Eaton, Colorado

Eaton is named after Benjamin Harrison Eaton, an water systems/irrigation pioneer who led the way in transforming the arid plains at the foot of the Front Range in Colorado into a thriving agricultural region. Eaton engineered irrigation systems that still bring water to the farms from high in the mountains. He later served as Governor of Colorado from 1885 to 1887.

A farm being encroached on by housing subdivisions
A farm on the edge of town