Historical society offers Saturday tour of Milk Creek Battle site

MEEKER I After White River Indian Agent Nathan Meeker plowed up the Ute’s racetrack and tensions escalated, Meeker called for military assistance from the nearest fort, and Major Thomas T. Thornburgh and his 150 troops were dispatched from Fort Fred Steele in Wyoming. They rode south and crossed Milk Creek some 18 miles northeast of […]

Milk Creek Battle site tours…

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Tours of the Milk Creek Battle site on Rio Blanco County Road 15 (also known as the Thornburg or Yellow Jacket Road) will begin Saturday, July 7, at 10 a.m.