Bull Pen

"Bull Pen" has many connotations attached to it coming from many areas of life.  To the Ute, it was what they named North Park because of the vast herds of buffalo once found here.  I will use it as a place to gather stories and accounts of the people and places of the North Park area, which later became Jackson County.  These accounts are only part of the events that shaped the history of this county.  Every person who came here and every event, important or not, added to the whole.  By reading these stories, the histories found on the Towns page and the Biographies page (not up yet) you will get a better view of the people in Jackson County.  If you have any stories, town histories, or biographies to add, please do.  Help make these pages more rounded.  So enjoy and browse around.

Please select your desired story:

A Brief History

The Race

Interesting Facts:

  • Nellie Ridings born 7 September 1882, was the first white girl born in North Park.  She was born on the Ridings ranch near Teller City.
  • North Park was the summer hunting grounds for both the Ute and Arapaho.  Both came by a different pass which today bear their names.



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