Kit Carson County, Colorado

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Kit Carson County Pioneers:

John Pool Dickinson

John's sister Elizabeth (Dickinson) Clayton claimed land in Kit Carson County, and her brother John cowpunched, then ran a hardware-lumber store in Hugo - Mayor of Hugo, State Senator, traveled to Cuba, Hawaii, etc..
March 2, 1909-Hugo residents hosted a large banquet in the Lincoln County District Court room at the Courthouse in honor of Union Pacific officials and railroad employees upon the opening of the roundhouse. Two hundred persons attended the feast, which lasted from 10 p.m. until 1:30 a.m., and the dance which went on until dawn. John P. Dickinson, receiver of public monies at the U. S. Land Office in Hugo, was one of the main speakers, giving the history of the railroad in Lincoln County. A souvenir of the banquet was the printed menu, which featured a photograph of the new roundhouse and the first two engines to occupy the new building.

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