O. T. Jackson Papers & Dearfield Collections

Documents relating to the settlement of Dearfield, Colorado and the life and business of its founder, O.T. Jackson. Jackson established Dearfield in 1910 as an agricultural colony, and at its most prosperous it had 200 to 300 residents. The Great Depression and Dust Bowl caused the town to decline during the 1920s and 30s. After Jackson's death in 1948 it became a ghost town and is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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