Battlefield dedication Saturday

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.

Milk Creek Battlefield Park dedication set for Sept. 26

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 […]

Milk Creek donations to double

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 […]

Milk Creek Battle Site Tour on Friday a reminder of history

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.

Milk Creek Battlefield tour July 3

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.

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.