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A Santa Fe Trail Mountain Route crossing west of Lamar. Bent’s New Fort was established by William Bent after a cholera outbreak prompted him to abandon and burn the more well known structure today, Bent’s Old Fort.

Contrary to a popular expression, in this country you cannot dig a hole straight to China.

Two points positioned on opposite sides of the globe are called antipodes. And the antipode for almost every spot in the continental US is in the middle of the Indian Ocean – except in Southeastern Colorado. In two precise spots out on the range, if you drill straight down, through the center of the earth, and out the other side, you’ll emerge on one of two separate volcanic islands in the southern hemisphere. First spied in 1522, The solid ground of Île Amsterdam and Île Saint-Paul.is remote – more than 2000 miles from Africa on one side, Australia on the other. 

But directly on the opposite side of the globe: rangeland near the towns of Lamar and Kit Carson, Colorado. Bring a shovel, and stay true. A hole 79-hundred miles deep will take a while.

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Colorado Postcards are snapshots of our colorful state in sound. They give brief insights into our people and places, our flora and fauna, and our past and present, from every corner of Colorado.