Washington County, Colorado



Between June 1931 and June 1937, Route 6 extended from Cape Cod Massachusetts to Greeley Colorado.  From the east it followed essentially the same route as today across Nebraska and eastern Colorado to Fort Morgan. Then, a few miles west of Fort Morgan, at Wiggins, it shot straight into Greeley. Today, U. S. Route 34, which goes through Washington County, follows the old path of Route 6 from Wiggins west to Greeley. This map is from a 1930s brochure entitled U. S. 6 Roosevelt Highway, published by the Roosevelt Highway Association of Pennsylvania, whose president lived in Coudersport and secretary in Scranton.  The brochure touts the highway as "The Newest, the Shortest, the Fastest and the Most Picturesque of All East and West Routes."


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