Wild Horse, Colorado, Population 38

Southeastern Colorado is windswept plains and farmland as far as the eye can see. Wild Horse was a Calvary outpost in the 1870's, and later a bustling farm community. It burned in 1917 and never regained it's former glory, so to speak. By the 1930's it's population began declining. One of the real laments of American farmers is that so many of their children move to the big cities, they do not want to carry on the family business. When we were driving home from our road trip I noted that Wild Horse had a working post office and this abandoned church. The 38 people evidently live in areas not visible from the highway. The post office serves a large portion of southeast Colorado, with rural routes. So, at 65 mph, this was my Wild Horse photo.
Great photo and really enjoyed the history!
posted July 27th, 2017  
Great capture of a fading culture. Yes - so sad to see these once bustling towns crumble.
Thank you for recording it.
posted July 27th, 2017  
I'm betting that, even as you sped by, that may have been the only recent photo taken in Wild Horse for some time! It is sad that farmers would like to pass down their farms, but it's unlikely that young people would have much opportunity in a town this size! Love the quality of that charming church!
posted July 27th, 2017  
You've captured its sense of isolation just perfectly.
posted July 27th, 2017  
Wild Horse, what a lovely name. It such a shame when children abandoned their parents farm, but they must go where there are work and opportunities for them.
Good capture at 65 mph.
posted July 27th, 2017  
Great B&W capture. Interesting information, too, Lou Ann.
posted July 27th, 2017  
Nice capture. At least you didn't blink and miss White Horse.
posted July 27th, 2017  
Great capture & it certainly looks a bit desolate & abandoned.
posted July 27th, 2017  
Fabulous capture, looks great in b/w
posted July 27th, 2017  
I guess it is the way things are in the farming world. A nice image giving the sense of isolation.
posted July 27th, 2017  
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Nice capture of this charming little church.
posted July 27th, 2017  
The moving car adds to the feeling of desolation - believe I've been through there one trip home from Colorado - I remember there being miles - and miles - of nothing but farmland - or empty land. Looked at the map and White Horse is on the Hwy we took - excellent in b&w.
posted July 28th, 2017  
Very nice drive by image! I like the processing.
posted July 28th, 2017  
interesting to learn about Wild Horse
posted July 28th, 2017  
It's so sad looking. I always hope that someone will figure out how to make these places thrive again. But you've certainly captured its isolation now.
posted July 28th, 2017  
Interesting information to go with this shot. Looks very desolate and well suited to b&w. Great shot.
posted July 28th, 2017  
I shoot that way too, oftentimes if my husband is driving me around. nice
posted July 28th, 2017  
Like this capture so much..& I so like to learn the history...
posted July 28th, 2017  
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