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Sandpaper Track - Brighton, CO, USA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
N 39° 59.245 W 104° 49.163
13S E 515419 N 4426375
Quick Description: This road was originally a trail along the South Platte River used by American Indians, trappers, settlers, cowboys and cyclists.
Location: Colorado, United States
Date Posted: 7/22/2018 3:16:11 PM
Waymark Code: WMYTE0
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
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Long Description:
The plaque reads:


From 1870 to 1920 bicyclists regularly raced 25 miles between Denver and Brighton
Along the South Platte River on a path now known as Old Brighton Road.
Native Americans walked the same trail.
Mountain Men knew it as Trapper's Trail. Settlers named it Cherokee Trail.
Cowboys called it Goodnight-Loving Trail.
Cyclists called it the Sandpaper Track.
The Sandpaper Track Champion, the Buttermilk Kid, received a jug of buttermilk.

The Sandpaper Track
Kathy Wardle
May 2011

Information about the American Plains Indians (primarily Cheyenne and Arapaho) initial use may be found at (visit link) and (visit link) .
Feature Discription: Monument honoring the cyclists who roade 'Penny Farthings' along this dirt road.

Web address for the route: [Web Link]

Secondary Web Address: [Web Link]

Beginning of the road: Bent's Fort

End of the road: Fort Laramie

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