Dearfield Ghost Town

Dearfield Ghost Town,
US Hwy. 34,
Dearfield , CO 80654

The townsite, 11 miles west of Wiggins, is the only remaining Colorado example of the national African-American colonization movement inspired by Booker T. Washington. It was one of fourteen colonies, or rural towns, established in the West to provide Americans of African descent with the opportunity to own and work their own land.  By 1917, sixty African-American families worked its 15,000 acres.