Hugo, Colorado

Hugo Town Hall and Public Library

Hugo began as a small cattle ranching community, primarily supplying provisions for the incoming gold miners in the Pikes Peak Gold Rush of 1859. When stage lines came to Colorado, Hugo became a regular stop. The town was finally platted around 1870 but wasn't incorporated until 1909.

The settlement was named for either Hugh Richards (an early settler in the area) or Richard Hugo (another early settler). Which sde of that fence you are on probably depends on which of the two is your ancestor...

Today, Hugo is home to several Trail and Railroad Museums, the Hedlund House Museum and the Eastern Trails Cultural Center. The Hugo Musem itself is located in the old Union Pacific Train Depot.

The Hugo VFW Post
The Hugo VFW Post

Lincoln County Related Pages

Arriba - Genoa - Hugo
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