RBC I The Rio Blanco County Historical Society will host the dedication of the Milk Creek Battlefield Park Saturday at 3 p.m., and the public is invited to the event.
MEEKER I After years of developing the Milk Creek Battlefield Park, which marks the graves of Army soldiers and Native American warriors who were in battle on this site 136 years ago this month, Rio Blanco County Historical Society is hosting a dedication to commemorate the site improvements and this historic event. A gazebo to […]
MEEKER I The Milk Creek Battlefield Park needs descriptive signs to complete this fascinating historic monument. Now your donation to the RBC Historical Society for this purpose will double in value. An anonymous donor has promised a 100 percent match for every dollar donated up to a total of $2,500. Donation jars can be found […]
MEEKER I While the Meeker Pageant—the annual dramatic re-enactment of the events leading up to and surrounding the Meeker Massacre—garners plenty of attention every year during Range Call, history buffs should take time out to tour another nearby battle site.
MEEKER I The Rio Blanco County Historical Society will host a tour of the Milk Creek Battlefield Park at 10 a.m. on July 3.
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 […]