railroad town,” the local paper declared in 2011 as part of Julesburg’s 125th anniversary. In fact, there were four Julesburgs at one time or another, named for trading post operator Jules Beni in the late 1850s. The fourth incarnation is the one in the present location. “The Union Pacific Railroad planted the seed for Julesburg IV in 1881 when new rails branched south from the Transcontinental Line and headed towards Denver.” A freight train rolled through town on a Sunday evening in late July.