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The population of Deer Trail is approximately 476 (1990), 546 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 242 (1990), 230 (2010).

The amount of land area in Deer Trail is 2.374 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Deer Trail is 1 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Deer Trail to Washington DC is 1533 miles. The distance to the Colorado state capital is 48 miles. (as the crow flies)
Deer Trail is positioned 39.61 degrees north of the equator and 104.04 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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Deer Trail location: approximately 54 miles east of Denver and 33 miles west of Limon on Interstate 70

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Deer Trail history:

"Like many communities in the west, Deer Trail developed around a railroad station. In 1870, a station was built when the railroad tracks were laid. On November 11, 1875, the Kansas Pacific Railway granted and platted theland for the town of Deer Trail. Deer Trail became an important shippingpoint in eastern Colorado for livestock, and later grain, cream, eggs, and otherproducts. On July 4, 1869, Deer Trail was home to the first rodeo. Manyhomes and businesses were built in Deer Trail prior to the turn of thecentury.

The Town incorporated in 1920. Deer Trail adopted a mayor and board of trustees type of government. S. Guy Morrow was the Town's first mayor.He was elected on April 6, 1920. The 1920's also marked Deer Trail's most prosperous era. Many businesses opened including two banks, two lumber companies, two barber shops,three hotels, five markets and grocery stores, several cream stations, a drug store, fashion shop, theater, cafe's, bakery, doctor and dentists offices, a real estate office, and grain elevators. The fairgrounds were built in the 1920's by a group of Deer Trail business men who formed a FairAssociation. By September 23, 1920, the regulation half-mile track, large grandstand, and pavillion was built. In 1923 an artesian water well was drilled. In 1924 a water tower was constructed as well as the sewer system. The 1930's were significant in Deer Trail's history because during the decade a highway through town was constructed. This road is known as State Highway 40, or 1 st Avenue. During the 1960s Interstate 70 was constructed. On June 17, 1965, Deer Trail suffered a tremendous flood. Sections of the railroad tracks and ofhighway 40 were washed downstream. The business district was under six feet of water. The Town never fully recovered. Many business owners chose not to rebuild, others moved to be closer to the 1-70 interchange, and other buildings had to be torn down. In 1969, after nearly 100 years, the railroad discontinued service to the depot. The deed to the depot was given to the Deer Trail Pioneer Historical Society and in June, 1971, the structure was moved to the town park to be used as museum. Deer Trail's population has remained fairly stable in recent years. However, the growth of the metropolitan area, particularly around DenverInternational Airport, may create development pressure in Deer Trail in the coming years."

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Birth of a Rodeo - details of this history item.
The incorporation date of Deer Trail: February 6th, 1920

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Home Of The World's First Rodeo - July 4th, 1869

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Deer Trail is served by Denver International Airport, which is approximately 40miles west of Deer Trail. The nearest hospitals are in Aurora, 44 miles awayor in Hugo, 48 miles away. Dentists and doctors as well as a broad range ofgoods and services can be found in Strasburg, 18 miles away; Bennett, 24miles away; Limon 32 miles away, or Aurora 42 miles away.

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