Thursday, April 28, 2016

Xenia, Colorado

Xenia, Colorado

Xenia was established in 1883 as a construction campsite on the Burlington and Missouri River Railroad about seven miles west of Akron, Colorado. It never had a post office or a school.

You can use GPS to find the location but when you get here, everything’s gone. All I found was a broken-down fence and its futile attempt to contain a vast expanse of idyllic prairie.

Lit by a low sun, spring clouds drift overhead as a western meadowlark sings his heartfelt song. I can only imagine what it was like 100 years ago but if I were passing through back then, I believe I’d like to stay for a while.

4 comments:

  1. It looks very peaceful! I think it might be nice to lay on the grass and look at the sky. Maui Jungalow

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. For X I wanted to find this old townsite but there's not much left. It's out on the eastern plains in the middle of nowhere so it's very peaceful. There's a bed of old railroad tracks nearby.

      Delete
  2. Seems like the only places with X are Xenia, OH, Xenia, IL and old ananda dined Xenia, CO. Nice one Dan

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. X is always the toughest letter so sometimes you have to get creative.

      Delete